ISRAEL - Tool to Help Read Documents 75% Faster

Arno Froese

Amnon Shashua’s AI21 Labs wants to help you read information faster. The company launched “Wordtune Read,” an artificial intelligence-based reading companion designed to summarize documents and allow readers to get the information 75% faster.

Wordtune Read uses AI and machine learning to understand large amounts of written text and instantly summarize the key information, helping users get to the point of long documents straight away. Users simply upload a PDF or copy and paste a link of the text they want to read into the tool.

Within seconds, short snippets appear alongside the text that identify and summarize the main themes of the document and help users rapidly decipher complex language. Its Spotlight feature can re-summarize the text from different points of view, putting the emphasis on the information the user is most interested in.

AI21 Labs is working to open up new technology uses for language and text. In August, the company released the world’s largest and most sophisticated language model, “Jurassic-1 Jumbo,” which can be used in text-based AI applications to read and understand text and learn to generate new text explaining it in multiple languages.

AI21 founder Shashua is also the entrepreneur behind autonomous driving company Mobileye, acquired in 2017 for $15.3 billion, the largest-ever acquisition of an Israeli company; OrCam, which develops devices to assist the blind and visually impaired; and the First Digital Bank, which intends to open Israel’s first new bank in 43 years online by the end of this year.

-www.jpost.com, 16 November 2021 

Arno's Commentary

This will be a welcome tool for students, saving 75 percent time when reading articles and books. On the other hand, the ability to read fluently will decrease—artificial intelligence can do my homework.

To accumulate knowledge is definitely recommended, but there is something better: wisdom. “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” (Proverbs 16:16). 

As to real knowledge: “Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him” (1 Corinthians 8:1-3).

The apostle Paul gives instruction to his spiritual son Timothy: “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” (1 Timothy 6:20).

What these wonderful new inventions do is quite remarkable, but with more scientific knowledge, dependence on God decreases.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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