SwiftKey Neural uses machine learning for a better, smarter Android keyboard

Igor Bonifacic October 8, 2015 6:34pm SwiftKey’s latest keyboard may represent the future of smartphone typing. Dubbed SwiftKey Neural, the app takes advantage of advances in machine learning and neural networks to create a keyboard that is better able to predict the next set of words a user intends to type. Neural does this by looking at the words you’ve already written to infer possible meaning — this is in contrast to the mainline release of SwiftKey which simply suggests words you’ve used a lot in the past. So, let’s say you start typing “Let’s meet at the”, Neural will suggests words like “office” and “airport” because they fit the context of the sentence that’s currently written. The current release of Neural is rough, and missing several features that make…


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