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Introduction to Leo 0.5 – Feedly Blog

Sometimes you need to comply with excessive quantity publications like The Verge, NY Times, or VentureBeat since you belief them, however you might be solely serious about narrower matters, traits, or mentions.

Reducing noise and data overload is an issue we care passionately about. We have been working over the past 12 months on a brand new characteristic known as Leo. You can consider Leo as your non-black-box analysis assistant – an easy-to-control AI software which helps you cut back noise in your feeds and by no means miss essential articles.

Here is a fast overview of the Leo 0.5 Beta characteristic set.

New Priority Tab

If you might be a part of the Leo 0.5 Beta Program, every of your feeds has now 2 tabs.

The All Tab contains all of the articles printed by the sources you comply with.

The new Priority Tab contains the subset of articles flagged by Leo as essential – based mostly on the priorities you outlined on your Leo.

Three Core Prioritization Skills: Mentions, Topics, and Like Board

Leo 0.5 ships with three core abilities: mentions, matters, and like-board. Each of those abilities permit you to prioritize articles in another way.

Leo 0.5 ships with three core prioritization abilities

The mentions talent permits you to prioritize articles based mostly on mentions of individuals, firm or key phrases that are essential to you.

Ask Leo to prioritize articles mentioning JP Morgan

For instance, you possibly can ask Leo to prioritize all of the articles that point out “JP Morgan”

The subject talent permit you to prioritize articles that are a few particular subject you have an interest in.

Ask Leo to prioritize articles about quantum computing

For instance, you possibly can ask Leo to analyze your tech feed and prioritize articles that are about synthetic intelligence, quantum computing, or gaming.

Leo ships with one thousand pre-trained matters. If the subject you have an interest in is a part of that checklist, the subject talent is a robust software to allow you to focus your feed on what actually issues to you.

Sometimes, the subject you have an interest in a really area of interest. This is the place the Like Board talent may be very helpful and highly effective.

Prioritize articles comparable to those saved in your Smart Venue board

For instance, in case you are within the Sports business, you could be within the rising Smart Venue pattern. Leo doesn’t know out of the field about Smart Venue however when you can create a board and save 30-50 articles about Smart Venue, you should use the Like Board talent to educate your Leo a brand new customized subject and ask Leo to prioritize future articles that are comparable to those you save in that board.

Once you have got outlined the priorities of your Leo, he’ll constantly learn your feed and flag articles that are aligned with these priorities.

The Like Board is especially highly effective as a result of the extra articles you save to that board, the extra correct Leo’s advice will develop into.

Finally, you possibly can simply outline extra refined priorities by combining a number of abilities/layers.

Combine a number of layers

Feedback Loop Via Less Like This

When Leo makes a again prioritization, you have got the management to present him suggestions through the Less Like This button.

Provide Leo suggestions through Less Like This

There are 5 completely different courses of suggestions you possibly can provide to your Leo:

  1. The “Not About” suggestions permits you to educate Leo that it matched the incorrect key phrase or subject. For instance, you had been serious about ICO (Initial Coin Offering) and Leo detected ICO (Internet Commissioner Office).
  2. The “duplicated article” suggestions permit you to flag articles that are on subject however you have got already examine through a unique supply
  3. The “I’m not interested in” suggestions permit you to flag class of articles you aren’t about. For instance, you won’t be serious about market analysis kind articles. If you possibly can flag 10-20 articles as I’m not serious about market analysis, Leo goes to be taught and begin prioritizing fewer market analysis articles.
  4. Sometimes (specifically for key phrase alerts), you may get articles from sources you don’t care about. The ‘mute domain’ suggestions permits you to prepare your Leo to mute articles from these domains.
  5. Finally, typically, the reason being extra advanced. The ‘Something else’ suggestions presents you a straightforward method out.


We additionally heard from loads of customers that duplicate articles are a giant supply of noise and echo of their feeds. If you might be uninterested in seeing the identical article or press launch being pushed throughout a number of sources, Leo 0.5 close to actual deduplication is right here to assist.

An indication on the backside proper exhibits the depend of duplicates that are mechanically eliminated

Leo constantly displays your feeds and when he detects duplicates, it mechanically clear up your feeds so that you just solely get one copy of the article or press launch.

This is especially helpful when you comply with loads of Google Keyword Alerts or when you comply with supply that cross submit content material.

Control and Transparency

An important side of the Leo promise is that it’s a enjoyable, non-black-box AI you totally management and might simply collaborate with.

Transparency through clear explanations

Transparent as a result of every time Leo makes a prioritization, he’ll clarify why the article was prioritized and provide the alternative to refine that prioritization.

Full management

Control since you explicitly outline all of the priorities of your Leo and you’ll at anytime go within the Train Leo part and take away or refine a precedence. No black field. No lag.

Goodbye Information Overload

Leo 0.1 Alpha clients noticed 40-70% noise discount on their feeds. More focused feeds imply which you could save time whereas decreasing the danger of lacking essential articles, or being the final to learn about an essential danger or market alternative.

We look ahead to seeing how your will likely be coaching your Leo!

-Edwin, Remi, and Victoria