We’re working on a new feature called Faithlife Assistant, and we’d like to give you a sneak peek of a very early version and get your feedback. Faithlife Assistant is a conversational AI bot that allows you to interact with the Logos desktop software (and eventually Logos web, Logos mobile, and other apps and sites) using natural language. It uses machine learning to get smarter over time. It will eventually support voice input and output and have richer contextual awareness that enables it to respond to your present request in light of your previous request (and maybe even what’s open on your screen, whether you opened it via FA or not). While most people will likely benefit from it at some level, it’s geared primarily for those who need a little help getting around in the software. You may not see direct application for yourself, but you’re likely to find some tasks that make sense to do through FA simply because they save time (e.g., “show me all the verses where Jesus spoke to Peter,” which opens Bible Browser to the verses view and applies the speaker:Jesus and addressee:Peter facets). Eventually it will merge with the command bar. (It currently supports many, but not all, of the command bar commands. We’re working to make sure it supports all of them.) Since this is backed by a web service, you need to be online to use it. When you’re online, we’ll use FA. When you go offline, we’ll fall back to the current command bar. This isn’t a beta yet. We still have a lot of work to do. It’s a very early pre-beta preview just for Faithlife employees and our forum MVPs. We’ll be moving it into an opt-in public beta in a future release. Before we do, we thought it would be good to get some feedback from you all. 1. What’s your general impression, both for yourself and for the broader user base? 2. What do you like most about what it can do presently? 3. What did you expect it to do that it doesn’t yet? 4. What do you wish it could do that would make it more valuable to you and others? Here’s how to get the preview: 1. Accept my invitation to join the Faithlife Assistant Faithlife group (https://faithlife.com/faithlife-assistant/activity). If you didn’t receive one, you can ask to join. Group membership will grant you a temporary license to the feature. 2. Open Logos on your Windows or Mac computer and launch Faithlife Assistant (https://ref.ly/logos4/FaithlifeAssistant). It’s located under the Utilities section of the Tools menu. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think! Here are some things to try: Try some of the current command bar commands. Type Help. Hi. Hello. What can you do? to learn about some of the things you can ask or tell FA. What’s today’s verse? Verse of the day Show me verses where Satan speaks to Jesus. Open the ESV. Open the NIV. Open Ephesians. Go to Ephesians. Open John 3:16. Take a note on John 3:16. Open the RSV to Luke 22. Open BDAG. Define atonement. What’s the definition of atonement? Run a Passage Guide on John 1. Passage Guide on John 1. Run an Exegetical Guide on John 1. Exegetical Guide on John 1. Run a word study on love. Word study on love. Tell me about grace. Who was Jesus? Compare John 3:16 in multiple versions. Are there any updates available? Update my resources. Pro tip: If the focus moves away from FA, you can jump it back by using Ctrl+Tab (on Windows and Mac). We’ll probably create a shortcut/hotkey soon as well.
- After trying some of the questions in the original forum post, I tried two attempts, internet connection is fine but I got this:
- I thought let's start asking a very simple question: where was jesus born And the answer was: Sorry, I don’t know “jesus born”. Looks like this tool still needs some work.
- Hello, God Bless!! I Am a follower of this group, however I do not see where I can join. Hoiw Do I join!!