Google not holding back, Gmail and Docs get Google AI Power tools

Introducing AI-Powered Writing Features in Google Workspace: How Generative AI is Revolutionizing Collaboration and Productivity

Google not holding back, Gmail and Docs get Google AI Power tools

For almost 25 years, Google has developed helpful tools including Search, Maps, Gmail, and the Documents in Google Workspace. Artificial intelligence (AI) has played a crucial role in the creation of these tools, which have protected three billion people against malware and phishing scams while also saving them valuable time. Now, users of Google's Workspace also take advantage of new AI-powered writing tools in Documents and Gmail. Google, however, understands the need of safeguarding user data and privacy while developing new features through cautious experimentation and feedback. Google takes seriously the duty of creating these features as the most popular and secure cloud-native communication and collaboration suite in the world.

Together, we can create, build, and grow, and that's what Google Workspace is all about. Google is working on new approaches to this goal, which will make Workspace even more useful, thanks to advancements in generative AI technology. Here, Google reveals their grander vision for Workspace, in which Gmail, Documents, Slides, Sheets, Meet, and Chat will all become collaborative partners powered by artificial intelligence to help people achieve their goals.

This year, Google will gradually roll out new generative AI experiences to verified testers before making them available to the whole public. In Gmail, users will be able to draught, reply, summarise, and prioritise emails; in Docs, they can brainstorm, proofread, write, and rewrite; in Slides, they can generate their own images, audio, and video; in Sheets, they can transform raw data into insights and analysis with auto-completion, formula generation, and contextual categorization; in Meet, they can generate new backgrounds and capture notes; and in Chat, they can enable workflows for getting things done. The addition of these capabilities will boost workers' output, effectiveness, and originality on the job.

To get people started writing, Google Workspace has integrated generative AI into Documents and Gmail. Users can save time and effort by inputting a topic and having an instant draught generated for them. Users will be able to receive ideas on how to improve and amend their work from the AI. To further assist users in rewriting their work and adopting new tones and styles, new generative AI capabilities will be provided.

Google recognises that AI has benefits, but it cannot replace human creativity and inventiveness. Google's AI principles prioritise user agency, thus the company builds its products with that in mind. Users have the freedom to adopt, modify, and otherwise alter AI recommendations, while IT maintains control over the establishment of appropriate policies. Google's goal with these enhancements is to give consumers a cooperative AI companion that helps them without taking away any of their agency or originality.

Feedback from humans improves AI-based capabilities. This month, we'll roll out the new experiences in English in the US via our trusted tester programme. We'll next develop and polish the experiences before rolling them out to a wider audience across additional nations and languages, including individual customers, small and medium-sized businesses, and large corporations. We're only getting started on unleashing generative AI's full power across the entire Workspace. We're pleased to redefine creation and collaboration once again with Workspace, just as we did 17 years ago with co-authoring in Docs.