Content Production

Creating articles and blog posts can often be a time consuming and mundane task. Language models can be used to speed up the process by generating a rough draft of the text, which can be refined and edited by a human writer. Many of the underlying models are open source and can be easily trained on your own data.

One such model is the Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) model, which was developed by OpenAI. The GPT-3 model is a transformer-based language model that has been pre-trained on a large amount of text data, including Wikipedia, books, blogs, and news articles. This means, that it can not only generate text that sounds realistic and is grammatically correct, but it can also do so in a variety of different styles and genres while knowing the general context of the text.

In the hands of a skilled writer, this technology can be used to generate high-quality content such as articles and blog posts quickly and efficiently. The time that is saved can be used to produce more content or to improve the quality of the content that is produced.

Here is an article about Johann Sebastian Bach's piano works "The Well-Tempered Clavier", written by an AI. The inputs given were:

  • The context: this is an article for the "New Yorker"

  • The title of the article: "Twenty-Four Pieces of Joy"

  • The tagline ("it's a timeless masterpiece")

  • The first two words: "When Bach"

Our writer was somewhat familiar with the topic and "tweaked" the output every now and then to start a new paragraph with a phrase they thought were relevant. Overall production time for the article was under 5 minutes. You can read the full text here:

One potential use case is to generate summaries of articles. The model could be trained on a large dataset of articles and the generated summaries could be used to quickly get an overview of the content of an article.

Another use case is to generate blog posts or articles on a specific topic. Creating product descriptions is a common task in e-commerce and this technology can be used to generate realistic and accurate descriptions quickly and efficiently.

As an example, we built a prototype for a Content Management System that can suggest interesting visuals that support the points you're trying to make in a slide deck, and then generate (not Google Search!) these images for you:

Imagine you could tell an AI system to watch a TedX talk and then summarize the session for you. Well – we've done exactly that! Here is the output for Keith B. Carter's excellent TedX talk about Actionable Intelligence:

"The speaker talks about how actionable intelligence can help us make better decisions, and how we can use data to improve our lives. He gives examples of how data can be used to improve safety, efficiency, and communication. He urges the audience to think differently about how they use data, and to use it to make a difference in the world."

Here we have created the summaries for books that we wished they existed, but currently, they don't.

2021 (Philip K. Dick)

Set in the year 2021, this novel describes a society in which individuals are embedded in a virtual reality machine called “the world.” In this world, all past, present and future events are stored as a 3-D hologram from which the individual can access any time and place in history. The novel begins with the main character, Douglas Spaulding, waking up in a hospital, after an accident that left him in a coma for two years. This accident also left him with retrograde amnesia, and he has no recollection of his previous life. The doctors explain that, due to the accident, he has lost the ability to keep track of time and has begun to live backwards, beginning with the present and moving backwards towards the past. Spaulding is also surprised to discover that he is now married to his former girlfriend, who is now an old woman who looks to be in her 80s. The novel describes what happens as Spaulding and his wife try to adjust to this new reality.

Summer in Amalfi (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

A short story about two friends: the narrator and a man named Jean. The narrator and his friend Jean fly to Italy and spend their time there eating and drinking and generally having a good time. After a while, Jean decides to go back to France, and the narrator decides to stay in Italy alone. As time passes, the narrator realizes that he is alone and begins to question his life and his decisions.

Minato (Haruki Murakami)

Minato can read minds and use her powers to manipulate the thoughts of the people around her. She entices people into believing what she wants them to believe and can even help them to change their personalities if she wants to. However, Minato is not a nice person. In fact, she uses her power as a weapon, manipulating people to suit her own agenda. In this novel, Murakami, one of Japan’s most famous authors, illustrates the power of suggestion and the effects it can have on those who are manipulated.

And Another Thing… (Douglas Adams)

This book is the fifth in the Hitchhiker’s Guide series. Arthur Dent, who in the previous book in the series was once again saved by the space ship Heart of Gold. In this book, he is trying to enjoy his golden years, but is soon dragged into an adventure when he is mistaken for the son of the man who the Vogons are looking for in connection with the destruction of the Earth.

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