Gmail already offered various functions to write emails faster with machine learning, such as suggestions for endings (Smart Compose) and replies (Smart Reply). With the development of generative artificial intelligence (AI), Google announced on Tuesday on its blog that it wants to go further and offer advanced features for several of the products of its Workspace office suite. In the near future, an algorithm could write, reply or summarize emails, or organize an inbox.

On Google Docs, AI could also proofread, write and rewrite content. The American giant presented in detail the text generation function common to both software, which should be the first to see the light of day. In a box, it is possible to indicate what you want to write. Then, with one click, a text corresponding to the user's expectations is automatically generated. This draft can then be freely modified.

Human qualities remain above

Google's AI would also be able to give advice to adapt the tone of its text. Similarly, as on the search engine, a "I'm lucky" button could be added to let the AI compose a text or message entirely. "AI does not replace the ingenuity, creativity and intelligence of real people," said Johanna Voolich Wright, vice president of Google Workspace.

The new features would first be offered to long-time Workspace users before being made available to the general public. Beyond Gmail and Docs, Google Slides could also integrate in the future a function to generate images, audio and video. Similarly, on Google Meet, generative AIs could soon be used to generate new backgrounds and automatically take notes, 01net explains. Finally, AI-powered features could be integrated into Google Sheets to facilitate data processing.

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