Chain of Thought

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GPT-3 Is the Best Journal I’ve Ever Used

My slow and steady progression to living out the plot of the movie 'Her'

15 Jan 13, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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The Knowledge Economy Is Over. Welcome to the Allocation Economy

In the age of AI, every maker becomes a manager

7 Jan 19, 2024 by Dan Shipper

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Admitting What Is Obvious

I’m a writer—what are you?

26 Sep 8, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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GPT-4 Is a Reasoning Engine

Reason is only as good as the information we give it

4 Mar 31, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Using ChatGPT Custom Instructions for Fun and Profit

How to 10x ChatGPT with personalized answers

17 Sep 15, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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The End of Organizing

How GPT-3 will turn your notes into an *actual* second brain

12 Jan 6, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Can a Startup Kill ChatGPT?

Google is dangerous—a founder cracked on Zyn and Diet Coke more so

2 Mar 15, 2024 by Dan Shipper

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GPT-4: A Copilot for the Mind

Never forget what you read again

5 Mar 17, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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How Sora Works (and What It Means)

OpenAI's new text-to-video model heralds a new form of filmmaking

1 Feb 16, 2024 by Dan Shipper

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Can GPT-3 Explain My Past and Tell My Future?

I loaded journal entries from the past 10 years into GPT-3—and started asking it questions

9 Jan 20, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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What I Do When I Can’t Sleep

AI, insomnia, and the articulation of taste

4 Jun 23, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Here’s What I Saw at an AI Hackathon

AI gossip, celebrity sightings, tech trends—and some great projects

1 Dec 20, 2022 by Dan Shipper

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AI-assisted Decision-making

How to use ChatGPT to master the best of what other people have figured out

6 Oct 6, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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How Hard Should I Push Myself?

What the science of stress tells us about peak performance

2 Oct 17, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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GPT-4 Can Use Tools Now—That’s a Big Deal

What "function calling" is, how it works, and what it means

3 Jun 16, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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I Built an AI Chatbot Based on My Favorite Podcast

Here’s how I built it and what I learned about the future

14 Dec 16, 2022 by Dan Shipper

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The Most Important WWDC Announcement That You Missed

Apple has a shot at solving the mental health crisis

2 Jun 9, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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ChatGPT and the Future of the Human Mind

AI is a lever that becomes a lens

19 Jan 12, 2024 by Dan Shipper

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I Spent a Week With Gemini Pro 1.5—It’s Fantastic

When it comes to context windows, size matters

3 Feb 23, 2024 by Dan Shipper

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What I Saw at OpenAI’s Developer Day

Bigger, smarter, faster, cheaper, easier

5 Nov 7, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Linus Lee Is Living With AI

How a researcher uses generative AI to help him think better and get more done

1 Dec 3, 2022 by Dan Shipper

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I Let An AI Do My Email

A review of Superhuman AI

Jun 30, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Wanted: High Performers for the Last Job You’ll Ever Have

Train an AI to replace yourself. Salary paid and profits shared indefinitely.

5 Sep 29, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Writing Essays With AI: A Guide

We should take AI seriously as a creative tool—here's how

4 Feb 17, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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A Few Things I Believe About AI

Taking time for a 10,000 foot perspective

7 Apr 21, 2023 by Dan Shipper