Report9 : Google has introduced a new concept of “automated reply” with a new tool which is part of an update to Google’s Inbox app for managing and organizing mail.
The new tool aims to write artificially intelligent responses to your email.
Google’s latest feature which was announced Tuesday is an example of machines taking over some of the tasks typically handled by humans.
Google says that the feature, which is due to launch later this week, will work like this: when you receive an email, Smart Reply will “read” the content of it and select three basic responses at the bottom of the screen for a quick response.
And for those emails that require a bit more thought, it gives you a jump start so you can respond right away,” writes Bálint Miklós, a software engineer at Google who worked on the service. That jump start comes in the form of the short phrases that Inbox suggests at the bottom of the screen for the automatic reply, which then become the start of your response.
The more frequently you ‘use’ the feature, the more the app learns. For instance, if you hardly choose “Yes, please send me more information!” when replying to a particular person, it’s unlikely to appear as a suggestion when that person writes again.
The new “smart reply” feature by Google is specifically targeted to come of use when people are checking emails on smartphones equipped with smaller touch-keyboards.
Google says it has created a program that identifies which incoming emails merit quick responses and then figures out the appropriate wording.
The new feature is available to all consumers.