Google has also recently updated its software tools for business use, bundled under the Google Workspace branding. As in other areas of the tech giant, a lot here revolves around optimizations thanks to AI. Google Maps, for example, also benefits from this and will receive an immersive mode in the future, which is to be gradually expanded to other regions.
Back to Google Workspace and the home office everyday life of many. Video conferences are often the order of the day. Different lighting conditions and cheap or built-in webcams often result in a suboptimal picture. Google uses machine learning to help improve video quality. At least the demo looks impressive:
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We already know the feature from Google Photos. There it is used for post-processing of portrait photos: Portrait Light. This works great and is available to Google One subscribers. A similarly knitted function is now finding its way into Google Meet, but then for live videos instead of just for photos.
Depending on the audio equipment of the meeting participants on the agenda: echoes. Google, therefore, adds reverberation suppression. It should filter out echoes – no matter where you are conducting a video conference.
In addition: The content shared during live sharing within a Google Meet call is synchronized. This means that other participants can now control the media. For this purpose, Google provides a live sharing API that can be implemented in applications.
We already know summaries from Google Docs. Now, automatic conversation summaries are rolling out to Spaces as well. So it is no longer necessary to catch up and read everything if you can rely on the function. Sounds very practical for some group chats.
Automatic transcriptions of Google Meet meetings are to be integrated into Google Workspace in the course of the year. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you have a full transcript to refer to. It also extends Gmail’s security measures against phishing and malware, such as automatic warning, to Google Slides, Docs and Sheets.