First GPT-3 AI Writing Assistant iOS App Launches
Artificial intelligence productivity tool startup ParagraphAI has released an iOS app offering writing assistance powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model. The new app, a first for Apple’s App Store, extends the natural language processing assistance offered by ParagraphAI to a potentially enormous new audience as GPT-3 and other conversational AI models continue to proliferate across industries and media channels.
ParagraphAI’s app leverages GPT-3 to analyze and compose texts based on prompts entered by the user. As seen in the screenshots above, the app can generate a whole essay based on a topic and in a format and style chosen by the user. The tool, which is also available as a Google Chrome extension, can work in reverse to speculate on the meaning and tone of writing submitted by the user. The startup claims the synthetically generated writing uses correct grammar and that the text is 99% original despite appearing thousands of times faster than a comparative human pace. The app offers a free plan of 20 paragraphs a day, as well as several subscription levels for those looking for more comprehensive options.
“On average, it takes around 50 minutes to handwrite 1,000 words. ParagraphAI can write 1,000 original words in seconds – by collaborating with AI a writer becomes more like an editor, reviewing the AI-generated text and fine-tuning their message,” ParagraphAI co-founder and executive chair Shail Silver explained. “ParagraphAI is poised to change the way we think about writing.”
The demand for AI writing assistance has propelled the development and funding of a growing list of startups built around GPT-3. For instance, AI business marketing copy startup Writer raised$21 million last year and widened its use of GPT-3 from editing to producing the first drafts with its new CoWrite tool. Compose.ai is using GPT-3 to make business writing reflect individual styles and raised $2.1 million, while Copy.ai raised $2.9 million to use GPT-3 to help businesses write product descriptions, social media posts, advertisements, and other text. The model has reached the point of semi-successfully mimicking a renowned philosopher and even writing an academic paper on itself, so straightforward writing help on a mobile device could end up being as common as spellcheck in a texting app.