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Google Sheets Enhanced Smart Fill: Boosting Productivity with AI

Google has introduced the latest advancement in automated data entry for Google Sheets, termed “the next evolution.” However, this feature, Enhanced Smart Fill, is exclusively accessible to Duet AI subscribers, requiring an additional $30 monthly commitment. Essentially, its utility hinges on whether companies perceive the value commensurate with the hefty fee.

Google Sheets Enhanced Smart Fill: Boosting Productivity with AI

This upgraded version of Smart Fill aims to streamline manual data organization, particularly within spreadsheet software, promising time savings for users. Notably, the distinguishing factor is the infusion of artificial intelligence, warranting the elevated cost. Nevertheless, the disparity from the regular Smart Fill may not be as pronounced as anticipated.

Google Sheets Unveils Enhanced Smart Fill with AI Capabilities

Google introduced Enhanced Smart Fill, an AI-powered feature capable of recognizing patterns like sentiment classification, text generation, and more. Smart Fill, incorporated in 2020, already identifies patterns between columns using Google’s Knowledge Graph.

Google Sheets Unveils Enhanced Smart Fill with AI Capabilities
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Potential applications include extracting insights from unformatted notes and generating responses based on data. Notably, this appears to be a contextual application of existing generative AI, lacking groundbreaking innovation.

Google emphasizes the feature’s activation based on existing data relationships within the spreadsheet. For Duet AI users in Google Workspace Enterprise, it’s activated by default with no admin controls to disable it.

While the standalone feature may seem unremarkable, the incremental integration of GenAI across Google’s office apps promises significant productivity enhancements for users.

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