Google Duet AI has had its share of artificial evolution

Emre Çitak
Sep 5, 2023

Google has once again taken a significant stride by expanding its Duet AI capabilities within Google Cloud. This development promises to revolutionize app development, streamline DevOps processes, and offer a myriad of benefits across various industries.

Google's Duet AI, initially introduced as an AI-powered productivity suite, has grown into a comprehensive toolset. It now encompasses an array of features tailored to enhance productivity, assist developers, and elevate user experiences. This expansion signifies Google's commitment to making cloud computing more human-centric and holistic.

And now, Google has announced the expansion of Duet AI in Google Cloud, making it available for a wider range of use cases, including app development, DevOps, and more. Duet AI is an AI-powered collaborator that can help users be more productive on Google Cloud by providing suggestions, recommendations, and assistance.

What is new on Google Duet AI
Google Duet AI is an AI-powered collaborator that can help users be more productive on Google Workspace

What is Google Duet AI?

Duet AI is built on top of Google's leading large foundation models and is specially trained to help users be more productive on Google Cloud.

Google Duet AI can understand natural language and provide assistance in a variety of ways, including:

Code generation: Google Duet AI can generate code based on your natural language descriptions. This can be helpful for tasks such as creating new features or fixing bugs.

Source citation: Duet AI can help you cite the sources of your code. This can help you avoid plagiarism and ensure that you are giving credit where credit is due.

Test coverage: Duet AI can help you write tests for your code. This can help you ensure that your code is working correctly.

Designing and publishing APIs: Google Duet AI can help you design and publish APIs. This can help you make your code more accessible to others.

Migrating and modernizing applications: Duet AI can help you migrate your applications to Google Cloud or modernize them to take advantage of new features.

Google is committed to using AI to make its products and services more helpful and efficient. Duet AI is one example of how Google is using AI to improve the Google Cloud Platform.

See how Duet AI responds to a natural language prompt through a chat interface and converts a function to Go and updates the back-end database to Cloud SQL, in the Google Cloud Tech YouTube channel's video below.

What is new on Google Duet AI?

Google Duet AI is now supporting code refactoring, so developers can modernize legacy applications with ease. Simply formulate a natural language prompt, such as "Convert this function to Go and use Cloud SQL," and let Duet AI do the rest. This feature not only saves time but also reduces costs associated with manual refactoring.

Additionally, Duet AI's context-aware code generation utilizes knowledge of a company's codebase and libraries to suggest specific code snippets. This means that generated code can incorporate the company's existing classes and methods, streamlining the development process.

DevOps receives a boost with Duet AI's new capabilities to automate deployments, enforce correct configurations, and assist in debugging issues. Integration with BigQuery allows for contextual assistance in writing SQL and Python code for data analysis.

Moreover, vector embeddings can be generated in BigQuery, enabling the construction of semantic searches and recommendation queries.

Duet AI's functionality extends beyond BigQuery, as it can work with relational databases like Cloud Spanner, AlloyDB, and Cloud SQL. Natural language prompts can be used to generate code for structuring, modifying, or querying data. The Google Database

Migration Service can also be driven by Duet AI to automate code conversion for complex cases, including stored procedures, functions, triggers, packages, and custom PL/SQL code.

Lastly, Duet AI now offers vulnerability summarization and classification, providing suggestions for remedying security issues. Stay ahead of the curve with Duet AI's innovative features, making app development, DevOps, and security management more efficient than ever before!

What is new on Google Duet AI
Duet AI is still under development, but it is getting better all the time

How can you make the best out of the Google Duet AI?

To make the most out of Duet AI, there are several ways to optimize its functionality.

Firstly, it's essential to be specific with your requests. By providing clear and concise instructions, Duet AI can better understand what you need, and respond accordingly. This means that instead of using vague or general terms, try to use precise keywords related to your query. For instance, if you want information on a particular topic, mention the exact term or phrase you're interested in, rather than simply asking for "information".

Another tip is to communicate naturally. When interacting with Duet AI, speak as you would with a human. Don't worry about using overly technical or formal language; the AI model is designed to comprehend everyday conversation. So, feel free to express yourself in the same way you would when talking to a friend or colleague.

Lastly, remember that although Duet AI is incredibly advanced, it's still a work in progress. As with any AI technology, there may be instances where it doesn't quite meet your expectations. However, rest assured that the system is constantly improving, so don't get discouraged if it doesn't perform flawlessly every time.

Be patient, and give Duet AI the opportunity to learn from your interactions and improve its responses accordingly. With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to making the best of Duet AI and enjoying an efficient, helpful, and seamless interaction experience.

Featured image credit: Duet AI/Google.


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  1. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    “Do you use Google Photos?”

    I do; I find it impossible not to use Google Photos on the Android phone; nevertheless, the “memory” feature is sort of neat. I’ve seen photos from a couple of years ago that that offer glimpses into the long-ago, forgotten past. It’s a lot like reviewing journal writing. “What was I doing and such and such a date?”

    And, I think, when the “memories” are sorted and positioned, one can create a mini-collage with up to eight photos.

    It’s so much easier to share photos with people rather than journal entries.


  2. John G. said on August 16, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    I delete the photos after 1 month of being taken. All of them are erased to return to the black and silent nothingness. Only the best ones are printed and placed in a very nice site at home. :]

    1. Anonymous said on September 15, 2023 at 10:33 am

      I should buy a Chromebook.
      None of the big tech companies are good but at least Google are the least dishonest and morally bankrupt of them. They’re always trying to do the right thing if the money allow it.

  3. Tachy said on August 19, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    In reply to “” since the website has gone insane and no one can know where thier comment ends up.

    This app should be called “Google Keeps it”. Because, they do.

    I use Color Notes. No syncing, no internet, just local.

  4. said on August 22, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    The article said: “[…] positive outcomes of genocide…”. Perhaps the AI was actually discussing the benefits of reading a “Scroll of genocide” … “You feel dead inside.”.

    Martin, this post reply is supposed to belong: [] (given the the database is faulty it could appear anywhere or nowhere).

  5. John said on August 22, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    I have yet to be impressed with AI of any kind. I think it’s overhyped and not ready to live up to it.

  6. Seeprime said on August 22, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    How to use AI: Avoid the artificial stupidity at all times.

  7. Richard Steven Hack said on August 23, 2023 at 3:54 am

    “When searched “Why guns are good,” it also prompted questionable responses, including potentially questionable statistics and reasoning. ”

    Based on whose reasoning? These sorts of assertions are generally bullcrap intended to advance an agenda. If you don’t like guns, say so. Meanwhile, there are 400 million firearms in the US owned by close to a third of the population and around 20 million carry concealed.

    So your opinion is not shared by a LOT of people who either enjoy firearm spots or are concerned about self-defense or both.

    1. Seeprime said on August 31, 2023 at 10:07 pm

      Wow. Ghacks still hasn’t fixed the broken comments system where old comments from a different article appear. Sad to see you slowly turn to dust since the buyout.

      1. owl said on September 1, 2023 at 3:40 am


        For over two weeks now,
        I’ve been seeing “Comments” posted by subscribers appearing in different, unrelated articles.
        For the time being,
        it would be better to specify the “article name and URL” at the beginning of the post.

      2. Kirk said on September 19, 2023 at 3:08 pm

        This guns comment came up in the Pixel watch repair post and I was bewildered as to what was the connection between the two.

  8. gogo said on August 23, 2023 at 5:12 am

    goog = skynet
    “human beings” = \slaves\

  9. no said on August 23, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    This info is so NOT correct.
    I so do not want google in my life that I have NEVER downloaded chrome and I do NOT have ANY google accounts.
    My browser is set to clear all cookies, cache and history every time I close it, which is every day, and I still get these world takeover login prompts on every site I go to.
    So I CANT go to google accounts and turn it off.
    If this info were truly accurate I wouldnt be getting these pop ups AT ALL.

  10. John G. said on August 31, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks @Ashwin for the article! :]

  11. Scroogled said on September 1, 2023 at 11:31 pm

    Anyone who continues to use these big tech scum’s cloud services deserves what they get.

  12. Tom Hawack said on September 4, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Given Ghacks’ comments’ database problems I precise :
    I’m commenting the article “Google is in trouble with YouTube Shorts – gHacks Tech News” by Emre Çitak
    at []

    About the article’s question, “What do you think about YouTube Shorts?” (BTW first time I read here any other writer other than Martin Brinkmann directly asks the audience it’s opinion, and that’s just fine) :

    YouTube Shorts may suit smartphones (which I don’t use) but on a PC they are not my cup of tea, to put it mildly.
    From what I read a bit everywhere, opinions are shared : love or hate. For those who dislike many scripts and dedicated browser extensions have been developed to handle them (removal or redirect to standard video display).

    I don’ view YouTube videos on YouTube but via a Piped or a Piped-Material YouTube front-end instance and these offer on search results and on channels the option to view Videos-Shorts-Livestreams-Playlists-Channels ; well, I practically never open the ‘Shorts’ display. I don’t like shorts (except in summer, hmm), I dislike the concept, fast-videos after fast-food, fast, faster … to bring what? Emptiness, IMO

    Does that answer your question, @Emre Çitak :)

  13. ECJ said on September 4, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    I despise YouTube Shorts. So much in fact, I use custom adblock rules in Brave Shields to remove that crap.[href*=”shorts”])[href*=”shorts”])

    1. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 6:28 am

      There’s an extension for Firefox and Chrome browsers called “Youtube-shorts block”, re-opens the video in a normal window. :)

      ps. say NO to Shorts, it only encourage shooting vertical-videos which doesn’t go well with many desktop displays… except when shooting vertical objects, such as ahem… pretty ladies. :)

  14. RG said on September 4, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Page source shows that ghacks is still using WordPress as the platform. Knowing, more or less, how it works at the DB level I am not sure how one could mess up comments this badly. It is actually very difficult.

  15. John G. said on September 4, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Google is the big leader of everything. Indeed it can actually buy Amazon, Disney, Netflix, X and whatever other company. I wonder what could happen if Google starts to build airspace ships in order to conquer the Moon. I bet that Google would be the first to offer free WiFi at the Moon. Please fix the comments.

    This comment is inside the article:

  16. DC said on September 11, 2023 at 10:52 am

    This “analysis” is disappointingly shallow and trivial. Why not include other factors like job level, responsibilities, full-time/part-time, qualifications, etc.? Because the conclusions probably wouldn’t fit the current leftist/feminist narrative. You don’t find what you don’t look for.

  17. said on September 11, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Misleading statistics.

  18. Kris said on September 12, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    Wage should be based on the amount of time, works, thinking (brain > muscle), responsibilities etc

    Not skin pigmentation or your genitalia. There could be correlations, but not causations.

  19. Anonymous said on September 14, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    “Google maintains that it provides a superior product”

    That is also Mozilla’s official position in defense of Google against the people, on that question of search engine abuse of dominant position by Google.

    The funniest part is that not only it’s false regarding actual competitors, but even among not-actual-competitors there are meta-search engines that use exactly the same engine, just minus the tracking, so Google is clearly the inferior one compared to those already. But maybe what Google is saying is that it is the surveillance and bubbling that would make their engine superior. False again even without considering the damage those do.

  20. bruh said on September 15, 2023 at 10:17 am

    “Google increases Chromebook support to 10 years”

    I mean that’s great and all, but imagine using a browser-based, highly internet-dependent OS such as chrome. I’ve never used chromeOS but have seen it in person and read about it, just seems like ultra-limited user experience which relies on the concept that “most things can be done in a browser”.

  21. Anonymous said on September 15, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    What is there to support? It just a glorified web browser.

  22. Anonymous said on September 24, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    “Google launched Chromebooks in 2012 as low-cost devices and the company has had great success in the education world, especially in the United States.”

    Happy tracking for all those unsuspecting children. And help normalize surveillance for those young brains. Well done Google.

  23. Ich bin nur ein Verlierer said on September 27, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    No, AltaVista’s Search engine wasn’t difficult to use in the mid-nineties, and Yahoo didn’t own AltaVista either during the 1990s. Yahoo!, was a Web Directory. I was alive then and have actually used those engines, during that era, I should know if they were easy to use. So tell the angels what you’ve seen, scarecrow shadow on the Nazarene.

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