The American social networking service operating hyperlocal for neighborhoods, Nextdoor Holdings has introduced its first generative AI feature, an in-app assistant that can help users rewrite potentially unkind posts on the neighborhood social network. According to the firm, the new feature will be rolled out over the next several weeks.
The firm has experimented with methods to remind consumers to keep conversations civil in the past. As we know, the firm has occasionally found it difficult to combat the idea that its platform may be poisonous, started employing kindness reminders in 2019, and launched pop-ups asking users to be more sympathetic last year.
Nextdoor New AI Assistant
According to the social networking service, the app now offers more focused prods to encourage non-racist speech and temperate political debates. The new assistant expands on the strategy. The assistant will urge users to rephrase potentially hurtful statements rather than reminding them in advance and offer new language for the topic.
Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar said the new AI assistant it’s great to tell people, ‘Hey, be a little bit more constructive,’ or ‘You don’t always have to respond. “But now you’re actually helping them reframe it in a way they might not have thought of, She added.
The assistant-written posts are optional, and users can edit the suggested content, according to Friar. According to her, it’s stating that if you phrase things in this way, or even if you just add a few additional phrases, some context, or an emoji, you can make someone more likely to understand you. Even if they don’t agree with you, they can at least start to hear you.
Nextdoor New AI Assistant is Built on OpenAI’s ChatGPT
According to Friar, the new AI assistance is built using the same OpenAI models as ChatGPT and has been trained using all of the information we have amassed throughout our nearly ten-year existence. This, according to her, enables the assistant to make more specific suggestions for various posts on the platform.
In a sample given by the firm, the assistant rewrites a user’s post asking for landscaping assistance with fresh language that the app claims may receive more responses than the original. The assistant may be Nextdoor’s first application of generative AI, but it is unlikely to be the last. According to Friar, she is especially curious about how generative AI may be applied to platform suggestions for small enterprises.