E-mail Utilities

Google disabled some smart suggestions in Gmail due to gender bias in AI

Autocorrect mistakes can be hilarious. There are sites dedicated solely to laughing at other people's texting mishaps. It's a humorous reminder of the old phrase, "Do you want something done right, or do you want it done fast?"

Google's "Smart Compose" feature in Gmail uses AI to auto-complete a user's sentences for quicker emailing. The time-saving tool ran into problems when the AI began assuming gender was associated with certain words.

In January, one of Google's research scientists discovered the problem when... Read More &raquo

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How Google Sidebar wants to make you more productive

After Gmail's August update, users saw a few changes to their inboxes. One of the bigger ones was the addition of Google Sidebar.

The Sidebar is similar to the Samsung Edge's ability to swipe for a drawer of your frequently used apps. The sidebar also shows up other Google productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets, and Calendar.

The new right-side panel houses Google Calendar, Keep, and Tasks and offers the potential to add other apps. Taking advantage of the apps in Sidebar... Read More &raquo

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Google's new Contacts web app will be the only option for business users in 2019

Google announced that it's planning to completely replace its old G Suite Contacts with a newer version over the next few months.

The update looks less like Google's red-themed Gmail and more like the minimalist interface of Outlook.

The new Google Contacts has been in the works since 2015. The company said the new Contacts will be the only version available to users after February 12, 2019, and the change will take place in three stages.

1. Changes to admin-controlled... Read More &raquo

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