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Google Docs to have AI-powered grammar checker

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Jakarta  /  Fri, July 27, 2018  /  06:30 pm
Google Docs to have AI-powered grammar checker

The feature is currently only available through Google’s Early Adopter Program, but a wider availability for all Google Docs users will soon follow. (Shutterstock/File)

An AI-powered algorithm that scans your Google Docs for grammar mistakes could spare you some embarrassment in the future, or make matters worse, depending on its machine-learning qualities and your grammar skills.

The grammar checker is powered by an algorithm that can recognize errors and suggest corrections as someone types, reports TechCrunch.

It is currently only available through Google’s Early Adopter Program, but wider availability for all Google Docs users will follow soon.

Google is said to apply a machine-translation approach in the grammar checker, something the company has used with its Google Translate service – though not without some hiccups.

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“For example, in language translation, you take a language like French and translate it into English. Our approach to grammar is similar. We take improper English and use our technology to correct or translate it into proper English. What’s nice about this is that the language translations is a technology we have a long history of doing well,” said David Thacker, vice president of Google’s G Suite product management.

The repeated use of a translation-based approach strongly shows Google’s forging confidence and power to push the use of artificial intelligence in its services. (anm/kes)