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Google Docs' AI grammar suggestions for all G Suite users

Google Docs AI grammar suggestions for all G Suite users
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Google revealed an AIpowered grammar checker for Docs and other G Suite apps, in mid of the year 2018, but at that time it was solely available to select business users and could only be activated via a company administrator

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HIGHLIGHTS
Google disclosed an AI-powered grammar checker for Docs and other G Suite apps
 It is very similar to Google’s spellcheck existing functions
 At present, the functionality is only available to paid customers of G Suite
 In future even wider release expected

Google revealed an AI-powered grammar checker for Docs and other G Suite apps, in mid of the year 2018, but at that time it was solely available to select business users and could only be activated via a company administrator. Which was actually disabled by default.

Now, the tech giant has made an announcement that the feature is rolling out to all customers who use G Suite Basic, Business, or Enterprise services which at present cost is $5, $10, or $25 per month respectively.

From today onwards these users will find “inline, contextual grammar suggestions in their documents as they type”, very similar to Google’s spellcheck existing functions in its ecosystem, but in its place with a squiggly blue line beneath a grammatically incorrect or dubious phrase.

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The technology can catch errors varying from the commonly mistaken usage of “affect” versus “effect”, to more difficult rules when it comes to the tense of verbs and correct preposition usage.

In order to accomplish this, Google has fabricated a model using machine translation and then checked the AI-created rules with linguists to make sure it's precise in its suggestions. Given that the model is powered by artificial intelligence, it also means that it has the ability to learn and improve the more it’s used.

Currently, the functionality is only available to paid customers of G Suite, its spread is probably a hint that it will sooner or later make its way to an even wider release for all free users of the service, but yet we don’t have any indication of when exactly that might happen.

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