gmail and AI

  • Google is adding a new AI-powered “top results” section to Gmail searches on smartphones.
  • The company said Friday it will be introduced to all mobile users in the coming weeks.
  • It’s the latest in a string of AI features announced for Google’s range of products and services.

Searches in Gmail are set to become more accurate as Google rolls out a new AI-related feature for smartphone users.

Alphabet said in a Friday blog post that mobile Gmail users will soon see a “top results” section when searching for old messages or attachments in their Gmail app.

The top results section will be assisted by Google’s machine learning algorithms, which the company said would use the search term, some recent emails, and other “relevant factors” with the aim of finding what a user is searching for.

In its blog post Google said the feature was “highly requested”, and said it will be rolling out to all Gmail mobile users over the next two weeks.

The post only mentions the mobile version of Gmail, so it’s unclear whether the “top results” feature will be added to the browser-based version.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider, made outside normal working hours.

The new feature is the latest example of Google’s recent commitment to introducing AI into its products.

The search giant announced several new AI features and services at its I/O developer conference in May – so much so that some employees joked internally about how often executives mentioned “AI” during the event.