Unleashing GPT-4's eye: From recognizing wildflowers to accurately naming books in your library, AI now not only reads text but sees and understands the visual world around us!
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Learn about our AI-based document remixing tool featured in our AI Grantwriting course, This feature will be integrated into our in-house AI platform this winter.
In this article, we share some of the lessons learned from our recent "AI & Library Grantwriting" workshop series, including techniques for adapting writing techniques and some "recipes" for AI-assisted grantwriting.
My first review of the new OpenAI Dall-E v3 image generator tool, including testing for copyright infringement.
Ever heard of "token limits" in the AI world? Here's what that means and a bunch of examples!
Ever thought of AI-assisted book clubs? Dive into how ChatGPT can transform your reading group, from sparking dynamic discussions to decoding challenging vocab. Explore the possibilities and pitfalls of this AI integration in libraries!
Banning books is bad. Using inaccurate tools like ChatGPT to justify banning books is bad and shows a spectacular misunderstanding of how these tools work.
At a recent AI library integration workshop, attendees were introduced to Canva's "Magic Design" tool, which auto-generates presentations based on a user's topic description, combining draft text and stock images. While not perfect, this feature offers a promising start for those looking for quick presentation drafts, and users can easily customize the generated slides to better fit their needs.
There are a lot of companies working on AI-based products and services right now. In our AI workshops for public librarians, we primarily use tools from OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. But we also stay up-to-date on the other players, including Google.
As of today, we still view OpenAI's GPT-4 as the most useful general AI model, whether proprietary or open source. Lots of AI-based products and services, including our own PLAID training app, are built around OpenAI's models. But Google has recently announced a push to integrate their "Duet AI" into their Google Workspace offerings. These are presumably variations of the beta AI tools that have been in Workspace for a while, and they're intended to compete with Microsoft's Copilot offerings in Office.
In a live demo this week, we tried it out!