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New article: AI and APIs: What works, what doesn't

by Tom Johnson on Sep 28, 2023
categories: academics-and-practitioners aiapi-docapi-doc-site-updates

I added a new article in my API course called 'AI and APIs: What works, what doesn't'. In conversations about AI, a lot of people ask the same questions: What kind of scenarios is AI good for? What works, what doesn't? In which scenarios? This article focuses on clarifying those scenarios where AI excels and where it doesn't, particularly for technical writers creating documentation. I also argue for the inevitability of AI integration through an argument referred to as the 'obsolescence regime.'

Read the article here: AI and APIs: What works, what doesn’t.

For a podcast on this topic, see [Podcast] AI and APIs: What works, what doesn’t.

About Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

I'm an API technical writer based in the Seattle area. On this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, AI, information architecture, content strategy, writing processes, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out my API documentation course if you're looking for more info about documenting APIs. Or see my posts on AI and AI course section for more on the latest in AI and tech comm.

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