Google announces new generative AI features in its productivity apps

Ro, 14 March 2023

Google announced that it's rolling out some AI-assisted features to some of its productivity apps. The rollout isn't worldwide, though, as the company specifies that these features will be made available only to trusted testers in the US, similarly to its chatbot Bard. But the new functionalities will reach all users by the end of this year.

These features will be implemented into Google Docs, Gmail, Sheets and Slides. Inside Docs, for example, the interface will bring easy access to the AI so you can discuss, summarize or brainstorm as you write your piece. In Gmail, the AI can pick up the context from brief bullet points and write a whole email. And as for Slides, you can generate images, audio and video on the fly so you can make a better presentation.

Google has highlighted some of the features that will soon reach all Google users.

  • Draft, reply, summarize, and prioritize your Gmail
  • Brainstorm, proofread, write, and rewrite in Docs
  • Bring your creative vision to life with auto-generated images, audio, and video in Slides
  • Go from raw data to insights and analysis via auto-completion, formula generation, and contextual categorization in Sheets
  • Generate new backgrounds and capture notes in Meet
  • Enable workflows for getting things done in Chat

You can even choose the tone of writing so it fits the occasion better, use the AI to help you with a draft based on a certain topic, summarize long-chain emails to save some time, proofread or even rewrite your document.


Reader comments

"question is whether they release for public or not" Well, it helps no one what they have or not have if it's kept hidden. Until they release something better, they are, as you said, childish.

  • A. Qaoud
  • 16 Mar 2023
  • 0Vr

How could you know that? I know Google screwed up in the event and presentation but still this doesn't guarantee it will be worse!

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Mar 2023
  • gN%

Sundar Pichai is not developing AI he is in management. Google has far more superior AI than chatgpt, question is whether they release for public or not. Bard is just a childish response to chatgpt.

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