Improved Spelling And Grammar Corrections In G Suite

Google has improved the spelling and grammar corrections available for G Suite users. Using artificial intelligence, Gmail can make spelling suggestions as well point out grammar issues. Spelling mistakes will be updated automatically, while grammar suggestions will appear inline, although they won’t be fixed automatically. Unlike spelling, grammar is often disagreed about among linguists, according to a blog post from Google.

For both spelling and grammar checks, neither administrators nor users need to take any actions— the updates will occur automatically. The feature can also be disabled if the user wishes. Currently, autocorrection is only available in English. Vishnu Sivaji, Product Manager at G Suite, wrote in the blog post,

“Using machine translation, we are able to recognize errors and suggest corrections as work is getting done. We worked closely with linguists to decipher the rules for the machine translation model and used this as the foundation of automatic suggestions in your Docs, all powered by AI.”

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G Suite Grammar and Spelling Updates
G Suite Grammar and Spelling Updates

Grammarly Competes With G Suite

One of G Suite’s grammar and spell check competitors is Grammarly, a free extension that correct complex grammatical errors for about 22 million Chrome users. In February of 2018, Grammarly had to issue a quick fix for a “high severity” bug that would have allowed website to access many important documents, history, and logs from Grammarly users. Tavis Ormandy, a Google Zero researcher, identified the bug, which was leaking authentication tokens. However, Grammarly quickly fixed the issue on its extensions for both Chrome and Firefox. No user information was compromised, according to Grammarly.

Moving forward, Grammarly will be monitoring its extensions and apps for any unusual activity, they told Gizmodo in an interview. Similar to G Suite’s recent update, Grammarly is powered by artificial intelligence. It’s available not only in G Suite, but also in Microsoft Outlook, Facebook Messengers, Yahoo mail, Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, and more.

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At Degreed.com, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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