Google joins the generative AI parade with new previews

From InfoWorld: Computing giant Google announced today that it will release previews of three new AI features, including AI composition for Google Workspace, developer prototyping and coding via PaLM and MakerSuite, and validated models for its Vertex AI service.

The Workspace features, currently, are focused on Docs and Gmail. Users can use Google’s AI to rewrite emails in a particular style or tone, or even generate documents out of whole cloth. Simply asking the system to “generate a sales pitch” or similar will create a simple document that users can then edit to meet their needs. The AI can also help re-draft documents to fit a more formal tone, or shorten them for brevity, and so on.

According to Gartner vice president Sid Nag, this functionality builds on features that Google has had for some time.

“They’ve had smart compose forever – that’s all part of the language model capability,” he said. “Now they’re taking it to the next level where they’re applying the generative AI functionality on top of it.”

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