This guide will help you to get started with assistants. It provides an overview of the assistant building process and examples.
Assistants are LLM-based chat interfaces that can be enriched with your company’s internal data. You can integrate your company knowledge into an assistant.
Assistants vs Chat
Chats function as a daily companion for employees, allowing brainstorming, drafting emails, and debugging code with integrations to internal knowledge. They support collaboration, sharing prompts, and are customizable with security measures.
Assistants are built to integrate internal knowledge, deployable within Langdock or other apps like Slack and Microsoft Teams, aimed at streamlining information access. They can handle specific tasks like HR queries, onboarding, and customer support, with a focus on data security and compliance. These tasks are just examples. The range of use cases is infinitely long.
The Assistant Builder enables you to set up and configure your own custom assistants. We offer an interface that lets you configure the characteristics and capabilities of your assistant. To build a useful assistant, there are a few variables you need to define and you can start using your own assistants within just a few moments.
There is a wide range of use cases for Assistants. From Onboarding Assistance or an IT-Helpdesk to building an assistant that knows everything about your user manual. Here are a few of the wide-ranging examples:
Integrate your employees handbook, your onboarding checklists, or your benefits information. Your employees can now ask your assistant everything that can be answered with these documents.
Incorporate the assistant into the onboarding process to answer common questions for new hires about company policies, specific job functions, training timelines, and necessary paperwork. This can help new employees acclimate more quickly and find information when needed.
Equip your customer support with an assistant that has access to FAQs, product details, and service protocols. The assistant can provide information, assist with troubleshooting, and navigate customers through product or service issues, aiming to resolve queries efficiently.
Building an Assistant
This is a step by step example on how to build and deploy custom assistants with Langdock’s Assistant Builder.
Let’s build an HR Assistant.
Launch the Assistant Configurator
Configure basic information
Give your assistant a name and a description that is rendered to the user.
Add Custom Instructions
You can give your assistants custom instructions of any kind. For example you can add instructions about the tone of voice the assistant should respond in.
Set Prompt Examples
You can add Prompt Examples to the assistant. For example the most frequently asked questions in the HR department.
Select AI Model and adjust Model Temperature
You can select between all of our available foundational models and also adjust the temparature of the model. In simple terms, the “temperature” of an AI model is like a creativity dial: turn it down for more predictable answers, or turn it up for more surprising ones. But you won’t need to adjust it in most of the assistant building cases - you are good to go with our default settings and don’t have to change anything.
Enrich Assistant Knowledge
This is the part that makes the interaction with assistants so beneficial and special in a company context. You can insert the knowledge that the assistant should response upon. In the case of building an HR assistant for your employees, you are all set if you integrate your Employee Handbook PDF, or the corresponding pages from Confluence or Notion.
Define desired Output Format
This is a configuration for more advanced assistant builders, but worth to have a look at. Just like with the custom instructions you can give the LLM instructions on what format the responses should be in. For instance, if you need the assistant to provide responses in a bullet-point list for easy reading, you could specify that format in your output format instructions. Another example could be requesting summaries to be structured with a title, main points, and a conclusion.
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