SwiftKey is one of the most popular third-party keyboard that is available on Android and iOS, and it looks like the company has got an even more interesting product up its sleeves. SwiftKey just announced a new keyboard, the “world’s first smartphone keyboard software that uses networks to predict and correct your typing”.
Called SwiftKey Neural Alpha, the keyboard is smarter than before, and is able to make a more meaningful word suggestion based on your sentence. SwiftKey says that the app uses neural networks, “a subfield of artificial intelligence inspired by the structure and operation of the human brain”.
This means that the keyboard can understand the relationship between words and suggest the next word based on what you are typing. For example, when you type “It might take a…”, the current SwiftKey will make suggestions like “few”, “look”, and “while”, but with Neural Network Model, it will suggest words like “little”, “while”, and “few”.
Currently available for download on the Play Store, SwiftKey Neural Alpha is still in its experimental phase, and supports English only. For those who wish to try it out, it supports all Android devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat and above, so download and try it out.