Google on Tuesday unveiled a ‘magic wand’ that creates marketing blogs, training plans and other text documents for users.
The announcement is the tech giant’s new generative AI system rolling out to Google Workspace, adding new capabilities to Docs, Sheets, Slides and Gmail.
The system will be able to summarize message threads in Gmail, craft slide presentations, personalize customer outreach and take meeting notes – all on its own.
Google’s AI creates text based on bullet points provided by users, which it can then produce emails, imagery and audio depending on the project.
The unveiling comes one day before its rival, Microsoft, is set to make a similar announcement.
Google has been trying to catch up in the AI race dominated by OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing search engine.
And while Tuesday’s announcement is a step in the right direction, the AI-powered tools will only be available to a group of US-based ‘trusted testers’ this month.
However, the AI will launch to the public with features to ease the workload.
In a demonstration, Google shows the technology at work drafting up a job posting for a regional sales representative in Docs.
A blank page with a notification at the top reads, ‘Help me write,’ to which the ‘user’ types ‘Job post for a regional sales rep.’
The AI quickly creates text, which can be edited to fit the company’s specifications.
‘Whether you’re a busy HR professional who needs to create customized job descriptions, or a parent drafting the invitation for your child’s pirate-themed birthday party, Workspace saves you the time and effort of writing that first version,’ Google shared in a press release.
‘Simply type a topic you’d like to write about, and a draft will instantly be generated for you. With your collaborative Al partner you can continue to refine and edit, getting more suggestion as need’.