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What I read this week
ChatGPT is a large language model trained by OpenAI to generate human-like text. Have you used it? Sign up here if you haven’t. It’s now my full time virtual assistant for everything I do, I always have the tab open in my browser.
Time it took to reach 1M users
Netflix - 3.5 years
FB - 10 months
Instagram - 2.5 months
ChatGPT - 5 days!
Master the ChatGPT Prompt - Great resources
ChatGPT API is coming to Microsoft Azure
Google says, AI written content is ok as long as it’s helpful, as it pertains to gaining visibility in search results. //rubs hands together
My favorite prompt
Role playing - “Pretend that you are [insert a persona ie: the hiring manager for a high tech firm interviewing a candidate for VP of Marketing]. Ask me interview questions for the role after I say Hi. Hi.”
New Apple products quietly released this week
The original HomePod was released back in 2018. 5 years later, they finally launched gen 2. Yay!
New MacBook Pros and Mac mini’s launched with M2 chips. Superb upgrades if you’re coming from an intel Mac.
The Oatmeal created a NSFW random comic generator - not sure if powered by AI? It’s fun.
What I watched this week
Went down a MrBeast rabbit hole. 24 year old Jimmy Donaldson (aka MrBeast) has 128M subscribers and is now the most popular individual YouTuber.
Key takeaways from the Lex Fridman interview:
#1 YouTube Advice - it starts with the thumbnail
Nothing is by accident or luck. Everything in the video - script, pacing, length, voice intonation, stunt, etc is all planned out
One day, he wants to do a $1 Billion dollar giveaway video (make sure you’re subscribed)
Consistency and hard work is key
Fun MrBeast videos
I Survived 50 Hours In Antarctica - 79M views
I Ate $100,000 Golden Ice Cream - 160M views
$456,000 Squid Game In Real Life! - 342M views
Boston Dynamics released a new humanoid robot video that fetches a work bag and does a finishing b-boy move to remind everyone dance moves is the #1 problem in robotics. //sarcasm
What I did this week
Started this newsletter :-)
Signed up for OpenAI ChatGPT API Waitlist
What I thought about this week
Creating Notion Templates - I create a lot of templates, usually from scratch. I should really stop doing that, saving it, and sharing it with others.
99% perspiration, 1% ideation - Stop thinking about the $1 million idea and start taking action on the $1 dollar idea.
Garbage bags is the only thing we intentionally buy to throw away.
I’m 99% sure the city doesn’t recycle anything I put in recycling bin. Can someone confirm?
Trader Joe’s buyer persona is an unemployed professor.
Newsletter header image - I need one created. For now, it’s a studious retriever, next to hamburger, neon meow.
Stupid idea of the week - Use text to image ai (Dall-e, midjourney, stable diffusion), import generated image into meta AR spark studio, publish tons of AR face mask filters on FB and Instagram.
Quote of the week
“I’m brutally honest, because the price of admission to being in the room with me is I get to tell you you’re full of shit if you’re full of shit, and you get to say to me I’m full of shit, and we have some rip-roaring fights. And that keeps the B players, the bozos, from larding the organization – only the A players survive. And the people who do survive say, ‘Yeah, he was rough.’ They say things even worse than ‘he cut in line in front of me,’ but they say, ‘This was the greatest ride I’ve ever had, and I would not give it up for anything.’”
– Steve Jobs, 2011
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GREAT word play in the title! Even better read!
Curious as to what kind of "virtual assistant" tasks you ask ChatGPT. I've signed up, asked it a few things, and then my conspiracy "big brother" side of the brain kicked-in. Logged off.
Got any real-world examples that make an impact on you day?