March 24, 2023

AI Invasion! Embrace the Future or Lose the Race

GM DOers!

Confused about AI?

You’re not alone. AI is all anyone talks about right now and the new releases are impossible to keep up with…

There's an abundance of information being shared on how to effectively use different AIs to assist us digital natives in our daily tasks.

Moreover, it appears that there's nothing these AIs can't do – from video editing to content writing, from tax advice to coding.

The space is moving incredibly fast and it can be quite overwhelming to wrap your head around all of these different tools that open so many possibilities for streamlining our lives and businesses.

While it might be enticing to wait for the current surge of enthusiasm to subside, the truth is that it won't.

We are now witnessing an ever-accelerating phase of exponential technological progress. Humans are used to thinking linearly, while we should be thinking exponentially.

It means it’s time to take action. It’s time to learn and adapt to the new reality where AI is here to stay, and it’s here to replace many of the jobs once thought irreplaceable.

And that’s a good thing. It will allow humans to focus on synthesizing and building new ideas, or spending more time with our family and friends, and let the AI handle all of our repetitive and time-consuming tasks. It’s here to make our lives easier, after all.

And going forward, we’ll be covering more of what’s happening in AI, including specific tools that we think could benefit you.

But before we do that, it’s important to go over some mental models that I think will serve you well as we tug along in the era of exponential advancement.

Let’s jump right in.

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Embracing AI and Developing Extreme Adaptability

AI is here to take all our jobs.

Well, kind of.

It’s here to do away with everything that is mind-numbingly repetitive in our daily lives.

Need to take notes in a meeting and write a summary? AI can do that. 📜

Need to write a copy for your client? AI can do that. ✏️

Need to edit and process a video or a photo? AI can do that. 📹

Need to brainstorm ideas and write scripts for a workshop? You get the picture.

With enough effort, you will be able to train an AI to think and act like you, and while it’s executing these tasks, you can focus on more important and novel pursuits.

AI tools are tools just like any others – they are here to help you (…for now).

These particular ones just happen to be exceptionally powerful to a point of being downright terrifying in what they can do. So let’s embrace the change and equip ourselves with the tools and the mindset to master whatever is thrown at us.

Now more than ever, we MUST be prepared to be continuously learning and changing our minds as new information becomes available.

These tools are available to anyone, so the only distinguishing success factor between you and others is your ability to learn and adapt.

Those who will have mastered extreme adaptability will be the ones to come out on top.

It’s the same scenario as what happened with the internet. Those who used Google to research instead of a library got better jobs, better marks in school and were overall way more efficient.

AI is the next step in human efficiency.

This is our nudge to you to get on board or you WILL get left behind.

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How to Stay On Top of AI Advances

The answer is simple: be part of a community.

The internet has given us an unprecedented level of connectedness, allowing us to engage with each other asynchronously – independent of time and place.

This has been a powerful enabler for online communities, who are able to congregate in a virtual space and discuss their interests.

We at Web3 Academy are big believers in the power of community and learning together. The most effective way to learn is by engaging in discussions, teaching others, and DOing.

And that’s what is happening in our Web3 Academy Discord! Not only do we discuss everything that’s going on in web3, but we have also recently launched our new #ai channel, where, you guessed it, we talk everything AI.

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Alone, we don’t stand a chance in staying on top of everything that’s going on in the world. But with a group of people? It becomes a heck of a lot easier.

5 AI Tools You Should Use Today

Of course, there’s no one size fits all approach to AI tools, as many of the best ones are specific to a particular profession or industry.

However, there are plenty of tools that most of us can benefit from on a weekly basis, if not daily.

  1. ChatGPT: this is a no-brainer. If you haven’t used ChatGPT yet, stop reading this article, head on to ChatGPT’s site, and get ready to have your mind blown. ChatGPT is a conversational AI that has been trained on an enormous amount of data, and can engage in constructive conversations, as well as offer insights, help brainstorm, teach, and write content.

  2. Painta – Create designs for posters, websites, business cards, flyers, banners, invitation cards, and more

  3. ChatGPT4 Youtube – Browser extension that let’s you to get summaries of YouTube videos

  4. MealGenie – Generates custom recipes tailored to your dietary needs

  5. MeetGeek – An AI meeting assistant that automagically video records, transcribes, summarizes, and shares key insights from every meeting. Available on Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.

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Overcoming AI Anxiety: Confronting Fears and Avoiding Decision Fatigue

Lastly, let's address some of the anxieties surrounding AI and learn how to sidestep decision fatigue as we explore this brave new world.

It may not directly impact you, but it's increasingly probable someone in your life will face challenges due to AI. Familiarize yourself with these concepts and be ready to offer assistance.

Job security is a common fear as AI evolves. While some tasks may be automated, AI also paves the way for innovation and skill refinement. Focus on upskilling and embracing AI as a partner, not a threat.

Decision paralysis can result from the sheer number of AI tools available. Tackle this by adopting a step-by-step approach.

Pinpoint tasks to automate or enhance, and find the best tools for those specific needs. This focused method will keep you from feeling overwhelmed.

Remember, AI is a powerful tool, not an adversary. Embrace its potential to boost productivity, foster creativity, and free up time for self-care or strategic thinking. By staying open-minded and adaptable, you'll thrive in this age of intelligent automation.

So, let's face our AI anxieties and seize the opportunities this technological revolution offers! 🚀

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Uncover More of Web3’s Latest News

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  • Telegram users can now transfer USDT through chats: Source

  • Reddit NFT marketplace confirmed by CEO: Source

🟣 Hold on, DOers!

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Thanks for reading and we’ll see you next week! ❤️

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