Google Can't SpellCheck Worth Shit, But Is Introducing "Artificial Intelligence" to Their Email?

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    Nov 03, 2015 8:37 PM GMT
    Is Gogole's "artificial Intelligence" to be the intelligence of a 6 year old?

    Gmail must have the worst spellchecker ever employed by a tech company - (for example, in my experience, it can almost never come up with a reasonable guess for a word that begins with the wrong letter.)

    Really? Artificial Intelligence to create "smart" answers to emails, when they don't even know how to spell in English?

    Does microsoft hold a patent on all the reasonable spellchecking algorithms?

    It makes me wonder - if Google can't spell check in English - how bad are they in the other languages they put their products out in?
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    Nov 04, 2015 3:30 PM GMT
    the company name "Google" was itself from inception was a spelling error. Just and incredible effort for a situation that is good enough.
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    Nov 05, 2015 3:39 AM GMT
    Are you sure it's not your browser that's got the bad spell check?
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    Nov 05, 2015 5:19 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAre you sure it's not your browser that's got the bad spell check?

    No definitely is gmail.
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    Nov 29, 2015 6:10 AM GMT
    Update:

    Today I typed "cwents" in gmail, when I meant to type "cents."

    Google's spellcheck did not offer "cents" as a possible word, but, owing, I guess, to the sexual revolution, Google did offer the word cunts as a possible word.

    Would have made an interesting message - "the price was 79 cunts." Maybe google just knows that I am a male, and should have cunts on the brain, and would not have offered that choice of word if google thought I was female.