Duet AI for Google Workspace Now Available
- By Paul Mah
- September 06, 2023
Google has rolled out its Duet AI tools for Google Workspace, bringing generative AI to the firm’s popular Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Meet services. This will cost USD30 per user per month for enterprises after a 14-day free trial.
Announced in conjunction with the company's Google Cloud Next conference last week, the cost of Duet AI comes on top of the subscriptions that companies already pay for Google Workspace.
To be clear, Duet AI is an umbrella term for a range of application-specific features billed as an innovative tool to help beleaguered workers get more done in less time.
In Gmail and Google Docs, for instance, users can access Duet AI ChatGPT-style using prompts. In Google Slides, images can be created by typing a description of the desired output. Duet AI can also be prompted to write an email response, check grammar, or automatically create meeting summaries for Google Meet calls.
Businesses around the world are racing to incorporate generative AI technologies into their applications and services. However, the hefty processing required for AI means AI-powered services don’t come cheap.
Indeed, pricing details for consumers and smaller businesses are not yet finalized, though Google says it will be revealed in the next few months. According to reports, a consumer version of Duet AI for Google Workspace is currently scheduled for release early next year.
Of course, the more practical challenge is the tendency for generative AI to hallucinate. Though Duet will presumably try to stay grounded on existing data, workers are well advised to always verify its output.
Google says privacy and security of data is assured for Duet AI.
“[You] can rest assured that your interactions with Duet AI are private to you. No other user will see your data and Google does not use your data to train our models without your permission,” wrote Aparna Pappu, the general manager and vice president for Google Workspace in a blog.
For now, it is worth noting that Microsoft’s 365 Copilot – scheduled to become available in the second half of this year, will also be priced at USD30 when it is available.
You can find additional information about Duet AI here.
Paul Mah is the editor of DSAITrends. A former system administrator, programmer, and IT lecturer, he enjoys writing both code and prose. You can reach him at [email protected].
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