Chain of Thought

Essays, interviews, and experiments at the forefront of AI.

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Permission to Be Excited About AI

Skepticism, curiosity, and the Current Thing

2 Jan 27, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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AI Is Transforming Media Forever, Here’s How

Dispatches from the frontier of technology and the written word

May 5, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Awe, Anxiety, and AI

Navigating the conflicting emotions of this moment in tech

2 Mar 24, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Personality Simulation Is Coming

What it means when an LLM can accurately model you

3 Aug 4, 2023 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

5 Nov 29, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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You Have No Choice But to Read This

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky's new book, 'Determined,' revives the age-old debate over free will

2 Oct 20, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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What Comes After SaaS?

Bespoke apps for everyone—customized by AI

1 Jul 21, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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How to Develop Your Taste for New Technologies

A close encounter with GrimesAI

2 Aug 11, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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This VC Is Slowly Automating His Job

How Yohei Nakajima uses GPT-3 to eliminate repetitive tasks

2 Feb 3, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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ChatGPT Unlocks the Most Powerful Force on Earth

It increases human coordination

6 Jan 26, 2024 by Dan Shipper

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Great Artists Steal (With LLMs)

You can only steal what you can find—and AI lets you find exactly what you need

2 Sep 22, 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

2 Apr 2, 2024 by Dan Shipper

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Please Make a Better Kindle

It could be 10x better, here’s how

Jun 2, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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AI Doomsday For People Who Don’t Wear Fedoras

Should we bomb the GPU clusters? A primer.

5 Apr 7, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Does GPT-4 Know Me Better Than My Girlfriend?

A dangerous question with fascinating answers

2 May 12, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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The Optimal Level of Optimization

Lessons on goal maximization from machine learning

Jul 14, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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What I Do When I Can’t Sleep

AI, insomnia, and the articulation of taste

5 Apr 1, 2024 by Dan Shipper

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Will Google’s Bard Be a Destination Chatbot?

Why it could succeed or fail—and what that means for the future of AI chatbots

Dec 8, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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AI and the Future of Programming

An interview with Replit co-founder Amjad Masad

Apr 28, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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ChatGPT Is the Best Journal I’ve Ever Used

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

2 Oct 27, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of 1-1 Learning

How to learn anything 98% better than average

1 May 19, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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A Day at the Center of the AI Boom

In San Francisco, there’s one rule to live by: layer up

7 Nov 10, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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Artificial Unintelligence

Returning risky results is a dimension of performance for AI models

Dec 10, 2022 by Dan Shipper

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AI and the Age of the Individual

When intelligence is cheap individuals win

Nov 11, 2022 by Dan Shipper

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Where Copilots Work

A simple checklist for builders

Mar 10, 2023 by Dan Shipper