Google introduced in late August 2023 that Duet AI for Google Workspace had been made usually out there as an add-on service. The important thing options of this AI service are detailed beneath, together with the steps a Google Workspace administrator might want to take to make Duet AI out there to individuals of their group.
Pricing and common deployment steerage are additionally lined, as the value of a Duet AI license could exceed the price of many Workspace licenses. As at all times, make sure that any utilization of AI complies along with your group’s insurance policies.
What options does Duet AI embrace?
Duet AI for Google Workspace presents a wide range of options in every of the next purposes, together with:
- Google Docs
- Assist me write (generate textual content)
- Enhancing assist: Tone, Summarize, Bulletize, Elaborate, Shorten, Rephrase.
- Proofread: Conciseness, Energetic voice, Wording, Sentence cut up
- Assist me write (generate electronic mail textual content)
- Enhancing assist: Formalize, Elaborate, Shorten, I’m feeling fortunate (add artistic particulars)
- Google Slides
- Assist me visualize (listed as a Labs function)
- Google Sheets
- Assist me set up (generate sheet content material)
- Google Meet
- Generate a background (generate photos)
- Translated captions in varied extra languages
- Studio look
Google plans to supply extra options and capabilities to Duet AI prospects sooner or later. Take into account that the generative AI options are nonetheless in growth and won’t essentially ship factual content material.
How a lot does Duet AI price?
As of September 2023, Duet AI is accessible as a paid add-on service for the next editions of Google Workspace:
- Enterprise Normal or Plus.
- Enterprise Necessities, Normal or Plus.
- Training Fundamentals, Normal or Plus.
- Frontline Starter or Normal.
A free trial is accessible in case you want to experiment with Duet AI for 14 days.
Duet AI prices $36 per account when paid month-to-month, which supplies you the best month-to-month flexibility and annualizes to an expenditure of $432 per account per yr. If you happen to pay annually, you’ll pay $360 per account per yr, which supplies you a little bit of financial savings when calculated month-to-month (e.g., the equal of $30 per 30 days).
Notice: To make use of Duet AI, you should be no less than 18 years outdated.
How one can add Duet AI in Google Workspace
If you happen to’re a Google Workspace administrator, you’ll need to finish two units of steps to activate Duet AI for individuals in your group. You first choose the service and cost plan, after which add the service to a number of accounts.
Choose your Duet AI plan
Earlier than you may assign Duet AI licenses to accounts, you first want so as to add Duet AI as a subscription choice.
- Check in to the Admin console.
- Choose Billing | Get Extra Companies (Determine A).
- From the Google Workspace add-ons class, select Duet AI for Google Workspace Enterprise (Determine B). The Begin Free Trial choice presents entry to the free trial and paid choices.
- Overview the overall data offered about Duet AI, after which choose Get Began (Determine C).
- Choose one of many three choices: Trial plan, Versatile plan or Annual plan (Determine D).
- Scroll to the underside of the display screen and choose Checkout (Determine E).
- Overview your chosen plan, after which choose Place Order (Determine F).
- You might evaluation out there licenses within the Admin console’s Billing | Subscriptions part (Determine G).
Assign Duet AI licenses
Subsequent, you could add the Duet AI license to your Google Workspace accounts. As common with Google Workspace licenses, you could add licenses to all accounts, to all accounts inside an organizational unit or to individually chosen accounts. The next exhibits easy methods to add the Duet AI to a person account.
- Choose a number of accounts to which you wish to add a Duet AI license (e.g., verify the field to the left of the account, as proven) after which choose the Assign Licenses button from the menu (Determine H).
- From the menu that shows, select Duet AI for Google Workspace Enterprise after which Assign (Determine I); this provides the service to the account. You’ll be billed based mostly on the license you chose earlier, as indicated.
The Duet AI service can be added to the account. As soon as it’s lively, a quick Duet AI informational field will show when an individual goes to every of the activated Duet AI purposes on the net (e.g., Gmail, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets and Google Meet). Individuals could then use Duet AI options.
Duet AI’s enterprise advantages and deployment steerage
If price just isn’t a priority, go forward and deploy Duet AI to everybody in your group instantly. This lets individuals benefit from all Duet AI options.
Most IT leaders will probably wish to deploy some Duet AI licenses so that folks within the group can experiment and study what Duet AI provides to plain Google Workspace performance. For this goal, you’d price range for quite a lot of month-to-month Duet AI licenses, assign the licenses to individuals for short-term testing, after which re-assign the licenses to completely different individuals after a month or months of testing.
As of September 2023, the strongest enterprise case could be made for Duet AI writing and translation options. Anybody who writes with Google Docs or Gmail will probably discover the modifying and generative textual content options useful. And individuals who in any other case would possibly depend on completely different translation strategies could worth the expanded language translation capabilities in Google Meet. Organizations would possibly prioritize the deployment of Duet AI for individuals and groups who want translation providers and for individuals who write frequently (e.g., PR, advertising and marketing and grant writers).
Point out or message me on Mastodon (@awolber) to let me know in case your group has activated Duet AI. If that’s the case, is Duet AI out there to everybody? What options of Duet AI do you discover most helpful?