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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Google Adds AI to G Suite

More assistant services, in places that make sense.  Have used Suite for university group interactions.

Google adds AI features to G Suite, including ‘Smart Reply’ for Hangouts Chat in ComputerWorld

The company also touted new security and data region management tools, and said Gmail’s Smart Compose is now available for business users.

SAN FRANCISCO – Google is adding new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to G Suite as it aims to attract more users to its cloud-based productivity apps.

There are now 4 million organizations using G Suite, which includes tools such as Docs, Sheets and Gmail; the that’s up from 3 million paid customers a year ago. (For reference, there are 135 million monthly paying users of Microsoft’s Office 365, though the comparison is not an apples-to-apples comparison.)

Google hopes that incorporating AI in its workplace productivity tools will help give it an edge over its main rival. Smart Reply, which was unveiled for Gmail two years ago, is now accessible within Hangouts Chat, the text-based collaboration tool that serves as Google’s competitor to Slack.  ...  " 

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