Announcing Ask Soph
A bot to ask about dead philosophers.
tl;dr; You can check out and ask Soph at asksoph.com.
For a couple of months I've been thinking about how to make it easier to access works in the public domain to everyone, and the idea of a chat bot and LLMs seemed like a potential good plan.
Since there is a lot of information in public domain and my wife is a Philosophy Major (she's the smart one!), I've decided to start this by limiting the work to 10 philosophers, and tried to get a varied list (all are men, because I couldn't find women philosophers in the public domain!).
Since training or fine-tuning LLMs can be quite expensive and I wasn't sure if anyone was interested in this kind of UI/UX, I decided to first release a simpler version which uses OpenAI/ChatGPT, with some instructions that should make it focus on the known/published works in the public domain.
Go check it out. I hope it's valuable to you.
If you have any suggestions, comments, or recommendations, I'd love to hear it.
Thank you for your attention and kindness. I really appreciate it!