Google Workspace Labs | What is it and How do I Get it?

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If you’ve logged into Google Docs recently, you may have noticed an odd message come across your screen about Google Workspace Labs:Notice from Google saying "you've been selected to be one of the first to test new AI features in Google Workspace."

“Good News! You’ve been selected to be one of the first few to test new AI features in Google Workspace – Sign up for Labs”

If this is you, you might be asking yourself, what is Labs? Is this legit? How do I get started? In this brief article, I’ll be diving into exactly that.

What is Google Workspace Labs?

A few months ago, Google announced their plans to incorporate generative AI tools inside the Google Workspace apps. This would appear to be one of the first steps Google is taking to begin the rollout of these new AI features.

Google Workspace Labs is aiming to revolutionize collaboration and productivity by incorporating generative AI capabilities across the Google Workspace suite. The company plans to test a range of AI-powered writing features in Gmail and Docs with trusted testers before making them publicly available. By harnessing the power of AI, Google Workspace Labs is hoping to transform the way people create and collaborate.

So what might that look like?

Using Generative AI inside Google Docs

Google has plans to release these AI features to Google Docs and Gmail, first, with the intention of bringing these tools to more apps in the future.

Example of message that may appear when using AI in Google Docs with Google Workspace Labs.

 

Google Docs will benefit from this integration by helping users brainstorm, proofread, write, and rewrite content more efficiently. The generative AI will assist users in getting started on writing tasks by instantly generating drafts based on the given topic.

From there, users can then refine and edit their content with AI-driven suggestions to perfect their writing.

Introducing AI into your Gmail

Google Docs won’t be the only tool from Google that will be getting some AI lob. Gmail will also leverage the power of AI to enhance email composition and management.

Example of what using AI in gmail might look like from Google Workspace Labs.

Users will be able to draft, reply, summarize, and prioritize emails with the help of generative AI. Additionally, users can have the AI rewrite emails in different tones, making it easier to communicate with various audiences. So whether you applying for a new job, or looking for the polite way to politely tell your co-worker to reread the memo you sent, “per your last email…”, Google is hoping to help you out!

How to Sign Up for Google Workspace Labs

Google Workspace Labs will initially be available to trusted testers in the United States. If you happen to be one of the few to receive a notification, letting you know you’ve been selected, you can join the waitlist to access these features right now.

If you haven’t been so lucky, you can try joining the wait list here.

Conclusion

Google Workspace Labs seems like a promising first step to ushering in a new era of AI-powered collaboration and productivity. By integrating generative AI capabilities across Gmail and Docs, and eventually Slides, Sheets, Meet, Google aims to enhance the user experience, making it more seamless and efficient than ever before.

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