Recently, at the Google I/O 2023, it was announced that Google Workspace has made significant advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) to take collaboration to the next level. With AI acting as a coach, thought partner, source of inspiration, and productivity booster, users can benefit from these features across all of the apps in Workspace.
At Google I/O 2023, Google announced a number of new AI-powered features for Workspace. These features include:
- Smart Replies for Gmail. Smart Replies is a feature that suggests relevant replies to emails. With the new AI-powered Smart Replies, Google is able to suggest more comprehensive and informative replies.
- Smart Compose for Docs. Smart Compose is a feature that suggests words and phrases as you type. With the new AI-powered Smart Compose, Google is able to suggest more creative and engaging text.
- Image generation for Slides. Image generation is a feature that allows you to create images from text. With the new AI-powered image generation, Google is able to create more realistic and visually appealing images.
These new AI-powered features are a testament to Google’s commitment to making Workspace the most powerful and collaborative productivity suite on the market. With these features, users can save time, improve their writing, and create more engaging content.
Let’s dive into some of the exciting new features.
Help me write
The Help me write feature in Gmail and Docs was the first step that Google took to introduce AI as a collaborator. This feature, launched to trusted testers in March, has received tremendous feedback from users. The AI-powered feature helps users to write essays, sales pitches, project plans, client outreach, and much more in a clever and creative way. Since then, Google has been expanding these helpful features across more surfaces.
One of the most popular use cases for these AI-powered features is creating job descriptions. Google Docs has made it incredibly easy to create a starting point for a job description with just a few words. For instance, if you need to hire a textile designer for your fashion boutique, you can enter “senior level job description for textile designer” as a prompt. Docs will then use PaLM 2, its AI-based model, to generate a good starting point for you. You can then customize it to your specific needs, saving you a ton of time and effort.
AI-powered features in Google Sheets
Google Sheets has also made it easier to get organized with its AI-powered features. For example, if you run a dog walking business, you can create a new sheet with the prompt “client and pet roster for a dog walking business with rates.” Sheets will then use a fine-tuned model to generate a table with things like the dog’s name, client info, notes, and more. This is a great starting point for you to customize and get back to doing what you love.
AI-powered features in Google Slides
Finally, Google Slides has made it easier to add pizzazz to your presentations with its AI-powered features. You can use the text on a slide as a prompt for image generation. For example, if you’re creating a slide deck for your parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, you can use the poem “Mom loves her pizza cheesy and true, while dad’s favorite treat is a warm pot of fondue” as a prompt. Slides will then use its text-to-image models to generate six to eight images for you to choose from and refine. You can change the style and choose the one that works best for you.
Google Workspace has always been about facilitating collaboration in real-time between people. However, with its latest advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), Workspace is taking collaboration to the next level. AI can now act as a coach, a thought partner, a source of inspiration, and a productivity booster across all of the apps of Workspace. Let’s take a closer look at some of the exciting new features.
In addition to these new features, Google also announced a number of updates to its existing AI-powered features. For example, Google is improving the accuracy of its Smart Replies and Smart Compose features, and it is adding new features to its image generation tool. These updates will make Google Workspace even more powerful and helpful for users.
Google Workspace’s latest advancements in AI have made collaboration easier and more efficient than ever before. With AI as your collaborator, you can get things done faster and more creatively. The future looks bright for Google Workspace users, and we can’t wait to see what other exciting features Google has in store for us.