Email is a veritable treasury of potential applications for generative AI; therefore, verify your former Yahoo Mail address because Yahoo plans to add more AI capabilities.
Yahoo utilized Google Cloud’s AI platform to develop its generative AI capabilities. Previously, the features were only evaluated on iOS, but they are now available on web browsers.
The company announced the addition of a shopping feature called Shopping Saver, which identifies gift cards, discount codes, and store credits concealed in inboxes and assists in drafting messages to utilize these savings even after the purchase. According to Yahoo, Shopping Saver is “unique to Yahoo Mail.”
The senior vice president and general manager of Yahoo Mail, Josh Jacobson, said in a statement that Shopping Saver will “help users save time and money, making strides towards an assistive inbox.” According to the company, nearly half of American adults possess at least one inactive coupon code or gift card.
Other AI features include an enhanced search mode where users can ask questions or select from suggested prompts to find old emails instead of typing keywords, a writing assistant that guides users to choose the most appropriate tone for an email, and a message summary that highlights important information in an email.
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Generative AI-powered email has existed since the advent of ChatGPT. Microsoft added email summaries to Outlook, while Google added AI-assisted email writing.
Yahoo was one of the most prominent search and email engines during its prime. Verizon, the company’s previous owner, deleted all Yahoo Groups content in 2019, eradicating a significant portion of early 2000s-era discussions, photographs, and files. Apollo Global Management acquired Yahoo and AOL, formerly known as Verizon Media, for $5 billion and renamed Yahoo.
Source: The Verge