Some ramblings on AI and Interface

Nate Asis
1 min readFeb 1, 2024

An uninformed and abridged history of Human-computer interaction —

Command-line interface (CLI) — not super accessible, a specific kind of literacy fluency level needed. Not that many people using it.

Graphical User Interface (GUI) — more accessible, lower barrier to entry. Visual interface on top of programming language. Intended to simplify interaction. Widespread adoption.

AI as Interface, Large Language Models (LLMs) — we are being introduced to an age where language is becoming the way we interface with technology — in a deeper way than smart speakers are. The way we plan vacations, consume content, and automate workflows. LLMs enable a new kind of human-computer interaction. One where a user doesn’t need to know how to be the operator; know what buttons to press or lines of code to write. Each new form of interface improves the accessibility in human-computer interaction.

The Post-GUI Era

As use of AI matures, it will be interesting to think of what lies beyond the GUI. What happens when we no longer need a graphical representation? Can language be our primary interface? Can this finally liberate us from screens???

Beyond —

What comes after writing commands into a CLI, or clicking buttons in a GUI, or talking with an AI? Can our interface with computers be completely language driven?



Nate Asis

Designer, focused on [interaction, experiences] between people and [objects, interfaces, technology].