No more cluttered inboxes. Gmail may soon answer emails for you

Gmail may soon automatically reply to your email messages. Google has released a technology that is moving somewhat in that direction. This new artificial intelligence system will take you one step closer to Inbox Zero. On 3 November, Google said that it was about to release the Smart Reply, a machine learning program built directly into the Gmail app Inbox. It is enlisting the company’s artificial neural networks to craft the replies. While it won’t be anything like we saw in Spike Jonze’s Her, it is the closest we’ve ever gotten. Also read As Wired’s Cade Metz explains, “The system uses what is called a long short-term-memory, or LSTM, neural network. Essentially, this is a neural net that exhibits something akin to human memory. It can remember the beginning of…


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