Intelligent prompts for better technical content

A valuable tool to add to our toolbox, GenAI can significantly improve our work. That is, if you know how to talk to it.

Text by Alex Jitianu


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Before my presentation at the tcworld conference in November 2023, a colleague suggested: "Why not start your talk with a joke to break the ice?" Since my presentation was about AI, I naturally asked the GenAI tool for a joke involving AI and a tech writer. I can report that comedians have nothing to fear!

In fact, the technical documentation field has nothing to worry about either. Here’s why.

AI in technical content creation

When referring to AI in this article, we specifically mean Generative AI, a branch of AI focused on content generation. We view AI as a valuable assistant, rather than an adversary, as it can aid in all aspects of document creation, including brainstorming, research, writing, and review. However, it is important to note that AI still requires your expertise and review. Its output may be linguistically accurate, yet it can still be factually incorrect. Therefore, ...