Google Wants To Use Artificial Intelligence: Google announced today that it’s ready to release Smart Reply, a machine learning program built into its Inbox by Gmail apps that will craft email responses for you.Google’s Inbox email app will soon be able to answer your emails, by suggesting a few short replies based on the content of the email you received, Google announced today in a blog post. The responses aren’t complex (yet), mainly consisting of phrases like “We’ll be there” or “I’ll check on it.”
Google will use Artificial Intelligence to Answer your Email:
The system also uses machine learning to figure out which emails need responding to—it won’t waste your time with newsletters or spam, the company promises. According to Google’s research department, the system is built on a system of neural networks—a machine learning system inspired by the way the human brain is wired. It’s similar to Google’s zany Deep Dream program, but instead of turning photos into crazy, dog-filled nightmares, this neural network works to figure out the sentiment of the emails you’re sent, parsing the difference between phrases like, “Are you free tomorrow?” and “Does tomorrow work for you?”
Google said the feature should be rolling out later in the week for both the Android and iOS versions of its Inbox by Gmail app. The company told Quartz that it had no plans to bring Smart Reply to the regular Gmail apps or Inbox website anytime soon.
Smart Reply seems to be part of an increased push at Alphabet, the recently formed holding company for Google and its offshoots, to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning to more of its core products. On Alphabet’s earnings call in October, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is “rethinking everything” around machine learning. A few days later, the company confirmed that it’s launching Rank Brain, a machine learning-based system to aid in the delivery of search results—the backbone of Google’s business. The company is also bringing machine learning to its Google Now smart assistant, and to voice search.
The most eye-catching experiment so far has been Google’s 6-year-old project developing cars that can drive without a driver at the steering wheel.
Google expectation is that this new “smart reply” feature will be popular when users are checking emails on smartphones which usually have smaller, touch-screen keyboards compared to personal computers.
The new feature is available to all consumers which include end users who uses the free version and also business houses who pay for using google applications customized for their work.