Google this week unveiled a new artificial intelligence integration for its Google Docs applications. The company says a new AI-powered grammar suggestion tool is coming to Docs for all G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise users.

Some G Suite users will already be familiar with the feature. Google released the tool in July last year for testers.

The idea behind the feature is to give customers an efficient way to see and remove grammatical errors in their Google Docs. However, the AI tool will not replace the existing spell checker but will instead work alongside it.

Google explains AI underlines grammatical errors in blue and users can edit them through a right-click. In the Tools menu, users are able to see all grammar and spelling errors and make relevant changes.

In a blog post, Vishnu Sivaji, Product Manager for G Suite, detailed the feature:

“Using machine translation, we are able to recognize errors and suggest corrections as work is getting done. We worked closely with linguists to decipher the rules for the machine translation model and used this as the foundation of automatic suggestions in your Docs, all powered by AI.”

Machine Learning

Sivaji says the UI has been trained and understands grammatical errors, such as common mistakes like the difference between “effect” and “affect”. Google says the AI will also help stop the incorrect use of prepositions in a sentence.

“Using machine translation, we are able to recognize errors and suggest corrections as work is getting done. We worked closely with linguists to decipher the rules for the machine translation model and used this as the foundation of automatic suggestions in your Docs, all powered by AI.”

AI-powered grammar suggestions will arrive on Google Docs for G Suite subscribers from March 5.