Smart Reply: Google enlists machine learning to help you robo-reply to email

Google’s Smart Reply feature analyzes incoming email with an encoder, then uses a decoder to craft potential replies. (Google image) Weary of spambots, robo-calls and Twitter bots? Google is coming out with an artificial-intelligence tool that’s on your side for a change: Smart Reply, a feature that’s built into its Inbox app for Android and iOS.Smart Reply is designed to take the thumbwork out of replying to email on a mobile device. “I get a lot of email, and I often peek at it on the go with my phone. But replying to email on mobile is a real pain, even for short replies,” Greg Corrado, a senior research scientist at Google, writes on the company’s research blog. “What if there were a system that could automatically determine if an…


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