GPT for Gmail and Docs. Google confirmed that its new AI-powered writing features in Docs and Gmail will allow users to simply type a topic and an instant draught will be generated — similar to ChatGPT. You can also use the ‘I’m feeling lucky’ option in Gmail to convey a playful tone. What else is Google planning to AI drop?
Google announced that it was doubling down on generative AI for developers, language models, and the cloud.
The most exciting announcement is the inclusion of generative AI in Google Docs and Gmail. Google said its new AI-powered writing features in Docs and Gmail will allow users to simply type a topic they want to write about, and a draught will be generated instantly — similar to ChatGPT.
“Your collaborative AI partner can also help find the right tone for your document or email, and if you’re in the mood to let AI try out a new playful voice altogether, you’ll be able to hit the ‘I’m feeling lucky’ option in Gmail,” the press release said, adding that these features will be tested in stages before being made public.
Google mentioned in the release that it has been investing in AI for many years and that the announcements made on Tuesday are “all focused on how we’re bringing the benefits of AI to individuals, businesses, and communities.”
Google said it will make its best AI-based large language models (LLMs) available to developers and businesses, making it easier for them to scale and build businesses. Developers can quickly and easily begin prototyping using the PaLM API.
“We’ll make these tools available to select developers via a Private Preview, and stay tuned for our waitlist soon,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian wrote in a blog post.
Google also unveiled two additional solutions: Vertex AI, which provides data science teams access to foundation models from Google and others, allowing them to “build and customize atop such models on the same platform they use for homegrown machine learning ML models” and operations, and Generative AI App Builder, which allows developers to “quickly ship new experiences, including bots, chat interfaces, custom search engines, digital assistants, and more.”
Google also stated that it is expanding the Google for Startup companies Cloud Programme to enable more AI-first startups, and that “Accenture, BCG, Deloitte, McKinsey, Quantiphi, and TCS are trying to commit to significantly expand their Google Cloud AI and generative AI advisory and implementation services and capabilities available to customers.”