Google Cloud Next ’23: Unveiling the AI Revolution | Part 2

18 September 2023
4 min

In our previous blog post, we explored the new exciting announcements from Google Cloud Next ’23 regarding AI-Optimised Infrastructure and the Vertex AI Platform. Today, we’re continuing our journey through the AI landscape, exploring how artificial intelligence shapes Google Workspace, Google Cloud, and cybersecurity. Let’s dive in!

Duet AI: Powering Productivity and Collaboration in Workspace and Google Cloud

Duet AI, a dynamic GenAI collaborator introduced at Google I/O in May, is at the heart of Google’s AI revolution. Duet AI seamlessly integrates with a wide range of products and services, promising to enhance productivity, foster collaboration, and uphold the highest standards of security and privacy.

Workspace features have been significantly upgraded, including content creation in Gmail and Google Docs and image generation in Google Slides. As a result of integrating Duet AI with Google Meet, meeting notes and summaries are now available in 18 languages, allowing everyone to be heard, seen, and understood during video calls. Meanwhile, Google Chat takes on the role of a Chatbot, assisting with content-related queries, document summaries, and more, all within a redesigned user interface with enhanced search functionality.

However, Duet AI’s capabilities aren’t confined to Workspace alone. It extends its support across a plethora of Google Cloud products and services:

  • Software Development: Duet AI serves as a coding assistant, expediting development and aiding in code refactoring throughout the software development lifecycle. Thanks to Apigee integration, developers can now build APIs using natural language prompts.
  • Application and Infrastructure Operations: Operators can directly interact with Duet AI within the Google Cloud Console, receiving guidance on infrastructure configurations, deployment best practices, and recommendations for optimising costs and performance.
  • Data Analytics: BigQuery now boasts enhanced AI features, providing contextual assistance for SQL queries and Python code, code generation, and schema-based recommendations. This empowers data teams to focus on achieving their business objectives.
  • Database Modernisation: Duet AI steps in to generate code for data management using natural language, covering Cloud Spanner, AlloyDB, Cloud SQL, and Database Migration Service (DMS), streamlining the conversion of database code.
  • Security Operations: In the security realm, Duet AI integrates with a suite of security products, empowering professionals to proactively prevent threats, streamline workflows, and fortify overall organisational protection.

Unifying Data and AI for Limitless Insights

Efficiency and productivity are paramount when unlocking new insights with data at the core of GenAI. Google Cloud is committed to simplifying analytics at scale by expanding its ecosystem of partnerships with various data providers. Key innovations in this domain include:

  • BigQuery Studio: A unified solution for data engineering, analytics, and predictive analysis, seamlessly integrated with Vertex AI foundation models. Implementing AI capabilities into data lakehouses enhances cross-cloud analytics, strengthens governance, and facilitates secure data sharing.
  • AlloyDB AI: Offering a comprehensive set of capabilities for building high-performance GenAI apps, whether on-premises, within the Google Cloud ecosystem, AWS, Azure, or through the versatile Google Distributed Cloud infrastructure.

AI: Your Ultimate Security Guardian

In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, staying one step ahead of cyber threats is non-negotiable. Google Cloud recognises this imperative, introducing Mandiant Hunt for Chronicle alongside the groundbreaking Duet AI. This addition provides the latest insights into attacker behaviour by seamlessly integrating Mandiant’s frontline expertise with Chronicle Security Operations’ robust data analysis and search capabilities. It’s elite-level support without the burdens of hiring, tooling, or training.

Security is not solely about protection; it’s about equipping yourself with the right tools to respond effectively. Google Cloud’s modern SecOps platform, fortified by GenAI, brings you Chronicle Security Operations and Security Command Center, offering a comprehensive solution to centralise security data, detect threats, and coordinate a unified response.

Join us on this transformative journey as we anticipate even more groundbreaking developments in cloud computing and GenAI. With our strong partnership with Google Cloud, a pioneer in shaping the future of technology, we are thrilled to offer our support across a spectrum of technology expertise, including cloud infrastructure, data analytics, GenAI, Predictive AI, cybersecurity, and much more.

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