Google has begun the roll-out of its Magic Compose beta feature, an AI tool designed to assist users in composing text messages. This feature, powered by Google's ChatGPT-inspired AI chatbot, Bard, enables users to adjust their text tone in seven styles, including Remix, Excited, Chill, Shakespeare, Lyrical, Formal, and Short. However, it's currently available only on Android phones with RCS-enabled US SIM cards.
One concern raised with Magic Compose is its need to send up to "20 previous messages" to Google's servers for generating conversationally relevant suggestions. Google states that these messages, along with emojis, reactions, and URLs, aren't stored or used for training machine learning models.
Magic Compose is among the numerous AI-powered features announced at Google's recent I/O event. Google is also unveiling its Search Generative Experience features to some US users, providing summarised answers at the top of search results.
Notably, Microsoft has already introduced a similar tone-adjusting feature with its Swiftkey keyboard app, allowing a broader application across multiple apps, compared to Google's Magic Compose, which is currently limited to Google Messages.
Source: Tech Desk article summarized by OpenAI's GPT-4.