Google had earlier announced that it will bring the voice assistant to G Suite in April, now the company is rolling out the capabilities to allow users manage their Calendar schedules using voice commands.
While Google has long touted its AI capabilities, and what it means for businesses, with the adding of the machine-learning abilities to G Suite platform, it will afford users access to Google Assistant via G Suite apps, along with the Smart Compose auto-suggestions for Google Docs.
Other possibilities include the ability to send emails to all participants for a meeting, with voice and video calls using Google’s Meet app, and interacting with the Google Meet hardware in conference rooms, both to join and exit meetings.
Google is harping on its extensive suite of enterprise applications to push for the use of voice technologies in the workplace, even as Gartner had predicted that about 25% of digital workers will be interacting with virtual assistants on daily basis in 2021. With Google Assistant popularity, Google is very well positioned to rule the workplace, coupled with its robust security features on Google Cloud, which significantly places it ahead of the competitors.
The company also hinted on bringing Smart Compose feature to Google Docs, which feature is already live in Gmail, it uses AI to suggest common phrases as users draft documents which reduces unnecessary repetition allowing for faster writing, and also suggest possible corrections for misspelled words.
Google’s AI tool is able to recognize commonly used words that are specific to an organization, which will help to avoid erroneously marking them as incorrect.
The only challenge, however is how Google can reassure enterprise customers on privacy and that all essential functionalities are in place, covering every industry across all regions.