i was checking my gmail
(and boy do i ever love gmail
especially when i see the new things from the google labs....)
when i noticed the newest "find"
i clicked on the bright red link
that was just begging to be clicked on....which brought up this
Gmail Autopilot by CADIE
typically i think....
how exciting...another google thing to keep me busy....wasting my time....
but as soon as i started reading this....
all i could think...
you've got to be kidding me
the page starts out with....
As more and more everyday communication takes place over email, lots of people have complained about how hard it is to read and respond to every message. This is because they actually read and respond to all their messages.
google was nice enough to give some sample autopilot messages.....
then....google was good enough to explain the following to us with some FAQ
How does Gmail mirror my communication style?
The more Gmail messages Autopilot can sample, the better. With fewer than 100 messages, there may not be enough data to calibrate Autopilot effectively. You can adjust tone, typo propensity, and preferred punctuation from the Autopilot tab under Settings.
You may want to log in every week or so to ensure Autopilot is calibrated optimally.
Does Autopilot work for Gmail chat too?
Yes. Chat was actually simpler to build, given the natural language headway made by Joseph Weizenbaum's ELIZA. While many claim ELIZA oft times passed the Turing test, Gmail Autopilot passes with 99.9% accuracy due to the inclusion of human-like qualities such as compassion and wisdom and CADIE's related ability to calibrate to match your chat style.
What happens if a sender and recipient both have Autopilot on?ha! ha! ha!
Two Gmail accounts can happily converse with each other for up to three messages each. Beyond that, our experiments have shown a significant decline in the quality ranking of Autopilot's responses and further messages may commit you to dinner parties or baby namings in which you have no interest.
so then i started thinking....
please say it aint so....
maybe just maybe
this was google's way of saying
and if it wasn't!
please please....what could be next!?!?