NotebookLM: AI for writers

December 11, 2023

AI is coming for writers, too… or is it the other way around?

Veteran journalist Steven Levy, who has been covering tech for over 40 years, reviewed the latest addition to the plethora of AI tools, NotebookLM, in a Wired article titled Google’s NotebookLM Aims to Be the Ultimate Writing Assistant.

The app, developed at Google in collaboration with the bestselling non-fiction author Steven Johnson, takes in all provided sources and enables a writer to embed their AI-powered analysis neatly into their writing workflow.

Levy expresses some concerns about whether tools like these will relegate human writers to a secondary role in the writing process. Yet he still admits, “In my 40 years of covering tech, this is the most exciting time I can remember.”

If you’re in the U.S., you can try NotebookLM already. If not, you can watch Steven Johnson present it on YouTube:

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