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    • Welcome to Cake, @anna0X πŸ™‚

      Over time, I seem to have adapted to Smart Compose in the same way you have. I dunno if polite is quite the word for me, although that's part of it. I am looking for fun & upbeat replies to email and I'm surprised at how often the suggestions are close enough that I can just hit the tab key.

      I was very worried about coming off as canned & corporate but the suggestions are surprisingly good. Does anyone know if it learns from your writing style to make its suggestions?

    • Does anyone know if it learns from your writing style to make its suggestions?

      It doesn't look like it--it keeps suggesting phrases with exclamation points, which I dislike and never use. I was prepared to hate it at once and turn it off, but I decided to try it for a while. I haven't quite decided whether it's saving me any time or not, but at least I have learned to dismiss it quickly when I care to. I can see how I would have liked it for routine business email.

    • Thanks Chris! :) Yes, it absolutely learns from you. It actually suggests your previous responses so it does sound like something you wrote, and not an automatically generated response. And it technically is something that you've written before πŸ˜‰

    • When I think about how much computing it must require to learn every person's writing style and offer suggestions in real time, my mind is completely blown. 🀯 It's like what they do with mapping directions and keeping current traffic conditions on so many of the world's roads.

      It looks like some people are noticing that the suggestions it makes are creepy good:

    • If there's one company that can afford the resources required to pull this off, it's obviously Google so I'm not at all surprised πŸ˜† It's not freaking me out either, it's like typing suggestions from keyboards like SwiftKey: it remembers what you type and suggests a word you often type after the one already typed. Google just does the same but with whole sentences and language processing must also be involved. The tech is there, and they are putting it to use.