Google is putting a different twist on the concept of “automated reply” with a new tool that aims to write artificially intelligent responses to your email.
The technology is part of an update to Google’s Inbox app for managing and organizing email. The feature announced Tuesday is the latest example of Google’s effort to teach machines how to take over some of the tasks typically handled by humans.
In this instance, Google says it has created a program that identifies which incoming emails merit quick responses and then figures out the appropriate wording.
The new feature is available to all consumers who use the free version of Inbox, as well as the more than 2 million businesses who pay for Google’s suite of applications designed for work.