Word Hero – AI Writing Tool

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PG notes one of the commenters claims WordHero is just a front-end for an open-source AI writing program.

PG isn’t in a position to determine whether this comment is true or not, just that it was made.

3 thoughts on “Word Hero – AI Writing Tool”

  1. “Front end” is not a deceptive term. It’s a standard term in a web / software development. It simply means “the parts that face the end-user. The parts the user sees and interacts with.”

    The back-end always meant the behind the scenes code the user doesn’t see or directly interact with. Like a TV set, with the front end being the screen and buttons and remote control, and the backend being the innards of the TV.

    Pick a job-hunting site, any kind — Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster — they will have companies seeking a front end developer for their websites. Or they want a full stack developer, which is the dev who handles the backend and the frontend. No tricks.

    So in this case, WordHero is simply the [front end] program that allows customers to access GPT-3 in a user-friendly way.

    • 100% correct.
      Tha is a *very* important distinction in tbe age of server farms and cloud computing the service provider, whether AWS, AZURE, or Oracle, handles the back end and offers tools and services ala carte (storage, bandwidth, CPU, GPU, AI, voice recognition, etc) that the front end app developer calls in as needed. And it is all they can be held ultimately responsible for.

      In a way it is a return to the centralized computing model of the 60’s and 70’s but with all the advantages of the distributed computing 80’s and 90’s and more, the full virtualization of hardware of the 21st century. It brings *Massive* cost savings that also come with massive gains in capability and reliability previous eras could never reach. And with the integration of internet satellite constellations and direct-to-smartphone links (the next step, already in its early phases) computing hardware is starting to go the way of power and water services; basic infrastructure that end users need to give little thought to. Computing is becoming a utility. Whole new world.

      (The big catfight today is in gaming. Looong story that one. Still ongoing but winers are starting to emerge.)

  2. All of these new tools — meaning this one, and Jasper, and Ryter, etc. — are front-ends for GPT-3. Perhaps “front-end” is not so accurate because it implies deception. But most of these tools are transparent about the fact that they are based on GPT-3.
    And just wait for GPT-4 (ETA currently unknown, but supposedly soonish), which “uses 100 trillion machine learning parameters” versus the 175 billion used in GPT-3: https://www.itpro.co.uk/technology/artificial-intelligence-ai/368288/what-is-gpt-4

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