GBoard to Use AI In Order to Suggest GIFs, Emoji and Stickers
Google's GBoard application for Android devices is prepared to add a bit of smarts to the conversation. The latest version of the app will use artificial intelligence to suggest GIFs, emojis, and stickers. As people type, Google will scan for words that are commonly paired with GIFs, emoji or stickers. When it reads them, the "G" logo on the keyboard will light up, letting the user know that GIFs are available. Tapping on the "G" then takes users to a screen where they can choose from pre-selected GIFs, or search for a different one. Google says all the AI processing is done locally on the phone to ensure a quick experience. The new AI-assisted GIF suggestions are available globally in English starting today. Google hopes to expand to more languages over time.
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