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Tome imports generative AI: as long as you type the title, you can output an 8-page graphic presentation

Tome imports generative AI: as long as you type the title, you can output an 8-page graphic presentation

March 17th, 2023
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Tome hopes that people can focus more on "storytelling" itself, rather than spending energy on presentation design. Not only can automatic typesetting, but also digital tools such as Figma and Google Drive can be inserted.

With the popularity of generative AI, the service of automatically generating presentations has also emerged. The American start-up company Tome has introduced the text generation algorithm GPT-3 and the image generation algorithm DELL-E2. Function to generate briefing schema.

Tome exists to allow people to make briefings and focus on "storytelling" itself unprecedentedly and easily. It is designed from the perspective of mobile devices, and can be edited smoothly on mobile phones, tablets, and computers. Even browsing on mobile phones is as convenient as watching Instagram's limited-time dynamics.

Keith Peiris, the founder of Tome, said that the content of the briefing has never been a worry for workers, but how to present it and the order in which it is presented, which is why Tome imports GPT-3 and DELL-E2.

The method to use is also very simple, as long as you input the title of the presentation, Tome will automatically generate an 8-page graphic presentation, and automatically draw up the structure and draft of the presentation; if you are worried about singing a presentation from scratch, it may be larger You can also use templates already set up by Tome, such as self-introduction, fundraising or product introduction.

At present, these functions are free, and in the future it will be charged by enterprises and free to individuals. Unfortunately, tome does not support Chinese yet.

Before joining the generation AI tool, Tome was already a very useful presentation generation tool, but why did the two founders, Keith Peiris and Henri Liriani, want to innovate on the presentation tool?

PowerPoint presentations stuck on the interface of the past 30 years

The founders of Tome are Keith Peiris, the former product leader of Instagram messaging and camera AR products, and Henri Liriani, the former product leader of Messenger user interface. In the past, they were respectively responsible for optimizing Messenger functions, creating Instagram time-limited dynamic filters and other products, and improving users' experience in using social platforms.

"The workplace doesn't need too beautiful slides, just tools that are easy to use and can effectively convey the message." Keith Peiris found that most people focus on making the presentation beautiful, and few people focus on how to let users speak well. story.

Henri Liriani also pointed out that tools like Instagram and TikTok allow people to build links in simple ways, but there are no tools that can easily share more complex ideas. Henri Liriani, co-founder of Tome, said: "We built amazing tools in Instagram to make it easy for people to express themselves, but the presentations used by companies are stuck in the 80s."

The elements of a presentation include not only text, but people will also insert pictures, charts, or embed hyperlinks. Therefore, even if the time for an American-edited presentation is omitted and a black-and-white slideshow is used, the user still needs to adjust the text size and decide where the picture should be placed in the presentation What position and other trivial work. Therefore, Tome aims to solve this problem and make the process of making slideshows more humanized, just as easy as making an Instagram limited-time dynamic.

Automatically layout layouts and plug in digital tools like Google Drive

Tome focuses on designing from the perspective of mobile phones and tablets, and launches web versions and apps. Users don't have any presentation templates to choose from. They just need to open Tome, type content in the text input box, or insert a picture tool into the presentation page, and Tome will automatically change the size of the text and pictures to match the page ratio .

In other words, unlike typography and design services such as Canva, Tome users no longer need to spend time aligning text, resizing titles page by page, or thinking about how to arrange these pictures, Tome can solve all these tedious things.

If we want to insert tables and design works made by users on other online platforms into the presentation, we usually only have to take screenshots and insert them into the presentation page. Tome's toolbar includes external platforms such as Google Drive, online table making tool Airtable, UI design tool Figma, data analysis tool Looker, etc. Users can directly add these digital tools in the presentation, and automatically update the work progress of other online tools without having to Reload the modified Figma artwork or the files in the Google Drive cloud.

Another interesting feature of Tome is the insertion of "explanatory videos".

When the meeting is over, if colleagues who did not attend the meeting want to review the presentation, the past practice is to find the video of the meeting and watch the video by themselves. However, users can insert short explanations and remark videos in Tome. Colleagues who are not present at the meeting can watch the speaker's explanation just by opening the presentation and clicking on the avatar at the top right of the presentation.

In addition, Tome also allows multiple users to collaborate online together, and even use the message function at the top of the briefing page to tag working partners, just like the function of Instagram or Facebook tagging friends, to ask about the status of the presentation.

Received 32 million fundraising from Zoom and Adobe executives

On March 23, 2022, Tome announced that it had raised $32 million from angel investors such as Greylock Partners and Coatue Ventures, who are also senior executives of companies such as Adobe, Zoom, and Airtable. In the future, Tome plans to charge companies with a SaaS (software as a service) model and provide free services to individual users.


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