Gijs Verheijke

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The joys of Natural Language Processing input

21 Oct 2023

Lunch with Kevin next wednesday at 1pm. My calendar app instantly recognizes the title and time and creates the event at the right time. I can even add a location and a duration in the same way.

I wrote about my love for the CMD+K workflow in apps earlier, and I feel similarly about input through typing with NLP.

It's such a natural way to transfer information from your brain to your device. It's only a small step from there to speech based input. In fact, there is no reason why that would not be possible already. Maybe it is, I haven't tried in a while.

If you haven't made this a part of your workflows, I strongly recommend trying it out and seeking out apps that support it! This is one of the reasons I'm such a big fan of Todoist and Vimcal.