AI Wrote This Newsletter
Just 3 Things - 12/7/22
Something I’m Thinking About
Last week OpenAI released a new version of their ChatGPT software and it’s nothing short of mind blowing.
I’ve been playing with it non-stop and I believe it’s going to open the doors for a whole new generation of start-ups and business use cases.
It’s the next big thing.
A few things I had it do:
Draw up a simple NJ Lease for a new tenant.
Revise this lease to add in additional sections and terms.
Come up with 10 names and taglines for a new podcast.
Summarize the plot of The Empire Strikes Back in the style of Bukowski, Hemingway, and Adam Smith.
Generate a 2000 yard swimming workout.
Generate a book summary and then translate it into Spanish, French, Hindi, Japanese and Indonesian.
Find the value of a property after supplying the NOI and Cap Rate.
I’m also starting to use it as a search engine replacement when looking up information, generating code, or doing simple math.
To show you how powerful it is, I decided to use it to generate most of this week’s newsletter.
Write me a few paragraphs on the following: What is Chat GPT 3.5? what are the benefits and use cases? What are the risks, and how do I get started playing with it?
GPT-3, which stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3, is a large-scale language processing model developed by OpenAI.
GPT-3 has been trained on a massive amount of text data, and is able to generate human-like text based on a given prompt. This makes GPT-3 a valuable tool for a wide range of natural language processing tasks, such as translation, summarization, and text generation.
One of the key benefits of GPT-3 is its ability to perform these tasks with high accuracy. This makes it a valuable tool for researchers and developers working on AI applications that involve language processing.
Additionally, GPT-3 is easy to use and can be integrated into existing systems, making it a useful tool for businesses and organizations looking to improve their natural language processing capabilities.
There are also potential risks associated with GPT-3 and other large-scale language processing models. One of the key concerns is the potential for such models to be used for malicious purposes, such as generating fake news or impersonating individuals online.
Additionally, the development of large-scale language processing models raises ethical questions about the role of AI in society and the potential for AI to replace human workers in certain industries.
If you are interested in playing with GPT-3, you can visit the OpenAI website and sign up for an account.
Once you have an account, you can access a range of tools and resources for working with GPT-3, including tutorials and example code.
You can also visit the OpenAI GitHub page to access the code for GPT-3, and explore the various ways in which the model can be used.
Something I’m Reading
I somehow found quite a bit of time to read this past year so I wanted to do an end of year summary.
Optimizing for efficiency, I decided to pass the titles and authors into ChatGPT and let AI provide the plot summaries.
From Third World to First by Lee Kuan Yew is the story of Singapore's transformation from a poor, developing country to a global economic powerhouse. The book chronicles the challenges and triumphs of Singapore's journey, as well as the strategies and policies implemented by Lee Kuan Yew and his government.
The Lion's Tracker Guide to Life by Boyd Varty is a short read that draws on the author's experiences living and working at a game reserve in South Africa. The book is based on the philosophy of "tracking," which involves paying attention to the present moment and the world around us. Varty uses stories from his time at the reserve to illustrate the principles of tracking and show how they can be applied to our daily lives.
Marco Polo Didn't Go There by Rolf Potts is a collection of travel stories that often challenges the idea of "must-see" destinations and explores the concept of authentic travel. The book is based on Potts' belief that true travel is not about ticking off items on a pre-determined list of sights, but rather about experiencing a place on its own terms and engaging with the local culture.
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong is a novel about a young Vietnamese-American man named Little Dog coming to terms with his identity and his relationship with his mother. The book is written in the form of a letter from Little Dog to his mother, who cannot read English, and explores themes of immigration, family, and trauma.
Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkman is a book that explores the concept of time and offers practical advice for living a more fulfilling life. The book is based on the idea that we all have a limited amount of time on earth - approximately 4,000 weeks - and that we should make the most of it. Burkman offers a range of tips and techniques for prioritizing our time and making the most of every week.
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway is a collection of all of Hemingway's short stories, including classics like "The Old Man and the Sea" and "Hills Like White Elephants." The stories showcase Hemingway's signature style and explore themes of war, love, and adventure.
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux is a travel book that chronicles the author's journey by train through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The book is an account of Theroux's experiences on the various trains he took, as well as the people he met and the sights he saw along the way.
Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making by Tony Fadell is a book about the creative process and the importance of building things that matter. Fadell, who is best known as the co-inventor of the iPod, offers his insights and experiences on the process of creating successful products, and discusses the importance of passion, focus, and perseverance in the pursuit of excellence.
The Overstory by Richard Powers is a novel about a group of strangers who come together to protect a forest from being destroyed by developers. The book explores the interconnectedness of nature and human society, and the idea that trees are more than just resources to be exploited.
Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara is a book about the philosophy and practice of hospitality in the restaurant industry. The book offers insights on how to create a welcoming and engaging environment for diners, and explores the idea that hospitality is not just about providing good food and service, but about creating
The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang is a book about the art of living, featuring practical advice and philosophical musings on a variety of topics. The book covers a wide range of subjects, from the importance of humor and the value of leisure, to the benefits of simplicity and the need for spiritual balance. Throughout the book, Yutang emphasizes the importance of living a full and enriching life, and offers a range of practical tips and techniques for achieving this.
AI Selfies are having a moment this week and while I’ll spare you from mine, I will share a throwback from my experiments with DALL-E 2 last month.
While powerful, I think there is some room for improvement. 🤣