Is There Place to Hide From AI Left? Google Reportedly Reads Our Gmail Letters and Monitors Google Docs Looking for Grammar Mistakes

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Google Docs will now use AI based on the machine learning mechanism to search for grammar mistakes, Mashable reports.

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Our Google Docs are now officially read by other people

The testing of the new function has already begun, for now, it’s available only for English. As the developers assure, the new tool is able to identify both basic grammatical errors like the use of prepositions, and larger problems with the structure of the clauses, including misuse of subordinate clauses.

Essentially, the new tool is a machine translation algorithm that can recognize errors and offer corrections as you type. In the future, Google AI will learn to identify and correct more complex problems in the text, the developers say. However, it is not yet clear how well the new tool will work in the real world.

Source: Google

A representative of Google explained that this would help the users with the translation for sure. As an example, he showed the text in French that should be translated into English. The grammar approach in both languages is similar, but the English text will definitely have some mistakes, but the new Google system is here to help them fix.

“Our AI can catch several different types of corrections, from simple grammatical rules like how to use articles in a sentence (like “a” versus “an”), to more complicated grammatical concepts such as how to use subordinate clauses correctly. Machine learning will help improve this capability over time to detect trickier grammar issues,” Google wrote in a blog post.

“In addition to autocompleting common phrases, Smart Compose can insert personalized information like your office or home address, so you don’t need to spend time in repetitive tasks.” Google writes. “And best of all, it will get smarter with time—for example, learning how you prefer to greet certain people in emails to ensure that when you use Smart Compose you sound like yourself.”

Creepy, isn’t it?

Who even needs to type anymore?

Source: Google

Third-party developers might be reading your emails 

Wall Street Journal report described how third-party developers might be reading our emails on Gmail. Google didn’t wait and responded with a blog post, stating they do anything possible to ensure our safety and privacy.

“…no one at Google reads your Gmail, except in very specific cases where you ask us to and give consent, or where we need to for security purposes, such as investigating a bug or abuse.” So, technically. our emails are read and can be read anytime Google wants.

Google Docs monitoring

About a year ago,  millions of documents saved on Google Docs were blocked and reported as inappropriate. No matter the bug is fixed, a lot of users claimed they would not use Google Docs service anymore.

One of the users replied to Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet about the threat of Tech Giants suggesting to stop using Google Docs: “Don’t use Google Docs to write things. If Big brother google decides they don’t like what you’re writing, then they can strike it with TOS.”

Rachael Bale – reporter on wildlife crime for National Geographic – says she has never used Google Docs for any sensitive information: “I like to use Google Docs for drafts because my editor and I can work together in real time, but this kind of monitoring is creepy.”


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Is There Place to Hide From AI Left? Google Reportedly Reads Our Gmail Letters and Monitors Google Docs Looking for Grammar Mistakes
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