Smart Compose, one of Google’s more controversial features is making the jump from Gmail to Docs.
Smart Compose is an AI-driven feature that Google unveiled last year. The feature was built on Smart Reply and uses machine learning to suggest words while composing an email. Many language generation models suggest words based on the preceding word. Smart Compose goes beyond that, looking at the email subject line and the preceding email, if you’re replying to one.
Google is now beginning the process of integrating Smart Compose into Docs. Smart Compose for Docs will analyze your past writing to make suggestions that match your style.
At the moment, the feature is only available in beta, only for business users and requires an administrator to sign up. Google has not yet said whether the feature will eventually be available for all consumers, or only G Suite users.
Smart Compose in Gmail has been extremely popular among some users, with notable individuals like Mark Cuban swearing by it. There’s just as many, however, who hate the feature. It will be interesting to see how well it is received as it is integrated into other applications.