Retrieval Augmented Generation For Teaching: Enhancing Education with AI
Teaching is the process of imparting knowledge, skills, and values to a person or a group of people. It is the foundation of education and plays a vital role in shaping individuals and societies. With the advancement of technology, the traditional methods of teaching are evolving, and new techniques are being introduced. One such technique that is gaining popularity is Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) for teaching.
In this blog, we will explore what RAG is, how it can enhance teaching, and the benefits it offers to researchers, marketers, and organizations.
What is Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)?
Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) is a technique that combines the power of large language models with the ability to retrieve relevant information. It uses a neural network to generate text based on the retrieved information, making it a powerful tool for natural language generation. This technique is gaining popularity in the field of education due to its ability to enhance teaching and learning.
Enhancing Education with RAG
RAG can enhance teaching in various ways, making it a valuable tool for educators and students alike. Here are some of the ways in which RAG can improve education:
1. Personalized Learning Experience
RAG can be used to personalize the learning experience for students. By using large language models, RAG can generate tailored learning materials based on the students’ individual needs and learning styles. This allows students to learn at their own pace and in a way that best suits them, leading to better retention and understanding of the material.
2. Real-time Feedback
With RAG, educators can provide real-time feedback to students on their work. This can be in the form of generated comments or suggestions based on the retrieved information. This not only saves time for the educators but also provides immediate and constructive feedback to students, helping them improve their work.
3. Access to a Vast Amount of Information
RAG has the ability to retrieve and generate information from a vast amount of sources, including textbooks, research papers, and online resources. This allows students to access a wide range of information, making learning more comprehensive and engaging.
4. Enhancing Critical Thinking and Creativity
RAG can also be used to stimulate critical thinking and creativity in students. By providing them with a variety of information and prompts, RAG encourages students to think outside the box and come up with unique and innovative ideas.
The Benefits of RAG for Researchers, Marketers, and Organizations
Apart from enhancing education, RAG also offers numerous benefits to researchers, marketers, and organizations. Here are some of the benefits of using RAG in these fields:
1. Data Analysis
RAG can be used to analyze large amounts of data quickly and accurately. This can be beneficial for researchers as it can help them identify patterns, trends, and insights that would be difficult to uncover manually. For marketers and organizations, RAG can assist in analyzing customer feedback and market trends, providing valuable insights for decision-making.
2. Content Creation
With RAG, researchers, marketers, and organizations can generate high-quality content in a fraction of the time it would take to write it manually. This can be useful for creating reports, presentations, and blog articles, saving time and effort.
3. Natural Language Processing (NLP)
RAG utilizes NLP to generate text, making it a valuable tool for researchers, marketers, and organizations that deal with large amounts of written data. NLP can help analyze and categorize data, extract key information, and generate summaries, making it easier to process and understand.
4. Data Visualization
RAG can also assist in data visualization by generating charts, graphs, and other visual aids based on the retrieved information. This can be beneficial for researchers, marketers, and organizations in presenting data in a more engaging and easy-to-understand format.
In conclusion, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) is a powerful tool that has the potential to revolutionize teaching and education. Its ability to personalize learning, provide real-time feedback, and access a vast amount of information makes it a valuable asset for educators and students. It also offers numerous benefits for researchers, marketers, and organizations, making it a versatile tool for data analysis, content creation, and NLP. With RAG, the possibilities for enhancing education and improving processes in various fields are endless.
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Teaching
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 Teaching
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 Teaching 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 Teaching
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 Teaching.
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 Teaching
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 Teaching 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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