I’d classify most if not all of the tools listed above as tools for evaluating ideas, though, rather than tools for generating ideas. What helps with the latter?
I’ve often found it useful to have a random word generator throw a few words at me in order to help me generate new thoughts / ideas when thinking about some problem.
I could imagine a language model tool like Write With Transformer outperforming a random word generator for this, have you tried it? They even have one trained on NLP arXiv papers!
Not yet, though I’ll keep it in mind for the future (I don’t end up using this technique very often now because I’m no longer bottlenecked on ideas; I suspect I haven’t used it since Write With Transformer was created).
Also tbc I tend to use this for more mundane problems rather than research problems.