All of Google’s Workspace apps, including Gmail, Drive, Slides, Docs, and more, will now feature Duet AI assistant. Google’s virtual assistant Duet has been in testing for a while, with more than a million people already trying it out. Anyone who pays for Google Workspace apps will now have access to it.
Duet AI is designed to be both a collaborator and a productivity tool. You can ask it questions directly within apps like Gmail or by clicking its icon. Duet can help turn outlines into presentations, make charts from spreadsheet data, write email responses, and more. It can also find files in Drive and summarize long documents so you don’t have to read everything.
Different apps offer slightly different Duet features. In Meet, it helps with lighting, sound and meeting notes. In Chat, it automatically summarizes long conversations.
While the AI tools are very useful, they aren’t perfect yet. Duet aims to stay true to your original data and files, but errors could happen. It’s best to double-check anything important that Duet produces.
Google will charge $30 per user per month to access Duet, similar to Microsoft’s AI assistant Copilot. For both companies, these AI tools are key to the future of their office software. If Duet and Copilot can offer truly helpful assistance without mistakes, it could change how many people work.
Only time will tell just how accurate and dependable these new AI assistants become. But Duet’s rollout makes collaboration superpowers only a question away for Google Workspace users.