I understand that many in my audience may be tempted to instantly skip this one, but I urge you not to. I am neither pro nor anti what is commonly referred to today as “artificial intelligence”. I have created an episode that delves deeply into explaining it and how I perceive it, titled AI is Dangerous That’s Why You Need to Use It – Epi-3305,
If you have not yet listened to that episode, you might want to do so before proceeding with this one. I am not going to rehash that episode today, as it has already been covered.
However, the condensed version of my view on AI is that it doesn’t matter whether it is good, bad, or neutral—it exists. It will continue to grow and develop. It is going to be utilized by your competition, your adversaries, your enemies, and your friends. Ignoring it is to your own detriment. Much like understanding that your enemy owning a gun is a good reason for you to own one. If you genuinely fear what a certain technology may do, you need an equal or superior technology to counter it.
This brings me to what we can use AI for. I have personally been using it for two months now, primarily to boost productivity. I have the paid version of ChatGPT, which costs me about 20 dollars a month. Frankly, it’s as if I’ve hired an on-demand employee for my business at that price. One that never tires or gets frustrated. No matter how many times I reassign a task, it just completes it until I am satisfied. I use it to proofread and edit my copy, gather information, convert copy to outlines, and many other tasks.
The most remarkable thing I use it for, though, is not directly for my business. That is, I use it for self-directed learning. I take a subject I want to know more about, and with some hacks and use of plugins, I can learn more about that subject (in a way that is relevant to me) in a day than I could in weeks inside a classroom. Today, we will discuss that—essentially, how you can create a learning environment that specifically fits your wants, needs, and learning style. Skeptical? No problem. Just set your skepticism aside for about 90 minutes today. Don’t worry, learning something new is not a bad thing. Sure, you may experience a bit of cognitive dissonance, but any real learning will have that effect.
Join Me Today to Discuss…
- The story I missed yesterday, AI being used for resumes with an almost 100% interview hit rate – link
- Again the reality is, this is here to stay, if you are against it, I ask so what is your solution to that fact
- Let’s review my previous segment on learning due to mandate vs. learning due to desire
- The famous “we have no moat” leak and what it actually means – link
- How this topic fits with Modern Survival Philosophy
- Understanding what ChatGPT is, how it works and hence how to get what you want from it
- It is an LLM (large language model) just basically a set of rules in how to respond to inquires
- It has limitations especially in “political matters”
- It is wrong at times, but it takes correction, this actually helps you learn
- It can take on personas, like a 5th grade teacher, a law professor, a engineer, etc.
- It does what you tell it (mostly) and gigo still applies (garbage in, garbage out)
- 10 Ways to use ChatGPT for Self Directed Learning, tailor them to your own goals/needs/wants
- Personalized tutoring – to clarify that which you already have been exposed to but don’t yet fully understand
- As a “Research Assistant” – to gather and compile information for you to review and filter not simply accept.
- To Develop Critical Thinking – Choose a topic you know will, push ChatGPT to the limit on that knowledge and correct it when it is wrong, it will often make small errors.
- To Review Your Writing – ChatGPT can simply edit your writing, edit and maintain your voice or literally act like an English teacher and show you all the corrections and explain them.
- Role Playing Scenarios – Have a discussion with someone from the 1600s, a famous person from history, etc.
- For Creative Stimulus – With prompts like “give me 5 ideas for ______” ChatGPT can break “writers block” or send you down a path to learning something you’d have never thought of before
- As a Math Tutor – Math is often confusing, students miss a piece and fall further and further behind. ChatGPT can be a calculator but it can also explain an equation over and over until you get it right.
- As a Reading Discussion Tool – You can drop in parts of books, white papers, etc. and discuss it with ChatGPT including using specific personas when you do.
- Create Study Guides or Learning Outlines – ChatGPT can literally help you make study guides, flash cards, etc. Even mind maps, etc. Including outputs that drop into spread sheets.
- Learning a Foreign Language – You can translate text, have conversations in any language with ChatGPT, it can be a form or immersion learning.
- To Explore the Socratic Method – Simply ask GPT to act as a “socrat” the express a view point and engage in the discussion.
- To Test Your Knowledge – Once you have a lot of information in a chat, ask GPT to turn it into a test for you to take and grade your results, explain what you got wrong, etc.
- I will simply ask, in a world where your competitors will use this tool, can you afford not to?
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