Retrieval Augmented Generation For Learning: The Future of AI-assisted Learning
Learning is a fundamental process that allows individuals and organizations to acquire knowledge, skills, and behaviors. It is an ongoing process that never stops, and as humans, we are constantly learning and evolving. With the rise of technology, learning has taken a new turn, and artificial intelligence (AI) has become an essential tool in the learning process.
One of the latest advancements in AI-assisted learning is retrieval augmented generation (RAG). This innovative technique combines the power of natural language processing (NLP) and large language models to enhance the learning experience. In this blog, we will explore the concept of retrieval augmented generation for learning, its benefits, and its potential impact on the field of education.
Defining Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)
Retrieval augmented generation (RAG) is a state-of-the-art AI technique that combines two essential components: retrieval and generation. In simple terms, it involves retrieving relevant information and generating new content based on that information. This process is achieved by utilizing large language models and NLP algorithms to analyze and understand text data.
The concept of RAG was first introduced by Google’s AI research team in 2020. Since then, it has gained significant attention in the field of AI and has been applied to various tasks, including language translation, text summarization, and question-answering.
The Benefits of Retrieval Augmented Generation for Learning
As a researcher, marketer, or organization, analyzing learning data can provide valuable insights and help in making informed decisions. Retrieval augmented generation can enhance this analysis process in the following ways:
1. Improved Personalization and Customization
One of the significant benefits of RAG for learning is its ability to personalize and customize content. With the help of large language models and NLP algorithms, RAG can analyze a vast amount of data and generate personalized content for each learner. This can significantly improve the learning experience by tailoring the content to suit the individual’s needs and learning style.
2. Enhanced Understanding and Retention
RAG can also improve the understanding and retention of information for learners. By retrieving relevant information and generating new content, RAG can provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of a topic. This can lead to better retention of the information, making the learning process more effective.
3. Time and Cost-Efficient
Retrieval augmented generation can save time and costs for both learners and organizations. With RAG, learners can access personalized content without having to spend hours searching for information. Organizations can also benefit from RAG by automating the content creation process, reducing the time and costs associated with creating and updating learning materials.
The Potential Impact of Retrieval Augmented Generation on Education
Retrieval augmented generation has the potential to revolutionize the field of education in many ways. Here are some of the potential impacts of RAG on education:
1. Enhanced Learning Experience
RAG can significantly enhance the learning experience by providing personalized and customized content. This can lead to higher levels of engagement and motivation among learners, making the learning process more enjoyable and effective.
2. More Efficient and Effective Assessments
With the help of RAG, assessments can become more efficient and effective. By generating questions and answers based on the retrieved information, RAG can provide more accurate and comprehensive assessments of learners’ knowledge and understanding.
3. Improved Accessibility and Inclusivity
RAG can also improve accessibility and inclusivity in education. By generating content in multiple languages and formats, RAG can make learning materials more accessible to learners with different backgrounds and abilities.
Retrieval augmented generation is a game-changer in the field of AI-assisted learning. Its ability to enhance personalization, understanding, and efficiency has the potential to transform the learning experience for individuals and organizations. As we continue to advance in technology, RAG will undoubtedly play a significant role in the future of education. With its benefits and potential impact, it is clear that retrieval augmented generation is the key to unlocking the full potential of AI-assisted learning.
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Learning
Step 1: Create Your Speak Account
To start your transcription and analysis, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!
Get a 14-day trial with 30 minutes of free audio and video transcription and analysis included when you sign up for Speak.
To sign up for Speak and start using Speak Magic Prompts with retrieval augmented generation, just visit the Speak app register page here.
Step 2: Upload Your Learning
We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.
However, we accept a range of audio, video and text file types.
You can upload your file for transcription in several ways using Speak:
Accepted Audio File Types
Accepted Video File Types
Accepted Text File Types
- Word Doc
You can also upload CSVs of text files or audio and video files. You can learn more about CSV uploads and download Speak-compatible CSVs here.
With the CSVs, you can upload anything from dozens of YouTube videos to thousands of Learning files.
Publicly Available URLs
You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.
As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.
Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcLcHeivc).
Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.
If using YouTube videos, please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.
This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.
Step 3: Calculate and Pay the Total Automatically
Once you have your file(s) ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes of audio and video free in the 14-day trial – take advantage of it!).
If you are uploading text data into Speak, you do not currently have to pay any cost. Only the Speak Magic Prompts analysis would create a fee which will be detailed below.
Once you go over your 30 minutes or need to use Speak Magic Prompts, you can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator.
Step 4: Wait for Speak to Analyze Your Learning
If you are uploading audio and video, our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript quickly. Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete.
That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.
If you are importing CSVs or uploading text files Speak will generally analyze the information much more quickly.
Speak will automatically embed your data in a well-architected vector database which allows you to use retrieval augmented generation for Learning.
Step 5: Visit Your File Or Folder
Speak is capable of analyzing both individual files and entire folders of data.
When you are viewing any individual file in Speak, all you have to do is click on the “Prompts” button.
If you want to analyze many files, all you have to do is add the files you want to analyze into a folder within Speak.
You can do that by adding new files into Speak or you can organize your current files into your desired folder with the software’s easy editing functionality.
Step 6: Select Speak Magic Prompts To Analyze Your Learning
What Are Magic Prompts?
Speak Magic Prompts leverage innovation in artificial intelligence models often referred to as “generative AI”.
These models have analyzed huge amounts of data from across the internet to gain an understanding of language.
With that understanding, these “large language models” are capable of performing mind-bending tasks!
With Speak Magic Prompts, you can now perform those tasks on the audio, video and text data in your Speak account.
Retrieval augmented generation is what makes these Magic Prompts work so well.
Step 7: Select or Create Your Assistant Type
To help you get better results from Speak Magic Prompts, Speak has introduced “Assistant Type”.
These assistant types pre-set and provide context to the prompt engine for more concise, meaningful outputs based on your needs.
To begin, we have included:
Choose the most relevant assistant type from the dropdown.
You can also create your own custom Assistant Template Type.
If you visit the new page Account Preferences, you can see there is now an area where you can create your own custom Assistant.
This allows you to set the context of the engine for higher quality and more consistent outputs.
For example, you could say:
“We are [COMPANY NAME]. We are analyzing [DATA] to understand how to improve [GOAL]. We want all responses to be concise and in table format.”.
This becomes a reusable template in any of your manual or automated Magic Prompts.
You can create multiple templates for different use cases.
As an example, the analysis you run on a focus group may be different than a one-on-one interview.
Step 8: Create Or Select Your Desired Prompt
Here are some examples prompts that you can apply to any file right now:
- Create a SWOT Analysis
- Give me the top action items
- Create a bullet point list summary
- Tell me the key issues that were left unresolved
- Tell me what questions were asked
A modal will pop up so you can use the suggested prompts we shared above to instantly and magically get your answers.
If you have your own prompts you want to create, select “Custom Prompt” from the dropdown and another text box will open where you can ask anything you want of your data!
Step 9: Review & Share Responses
Speak will generate a concise response for you in a text box below the prompt selection dropdown. With Chat enabled, you can also continue to query that data to reveal more insights and reformat the information to your needs.
In this example, we ask to analyze all the Learning in the folder at once for the top product dissatisfiers.
You can easily copy that response for your presentations, content, emails, team members and more!
Speak Magic Prompts Pricing
Our team at Speak Ai continues to optimize the pricing for Magic Prompts and Speak as a whole.
Right now, anyone in the 14-day trial of Speak gets 100,000 characters included in their account.
If you need more characters, you can easily include Speak Magic Prompts in your plan when you create a subscription.
You can also upgrade the number of characters in your account if you already have a subscription.
Both options are available on the subscription page.
Alternatively, you can use Speak Magic Prompts by adding a balance to your account. The balance will be used as you analyze characters.
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