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Google Introduces Gemini AI Upgrades to Gmail and Chat – Video

Google Introduces Gemini AI Upgrades to Gmail and Chat – Video

Speaker 1: Let me start by showing you three new capabilities coming to Gmail mobile. This is my Gmail account. Okay fine. Above is an email from my husband. Please help me repair the roof. Now we are trying to find a contractor to fix our roof and with the work commute, I have clearly dropped the ball. It looks like there's an email folder on it that has a lot of emails that I haven't read, (00:00:30) and luckily for me, I can just tap the summary option at the top. And can stop reading it back and forth. Now, Gemini pulls up this helpful mobile card as an overlay, and right here I can read a nice summary of all the important information I need to know. So I see here we have a quote from Jeff at Green Roofing and he's ready to get started. Now, I know we had other bids and I don't remember the details of the first one (00:01:00). Speaker 1: I have to do multiple searches in Gmail and then remember and compare information in different emails. Now I can simply type my query into the mobile card and say something like, compare my roof repair quotes by price and availability. This new Q&A feature makes it so easy to get quick answers to anything in my inbox. For example, when are my shoes arriving or when do doors open for the next game (00:01:30) without first checking Gmail? Then open the email and then search for specific information and attachments etc. Anyway, back to my terrace. Gemini seems to have gotten the details I got from the two other contractors in completely different email threads, and I have this really well-organized summary and can do a quick comparison. So it looks like Jeff's quote was in the middle. Speaker 1: You may begin immediately. So green roofing is, I'll open that last email from Jeff and confirm the project (00:02:00) and look at it. I see some suggested answers from Gemini. Now, what's really, really neat about this evolution of smart response is that it's contextual. Gemini understood the back and forth in this thread and that Jeff was ready to begin. So that gives me some custom options based on context. So here I see I have declined the service, suggest a new time. I will choose to go ahead and confirm the time. (00:02:30) I can also preview the full answer by just long pressing, seems reasonable. So I will send. These new capabilities in Gemini and Gmail will roll out to Labs users starting this month. Now, as we look to 2025 and beyond, we're looking for entirely new ways to work with ai. Now with Gemini, you always have an AI-powered assistant with you. Speaker 1: But what if you could expand (00:03:00) how you interact with AI? For example, when we work with other people, we mention them in comments and documents, or we send them emails, we have group chats with them, etc., and that's just it. Not how we collaborate with each other or how we each have a specific team role to play. And as the team works together, we create a set of collective experiences and contexts to learn from each other. We have a set of skills to draw on (00:03:30) when we need help. So how can we introduce AI into the mix and build that shared expertise? Well, here's a way. We're prototyping a virtual Gemini-powered teammate. This teammate has an identity, a workspace account with a specific role and purpose. I bring Tony to tell you what I mean. Hey, Tony Speaker 2: Hanna. Speaker 2: (00:04:00) Hey everyone. Okay, so let me start by showing you how we set up this virtual teammate. As you can see, the teammate has his own account and we can go ahead and give it a name. We will do something fun like Chip Chip. A specific job role is given on the set of descriptions of how to be helpful to the team. You can see that some of the tasks here are to monitor and track projects. We've put in some entries to organize the information and (00:04:30) provide context and a few other things. Now that we've configured our virtual teammate, let's go ahead and see the chip in action. To do that, I'll switch us over to Google Chat from here. First. When planning an event like io, we have a ton of chat rooms for different purposes. Fortunately for me, Chip is in all of them. Just to catch up, can I ask a question like does anyone know if our IO storyboards are approved? Speaker 2: (00:05:00) Because we've instructed the chip to track this project, the chip looks for all the conversations and knows to respond with an answer there. It's simple, but very helpful. Now, as the team adds the chip to more group chats, more files, more email threads, the chip creates a collective memory of our work. Let's look at an example to show you. I will go to another room. How about Project Sapphire here? And here we are talking about a product release (00:05:30) and as usual the little pieces are still in flight. So can I go ahead and ask, are we on track for launch? Speaker 2: The chip not only searches everything it has access to, but also synthesizes what it finds and returns with an updated answer. Here's a clear timeline, a good summary and notes that even in this first message, the chip flag is a potential problem that the team should be aware of. (00:06:00) Because we are in a group space, everyone can join. Anyone can jump at any time. As you can see someone asked Chip for help creating a document to help solve the problem, a task like this can take me hours, dozens of hours. The chip can do all the work in minutes, sending the document immediately when it's ready. And a lot of that practical help comes from how we've tailored CHIP to our team's needs, and how this AI is seamlessly (00:06:30) integrated directly into it. Where we are already working. I.

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