This article originally appeared on FamilyLocket.com. See https://familylocket.com/can-chatgpt-help-with-genealogy-citations/ If you’re curious about how artificial intelligence (AI) might help you become more efficient, consider experimenting with citations. The large language models (LLMs) that have become popular in the last year might prove useful in this area. I’ve been using ChatGPT to experiment with AI in the last month … Continue reading Can ChatGPT Help with Genealogy Citations?
ChatGPT with Vision (GPT-4V) analyzes a handwritten WWII draft card, and not only reads handwriting correctly but also accurately identifies text fields (name, address, next of kin, date of birth, occupation, etc.). This draft card, from my maternal grandfather Dean Lawrence (1921-2003) was chosen for the average block print handwriting; testing will continue to determine … Continue reading New Use Case: Handwriting Recognition to Structured Data
Months of waiting came to an end on Tuesday 3 October when I finally got to test ChatGPT with Vision (GPT-4V). This version of ChatGPT can now "See, Hear, and Speak." I spent a few hours getting acquainted with GPT-4V. This report provides a brief overview of my experience, though there's much more to explore. … Continue reading New Use Case with GPT-4 Vision: From Image of Pedigree Chart to Ahnentafel List
Reintroduction with Restrictions: ChatGPT Browse with Bing returns with enhanced guardrails after initial misuse concerns. Performance Trade-offs: The updated ChatGPT Browse with Bing has more limited capabilities, affecting its speed and efficiency. AI Interaction Tips: Engaging with AI as if it were sentient might yield better results, though it's symbolic speech. It's been a busy … Continue reading ChatGPT Browse with Bing is Back, Albeit a Tad Lobotomized
First-time visitors: If the topic of AI-assisted genealogy is of interest to you, you can subscribe to the right to receive notice of new posts at AI Genealogy Insights. And Welcome! - Steve I gave a presentation titled "Empowering Genealogists with AI" to the National Genealogical Society on September 6, 2023. The talk covered emerging … Continue reading Empowering Genealogists with AI: Presentation to National Genealogical Society (NGS)
The post was prepared as part of my upcoming talk: The National Genealogical Society is hosting a MemberConnects! event on Empowering Genealogists with Artificial Intelligence. Join us Wed. 6 Sept 2023, at 8 p.m. ET. Register here: https://bit.ly/NGSMemberConnects6Sept2023 As we venture deeper into the digital age, the intersection of genealogy and artificial intelligence (AI) is … Continue reading Crafting a Genealogy Prompt for ChatGPT: Five Valuable Components
UPDATE: Shortly after sharing this post, Bob Coret, the creator of the "Open Archives" plugin (and a founder of the site), got in touch. The "Open Source" plugin in more impressive than my cursory exploration revealed. The plugin is more thoroughly documented at his blog post, which is linked at bottom along with further observations. … Continue reading A (Possible) Future of A.I. Genealogy Research: Open Archives and ChatGPT
Go directly to the step-by-step walk-through. This detailed how-to is a follow-up to the use case announcement from March 17, 2023 titled “Using ChatGPT to Write Stories from Family Trees, Create Trees from Stories“. This is Use Case Guide #3 and builds upon: Use Case Guide #1: How to Clean Raw and Poor OCR Text, … Continue reading AI Genealogy Use Case Guide: How-to Get from Story to Structured Data, 2: Create GEDCOM (family tree) files from obits, articles, & announcements