Notion is a note-taking app, and it now has AI features that will write text for you. Anyone can use this feature, but you will eventually have to pay for it. The company is pitching the feature as a though partner or buddy. Is this something that will be useful, and did I write this article using Notion? I'll tell you at the end.
A note-taking app is useful for quickly getting text down, so you don't forget it. They have evolved over time to have tabs and dates and a variety of other features to organize your information. It looks like AI was the next logical jump, and Notion is trying to capitalize on the AI craze that is going on right now.
Unfortunately, most AI systems don't seem to have a concept of what is going on right now. ChatGPT can only go to the end of 2021, and I haven't heard a good explanation of why this is the case. Microsoft's Bing is the same way.
Still, a note-taking app that can summarize existing data and give you additional things to think about could prove useful.
Cost Of Notion
You can sign up for a free account and get 20 free AI responses. This lasts until April 5th, 2023, and then it will cost $8 each month for a "workspace" that gives you AI responses. I'm guessing there will be throttling limits, which means you can't just request AI responses an infinite number of times.
Future of AI and Apps
I expect that all apps are going to start integrating AI into them. You are going to have word processing using it. Spreadsheets will also use it. Programming IDE's will use them, like Visual Studio and IntelliJ. It's going to get to a point where you rarely have to look up things online anymore.
These AI programs and apps will need to eventually cite their sources, though. Everything they say back to you is coming from somewhere, and at the bottom of each response should be footnotes with the sources cited to get the information.
And no, I didn't use any AI to generate this article. It was all from my brain using some existing information I found. That's exactly what an AI would do, funny enough.
What do you think of AI and apps? Would you pay money to use Notion?
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