Microsoft has scheduled an online event titled “Reinventing productivity with AI” for later this week. This event will feature Microsoft CEO and Chairman Satya Nadella, and Microsoft 365 VP Jared Spataro. Microsoft is expected to discuss OpenAI’s GPT integration in productivity apps including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ahead of Microsoft’s announcement, Google today announced new generative AI experiences in Workspace apps including Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Meet, and Chat. These new AI features will enable users to achieve their goals with significantly less effort.
Using the new generative-AI experiences, Google Workspace users will be able to:
- 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
Google Docs and Gmail will be getting the following set of features first.
Simply type a topic you’d like to write about, and a draft will instantly be generated for you. With your collaborative AI partner you can continue to refine and edit, getting more suggestions as needed. New generative AI capabilities to help you rewrite. 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.
Google is now testing these AI features with trusted testers in the English language in the United States. Google will bring these features to all Workspace users in the coming months.