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Apple is Working on a new Predictive Keyboard AI for Better Word Accuracy

 - Sep 28, 2018
References: machinelearning.apple & venturebeat
AI technology is already being used to some degree in smartphone keyboards, but Apple is now testing a new predictive keyboard that taps AI to read whole documents. Based on the challenge of teaching a machine to use all of a document's content, this new predictive keyboard aims to be incredibly accurate when suggesting what words someone will type next.

While current predictive text AIs use a combination of narrow and local context, this new predictive keyboard AI relies on "global semantic context." This leads to better results when predicting words to use and takes in semantics, context, and style into its suggestions. The program is still under development, as Apple needs to continue to teach its AI, but it is making progress. The ultimate goal is to further the capabilities of AI in understanding how to read and assess text.