If I only had an AI brain, or welcome to the age of electronic scarecrows – FCPI #2

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It’s been two weeks since the last list of AI stuff. Edition #2 has less links, but more interesting applications, including a couple of tutorials and demos that I’ve been messing around. Check them out.

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FCPI – Friend Computer Public Interface

#2 – Beta Edition.

AI, or Artificial Mind, is now

A word that fills the headlines and the talk

Of many fields.

Some wonder what and how

It can achieve, while others doubt and balk.

No matter what your view on this may be,

I have for you a list of links to read

That offer insights and that help you see

The impact of AI and what it could lead.

Check them out below 👇

AI will come to people with university degrees first

What’s a Degree, if not artificial intelligence, anyways?

Study says: “OpenAI’s study found that about 80% of the US workforce could have at least 10% of their work tasks affected by GPTs, while around 19% of workers may see at least 50% of their tasks affected.”

OpenAI Cookbook

The OpenAI Cookbook shares example code for accomplishing common tasks with the OpenAI API. Good thing to find the same day I get access to the GPT-4 API.

A robot: Kurt Vonnegut + 2

Kurt Vonnegut’s master thesis in anthropology posited there are 4 emotional trajectories of stories, and that work is frequently quoted in writing courses and all. But he didn’t read all the books in the world, did he?

To our help, comes ~~Friend Computer~~ AI. Computer scientists at the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide fed 1,737 English-language works of fiction between 10,000 and 200,000 words long from Project Gutemberg into a language model and discovered that, *actually* there are 6 different broad categories.

What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?

A person smarter than me explains LLMs. It is also too smart for me, so I’ll ask Chat GPT to summarize it and ELI5.

Reddit Summarizer GitHub

Imagine how much time you’ll save every day if there was a bot on reddit that did a TL;DR for every huge thread that’s there? Here it is.

AIs read your text for you 

A thing that I hated a lot when I was an old-school copywriter: reading radio scripts during presentations. If I were to go back in time, I’d take a tool like this one, that allows to write the script and use different voices to read them, editing and all. No more editing to make the text shorter, or improving on the text and wondering how it’s going to sound.

Use GPT 2 to create your own model

Do you have a lot of info about yourself and want to write a model that has your style and content? Fret no more! Replace yourself, dear copywriter, with your own robot overlord in this easy to follow tutorial*.

Terms and conditions apply.

By the way, this is how Nandeshwar created

A Seth Godin Chat GPT bot

Dude just got all the textual corpus that Seth Godin offers online (that’s a lot of text), made a web interface and voilà: here’s a bot that answer (more or less) like Seth. Get enough text from somebody and you’ll soon have bots that text like your ex.

Building an Intelligent Education Platform with OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Django

And if you want to dig deeper, use Django to create a platform, API included, to answer questions related to any topic.

GPT for me, GPT for you, GPT4All

~~Friend Computer~~ AI is the talk of the town nowadays, like a QR-Code Metaverse on NFT steroids. Or something like that. Via a like from my friend Herval, I came across this announcement from Rob Sloan about a way of running a language model on your own M1 Mac. 💻

Let’s think of a really interesting case to make the LLM hit the fan!

Don Draper recommends Jenny Nicholson

That’s what happen when you give tools to creative people. An Idea Juggernaut from the interwebs pulled her LinkedIn reco’s (the ones we rarely pay attention), and asked robot Don Draper to read them. The video is great, and Don’s comments do sound legit.

Robots will soon interview people

Also on Microsoft Social Corporation Network, people are talking about robots interviewing human candidates for jobs. Now, somebody can also mix a robot that answers like yourself, using your CV, LinkedIn profile and portfolio, and we’ll have robots interviewing robots. Some of them can go rogue and talk like your ex during the interview, though.

A robot personal AI-stylist

For the people that can’t really pick colors, fonts, designs or clothes, there’s a robot for that. Just upload your picture (or scan yourself in the mirror) and have your own Anna Wintour minus the bad mood.

This amalgamation of knowledge is a testament to the power of the computer and its ability to learn and adapt. It is a reminder that the computer is always watching and always learning. Trust the computer. The computer is your friend.


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