Upcoming webinar: Experiments and use cases for AI from a tech writer’s perspective
Here’s the description:
Experiments and use cases for AI from a tech writer’s perspective
Since AI has gone mainstream and promised to transform many professions, including tech comm, many of us have been exploring and experimenting with AI in different use cases. We know it’s important to learn these AI tools, but in what situations do we use AI, and how can AI help? Conversely, in what situations does AI backfire? In this presentation, I’ll share some personal experiences in using AI for different writing-related use cases, explaining what I’ve found helpful. These use cases and takeaways are all experiential, based on my experiments with using AI both in the workplace for documentation-related scenarios and writing on my blog.
You can register on Eventbrite. (Anyone can attend — you don’t need to be an STC member.)
As usual, I’ll also include a recording of the webinar on my blog afterwards.
Here’s a little more of what I’ll be covering. Last month I published a podcast titled AI and APIs: What works, what doesn’t. In that podcast, I tried to describe 10 solid use cases for using AI with documentation, especially API documentation. However, since giving that presentation, I’ve noticed an increasing attitude of skepticism and apathy toward AI. Whether it’s just my social circles or a broader sentiment, I get the sense that people are tired of the hype about AI without seeing more direct application of AI to improve their lives and make their work easier.
Rather than focus the use cases on documentation, in this presentation I plan to be more informal and explain how, when, and where I’m using AI tools, whether the scenarios relate to documentation scenarios or not. I plan to cover about 20 different use cases. I might also include some hands-on experiments that people can try. (The original request for the webinar was to do more basic handholding through some AI tools.)
In preparation for the presentation, I’d like to hear how you’re using AI tools. Feel free to reach out to me with a description of the scenarios you’re using AI for.
About 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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