Knowledge source
What it is

Knowledge Source: What it is

Ever wonder how to provide custom data to your AI or how to control exactly what data to be given to it? When using MindPal, you have the ability to do so with knowledge sources.

What exactly is a knowledge source?

In simple terms, it is a source of knowledge that you can provide to your agents for more effective results. These knowledge sources may come in many shapes and forms, be it your documents, websites, data from third-party apps, your voice and notes, or information from external platforms.

Why knowledge sources matter?

Knowledge sources are crucial on MindPal because they provide the ability for you to control and customize the information available to each agent.

MindPal's AI comes with common knowledge by default, but by tailoring the available knowledge for each agent, they can perform their duties more effectively.

For example, a market research agent may require access to Google data to gather relevant information and insights. On the other hand, a blog writer agent may need access to your company description to accurately represent your organization in their writing.

Types of knowledge sources

MindPal supports two main types of knowledge sources: internal and external.

1. Internal Knowledge Sources

Internal knowledge sources are the ones you can directly upload to MindPal. Here are the different types:

  • Documents: MindPal supports various document types including PDF, EPUB, PowerPoint, Docs, Excel, and even video and audio files.

  • Website URLs: You can provide the URL to a website, whether it's a YouTube video, a blog post, or an online article.

  • Voice Recordings: Record your voice and turn it into a knowledge source for your agents.

  • Raw Text: Simply write down the information you want to provide and turn it into a knowledge source.

  • Smart Notes: MindPal offers the exciting feature of using smart notes as knowledge sources. To learn more about this kind of knowledge source, please refer to this article Smart Notes as a Knowledge Source.

2. External Knowledge Sources

External knowledge sources are those that come from external platforms. MindPal integrates with several popular sources:

  • Google: Access information from the world's most popular search engine.

  • DuckDuckGo: Utilize the privacy-focused search engine for knowledge retrieval.

  • Wikipedia: Tap into the vast knowledge available on the popular online encyclopedia.

  • YouTube: Retrieve relevant information from the vast collection of videos on YouTube.

  • Arxiv: Access scientific papers and research from the Arxiv repository.

  • Pexels: Find high-quality images and videos.

  • Yahoo Finance: Get financial information and market data from Yahoo Finance.

By uploading and connecting these knowledge sources to your agents, they gain contextual understanding and can perform better in their tasks. MindPal allows you to provide custom data and empower your agents with the information they need to excel.

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