More Features Google Could Introduce

Here’s how some AI feature concepts for Google could change the game

Ben Myers

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A concept homepage for Google with an AI-powered feature. Text box reads: “open my Slides presentation about prehistoric art.” Below is an AI-generated suggestion to open the user’s Drive, then their Slides presentation.
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Edit: As we’ve seen, Google has recently announced their groundbreaking AI features coming to Google Workspace. Some of the ideas in this article coincide with that was announced. Enjoy!

It’s 2023, and we’re all very familiar with the groundbreaking news involving AI. We’ve only had a couple of years of GPT growing to a mass scale; a few months ago, an AI-generated image won an art contest, and now generative conversations, videos, and deepfakes are running rampant across the internet.

I believe this is a pivotal moment in history, as some of the crazy tech we’ve seen in movies is making its way into a scope of possibility. Our world is quickly becoming one in which we’re chatting with AI bots on Instagram and Snapchat, worried over AI text detectors, and asking Siri to generate a gluten-free version of your favorite recipe.

You’ve probably already heard about ChatGPT’s incredible growth to one million users in just five days. Soon after, several companies hopped on the AI wave.

Microsoft released an all-new Bing, featuring a helpful (and sometimes inaccurate) chatbot that is rumored to be powered by GPT-4, the next generation of the popular large language model (LLM) GPT-3.

Bing’s new chat interface. Text box reads “Ask me anything…” in a new, modern input form.
Microsoft’s new Bing, powered by ChatGPT. It provides a conversational interface with a Bing chatbot.

Notion released Notion AI, another GPT-powered assistant that helps write and generate ideas within the Notion application.

Notion AI’s writing tool in action. A window displays the words “In conclusion…” followed by Notion AI’s loading response: “Notion AI is writing…”
Notion AI brings the power of GPT to its easy-to-use workspace.

Similarly, lots of other companies like Meta, Apple, and Amazon are following suit. But with the hype of a platform like Bing introducing generative models in their core functionality, this has left me wondering — “what about Google?”

Sure, Google has an AI program dedicated to researching, creating open source tools and projects, and creating new, more powerful language models for future technologies… but what about consumer features?

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