back to article We know what you want to write: Google injects more AI into G Suite

Google is adding AI features to its G Suite for business, using neural network processing for grammar-checking, spelling autocorrect driven by Google Search, and spelling suggestions tailored by words used in your organisation. The love-it-or-hate-it Smart Compose, already implemented in Gmail, is now in beta for Google Docs. …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Gmail predictive text isn't so bad. Sometimes you need to work with people who have jobs where they think that sending and receiving inane emails and touching each others bases is the most important thing, and measure your performance based on whether you reply promptly to their inane missives rather than actually fixing things.

    Often gmail will almost totally write the whole thing for you - "Absolutely Mr TwatMungler, I totally agree. Lets touch base next week and have a status update then." is great, they go away happy and purring because of your attentiveness, even though you've actually just agreed to not even think about what they asked about for another week.

    Happy days.

  2. Pete 2

    Here is the news

    > Machine learning requires a large number of examples

    And luckily many media outlets already have a large number of examples.

    I wonder if anyone would notice if all the back editions of The Daily Mail or The Guardian (being two of the more predictable newspapers) was fed into this things learning algo. Then each evening the respective editor could just type in a few keywords and out pops the next day's edition.

    It could be that the only difference is the lack of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.

  3. Doogie Howser MD

    C'mon Microsoft

    This is your big chance to bring us a cloud enabled version of Clippy. This time with AI.

  4. Mage Silver badge


    You don't have to use Google Docs or Gmail client. Yet.

    I hope these "features" can be turned off for those that do use these privacy busting tools that need the Internet, I hope too that they use good examples, expertly curated or it will be rubbish. They do know there are different English forms (National, Ethnic, formal, fiction, dialogue, etc)?

    We don't need Google. The Internet doesn't need Google. Google totally depends on us, the Internet and lack of regulation, or they'd go bust.

  5. vtcodger Silver badge

    And thus ...

    And thus did the phrase, "I'll have our bots e-message your bots" enter the language.

    It won't be all that long before humans will be excluded from the process entirely and computers will spend the next 300,000,000 years chatting cheerfully and interminably with one another.

    OTOH, it's not clear that anything of importance will be lost thereby.

  6. Mike 137 Bronze badge

    If you need this ...

    you really shouldn't be writing anything. We already have journalists writing to satisfy ranking bots rather than their readership. Now we potentially have some faceless behemoth writing all our correspondence and reports for us. Let's all go out and shoot ourselves and let the automata take over the planet. They can then all write to each other, the rankings will rocket and the few remaining middlemen will maximally profit.

  7. Lawrie-aj

    A story using autocorrect.

    Recently I decided to switch from the HTC sense keyboard to a Google one as I wanted access to emojis.

    I usually have predictive text and autocorrect turned off because they are a PITA. Just for a time, I decided to leave them turned on, but I get very tired of having to reread many times whatever I am writing so as to pick up the autocorrect mistakes.

    Fuck it. I decided. I will write a story accepting everything that is suggested. Herewith is the result. Make sense of it if you can. There is a prize for the first person to decipher it.

    The autocorrect story.

    This is a story about autocorrect and the things is does and doesn't do. The main character or protected is Autocorrect. Autocorrect started out life as …… well nothing much really. A glmer in something mind. An I'd. A description to finalize do away with misspellings. Correct spelling language for everyone. Never mind would words be misspellings. Bannister forever, cast into the more of history, there to rotate and be forgotten.

    Clear, concise and people speller words would enable world peaceful. Missoula commas, appointment and Tull stopped would be a think of the last.

    Proportional comments would be available to all with no fear that they would be riding or oil for their poorly Spell.

    But Autocorrect was one of a pair of two. Autocorrect had any event twins named Autowrong.

    Auto wrong was on its ways likes the Dec. Cast our from Her by God's onto the pot of water damnation.

    For Saw that the World wasn't her readymade for proper spelling language. Good was stills store about the Towers of Ban. Andrew it's likes the mayhem whichever it's wrought NY display the people into the Second Trip, nine able too understand The other.

    So Automatically was born to could the good that's AutoCAD might do.

    Automatic true as hard as it's couldn't today the eight Andrew wrong if there humans. But Automatically was definitely interested attached items task and confidential to are all of them too Work of Air.

    And so we come to the end of this sorry tale. Like Clippy before it, Autocorrect was a great success as a failure.

  8. BGatez Bronze badge

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