Grammarly Writing Tool Adds AI-Based Auto Composition Feature to Toolkit
To begin with, let me assure you that this article is not being written by an algorithm. But if you have been paying attention, you know that AI has been made available that can write text and more. And that text is hard to differentiate from human-written text.
After ChatGPT and Bing AI saw so much interest it is maybe the perfect time for Grammarly to step into the spotlight. If you write for a living or for fun you probably use Grammarly. In my case quite often. A piece from engadget.com tells us about the venture the text-correcting company has planned.
Grammarly announced today that it’s (unsurprisingly) diving into the generative AI fray. GrammarlyGo is an upcoming set of auto-composition features to help the AI proofreading software keep up with the many companies adding the ChatGPT API (or different generative AI backends) to their products.
GrammarlyGo can use context like voice, style, purpose, and where you’re writing to determine its approach. So, for example, it can spit out email replies, shorten passages, rewrite them for tone and clarity, brainstorm, or choose from one-click prompts — all while adhering to your company’s voice or other provided context. In addition, since Grammarly’s desktop service can pop up in any text field on your computer, its generative writing could be slightly more convenient than competitors (like Notion or Gmail’s Smart Compose) that require you to visit an app or website. The company says GrammarlyGo will be enabled by default for individuals, and you can toggle it in settings.
The nice thing about GammerlyGO is it will be included in the price of a regular Grammarly subscription. While it’s not out just yet, the company expects to have it available in April.
Grammarly justifies the feature’s existence by saying most people’s writing can be better and faster.
“Individuals today spend too much time trying to communicate in the right way, while poor communication is draining business productivity and performance,” the company wrote in an announcement post. “GrammarlyGO will address this problem by quickly generating highly relevant text with an understanding of personal voice and brand style, context, and intent — saving people and businesses time while accounting for their unique needs.”
As author Will Shanklin puts it: “I’m unsure what to make of a world where nobody writes anything but prompts for machines, but that increasingly appears to be where we’re headed.”
read more at engadget.com
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