Gemini AI is This Century’s Microsoft Clippy

Joseph Adebayo

The new Gemini AI sidebar from Google will now be available for users of the Workspace application alongside Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive. Gemini, now embedded with Google’s products, is designed to provide insights from your emails. Gemini can review documents, summarize, analyze, and create content for users. The AI system boasts the ability to integrate Google’s top models — including Gemini 1.5 Pro — in its functionalities.

What’s Happening & Why This Matters

Currently, this is only accessible to paid subscribers. The users must have an active Workplace subscription — either Business or Enterprise, a Gemini Education sub — or sign up for a $20/month personal Google One AI Premium subscription. According to recent announcements, Gemini will provide clever prompts while using Google’s applications, offering assistance in various tasks such as summarizing documents in Docs, generating slides and images in Slides, and automatic generation of tables and graphs in Sheets. In Drive, it will be able to summarize multiple documents and provide useful information about different files added to the sidebar.

Moreover, Gmail will now feature Gemini’s capacity to summarize email threads, suggest replies, and draft emails, among other capabilities. It is set to be rolled out for web and mobile users within one to three days or within two weeks, depending on the user’s specific rollout schedule.

TF Summary: What’s Next

Google is implementing AI in a big way by introducing these new features to the Workspace application. The new Gemini AI system is a sign of the continued integration of AI technology into daily software and has the potential to revolutionize how we interact with these applications in the future. Ultimately, these new updates to the Workspace suite are a hugely important in providing greater functionality and broader access to such technologies for both personal and professional use.

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By Joseph Adebayo “TF UX”
Joseph Adebayo is the user experience maestro. With a degree in Graphic Design and certification in User Experience, he has worked as a UX designer in various tech firms. Joseph's expertise lies in evaluating products not just for their technical prowess but for their usability, design, and consumer appeal. He believes that technology should be accessible, intuitive, and aesthetically pleasing.
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