Google is expanding its AI-powered Smart Response feature to suggest responses to comments in Google Docs. It will start for all users in the coming weeks and will be turned on by default, although you can disable it. Tools> Preferences> Show smart answer suggestions..
This is the latest area claimed by Google’s AI Smart Answer and Smart Compose features. The latter is already available in Gdocs and elsewhere, while the former is prominently hidden in your Gmail inbox.
Reactions to these AI-powered features are different. Some enjoy the convenience of using AI to offer small verbal explanations that keep turning the wheels of the workplace easily (“That’s perfect, thank you!”). Lament their deadly effects on other languages and, if you are feeling particularly hyperbolic, on the human soul. Why think about what you’re saying to your peers if AI can fill in the gaps where your brain was?
For one, I’m just looking forward to a time when I no longer need to do my job, and my AI itself can communicate with my AI work colleagues, and I can go somewhere.