The new feature can reply to the questions such as 'When will be home?' or 'Are you at the restaurant?' the project is yet in the very beginning of its development, while Google is not expected to make the feature widely available to the outside testers than its Area 120.
According to the Area 120 announcement about the project, the plan is to offer support for Reply within a variety of mainstream chat apps, including Hangouts, Allo, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, Skype, Twitter DMs, and Slack. If, for example, a recipient gets an invitation to a party or a meeting, the AI will automatically interpret this and provide appropriate responses like "I'll be there", or "See you!" or something along those lines.
The new project is aptly named "Reply", which can be viewed as the mobile version of Google's Smart Reply feature that is available in Gmail and Allo.
The system is based on Smart Reply, which uses artificial intelligence to suggest one-line or quick responses to email in Gmail or Hangouts. That's Smart Reply in action, and it's going to start rolling out to chat platforms in the future.
First introduced in Gmail's Inbox, it gives users a choice of three responses to choose from based on the results of millions of email replies. Smart Reply functionality could save on-the-go workers time while improving collaboration.
A new app created by Google's Area 120 incubator called 'Reply, ' is now in beta and gives you smart reply options for most messaging services...
Vacation responder. Reply can check your calendar and tell people if you're not working.
'What if replying were literally one tap away?
As well as single-tap responses Google is planning to enable automatic replies, for example letting people know when you are busy and can't get to your phone.
Beyond automated replies, Reply is getting brand-new features that make it even more aware of certain situations.