Summarize Articles using Local AI with Private LLM and Apple Shortcuts

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Staying informed in today's fast-paced world can be challenging, especially when faced with lengthy articles. The "Summarize This Long Article" shortcut offers a solution to this problem. By leveraging the power of local AI, this shortcut enables you to quickly summarize news articles from Safari or Apple News, saving you time while keeping you up to date.

How the Shortcut Works:

  1. View the article you want to summarize in Safari or Apple News.
  2. Activate the "Summarize This Long Article" shortcut from the share sheet.
  3. Private LLM processes the article using its advanced AI language models.
  4. The shortcut generates a concise summary of the article, capturing the key points.

Key Features:

  • Summarizes articles from Safari or Apple News with just a few taps
  • Saves time by condensing lengthy articles into easily digestible summaries

For optimal performance, we recommend using the following models with this shortcut:

  • Macs: Meta Llama 3 70B, Mixtral 8x7B Based Models, Solar 10.7B Based Models, or Meta Llama 3 8B Based Models
  • iPhones: Meta Llama 3 8B Based Models

To fine-tune the generated summaries, experiment with the Temperature and Top-P sampling settings in Private LLM. We suggest starting with a temperature of 0.7 and a top-p value of 0.9 and adjusting as needed.

Note: Private LLM offers a built-in summarization feature through the macOS context menu. However, the "Summarize This Long Article" shortcut extends this functionality to iPhones and iPads, where the context menu isn't available. Moreover, even on Macs, this shortcut serves as a foundation for users to apply prompt engineering techniques to fine-tune the generated summaries according to their preferences.

The "Summarize This Long Article" shortcut, powered by Private LLM, is a great for anyone looking to stay informed without sacrificing time or privacy. By harnessing the power of local AI, this shortcut generates concise summaries of lengthy articles, enabling you to quickly grasp the essential information.

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