There are a lot of companies working on AI-based products and services right now. In our AI workshops for public librarians, we primarily use tools from OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. But we also stay up-to-date on the other players, including Google.
As of today, we still view OpenAI's GPT-4 as the most useful general AI model, whether proprietary or open source. Lots of AI-based products and services, including our own PLAID training app, are built around OpenAI's models. But Google has recently announced a push to integrate their "Duet AI" into their Google Workspace offerings. These are presumably variations of the beta AI tools that have been in Workspace for a while, and they're intended to compete with Microsoft's Copilot offerings in Office.
In a live demo this week, we tried it out!