Google brings its Smart Compose feature to Google Docs. This means G Suite users will be provided with writing suggestions outside of their inbox with AI support. Currently, however, only domain administrators can sign up for the beta.
The search giant originally unveiled Smart Compose last year after Gmail's previous Smart Reply feature. Smart Reply suggests short replies to emails, while Smart Compose is more annoying and actively suggests how to finish your next sentence.
The feature uses Google's machine learning models to suggest ways to analyze your past writes and personalize their prompts. In Gmail, you can turn this feature off in Settings. Theoretically, this means that Smart Compose writes a bit like She though most of his suggestions in practice play it safe. A big step for the tool, where the AI's automatic suggestions come with a wider choice Styles are called into question. While emails tend to be more action-oriented ("Are you interested in X?", "Come to Y", "Please, please, please keep your mouth shut"), Google Docs is everything else ̵
First, however, Google limits the reach of Smart Compose and is aimed exclusively at companies. Smart Compose for Docs is only available in beta and English only. Only domain administrators can volunteer for testing. (If you are, you can sign up here.)
Smart Compose will hopefully be more widely available in documents in the future. Although many people do not seem to like Smart Compose and Smart Reply, they are certainly one of Google's most intriguing new tools in recent years. This indicates a future in which automated systems are becoming increasingly useful in everyday typing tasks.