Google’s AI for Assistive Writing

There are some notes on God’s word in a new AI editing tool.

You might occasionally need some assistance with your writing in order to spot and eliminate extraneous words, repetitions, or other grammatical errors. Grammarly and other similar programs can help find them and suggest corrections. However, if you use Google Docs for all of your writing assignments, third-party grammar checkers can quickly turn into both an extra tool and an additional expense. Thankfully, Google Docs is introducing a new set of writing assistance tools that can significantly enhance your writing. You can read more about these new Google Docs assistive writing features in this article, along with tips on how to use them.What are the assistive writing features in Google Docs?

With an emphasis on word choice, active voice, conciseness, and inclusive language, Google Docs’ assistive writing features are a set of tone and style suggestions that can help you write better. Because Google Docs reads what you write, this is possible. The new Google Docs assistive writing features were revealed in a blog post by Google Workspace Updates in March.

How Do the Assistive Writing Features in Google Docs Work?

For instance, Google Docs will underline the word in purple if it finds it to be a poor word choice in your document. When you hover your cursor over the highlighted word, a prompt with a replacement word will show up. Additionally, a brief excerpt that sets the context for the suggested alternative word will be shown. You only need to click on the suggested word to accept it. Once you agree, the word warning and the purple underline will vanish, leaving you with a well-written, succinct, and powerful phrase or sentence.Simply click the “x” button in the suggestion box’s upper right corner to reject a suggestion. The purple flag will vanish if you do this.

You wouldn’t be the first person to find incorrect autocorrect prompts annoying, but Google is embracing its AI-backed writing assistance by introducing “assistive writing” for its Business, Enterprise, and Education packages. The new function seeks to enhance language usage and effectiveness while highlighting any potentially offensive language.

In order to find numerous “improvements,” a couple of Motherboard editors decided to read through the King James Bible and Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech after becoming upset by the automatically enabled tool.


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