Each source paragraph should be "about" (focused on) one subject or idea.
Each source paragraph must be free of errors.
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Writing without a source?
Wordblast is an alternative to Speedwrite, developed by the same team.
It's good for creative writing, like for personal essays, fiction, and diversity or religious statements. It's not as good as Speedwrite for fact-based writing.
If your paragraph is too long, or if your text has too many line breaks, use the green "Split paragraph" or "Fix line breaks" button.
Speedwrite works well on any computer.
You can use Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook.
You can use Speedwrite on mobile phones and tablets, but your flexibility to select source paragraphs will be limited.
Export any time
Easily export a text file or copy your entire document to the clipboard. Speedwrite has no limits on exports.
Add a title before predicting
A title helps Speedwrite understand what you are writing about. Add a complete title before you predict text. Your title should include the name of the thing you are writing about, like "Icebreakers", or "Cats", or "The European Union." You can add a title at the top of your screen.
Use multiple Wikipedia pages
Your predictions will be better if you use multiple Wikipedia pages. For example, if you are writing about "icebreakers," in addition to copying text from
the Wikipedia entry on icebreakers, copy some paragraphs from the page on sea ice and the page on nuclear powered icebreakers, and make predictions from a combination of those texts.
Always check facts
Usually Speedwrite will maintain the correctness of facts in source text, but not 100% of the time. In certain cases, especially with long or complex source paragraphs, Speedwrite may produce unexpected results: It may change dates, names, or other simple facts, or simply misinterpret the meaning of a source paragraph. It's your responsibility to check for, and fix, these errors, before exporting your predictions from Speedwrite.
If you are finding factual problems with predictions, please ensure you are following Speedwrite's most important two rules.
Is it free?
Speedwrite uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence, and is expensive to run. Each time you make a prediction, our computer systems have to perform a number of complex and computationally intensive tasks. We therefore do need users who want to actively use the system to subscribe to one of our monthly plans.
When you sign up for Speedwrite, your account is granted a pre-set number of free predictions. You may see how many predictions you have remaining when you are logged in, using the "Subscriptions" link on the top of this page. When you run out of predictions, you may subscribe to one our monthly plans to get more predictions.
All other functionality in Speedwrite is free, including all text imports and exports.
Why are predictions a different length from the input text?
A feature of Speedwrite is the predicted text varies in the range of 75% to 110% of the length of the input text. Or, put another way -- sometimes (but not always), the predicted text length can be shorter than the input text.
Here's why: Rewriting text is a hard problem, and Speedwrite's upmost goal is to produce the highest quality writing.
In developing Speedwrite, we found that the way to achieve the highest quality and originality of re-written text was to sometimes reduce the length of the prediction, when compared with the input.
If quality of writing is not important for you, then likely you might better off with a free service, such as those that are commonly used to make spam webpages and nonsense text. See Why It's Better for an overview of other services, or a related article on free Speedwrite alternatives on Ezvid Wiki.
Why aren't my predictions finishing?
If you find that your predictions start, but don't finish, this is usually due to a problem with your internet connection.
Speedwrite only works with always-on internet connections. If your internet connection is intermittent, you won't be able to use Speedwrite.
There are a few tests that can be useful. First, to diagnose browser issues:
Do you see any errors there? If so, something about your network, browser, or computer, is not compatible with modern websites like Speedwrite. Next: try this, and set it to 5 minutes: https://testmy.net/auto. Do you see drops in your internet connection? If yes, that is the problem.
Finally, if you still see errors, we want to help you with them. Please use the "Get Help" link above and contact an admin.
Why do I see a black screen when I load Speedwrite?
This can happen for two reasons:
You are using an older Android or iOS operating system, or an old browser like Internet Explorer.
Your browser cache (storage) has been corrupted.
The easiest solution is just to switch browsers. If you are on Chome, try Firefox instead, or if you are on Firefox, try Chrome instead. Firefox,
Edge should all work well.
If you experience this issue please use the Get Help link at the top of the screen, and ping @speedwrite-admin in the chat for personalized assistance.
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Does it work on any language?
Speedwrite works best on English, and is optimized for the generation of English texts. You might also find that it works fairly well on languages close to English, for example Spanish, and French. The more different a language is from English, the worse it will work. For example Arabic or Mandarin will not work well, at all.
Is it randomized?
This is subtle. If you create multiple predictions from the same paragraph of text, you will find that in some cases, unique texts are generated each time, and in other cases, the same, or similar, text may be predicted. Speedwrite's predictions are not guaranteed to be unique, however, over a sufficiently long period of time -- say, two to three weeks, you should assume that predictions will be unique and not repeat.
This is best illustrated with an example. Given the source text:
An icebreaker is a special-purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters, and provide safe waterways for other boats and ships. Although the term usually refers to ice-breaking ships, it may also refer to smaller vessels, such as the icebreaking boats that were once used on the canals of the United Kingdom.
We found that with three successive predictions, we generated these texts:
Icebreakers are special types of vessels that can safely go through ice-covered waters and clear out paths for other ships. Sometimes, the term is also used to refer to smaller ice-breaking boats, such as the ones previously used on the United Kingdom's canals.
Icebreakers are typically special types of ships that can safely clear out paths for other vessels. Although the term is often used to refer to ice-breaking vessels, smaller ice-breaking boats, like the ones previously used on the UK's canals, are also sometimes referred to.
An icebreaker is a special type of vessel that's designed to move through ice-covered waters and provide safe passageways for other ships. Although the term is often used to refer to ice-breaking vessels, smaller ice-breaking boats, like the ones previously used on the UK's canals, are also sometimes referred to.
These texts are unique, however, continued prediction of this source paragraph will eventually yield repetitive predictions, which are not unique. You should be able to test this behavior yourself, and note that, if you make enough predictions from the same source text, eventually you start to see duplicates.
However, if you come back to Speedwrite later, say, in two to three weeks, you should find that the same source text actually produces a totally different set of predictions. This will be because the Speedwrite's prediction engine is changing gradually over time. It changes a little bit each day, and the changes, in aggregate, should be noticeable over the course of a few weeks.
Are predictions unique text?
So far, our tests have indicated that Speedwrite predictions do pass tests such as those offered by Grammarly, and Unicheck. Please try to generate some predictions yourself, and test them with one of these services, and report your findings on our forum.
Watch out for fake plagiarism warnings in "free" Grammarly accounts
Note that if you have a "free", or unpaid Grammarly account, Grammarly will show fake plagiarism warnings. For example, for this text:
Halloween or Hallowe'en is celebrated on October 31st, and it is associated with the Western Christian feast of All Saints' Eve. This day is also known as All Hallows' Eve.
One theory states that the origins of Halloween's traditions can be traced back to Samhain, which was a Celtic festival. Some scholars believe that Samhain was Christianized as an All Hallow's Day celebration.
If you enter that into a free Grammarly account, you will see this warning:
Note that this warning is fraudulent, and is an attempt to confuse you, to get you to sign up for a paid Grammarly account. It's an example of the sort of "dark patterns" which are used by large, venture-funded internet companies, to trick new users into increased usage of their products. If you do sign up for the paid account, and run the same text again, you'll see a very low match score, and in fact
Grammarly is unable to determine the source of the text.
Can it be detected?
So far, we haven't found a way that text created with Speedwrite could be "reverse engineered," or somehow identified as "predicted with Speedwrite." If you find a way, please report your findings on our forum. Please note that our terms (linked below), specifically forbid you from using Speedwrite for any kind of plagiarism, or any usage disallowed by your employer, or educational institution.
Is this artificial intelligence?
Sources, Documents & Backups
Sources are empty containers where you can paste creative commons text.
Sources are saved in your browser only. If you open Speedwrite on a different computer, sources saved on other computers will not appear.
Note that Speedwrite does not save your sources on our servers.
Documents are where your predictions will appear.
You can freely edit documents, and you can export a document to a text file or to your computer clipboard at any time.
As you work, your current document is saved periodically, on an automatic basis. Each save point is available as a Backup, which can be restored at any time.