File managers these days are getting smarter, where they can anticipate the files or folders we access often, which in turn puts them in positions that are easier and quicker to access. This has been the case with Google Drive for a while now, but it looks like Google is now turning to AI to make it better.

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Dubbed “Priority”, this is a new feature announced by Google that will make “intelligent” file suggestions as well as organization. According to Google, “Using machine learning, we identify the files that are high-priority for you to work on. When you open the page, you’ll see those files, along with comments and suggested actions.”

It will also help with organization where the AI can sort files into various workspaces. “The Priority page also organizes files into workspaces. These let you gather a private set of working files for ongoing easy access. Adding files to a workspace doesn’t affect their storage location or permissions—it just aggregates files to help you find them faster.”

Unfortunately according to Google, Priority is currently in beta which means that it won’t be available to all users just yet, but it sounds promising and we expect that Google will eventually roll it out to more users.

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