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How is Generative AI in Google Workspace used?

Google brings AI power to productivity, find out what the new Workspace can do
Last Updated on March 27, 2023
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With Google’s recent launch of AI-powered applications, you may be wondering – how is generative AI in Google Workspace used?

On March 14, the tech giant released its new AI-powered suite of applications for Workspace. Similar to Microsoft 365 Copilot, the new generative AI will act as your own personal assistant, helping you by automating a bunch of tasks.

According to the creators, this new feature will help users “create, connect, and collaborate like never before”. So, how is it used?

Essentially, the new embedded AI assistant can be used to summarise email threads in Gmail, generate insights in Sheets and tackle countless other tasks.

Right now, only a lucky few testers in the US get to try out the new Workspace, but once it passes the testing phase, Google plans to roll it out more broadly to its subscribers.

Despite, being closed for public use Google has released a couple of demo videos, revealing how this new tool will look. So, let’s explore how you could use the new Workspace.

Google Workspace uses

In a blog post, Google released the upcoming features of the new Google Workspace. Here are a few examples of what the new generative AI can do:

  • Draft, reply, summarize email threads, and prioritize tasks in Gmail
  • Proofread, write, rewrite, and generate ideas in Google Docs
  • Create auto-generated images, audio, and video in Google Slides
  • Draw insights and analysis, and formula generation in Google Sheets
  • Generate backgrounds and auto-generate notes in Google Meet
  • Enable workflows in Google Chat

Is Google Workspace free?

If you have a personal Google account, you can access the Workspace applications for free. However, if you are a business owner, Google Workspace does come at a cost.

Subscription plans start from as little as $6 per user per month. But, if your organization is educational or nonprofit, you’ll be happy to hear that Google does offer a discount on these plans.

If you are unsure whether Workspace is right for you, Google also offers a 14-day free trial for those who want to “try before they buy”.

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