Chain of Thought

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

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Against Explanations

AI can make progress where science has struggled

2 Apr 14, 2023 by Dan Shipper

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New Course: How to Build a GPT-4 Chatbot

Create your own personal knowledge assistant in 30 days

Apr 18, 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

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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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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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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 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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What I Learned Teaching 100 People To Code with AI

I guess I’m a programming teacher now

1 May 26, 2023 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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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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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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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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I Let An AI Do My Email

A review of Superhuman AI

Jun 30, 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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Can AI and ML Predict Depression?

An interview with researcher Dr. Eiko Fried

Jul 19, 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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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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How to Develop Your Taste for New Technologies

A close encounter with GrimesAI

2 Aug 11, 2023 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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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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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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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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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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You’re a Developer Now

ChatGPT is a creative power-up for builders—and you should use it

4 Oct 13, 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