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‘Ask AI’ in Reader

Because AI queries while writing are likely quite different than when reading, we have added AI to Reader directly.

Goal: Give users the power of AI when reading to help them evaluate & understand the material and how it connects to other knowledge in their field.


Issue Command

User ctrl-clicks on selected text and a new command ‘Ask AI’, menu appears at the very top of the list:


This menu has sub items, as listed here (subject to editing):

  • ‘What is this’ (W)
  • ‘Show me more examples’ (S)
  • ‘What does this relate to’ (R)
  • ‘Show me counter examples’ (C)
  • ‘Is this correct?’ (I)
  • ‘Explain the concept of (E)’
  • ‘Create a timeline of this’ (T)
  • ‘Discuss the causes and effects of’ 
  • ‘Edit’ (which opens Reader’s Preferences to allow the user to design their own)



The results are shown in a floating window where the query text is shown in a box, as below, and the results below. The text can be interacted with to copy it. To dismiss simply close the window.



Users will need to supply their own OpenAI API keys (same as the approach for AI in Liquid and macGPT) where they can also turn on and off commands.

Clicking [+] produces this dialog, same as clicking [Edit] for a current command:



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