Grammarly, the popular spelling and grammar checker, is throwing its hat into the AI generative ring.
On Thursday, the communication assistance company announced GrammarlyGO, a new tool that uses ChatGPT’s artificial intelligence model to generate text. With GrammarlyGO, users can compose documents, compose and reply to emails, edit the tone, clarity and length of writing, and come up with concepts or outlines for a project, within the apps they are working on. According to the announcement, GrammarlyGO draws on “personal, organizational, and situational context” to tailor suggestions to your writing and communication style.
ChatGPT is coming to a Slack near you
Grammarly has used AI for nearly 14 years to check spelling and grammar and suggest improvements in communication. But now, it’s jumping on the conversational AI bandwagon. Since the latest version of ChatGPT was released in November, the AI software has wowed the internet with its sophisticated intelligence and ability to speak to humans quickly and conversationally. Novelty aside, the success of ChatGPT has shown that AI can be a powerful, if controversial, way of generating text, summarizing information, and (sometimes inaccurately) informing users.
GrammarlyGO can compose posts within apps and sites like LinkedIn.
Companies are striving to integrate chatbot technology into their own products and services. Since OpenAI released a ChatGPT API for third-party developers, Snapchat, Instacart, Slack, and now Grammarly have all announced features that use ChatGPT in some way.
GrammarlyGO can generate emails and responses.
GrammarlyGO sits within existing Grammarly tools, which in turn are integrated into apps like Microsoft Word and Slack, web apps like Gmail, and the browser extension for Chrome. And GrammarlyGO isn’t exclusively for premium subscribers. It is also available as a free version in select markets.
That means pretty much wherever you go to write something – compose an email or open a Google doc – GrammarlyGO will be there for you. Something like a much more advanced Clippy. For individual users, GrammarlyGO is turned on automatically, but it can be turned off in settings. Starting in April, GrammarlyGO will begin rolling out in beta.