Emails contain enough artificial intelligence already

Published: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 12:01 a.m.Let’s look at the silly headlines: “Google’s new AI will reply to your emails so you don’t have to”: Hmm. OK, if you want to hand over the reading of your email to an “artificial intelligence,” as it is known, and in this case what Google calls a “smart reply tool,” go right ahead. Even if it doesn’t seem really intelligent, in reality. The tool is supposed to replace the “tedium” of replying to email. But since you have to read each artificial response, and quite possibly edit it, and then send it, it’s difficult to calculate how much time is saved, or tediousness averted. “Cops pull over Google driverless car — but not for speeding”: It was going too slow. Artificially slow. (24…


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