Google’s Proofread: AI-Driven Typing Accuracy in One Tap

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3 min readJun 20, 2024

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Gboard, Google’s keyboard for mobile devices, utilizes statistical decoding to offer a smooth typing experience. It features both automatic and manual error correction capabilities, ensuring user-friendly interactions. Leveraging the impressive capabilities of Large Language Models (LLMs), Gboard enhances sentence- and paragraph-level corrections, revolutionizing the typing experience.

In a new paper Proofread: Fixes All Errors with One Tap, a Google research team introduces Proofread, an innovative Gboard feature powered by a server-side LLM. This feature allows for seamless sentence and paragraph corrections with a single tap. Launched on Pixel 8 devices, it benefits thousands of users daily.

The system comprises four key components: data generation, metrics design, model tuning, and model serving.

For Data Generation: a sophisticated error synthesis framework generates datasets by incorporating common keyboard errors to simulate user input. Additional steps…

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