Justin's AI Newsletter
The most interesting content, news, and insights in AI each week.
Hey friends 👋,
This week, I had a conversation with a CEO of a large company. Like so many others, he insisted, "we want to implement AI, but we don't know where to start". I hear this sentiment on a weekly basis.
I think this is one of the biggest challenges business face with AI. People see its potential, but they just don't know where to begin.
Ultimately, it will be the responsibility of product builders to create products that make AI implementation natural and easy.
That's what we focus on at Cassidy - figuring out what it looks like to deeply embed AI into companies to effectively solve their problems.
However, it won't just be about products. It will also involve the people who educate. That's what today's newsletter is about...
🧠 Become the AI Expert in Your Industry
Real estate. Law. Fashion. Hollywood. They all need AI experts.
This might be the biggest opportunity in AI right now: take your industry expertise, apply new AI knowledge, and become the AI expert in your industry.
See, a recent McKinsey report stated that AI adoption in the workplace has actually remained stagnant from 2021 to 2023.
I believe that’s because most people have a general understanding of AI, but they have no idea how to use it in their specific industry. There’s a huge opportunity to become the person who shows people how to apply AI to your industry. Focus on teaching use cases actually relevant to their daily work.
The more niche you get, the bigger impact you can have.
How do you become the AI expert in your industry?
First, position yourself as the "AI Person" at your company. Share your learnings and experiments with colleagues and other people in your industry.
There's no shortage of people looking to make their lives easier. Start by helping those around you.
To take it a step further, share your insights online.
You know I love TikTok, but it doesn’t matter which platform you choose. TikTok, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, whatever. The steps are simple.
If your content is helpful and you do it for long enough, you’ll start to be seen as the AI expert for your industry. You'll have the opportunity to make a significant impact by applying the power of AI to address specific problems within your field.
Remember: every industry needs an AI expert, you can be it.
✍️ Prompt of the Week
If you're looking to improve the clarity and readability of your writing, you should check out this ChatGPT prompt.
It's from Matt Shumer, and I think it's one of the more creative prompts I've seen in a while. I've been using it for various small editing tasks I've had to do.
💡 This Week's Recommendations
🔗 Can We Contain Artificial Intelligence? Sam Harris talks to DeepMind founder Mustafa Suleyman about his new book “The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the 21st Century’s Greatest Dilemma”. Sam and Mustafa discuss the progress in AI made at DeepMind, the acquisition by Google, Atari DQN, AlphaGo, AlphaZero, AlphaFold, the risks of our making progress in AI, the idea of superintelligence, and much more.
🔗 Runway launches a Creative Partners Program. If you’ve seen any AI videos around the web, there’s a good chance it was created using Runway. In their new Creative Partners Program, select creators get exclusive access to new Runway tools and models, unlimited plans, 1 million credits, early access to new features and more. Apply here.
🔗 Time Magazine Top 100 People in AI: A list of the top thinkers, policy makers, researchers, artists, and product builders in AI.
🔗 The Contrarian Strategy of OpenAI. “Launch right away, launch a first version you’re embarrassed about, raise very little capital upfront”. That was the typical advice Sam Altman gave when he was president of Y Combinator. But Altman said he feels bad because he grew OpenAI with the exact opposite strategies! The author of the blog Matt Rickard expands on OpenAI’s contrarian strategy with exact examples.
🔗 Options for Solving Hallucinations. We all know ChatGPT can be wrong sometimes (yet still be confident it’s right). These hallucinations destroy users’ trust with the product, leading many enterprises to be wary of incorporating it as a feature. Pinecone’s Xian Huang breaks down the best way to reduce hallucinations for enterprises.
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