Gmail autocomplete bug could confuse you into emailing the wrong person


Gmail has recently been experiencing an issue with autocomplete, which prioritized the wrong accounts, according to multiple reports from users

For example, you could start typing the address of someone with whom you’ve exchanged hundreds of emails, and Gmail autocomplete would offer an address of someone you emailed once or twice

TechCrunch first reported on the bug, finding several users who experienced it. Among them are investors Marc Andreessen and Sam Altman

The incipient malevolent human-murdering AI inside GMail just autocompleted an address I’ve emailed once over one I’ve emailed 10,000 times.

— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 22, 2015 Read more…

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