Google to Charge $30 per Month for Duet AI in Workspace

Google has announced that it will start charging enterprises $30 per month for each user of its Duet AI productivity tool. Duet AI is an AI-powered assistant that can help users with tasks such as writing emails, taking meeting notes, and creating presentations.

The new pricing plan will go into effect on January 1, 2024. Enterprises that already have Duet AI will be grandfathered in at the current price of $10 per month per user until their contracts expire.

Google says that the new pricing plan reflects the value that Duet AI brings to businesses. The company claims that Duet AI can save businesses an average of 20 hours per week per user.

Some businesses may be hesitant to pay the new price for Duet AI. However, Google argues that the tool can help businesses save money in the long run by reducing the need for human labor.

The move to charge for AI enhancements reflects the growing importance of AI in the workplace and the potential for significant revenue growth. However, it remains to be seen how many businesses will be willing to pay the $30 per user per month fee.