Challenge accepted: Google enhances its Cloud and Workspace with Generative AI
- Google Cloud and MakerSuite will now offer generative AI to developers and businesses, while Google Workspace is introducing new AI-powered features.
- Users will be able to utilize generative AI capabilities in Docs and Gmail, thanks to Google’s latest development, which assists with writing.
Google has been investing in artificial intelligence (AI) for many years, benefiting individuals, businesses, and communities. The company is committed to making AI accessible to everyone by publishing state-of-the-art research, building helpful products, and developing tools and resources that enable others.
Currently, Google is at a pivotal moment in its AI journey, as breakthroughs in generative AI are fundamentally changing how people interact with technology. The company has been responsibly developing large language models to safely bring them to its products. It realizes the potential threat it could face from Microsoft and is not taking its dominance in the industry for granted.
Google just marked another milestone by unveiling the latest advancements in generative AI that span various areas of its business. Users and businesses now have access to new APIs and products that enable the safe, scalable, and easy creation of AI models using Google’s state-of-the-art technology through Google Cloud and a new prototyping environment called MakerSuite. Furthermore, Google is introducing new features in Google Workspace that leverage the power of generative AI to enhance users’ ability to create, connect, and collaborate.
According to Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, the recent advancements in generative AI are revolutionizing how people engage with technology. Google has been working on responsibly developing large language models to ensure they can be safely integrated into their products.
“Our goal is to continue to be bold and responsible in our approach and partner with others to improve our AI models so they’re safe and helpful for everyone,” said Kurian. “We’re excited by the potential of generative AI and the opportunities it will unlock – from helping people express themselves creatively, to helping developers build brand new types of applications, to transforming how businesses and governments engage their customers and constituents.”
New ways for developers to explore generative AI
Now, it has become easier than ever for developers as Google has launched a new way for developers to explore and prototype generative AI applications easily and safely. The PaLM (Power and Limits of Language Models) API makes it simple for developers to experiment with Google’s best large language models, starting with an efficient model of manageable size and capability.
To aid in the prototyping process, Google also offers MakerSuite, an intuitive tool that will eventually incorporate features like prompt engineering, synthetic data generation, and custom-model tuning, all supported by robust safety tools. A select group of developers can now access the PaLM API and MakerSuite through Private Preview.
Bringing generative AI capabilities to Google Cloud
Google Cloud now offers access to its AI models for developers who want to build and customize their models and apps using generative AI. The company has brought new generative AI capabilities to its Google Cloud AI portfolio, including generative AI support in Vertex AI and Generative AI App Builder.
Developers and businesses can use the Vertex AI platform to build and deploy machine learning models and AI applications at scale while fine-tuning models with their own data. The Generative AI App Builder helps companies build generative AI applications in minutes or hours by connecting conversational AI flows with out-of-the-box search experiences and foundation models.
Google Cloud is broadening its AI network and specific initiatives for technology partners, software providers with an AI focus, and startups. Currently, Vertex AI with Generative AI support and Generative AI App Builder are available for testing to trusted users.
New generative AI features in Google Workspace
Google has announced that it will incorporate generative AI into Google Workspace, which already benefits over three billion users with AI-powered features. This new evolution of Workspace aims to make AI a collaborative partner that is always available to help individuals achieve their goals across Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Meet, and Chat.
As a start, Google is introducing generative AI capabilities in Docs and Gmail to help users get started writing. For example, by typing a topic, a draft will be instantly generated, saving time and effort. The company is also adding new generative AI features to help users rewrite and find the right tone and style for their emails and documents. Before becoming publicly available, these new features will be rolled out to trusted testers throughout the year.
“Generative AI is an emerging and rapidly evolving technology with complex challenges. That’s why we invite external and internal testers to pressure test new experiences, and why we have AI Principles to guide this work. These principles also serve as an ongoing commitment to our customers worldwide who rely on our products to build and grow their businesses safely with AI,” added Kurian.
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