Google bring more AI to Gmail with Smart Compose

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Gmail a year ago also introduced Smart Reply on mobile, and rolled it out to desktop last month.

At Google I/0, the company unveiled a new component called "Smart Compose" which uses artificial intelligence to draft emails from scratch.

Smart Compose uses AI to figure out what you're trying to talk about and suggest words and even full phrases, like autocorrect on steroids. This feature makes Google's machine learning smarts take a crack at guessing what you're about to type - and offering to type it for you. The new function won't just help you get over the menial task of email writing though. Smart Compose will also offer relevant contextual phases such as "Have a great weekend" if it is Friday. It should minimize the possibility of grammatical or spelling mistakes. Moreover, if you are willing to switch back to the original Gmail, uncheck the box.

The feature builds on last year's Smart Reply, which appeared on the Gmail mobile app last year.

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Google expects to add these new features to Photos in the next few months. Otherwise, you can ignore and continue to type as usual. Gmailers can use it now as well by heading to Settings then hitting "Try the new Gmail".

Pichai credited the new AI features to Google's investment in computational powers. If you want to request for money, you just need to select Request Money option from the same menu by selecting the Attach option.

The recent Gmail redesign is still fresh in everyone's minds and I'm still playing around with it. Google isn't done with its signature email, however. Going to the general tab in your settings reveals a new "experimental access" section.

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