On Tuesday Google announced that Inbox gets a Smart Reply revamp, with the email service now being able to compose replies for us.
Some emails require lengthy, complex and studied answers. However, there’s a number of emails which could well be answered with just a one line, short reply. Instead of bothering to compose it ourselves, the Smart Reply feature will be doing all the hard work.
It doesn’t work quite like the preset replies one has for text messages for instance. After analysing the content of the the email we just received, Smart Reply is able to write short answers in accordance with the content and present them. With just one tap we choose which is the most convenient. A second tap will send the Smart Reply-composed message to our interlocutor.
We must admit this is really useful. Acting as a type of personal assistant, Smart Reply makes use of machine learning to analyze email content. Inbox becomes an easier communication tool, saving a lot of time.
Taking into consideration that Inbox already knows to automatically differentiate between promotions, spam, reminders and emails that should be in the main box, it can now learn more of your behavior.
The more engaged we become to Smart Reply, the more it will learn about the type of short messages that we would send. Smart Reply suggestions are bound to improve in time. For some, outsourcing this task to a machine may sound a little dreadful. Nonetheless, Smart Reply will only be integrated in the Google Inbox mobile apps.
Google announced that Inbox gets a Smart Reply revamp, yet it will only feature on iOS and Android apps, and not desktop. Inbox was introduced by Google last year, with the main intention to ease access to email.
And organize it in a more coherent fashion so as to allow us smooth browsing. With Smart Reply, this is just a natural continuation of the Inbox service, meant to put machine learning to our use.
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