Title Suggestions

Using AI during the question writing process to help generate more descriptive, accurate titles.

Last updated June 7, 2023
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We know that folks often use titles to make decisions about whether or not to dig into a particular question. Bad titles make that much harder, obviously. So in order to make that process easier (and improve the quality of questions and answers on the platform), we’re experimenting with providing some AI-generated title suggestions.

Why do this? We see three main benefits here. First, question askers spend less time crafting the perfect title for their questions, and instead can focus on the content of the question. Second, question reviewers are able to better understand the content of the question, making it easier to suggest edits or improve the post. Finally, end users of Stack Overflow can more easily understand if the question is relevant to their needs.

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Knowledge sharing between peers and experts is fundamental to software development ‒ you can see it happening in Slack, in meetings, or quick hangs. Advances in technology, like GenAI, puts everyone in learning mode and knowledge sharing is at the core of that experience.

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