New York (EFE).- Google announced this Tuesday that the new artificial intelligence (AI) tools of its Google Meet video telephony services will be able to “attend” a meeting and take notes instead of the user.
“With the ‘attend for me’ function, Duet AI will be able to participate in the meeting for you, make your message heard and, of course, prepare a summary for you,” the company said in a statement.
New Google Meet features, announced today at the Google Cloud Next event, include: auto-translated captions in 18 languages, note taking, summarizing, and creating meeting clips.
In addition, users will be able to speak privately with a Google chatbot to go over details of the conference in progress.
Videoconferencing, shaped by reality
According to Dave Citron, Google’s senior product manager for Meet, there have been three “eras of innovation” for video conferencing.
The first was the pandemic, when many people first used these services; the second was the return to a hybrid work environment and the third is now, with the advent of AI.
“Now is the tipping point that we reached in the last eight months with LLM language models and diffusion models,” Citron noted.
Google will charge for its assistant
Google announced today that it will roll out its Duet AI assistant to all of its Workspace apps, including Gmail, Drive, Slides, and Docs for a monthly price of $30 per user, at least for large organizations.
Aparna Pappu, director of Workspace, told CNBC that Google hasn’t set pricing for smaller businesses.
That’s the same price Microsoft charges for its AI system called Copilot, with similar features that work in most Office apps.
Yesterday, OpenAI, a company that became popular last year after the launch of its ChatGPT chatbot, launched ChatGPT Enterprise, a version for companies.
However, the company did not make the subscription price public.