Google has today shared 7 upcoming Workspace features powered by artificial intelligence (AI) at its annual I/O 2022 developer conference, showcasing how its AI technology is helping improve productivity.
1. Portrait Restore
The feature uses Google AI technology to improve video quality, so even if you’re using Google Meet in a dimly lit room using an old webcam, or maybe you’ve got a bad WiFi connection, your video will be automatically enhanced.
2. Portrait Mode
This feature uses machine learning to simulate studio-quality lighting in your video feed, and you can even adjust the lighting position and brightness.
It filters out echoes in spaces with hard surfaces, so it sounds like you’re in a mic-ed up conference room…even if you’re in your basement.
4. Live Sharing
It will sync content that’s being shared in a Google Meet call and allow participants to control the media. Whether you’re at the office or at home, the person sharing the content or viewing it, participants will see and hear what’s going on at the same time.
5. Auto-Summaries for Spaces
Google is extending auto-summaries to Spaces so you get a helpful digest of conversations you missed.
6. Automated transcriptions
Later this year, Google will be bringing automated transcriptions of Google Meet meetings to Google Workspace, so people can catch up quickly on meetings they couldn’t attend.
7. Security Protections
Many of the security protections that Google uses for Gmail are coming to Google Slides, Docs, and Sheets. For example, if a Doc you’re about to open contains phishing links or malware, you’ll get an automatic alert.
More details about all the new AI capabilities coming to Google Workspace can be found here.