FindWise Product Updates WN22: Natural Conversations
Context-aware conversations with chat history, a new way to toggle the extension, and other important updates to our ChatGPT based personal assistant.
Hey! It's Yuri again! I'm excited to connect with you again in our weekly update. This week, we've rolled out changes to FindWise that will definitely elevate your experience. As always, your feedback and input have been invaluable in shaping these updates. So, let's dive in and explore these improvements in more detail.
What is FindWise anyway?
A warm welcome to some of you who are just chiming into this product update newsletter.
FindWise is a personal chat-based assistant that helps you to find information on any website. It started with a unique problem of mine when I had to dig through a 20-page document to find a yes/no answer to a question. FindWise.ai lets you ask questions against any website and you can receive a generated answer based on the facts presented on the page.
The beta trial is currently free. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the product.
This week’s focus was to enable better correspondence and interaction with the assistant. Context-aware conversation along with displaying past chats made the conversations feel more natural.
1. Displaying Past Conversations
It's all about continuity and seamless user experience. When you relaunch the chat box, even after closing your browser, you will now be able to see your previous correspondences.
This feature makes it easier to pick up where you left off, eliminating the need to start over and remember past interactions, and instead, making the chat experience more streamlined and user-friendly.
2. Context-Aware Conversation
Previously stemming from the one-off lookup, each question did not have awareness of previous correspondence. This made it difficult to carry on a meaningful conversation with the assistant.
We've added conversational memory, making interactions more context-driven and meaningful. Our chat agent now remembers the context of your conversation for up to five exchanges, creating a more continuously engaging interaction. You no longer need to reiterate your question; the agent remembers and responds accordingly, saving time and improving accuracy.
This is very powerful because you are able to ask follow-up questions.
3. Trigger Extension with a Click
Not everyone uses keyboard shortcuts, it seems! You can, of course, trigger the assistant window with
Command+I on mac), but to make the FindWise experience more intuitive and effortless, you can launch the chatbot by simply clicking on the extension icon in the top right corner of your browser. This allows quicker access to our AI chat assistance without any cumbersome processes. (Thanks for the feedback, Ken!)
4. Error Indications
Yes, even machines aren’t perfect! There will be errors and network problems. In the rare scenario that a prompt fails or the chat agent can't fetch a response from OpenAI, an error icon will now be displayed. This should give a direct indication regarding your last prompt and not keep you waiting for the response.
5. Updated Chrome Web Store Listing
A little bit more shiny and professional. We’ve changed the wording and added a few banners with screenshots. As of this writing, the listing is public, and you can check it out here. I won’t be shy to ask you to leave a ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ review, which will help us get noticed by other users on the Chrome Store. Many thanks in advance 😘
Your opinions and suggestions matter to us. How does this technology fit in your daily workflow? Let us know what you think!
Don't forget, early alpha testers have the unique opportunity to shape product development! Feel free to share FindWise.ai with your friends and colleagues and reply here, DM me, or use the feedback form for any queries or comments.
Based on your feedback, here are a few directions we’re taking to shape the product:
1. Expanded Indexing
We're working on broadening our indexing capabilities by creating document groups, which will allow more comprehensive and context-aware conversations. We’re seeing that useful information is frequently split up into separate documents and pages, so there is a need for the ability to search a wider range of documents in one shot.
For the initial prototype, we are exploring ways to manually create groups of documents, which will then be treated as a single document. A good use case for this would be technical documentation. A partial answer may be present on one page, but a complete answer could be spread out across multiple pages.
2. WordPress Plugin
To give wider access to the extension, we are exploring the possibility of installing a plugin on a website, which will allow users to use the chat function without having to install anything on their browser. This will empower website owners, and a WordPress plugin would seamlessly integrate FindWise's chatbot into their websites.
WordPress is only one avenue — other candidates are Shopify, Wix, Hubspot, etc. Am I missing a platform that’s part of your daily stack? Let me know!
Thank you for being an integral part of our AI journey. There's a lot more to come, but this is a wrap for this week.