NowComment has the most sophisticated collaboration tools available for group discussion, annotation, and curation of texts, images, and videos.
It displays threaded commenting alongside the sentences and paragraphs of texts, the areas of images, and timestamps of videos to create engaging online conversations literally in context. Brainstorm, debate, and collaborate as never before!
Thinking Partners can bring the power of the latest OpenAI Large Language Models to your NowComment conversations!
Upload and discuss documents with people you invite or with the whole Internet ("Public Documents") at no cost!
Interesting comments can be found quickly (they're tied to relevant document passages), and summary lines make skimming fast and easy.
Any sentence, paragraph, image, or video can have multiple conversations, keeping discussions focused and on-topic.
Our interface is intuitive, your documents are accessible wherever you are, and we do the hosting and maintenance.
NowComment has the features to handle very large groups: notifications, assignments, subgroups, moderation, and more.
By default comments are off to the side (with multiple sort options!), but you can also display comments in-line.
With the click of a button, you can deploy OpenAI's Large Language Models (LLMs) next to any document on NowComment. You can select from a bevy of brilliant bots.
We have designed these bots to be Thinking Partners who are always available to be your personal mentor, tutor, coach, teammate, student, simulator, or tool. Thinking Partners don't just correct your writing or summarize a text; they help you to become a stronger writer and a more thoughtful reader.
NowComment's Thinking Partners shape and transform the output you receive from an LLM. This is a different experience than you get with the popular, off-the-shelf, product-oriented tools. You will be inspired by the control our Thinking Partners give you over how to integrate AI into your own creative and thinking processes.
There are over 30 Thinking Partners to choose from already (with more coming all the time)! And since there are so many, to guide your choice, we have organized them into the seven approaches for students that Dr. Ethan Mollick and Dr. Lilach Mollick describe in a recent paper, "Assigning AI," as briefly described in the next section, below.
We also invite you to make your own Thinking Partners. NowComment is a platform where we learn with and about Artificial Intelligence.
Detail the persona of the best Thinking Partner you can imagine having. Itemize for that character the reading strategies you want them to employ. Specify the output that you want to receive. Test and test until you have taught your Thinking Partner how you want it to respond to the texts of any genre that you are reading or writing and uploading to NowComment. Become a prompt engineer.
We are learning together how to use AI as a tool to extend our thinking. These Thinking Partners can translate, adapt, and transform text. They can give you a prompt for creating an image and more. See Mollick & Mollick (2023) for more.
Use NowComment to add daily logs on one document each week. Also add images and videos. Invite others to comment. Use Thinking Partners beside your freewriting, jottings, exploratory logs. Upload a new document each week for you logs, then collect these weekly log documents and things you are reading into a Personal Collection. This collection becomes your AI Dialogue Notebook.
Treat a Thinking Partner like your student who has given you their thinking on a text. Respond by teaching more about the topic. Try this with these Thinking Partners. See Mollick & Mollick (2023) for more.
Some Thinking Partners are characters we have created to have specific, ideological ways of responding. Choose a Thinking Partners like this to engage with different perspectives. See Mollick & Mollick (2023) for more.
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