Grammarly, an AI-based writing tool, revealed on Thursday that it is introducing GrammarlyGo, a generative AI feature that enables users to write, edit, and modify text while also generating ideas and writing.
It’s the most recent AI-powered tool developed by the business, which was initially established in 2009 as a grammar checker but has subsequently expanded to offer writing recommendations as well as clarity, conciseness, and tone corrections.
Users can now produce whole writing draughts and convert bullet points into paragraphs using the new capability, which is based on OpenAI’s GPT-3 big language models.
Users can provide the tool comments and additional information to rewrite a document based on the desired length and tone (such as formal, self-assured, or friendly) (shorter or longer).
Additionally, GrammarlyGo can analyze the purpose of an email, condense it into a single line, and suggest alternatives for email replies based on the context of earlier emails.
These generative AI tools will be made available to Grammarly’s 30 million users in April via the browser extension, and they will gradually be implemented across 500,000 websites, desktop programs, and mobile apps where Grammarly is offered.
On apps like Medium, LinkedIn, Gmail, and Google Documents, users will have access to GrammarlyGo capabilities. Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, global head of products at Grammarly, explains, “This is our take on generative AI. “We appear in all writing, everywhere.
For the past 14 years, Grammarly has developed and used a variety of technologies, including deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, and language models, to recommend writing corrections to people.
Millions of grammatically sound sentences, user feedback, and previous writing projects serve as the basis for Grammarly’s algorithm training.
But, in order to progress beyond the review phase of writing and combine understanding and creativity abilities, Grammarly, which has a team of 100 engineers, scientists, and linguists dedicated to AI and machine learning, is licensing and incorporating Open AI’s trendy technology.
The announcement follows ChatGPT’s viral success in the latter part of last year, which will reach 100 million members in January 2023.
Conversational chatbots have sparked a generative AI frenzy, leading to the emergence of multiple generative AI firms like Autobound and Typeface as well as bets from other businesses like Meta, Tome, Salesforce, and Roblox on the development of language models.
Even so, anxiety has increased along with financing and interest in technology. School districts around the nation have disabled ChatGPT on school-owned devices due to teachers’ concerns that pupils may be utilizing it as a shortcut to finish writing projects.
Because of this, when Grammarly launches its generative AI function in April, school administrators will be able to choose whether or not to make it available to students on their school computers.
The generative AI capabilities will, however, be turned on automatically for each unique user.
With the aid of programmer and cofounder Dmytro Lider, Grammarly was cofounded by entrepreneurs and billionaires Max Lytvyn and Alex Shevchenko who are both of Ukrainian descent.
Grammarly raised $200 million in November 2021, valuing the company at $13 billion, bringing its total venture capital funding garnered to $400 million.
Before creating Grammarly, Lytvyn, and Shevchenko started the plagiarism-detection application MyDropBox, which was ultimately bought by tech company Blackboard.
Currently, Grammarly checks for plagiarism as well, although it does not look for content created by artificial intelligence.