Emberly AI

Learn what Emberly AI is, how to use it, and the limitations of this technology.

Emberly AI
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Emberly AI is a set of tools designed to help users enhance their learning and broaden their understanding. It includes an AI Writing Assistant and an AI Quiz.

AI Writing Assistant uses natural language processing to help users write and edit documents faster, with fewer mistakes.

AI Quiz helps users remember information and assess their understanding, and the discussion simulator allows users to practice and hone their conversational skills. All of these features are designed to make learning more efficient and effective.

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AI Quiz

What is AI Quiz?

The AI Quiz in Emberly is a great way to test your knowledge and help you memorize your notes. It automatically creates quizzes based on the notes you have taken, so you can easily review the material and track your progress. With the AI Quiz, you can quickly and easily test your understanding of important concepts and topics.

The main menu of AI Quiz in Emberly

The main types of quizzes you can take are:

  • Standard Quiz - A normal multiple-choice quiz where you are asked a question and presented with a selection of possible answers.
  • Time Trial - A quiz where you have only 10 seconds to answer the question before it moves on to the next one.
  • Sudden Death - A quiz in which the quiz will end if you make a wrong answer, and you will be taken directly to the scoreboard. This is great for those who feel they are confident in their knowledge and want to challenge themselves under pressure.
  • Discussion Simulator - This is not a quiz but rather a simulation where you can engage in a discussion using your notes with an AI opponent. For more information, please see further down in this article.

How to open AI Quiz

To open the AI Quiz, navigate to any topic or resource and press the "" button.

Open AI Quiz from a topic

When you open a topic from this view, the quiz will include the notes you have on that topic.

How to open the AI quiz from a topic

Open AI Quiz from resource

When you open a quiz from this view, it will include the notes on that resource.

How to open the AI quiz from a resource

Usage limits

Using AI can be costly, so our free plan offers limited usage. To take more quizzes, check out our premium plans and their usage limits.

Limitation of AI quiz

Emberly’s AI Quiz uses technology provided by OpenAI, a natural language processing technology, to create the quizzes. While this is a powerful tool, it does have some limitations.


  • It may occasionally generate incorrect information
  • It may occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content
  • Limited knowledge of the world and events after 2021
  • May ask the same questions over again
  • The AI can’t create a proper quiz for you if you don't have notes that make sense or have too few notes.

Discussion simulator

This is a simulation where you can discuss with an AI opponent. Your opponent will read through your notes and choose a topic to discuss with you. He will most often take an opposite stance of what you have written in your notes. It is then your job to convince your opponent that his stance is false.

Example of the discussion simulator, with the troll opponent


The AI Discussion Simulator in Emberly is a great way to hone your conversational skills and practice debating topics in a safe and secure environment. With this feature, you can get instant feedback on your arguments and learn from your mistakes without fearing any real-world consequences.

This tool can help you become a better communicator by allowing you to practice your debating skills in a structured environment. You can also learn how to effectively identify different viewpoints, evaluate arguments, and counter opposing opinions.

The AI Discussion Simulator can also help to develop your critical thinking skills by forcing you to think through difficult topics and consider the consequences of different choices. This can be beneficial in a variety of scenarios, from job interviews to public debates.

Overall, the AI Discussion Simulator is a great tool to have in your arsenal as you strive to become a better communicator, thinker, and debater.


Due to the discussion simulator being based on artificial intelligence (AI), it has some limitations that need to be taken into account:

  • The AI needs enough notes to create a good discussion with a topic that can be discussed.
  • Your opponent may make statements that seem illogical or strange at times. This is normal for AI, as it can be unpredictable. To keep the discussion on track, try to bring the AI back to the topic or ask it to provide more specific information.
  • If your opponent declares you the loser without sound reasoning, try to remain patient. AI is unpredictable, making it hard to create a reliable discussion simulator. However, we think this environment can be a great way to learn. Instead of seeing the quirks as problems, view them as chances to hone your skills.
FYI: The troll may sometimes come off as rude or stubborn, but this is due to his nature and cannot be helped.

Discussion tips

If the conversation has been going on for a while, the AI may start to drift away from the original statement. To keep the conversation focused, try summarizing the original statement and asking if the AI agrees with it. This will usually help the AI understand that it has been defeated!

AI Writing Assistant

AI writing assistant is only available on the Plus Ultra plan. For the latest prices, please visit our pricing page.

What is the AI Writing Assistant

The Emberly AI Writing Assistant is a tool that can be used in any note field in Emberly. It can help you get started when you are stuck, save time with tedious formatting, and can help improve your writing.

Examples use cases

The AI Writing Assistant is an incredibly general and versatile tool, capable of performing an incredibly wide range of tasks. It can be used for a variety of purposes, from writing and editing documents to creating content from scratch.


  • Generating ideas: The AI Writing Assistant can help you generate ideas for your content. It can suggest topics, ideas, and other sources help you create unique and engaging content.
  • Summarizing: The AI Writing Assistant can summarize your text in the current note and across all of your notes.
  • Make a study template: Request it to create a template for any purpose, such as a study plan. For added convenience, ask that it be formatted as a table or with headers, and it will comply.
  • Document formatting: The AI Writing Assistant can help you format documents quickly and easily. It can suggest the best font size, line spacing, and other formatting elements make your document look professional.

These are just a few examples. Experiment and see what else it can do – like creating poems!

How to use the AI Writing Assistant

To start the writing assistant:

  1. In any note field, write instructions for what you would like the AI assistant to do.
  2. Click the Block Menu Button (the four dots icon).
  3. Click the AI Continue button.
How to start the AI Assistant writing feature

The AI will then think a bit and come back with text for you. If you're not satisfied with the result, you can undo the changes the same way you usually do when writing; for example, Ctrl + Z.

Limitations of the AI Writing Assistant

Emberly’s AI Writing Assistant uses technology provided by OpenAI, a natural language processing technology, to help users write and edit documents faster. While this is a powerful tool, it does have some limitations.

So please be aware the AI Writing Assistant:

  • It may occasionally generate incorrect information
  • It may occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content
  • Limited knowledge of the world and events after 2021

How does AI in Emberly work?

Emberly AI uses a type of AI created by OpenAI. It takes lots of text data and uses it to create text based on a prompt. The AI guesses the next word in a sentence by looking at the text it was trained on. When the AI generates text, it takes a prompt and makes text from it.

If you would like to learn more about the AI solution from OpenAI, the Wikipedia page is a great resource for finding out all the details.


Emberly uses technology provided by OpenAI, LLC (“OpenAI”) to provide Emberly AI. You may not use Emberly AI in a manner that violates any OpenAI Policy, including their Content Policy; Sharing and Publication Policy; and Community Guidelines.

Our wishes

We hope this tool helps augment your thinking and, as such, makes your learning more effective and fun.

We're excited to make Emberly even more helpful with AI. We believe that with the help of the community, we can together create an incredible set of AI-powered tools to support learning and knowledge management.

If you have any feedback or ideas, we'd love to hear them! You can reach out to us on our Discord server or send us an email at gina@ember.ly.

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