Skip the meetings, just send the AI with “Attend for Me” feature in Google Duet AI for Google Workspace

    Google introduced Duet AI for Google Workspace in May 2023 at Google I/O. Since its launch, thousands of companies and more than a million trusted testers have used Duet AI. Today Google announced they were making Duet AI for Google Workspace generally available.

    As Microsoft moves to integrate CoPilot into their Office suite, it should not be a surprise you that Google is similarly adding AI to their suite of productivity applications.

    One of the big concerns with applying this new generative AI in the enterprise are privacy and security concerns. With Duet AI, Google says 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.

    Building on these core commitments, Google recently announced new capabilities to help prevent cyber threats, provide safer work with built-in zero-trust controls, and better support our customers’ digital sovereignty and compliance needs.

    What if you had an intelligent, real-time collaboration partner that dramatically reduced that burden? With Duet AI, you get to focus on what really matters while it can take care of the rest. 

    Imagine you’re a financial analyst and you get an email at 5 PM from your boss asking for a presentation on Q3 performance by 8 AM tomorrow. Instead of scrambling through forecasts in Sheets, P&L Docs, Monthly Business Review Slides, and reading emails from the regional sales leads, you’ll soon be able to simply ask Duet AI to do the heavy lifting with a prompt like “create a summary of Q3 performance.”

    Duet AI can create a whole new presentation, complete with text, charts, and images, based on your relevant content in Drive and Gmail. A last-minute request that once called for an all-nighter, can now be completed before dinner time.

    What if there was a way for Duet AI to make our meetings less fatiguing and more fulfilling?

    The most important part of any meeting is being clearly seen, heard, and understood, but sometimes things can get in the way, like camera and sound quality, a slow internet connection, or language barriers.

    Duet AI in Google Meet helps ensure you look and sound your best with studio look, studio lighting, and studio sound. Meet will also get automatically translated captions, available in 18 languages. If you use Meet to host international meetings, you’ll appreciate the automatic detection of languages spoken and displayed in real-time. 

    Transcripts are one thing, but what’s more valuable is automatic note-taking and Duet can even send out recaps, like a highlight reel of what happened for those who attended to remember what was discussed, or those who couldn’t, catch up on what they missed.

    Duet AI can capture notes, action items, and video snippets in real-time with the new “take notes for me” feature and it will send a summary to attendees after the meeting.

    If you turn up late, Google tries to get you up to speed with a feature called “summary so far,” which gives a quick snapshot of everything they’ve missed. But what if you can’t make the meeting and have some input to share?

    Here’s where things get awesome, a “attend for me” Duet AI feature will be able to join the meeting on your behalf, delivering your message and ensuring you get the recap.

    Not every conversation needs a meeting, and sometimes you a quick chat with the team could solve a problem. Google Chat now makes that a whole lot easier with a refreshed user interface, new shortcuts, and enhanced search that lets you stay on top of conversations.

    You can also chat directly with Duet AI to ask questions about your content, get a summary of documents shared in space, and catch up on missed conversations. This differs from the standard chatbot in that you don’t need to manually program the responses.

    When you need to talk it through in real-time, you can switch to voice in an instant with huddles in Chat, right from the space where you’re already collaborating. Huddles are audio-first, impromptu gatherings powered by Meet that help distributed teams come together in real-time without having to jump into a separate scheduled meeting.

    You can try Duet AI today with a no-cost trial.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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