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Stephen Downes

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I tested this and it does work, though with the caveats expressed by Simon Willison in this post. What he has developed, in a nutshell, is a script that will convert a PDF or image to text (using an optical character recognition (OCR) algorithm called Tesseract) right in your browser - no uploading required! Here it is. This post describes how he created the tool, a process that involved working with Claude 3. This, I think, is becoming a new normal. Even if they do nothing more than save typing time, having an AI coding assistant is becoming a powerful developer tool.

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