Grammarly, the AI-based writing assistant, reported yesterday that it is launching a new generative AI feature called GrammarlyGo. With this solution, the process of communication between people and professionals and work performing will be renovated by speeding up the effectiveness where writing takes place.
The announcement of Grammarly's new generative AI feature comes after ChatGPT, another AI language model that became popular the previous year and crossed 100 million users in January 2023.
GrammarlyGO will allow users to discuss ideas, create writing, correct and customize text. Grammarly was launched in 2009, then it served for AI-powered grammar checking, but now it became more extensive in preparing writing suggestions, including clarity, compendiousness and tone regulation.
The new function, built on OpenAI's GPT-3 large language models, will give the capability for users to provide short prompts to design entire samples of writing and transform bullet points to paragraphs. Users can leave comments and supplementary context for the tool to rewrite a part of text based on a chosen tone and length. As well as they can explain the intent of an email, convert it into a sole line, and suggest variants for email responses developed in the context of the last emails.
These generative AI novelties will be in access to Grammarly's 30 million users through Grammarly's browser extension from April. Also, they will be introduced over 500,000 websites, desktop and mobile applications where Grammarly is available. Moreover, apps like Medium, LinkedIn, Gmail, and Google Docs will be compatible with GrammarlyGO, thus users will have access to the platform improvements. Raul Roy-Chowdhury, Grammarly`s global head of product said “This is our take on Generative AI”. Furthermore, he added that they were present throughout where people write, and claimed that it was not just a single app or OS, it was everywhere.
The company has been creating and applying a combination of technologies, namely, deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, and language models to propose amendments to people's writing for the past 14 years. Grammarly's functionality is trained on millions of grammatically faultless sentences and feedbacks from users and their writing background.
In lieu of utilizing their in-house technology, the organization has chosen to license OpenAI's solution. The solution will be joined with the company existing technologies as Grammarly looks to move beyond the revision phase of writing to implement understanding and designing capabilities. Grammarly, which has an AI and machine learning team of 100 engineers, scientists, and linguists, is positioning itself as an all-in-one writing assistant that can help users with all stages of writing, from brainstorming to editing to finalizing.
However, as excitement about the technology and investments increased, the apprehension has grown as well. School teachers don't hide nervousness about students' usage of AI tools as a shortcut to doing writing tasks. So, school districts over the USA have closed access to chatbots and AI writing technology from school devices. Thus, while Grammarly rolls out its generative AI feature in April, school authorities will have an opportunity to agree or disagree on implementing the technology in the education process. It should be added that the technology will be automatically activated for other users.
Max Lytvyn and Alex Shevchenko are Ukrainian entrepreneurs and billionaires who founded Grammarly with the help of programmer and co-founder Dmytro Lider. In November 2021, Grammarly elevated to $200 million and was estimated at $13 billion in value, that led to total venture capital funding raised to $400 million.
MyDropBox, a plagiarism detection tool, was also launched by the aforementioned professionals. This solution preceded Grammarly. Then the Blackboard company purchased it. Present days Grammarly also checks for plagiarism but it can't detect content created by AI.
In conclusion, the new GrammarlyGo function with writing solutions will definitely contribute to the improvement of user abilities to provide correct literacy skills through an automatic creation process.