Gmail is making spam filters extra wicked smart by utilizing its artificial neural network technology. Artificial Neural Networks are computers that essentially mimic the brain and allow computers to "learn." In this case, the AI network will learn what the account owner considers as spam by using information gathered from the "Report spam" and "Not spam" functions.

In a blog post, this is how Google talks about the new AI intelligence, which they call "Inceptionism":

If a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.


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