Can Gmail Make You Smart?

While it certainly can’t, it can somehow make your life simpler. Here’s what you need to know about Gmail’s Smart Reply feature.

It’s basically advancement from Google that involves artificial intelligence – a concept that aims to make one’s life easier, faster and more convenient.

If you’re going to ask me, I can simply put it as an auto-correct tool but instead of correcting words, it’s predicting what your reply might be. This certainly gives me the Black Mirror chills, don’t you think? If you haven’t watched Black Mirror yet, you’re definitely missing something.

Kidding aside, this technology advancement would be a big help especially for people whose lives depend on answering their emails 24/7.


So what is Gmail Smart Reply and how does it work?

This feature is exclusive to Gmail’s mobile app, which uses machine learning to generate appropriate responses for the users to choose from.

It looks something like this:


The set of replies will depend on the user’s common responses. It will pull out three appropriate answers all determined by Gmail Smart Reply.

You might be thinking, what does this have to do with me? Or why is it that important? Let me tell you, in this fast-phased, changing world, one click can make all the difference.

Imagine getting stuck in tons of work and your spouse, boss, etc sent you an email – with three replies to choose from in just a click? That would save a lot of time. Also, you’d be spared from the entire nagging session you might be getting if you happen to forget to reply to your spouse – or your boss. See how Google’s trying to cover your back? *wink*

Bottom line, Google is staying true to their mission of creating products that uses machine learning to ease our lives. So why not make use of it? It’s readily available for you anyway.

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