AI21 Launches iOS App Version of for Wordtune AI Writing Assistant
Once the Wordtune app is enabled in the keyboard menu, users can write text for iMessages, emails and other communications on any platform, then tap the globe button on the keyboard to ask Wordtune to offer alternative phrasing as shown in the screenshots above here. The AI will paraphrase, list synonyms and even improve grammar in its suggestions. It can also translate Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish into English, with the translation appearing below text written in those languages. The iOS app doesn’t include all the features of the Chrome extension, such as summarizing what’s written, shortening and expanding text, and changing the tone, but Goshen said these and other extras are in the works is. Wordtune for iOS is free, but only includes ten rewriting suggestions per day. The premium plan removes the limits for $25 per month or $10 per month with the annual subscription.
“A lot of writing on mobile devices is transactional, but the problem is still finding the right words for what you have in mind,” Ori Goshen, co-CEO of AI21 Labs, told Voicebot in an interview. “The [iOS app] Wordtune included in the keyboard, and it can be used with any application like WhatsApp, or email, or Slack. It is very easy and intuitive to communicate with.”
The launch of the app follows AI21’s $64 million funding round this summer. Notably, AI21 is one of the few publicly accessible generative text tools that does not rely on OpenAI’s models, such as GPT-3. The startup’s proprietary models are available for other developers to play with through its AI21 Studio and custom pre-trained conversational AI models. The models are used for everything from grocery store chain Publicis’ customer service to creating the video game adventures of AI Dungeon.
“The technology is quite amazing, and things are very, very early. It’s growing at a surprising rate, with more and more people becoming aware of what they can produce with AI,” said Goshen. The main category of use for LLMs is the created category, such as games and advertising copywriting. A very dominant theme is co-writing. You see text editors everywhere these days because people want to improve their core writing skills.”
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