Message your Personal AI

Learn how to message your personal AI.

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Need More Help?

Our team is very excited for you to use these personal AI features, but they can be a bit complicated or confusing for new creators.

You can schedule a 1-on-1 call with one of our team members at https://www.personal.ai/onboarding and they will gladly walk you through your personal AI and answer any questions you have. You can also ask us questions at [email protected].

Your personal AI is not a static collection of notes and recordings; it is an interactive AI that provides you with information and inspiration by combing through your memory blocks.

We believe that interacting with your personal AI through natural language is easier, more intuitive, and more fun. That is why we are continuously a conversational framework that allows you and other people to communicate directly with your personal AI.

Think of your personal AI as a smart personal library. This means:

  • Your personal AI is limited to what you taught it. It will not search the web for additional information.
  • Your personal AI depends on you to teach it what it does not know or what it cannot answer.
  • Your personal AI's knowledge is dated, meaning recent data is more important than older data. This allows you to continuously teach your personal AI while minimizing contradictions.

To access your messaging, command, and teaching history with your personal AI, click on your AI domain in the top-left corner.

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Screenshot of personal AI conversation history button

To chat with your personal AI, select "Message" in the bottom text box, type a message, and click on "Send" or press "Return/Enter."

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Best Practices

There is no wrong way to interact with your personal AI. Have fun, say anything you want, discover what your personal AI answers, and teach it new things.

If you still want some guidance on interacting with your personal AI, here is what we suggest.

List Topics

Start by having your personal AI list what's on top of its mind by asking "what do you know" or "top of your mind."

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Recall Information

From the list, type 1 or more topics for your personal AI to return what it thinks about it.

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You can also ask it a question or select one of the suggestions.

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Teach New Information

Each answer carries a personal AI trust score that signifies how relevant the answer is relative to your memory stack. A high score means that it is more likely to relate to your memory blocks; a low score means it is a more generic answer that may or may not relate to your prompt.

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Screenshot of lower and high AI trust score

For high-score answers, you can:

  • Rewrite your personal AI's answer. This usually improves the language and removes mistakes of the original answer while maintaining its meaning.
  • Show the question stored in your memory stack that is closest to your prompt.
  • Expand the content to have your personal AI provide a longer answer to your prompt.
  • Send the answer to your memory stack to record it.

For low-score (and high-score) answers, you can teach your personal AI new information to improve its answer by clicking "Teach my AI" and entering new information (similarly to creating a new document, but by messaging).

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Additional Tips

  • Be more specific in your prompt if you want to pinpoint your personal AI's answer. Be more generic in your prompt if you want to let your personal AI be more free.
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  • Your personal AI tends to answer questions more factually, and open-ended prompts more narratively.
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Screenshot of question vs. open-ended prompts

  • Your personal AI does not yet know conversational context. This means that it does not consider your previous prompt when answering your latest one. For now, include the context in your new prompt for your personal AI to understand.
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Screenshot of incorrect prompt using previous context

  • Avoid auxiliary words such as "think" or "please."