Google recently shared more details about how its Duet AI assistant can assist users in quickly creating emails and documents. This tool, which is built on existing AI-powered features such as Smart Reply in Gmail, aims to streamline the writing process and enhance productivity. By clicking the “help me write” button in Gmail, users will have access to several options.
One of these options is to select “write your draft,” where users can provide specific instructions on the type of message they want Duet AI to generate. The AI assistant can analyze previous messages in the conversation thread to generate a more relevant draft response. If the tone of the message created by Duet AI is too casual, users have the ability to request a more formal tone. This feature allows users to customize the generated content to suit their preferences.
Furthermore, users can choose to make the draft email more elaborate or condensed based on their requirements. For those looking for a touch of spontaneity, there is an option called “I’m feeling lucky” that introduces fun variations in tone and style. This feature allows users to experiment with different writing styles, adding an element of creativity to their communications.
Similar options are available in Google Docs. Users can click the “help me write” button and enjoy similar benefits as in Gmail. However, in Google Docs, there is an additional option to make the tone of Duet AI’s content more casual if desired. Users can also generate summaries for specific sections or the entire document, utilize bullet points for easier readability, and create alternative drafts based on their initial descriptions. Additionally, Google states that users can use custom instructions to refine the generated content according to their specific needs. Google Docs’ “help me write” tool also integrates with smart canvas features, further enhancing the writing experience.
Currently, the Duet AI assistant is only available to organizations who subscribe to the Duet AI for Google Workspace Enterprise add-on, which costs an additional $30 per user per month. However, Google plans to make Duet AI available to small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as individual consumers, in the future. Pricing for these options has not yet been disclosed.
The introduction of the Duet AI assistant holds great potential for improving productivity and efficiency in writing tasks. By leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, users can save time and effort while creating emails and documents. Moreover, the ability to customize the generated content ensures that users maintain control over the tone and style of their communication.
Google’s commitment to continuously enhancing its productivity suite is evident in the development and introduction of the Duet AI assistant. As users eagerly await its availability to a wider audience, the possibilities for increased productivity and improved writing experiences are exciting.