Google Inbox can now use machine learning to reply to e-mails for you

Google Inbox, Google’s new-age e-mail client that lives alongside Gmail, can now respond to messages for you. The feature is called “Smart Reply,” and for e-mails that only need a quick response, Inbox will generate three short replies you can pick from and send. The feature is a lot like the canned quick replies found on some messaging apps, but it’s also a lot smarter than those systems. The three possible replies are generated by a deep neural network geared for natural language processing—basically a high-tech chatbot powered by the Google Cloud. Google’s servers will scan your e-mails, generate three short responses, and stick them at the bottom of the screen or just above the keyboard. It’s like a second tier of auto correct, only for short responses. Tapping on a response will add it to…


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