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Artificial Creativity. How AI teaches us to distinguish… | by Douglas Rushkoff | May, 2024 | Medium
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Really brilliant monologue on creativity and AI, putting the current moment in a historical context of industrialisation stretching back to the invention of the printing press."If we really could substitute for our labor with machines — ones that don’t pollute or create even more work — it wouldn’t be a problem, as long as we all felt okay ab…

New courses and other resources (newsletter)
mailchi.mp

"It's been over a year since I put this newsletter on hold to focus on integrating AI into MyHub.ai", but I've decided to bring it back...

18/07/2024
The Threads Creator Paradox
www.augment.ink
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Anuj Ahooja asks, on Threads' first birthday, the "existential question... Why does Threads exist? ... an alternative to Elon Musk's X. But ... a platform can't exist to be "an alternative." It should be able to stand alone with its unique purpose and be built to incentivize users to follow that purpose... [unfortunat…

Personas vs. Jobs-to-Be-Done
www.nngroup.com
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I have used both the jobs2Bdone (JTBD, #jobtodo) and persona methodologies in comms strategy development, so this is a useful distinction: "Jobs-to-be-done focus on user problems and needs, while well-executed personas... add behavioral and attitudinal details". Abandoning personas for JTBD means "missing the key behavioral consider…

Personal Productivity Framework
mathewlowry.gumroad.com
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A quick to learn framework to build your own personal productivity system without falling into the "productivity porn" trap.

12/07/2024
4-Step Communication Strategy Framework: demystify communications strategy
mathewlowry.gumroad.com
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The 4-Step Communications Strategy Framework demystifies communication strategy.

12/07/2024
Stashpad Obsidian Integration. A giant step forward in the dream of…
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"A giant step forward in the dream of collaborating on Obsidian notes with others...[via] Stashpad Docs — a web-based Markdown editor with shared commenting and review capabilities. An Obsidian plugin allows for exporting Obsidian notes to Stashpad Docs" but:it's one-way - no way from Stashpad back to Obsidian;footnotes aren't …

27/06/2024
Google’s New “NotebookLM” Is A Next-Level AI Note-Taking App
generativeai.pub

"NotebookLM is powered by Google’s latest Gemini language model which supports up to 1 million context window... [you can]:upload documents, create multiple notebooks based on specific topics, and query notes...up to 50 sources per notebook, with each source supporting up to 500,000 words...type questions in the search box, and the AI pulls r…

Folio: How Notetaking Becomes Knowledge
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consilience is "the aspiration that the cross-pollination of ... perhaps initially unrelated snippets [of knowledge] can lead to spontaneous and unforeseen breakthroughs", but just downloading a notetaking app is not enough. "Folio is a system to accomplish that aspiration in Obsidian... a consolidation of many aspects of Obsidian’s…

Scientists Think They Finally Cracked the Flow State | by Katrina Paulson | Medium
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"what causes the flow state, and what happens in the brain... a new study claims to have answers".There were 2 theories:"Hyperfocus... two brain networks unlock the flow state: the default mode network (DMN)... involved in things like daydreaming... spikes the most when we’re not engaged in any tasks" and "the executive co…

How to stop Perplexity and save the web from bad AI
www.platformer.news
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Casey first gets the Perplexity.ai scandal off his chest: "the Clearview AI of generative artificial intelligence companies: scraping billions of pieces of data without permission and daring courts to stop it. Like Clearview, Perplexity’s core innovation is ethical...".Is the Fediverse a solution? He likes it, but "a partial one... …

Meta is connecting Threads more deeply with the fediverse - The Verge
www.theverge.com
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"Threads will now let people like and see replies to their Threads posts that appear on other federated social media platforms... [but] you can’t reply to replies “yet,”". Meanwhile, Fediverse integration expands to another 100 countries "and hope to roll it out everywhere soon".

Building Fediverse channels
www.blog-pat.ch
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"Channels enable any user to create a curated feed with a mix of post type, hashtags, lists, filters and mutes. Customised timelines which anyone can post to via their app or web UI, or by using a dedicated hashtag or emoji."This exists already outside the Fediverse: "The Farcaster app, Warpcast, has a fully formed and fast growing …

Threads on Mastodon and The Bright Future of the Fediverse
www.augment.ink
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Now that Threads has joined the Fediverse, "I can follow Threads users that opt-in to Fediverse integration through my Mastodon account" - Anuj's journey, which apparently exceeded expectations, despite - or perhaps because of - his many issues with Threads (which I share): defaulting to For You, an impoverished chroni feed, no list…

Introducing Perplexity Pages
www.perplexity.ai

"easily transforming research into visually stunning, comprehensive content. Whether you're crafting in-depth articles, detailed reports, or informative guides... Search any topic, and instantly receive a well-structured, beautifully formatted article. Publish ... and share ... with a single click."The user can customise tone, stru…

06/06/2024
How I Launch Profitable Online Courses In Just 5 Days
medium.com

"A winning course idea is never about a topic — it’s about a problem that needs to be solved... Whenever I solve a problem for myself or a client... turn it into a course" and position it: "Find one unique angle to your course and make it stand out".Create a step-by-step blueprint: "clear, logical sequence to help students…

29/05/2024
Google’s AI search setback
www.platformer.news
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"users encountering the company’s AI-generated summaries atop search results found over and over again that Google was hallucinating or worse... suggested putting nontoxic glue in your pizza... putting gasoline in your spaghetti... reported that just 17 American presidents were white ... that people eat one to three rocks per day", co…

29/05/2024
AI hype is over. AI exhaustion is setting in.
disconnect.blog
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A very sceptical take on "Google’s snorefest of an I/O presentation" and the current point in "the latest hype cycle... how exhausting the whole thing has become a year and a half after the release of ChatGPT".The days of being on the inevitable path to AGI because Silicon Valley had "thrown so much capital and compute&quo;…

A.I.’s ‘Her’ Era Has Arrived - The New York Times
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"GPT-4o ... talk to users in a much more lifelike way — detecting emotions in their voices, analyzing their facial expressions and changing its own tone and cadence depending on what a user wants... It sounded more humanlike than some humans I know."And it's fast: it's “native multimodal support” means it can "take in aud…

Google Search's AI is (or should be) about cognitive load
mikecaulfield.substack.com
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"Web search ... more like a rummage sale. Your chance of finding an item that addresses your specific issue... is pretty low. You’re not walking into a custom tailor. You’re in the thrift shop... seeing if you can put something together. Some sewing may be required."This, of course, "is mentally taxing", so either they skim, ad…

Pluralistic: Even if you think AI search could be good, it won’t be good (15 May 2024) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow
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Doctorow, pointing out that Google's move to AI search "is a tacit admission that Google is no longer a convenient or reliable way to retrieve information, drowning as it is in AI-generated spam, poorly labeled ads, and SEO garbage". Instead, "you'll ask Google a question and an AI will compose an answer based on things it…

(100) OpenAI's GPT-4o and the challenges of hyper-anthropomorphism
futureofbeinghuman.com
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What happens when we make machines "that we can’t help but treat them as people"?While "GPT-4o doesn’t represent a huge leap ... it more than makes up in features that make it feel more human... an ability to “see” and respond to images and live video in real time, to respond conversationally ... to “read” human emotions from visual…

Google’s broken link to the web
www.platformer.news
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"When Sundar Pichai took the stage at Google I/O ... said that the rise of generative artificial intelligence would provide new opportunities... for everyone". While many products unveiled will be doubtless useful, the picture's unclear for search itself: by end 2024 "Search Generative Experience... will appear at the top of re…

Could AI make us wise?. An alternative to the internet making… | by Elle Griffin | The Modern Scientist | Apr, 2024 | Medium
medium.com

Interesting ideas but innocent of how they could create as much harm as good."The internet caters to our baser interests... like wanting to be healthy, but finding yourself in a food court where the only options are burgers and milkshakes. What option do we have but to be our baser selves?... But what if we created an arena of virtue ... wou…

Micro.blog
micro.blog
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Micro.blog ... combines blog hosting with a social media-style timeline and community" - yet another blogging platform, but interesting features and pricing for myhub:paid hosting from $5-15 / m, can use own domain, custom themes, css from short to full posts, automated photo gallery, podcast and videosbookmarking: an archive of web page book…

04/05/2024
How to respond to your managers when they ask "Can AI fix this?"
mathewlowry.myhub.ai
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Copy paste this into your nearest Word document or enterprise chat window, replace <> with your organisation's name and <> with whatever tool it uses to manage its knowledge, and you're good to go!

The future is Sublime: all AI, no tags
mathewlowry.myhub.ai
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I've been kicking the tyres of Sublime, a new personal and social curation app, and pondering its approach to integrating AI.

"What does Sublime actually do?" - by Sari Azout
sublimeinternet.substack.com
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"a deep-dive on the concrete ways Sublime makes my life better", by Sublime.app founder Sari Azout.

A year in review - Check your Pulse
sariazout.substack.com

A 2022 year in review from Sari Azout, Sublime founder, starts by succinctly summarising their mission: "build a more human and nourishing internet... a platform where curious humans come together to curate and interconnect the best knowledge ... because our search engines and algorithmic news feeds are letting us down. The right idea, or the…

LinkStowr — Save links to Obsidian
linkstowr.com
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"LinkStowr is a free, open source and privacy-friendly ... store valuable online resources in a structured and meaningful way". Uses a Chrome extension to save link + note to LinkStowr, and an Obsidian plugin to sync the card to a vault. LinkStowr then deletes its unneeded copy.

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