Google on Tuesday made its artificial intelligence-based tools available to enterprise customers at a monthly price of $30 (nearly Rs.2,500) per user, as the Alphabet-owned company looks to capitalize on the technology’s surge in popularity this year.
The price is the same as Microsoft’s AI-powered office software suite, Copilot, which includes Teams and Outlook.
Google has ramped up its investments in generative AI this year as the company catches up after OpenAI’s Microsoft-backed adoption of ChatGPT last year took the tech world by storm.
Tuesday’s announcement came at the Google Next conference in San Francisco, where the company also unveiled a new version of its custom AI chips and a tool for watermarking and identifying AI-generated images.
Google’s new tools include Duet AI in Workspace, which helps customers across all apps with things like writing in Docs, composing emails in Gmail, creating custom graphics in Slides, and more.
“We released this add-on in response to strong customer demand and will continue to improve and expand it,” Google said, adding that the tools have been tested by more than a million users.
The company plans to roll out more offerings to other customer segments, including small and medium-sized businesses and consumers, in the coming months.
On Monday, OpenAI also announced the release of a new version of ChatGPT for large companies. ChatGPT Enterprise aims to provide more security, privacy and faster access to OpenAI technology. The release’s early customers include Block, the Carlyle, and the Estee Lauder Companies.
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