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Upcoming webinar: Experiments and use instances for AI from a tech author’s perspective


by Tom Johnson on Nov 18, 2023

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I am giving a webinar titled ‘Experiments and use instances for AI from a tech author’s perspective’ on December 8, 2023. The webinar is sponsored by the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter. On this presentation, I’ll share some private experiences in utilizing AI for various writing-related use instances, explaining what I’ve discovered useful. These use instances and takeaways are all experiential, based mostly on my experiments with utilizing AI each within the office for documentation-related situations and writing on my weblog.

Experiments and use cases for AI from a tech writer’s perspective

Right here’s the outline:

Experiments and use instances for AI from a tech author’s perspective

Since AI has gone mainstream and promised to remodel many professions, together with tech comm, many people have been exploring and experimenting with AI in several use instances. We all know it’s essential to be taught these AI instruments, however in what conditions will we use AI, and the way can AI assist? Conversely, in what conditions does AI backfire? On this presentation, I’ll share some private experiences in utilizing AI for various writing-related use instances, explaining what I’ve discovered useful. These use instances and takeaways are all experiential, based mostly on my experiments with utilizing AI each within the office for documentation-related situations and writing on my weblog.

You may register on Eventbrite. (Anybody can attend — you don’t must be an STC member.)

As common, I’ll additionally embody a recording of the webinar on my weblog afterwards.

Extra particulars

Right here’s just a little extra of what I’ll be overlaying. Final month I revealed a podcast titled AI and APIs: What works, what doesn’t. In that podcast, I attempted to explain 10 strong use instances for utilizing AI with documentation, particularly API documentation. Nonetheless, since giving that presentation, I’ve observed an growing perspective of skepticism and apathy towards AI. Whether or not it’s simply my social circles or a broader sentiment, I get the sense that persons are bored with the hype about AI with out seeing extra direct utility of AI to enhance their lives and make their work simpler.

Quite than focus the use instances on documentation, on this presentation I plan to be extra casual and clarify how, when, and the place I’m utilizing AI instruments, whether or not the situations relate to documentation situations or not. I plan to cowl about 20 totally different use instances. I may also embody some hands-on experiments that folks can attempt. (The unique request for the webinar was to do extra fundamental handholding by some AI instruments.)

In preparation for the presentation, I’d like to listen to the way you’re utilizing AI instruments. Be happy to attain out to me with an outline of the situations you’re utilizing AI for.

About Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

I am an API technical author based mostly within the Seattle space. On this weblog, I write about matters associated to technical writing and communication — akin to software program documentation, API documentation, AI, info structure, content material technique, writing processes, plain language, tech comm careers, and extra. Try my API documentation course should you’re in search of extra data about documenting APIs. Or see my posts on AI and AI course part for extra on the newest in AI and tech comm.

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