One of the announcements this week at Google I/O ’17 was the addition of Smart Reply to Gmail. This one-tap feature allows you to reply to an email quickly and without having to type anything in response. It is a feature that has been in Google Inbox for some time now and it appears that users of the Gmail app on Android are starting to see it show up. If you aren’t familiar with Smart Reply, here is how it works at a high level.
Using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, the email you receive is interrogated for information – Is there a question? Is there a date or time? Those kinds of things. If such an item is found in the email, you will see a selection of replies to that question at the bottom of the page. Just tap the appropriate response and a new email pane is opened. Tap send and you are done. That’s it.