Google has revealed that it will be introducing a collection of upcoming generative AI functionalities across its range of Workspace applications, which includes Google Docs, Gmail, Sheets, and Slides.
Some of the new features that Google plans to introduce to its Workspace applications such as Google Docs, Gmail, Sheets, and Slides include generative AI functionalities for brainstorming, summarizing, and generating text. These capabilities are similar to what OpenAI’s ChatGPT currently offers.
Additionally, users will be able to create entire emails in Gmail by providing a few key bullet points, while Slides will offer AI-powered imagery, audio, and video to enhance presentations – similar to tools such as Microsoft Designer, powered by OpenAI’s DALL-E, and Canva, powered by Stable Diffusion.
Google’s recent announcement demonstrates its strong commitment to keeping up with its competitors in the rapidly evolving AI field. Since the release of ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing chatbot earlier this year, Google has been working hard to develop and launch similar AI functionalities across all its products.
In December, the tech giant reportedly declared a “code red” and instructed its employees to incorporate AI tools into all its user products within a matter of months. With billions of users relying on its products, Google is determined to stay ahead of the game in the race for innovative AI technologies.
Despite announcing a series of new AI features for its Workspace apps, Google’s rollout plan appears to be slower than expected. Initially, only a select group of US-based “trusted testers” will have access to the AI writing tools in Docs and Gmail, which is similar to how Google announced the availability of its ChatGPT competitor, Bard.
Although Google has promised to make these features available to the general public later this year, it has not yet specified a specific timeline for release. Despite Google’s efforts to stay ahead of its competitors, it seems that these features are still in the testing phase and may not be available to the public for some time.