Wednesday 10 April 2024

"AI for the rest of us", Part V

Update: a quick rundown on AI language here

 After AI for the rest of us, Part IV and Web maps for the rest of us, let's continue chronicling our use of low-brow AI for good, that is to help us present our rebranded Prospectus. We already documented how human and computer interaction works best (see also here and Update 2 here), and we'll continue to do so.

I recently had Google Gemini summarise our Prospectus into an Executive Summary (see here). I then had AI summarise it again to help AI build a SurveyMonkey survey. But being limited to a 300 character prompt, I had to manually shorten it to fit. Presto! We got our survey faster than you can say: SurveyMonkey


Here is the Executive Summary summarised by Gemini:

This document outlines a plan to improve Cambridgeshire's digital landscape. Here are the key points:

Focus: The strategy targets three areas: digital inclusion, social media collaboration, and tackling global warming through social science.

Initiatives: Examples include embedding a Wikipedia expert within the NHS, creating online networks for patient groups, and establishing a climate change knowledge hub.

Collaboration: Stakeholders from public sector, academia, and community groups will be involved in developing and implementing the strategy.

Review: The strategy is designed to be adaptable and will be regularly reviewed to ensure ongoing effectiveness.

Goal: The overall aim is to significantly improve the lives of Cambridgeshire residents, both now and in the future.

Shorten by hand

This exceeds the 300 character limit imposed by SurveyMonkey on their AI assisted composition. So as mentioned before, I shorten the summary to drop below that limit
Focus: digital inclusion, social media collaboration, global warming

Initiatives: NHS Wikipedia expert, patient groups online network, climate change hub

Collaboration: public sector, academia, community groups

Review: regularly to ensure effectiveness

Goal: improve lives of Cambridgeshire residents

Note: compare that to Gemini re-summarizing this into: 

This plan aims to improve Cambridgeshire's digital world for everyone. They'll focus on helping people get online, using social media for good, and fighting climate change with social science. Ideas include a Wikipedia advisor for the NHS, online patient communities, and a climate change knowledge center. Everyone from government to universities to local groups will work together on this, and they'll keep checking in to make sure it's working. The ultimate goal is to make life significantly better for Cambridgeshire residents now and in the future.

Survey Monkey

Consider SurveyMonkey - Build with AI: after creating a login and logging in, it offers easy steps to create this survey:

click to enlarge

Note that it's not ready to be broadcast, collected or measured. Please note also that it was absolutely used in its stock form. But with the plethora of "AI enhancements" sneaking in even where you don't want it - such as proposing to "improve you messaging" in Skype, owned by Microsoft, using its Copilot - this in fact turns out to  be very useful extension to our previous experiments in using AI for good shared here.

Note: follow the companion series on AI in my Medium Pro channel, working backward from here.