I just listened to Acquire’s latest episode, the interview with Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway’s Vice Chairman, and Warren Buffett’s longtime partner. I found the interview so insightful, inspiring, and, quite simply, fun to listen to, that I spent the day on it. I started simply by recording some of the sections that were more difficult to grasp for my non-native English listening skills and making the ChatGPT voice feature transcribe them. However I ended up analyzing most of the interview highlights with OpenAI’s large language model, so I thought it would be worth sharing

😎 Write a blog post as if written by a “financial independence – retire early” (FIRE) influencer. The text should be based on the song lyrics of “Surf Wax America”, a 1994 song by the rock band Weezer, without mentioning it is inspired by a song. Use some of the typical language and jargon of the FIRE movement and of people who claim to know better than others how to manage personal finances and wealth. Include typical FIRE topics and buzzwords such as passive income, compound interest, the rat race, hustling, and frugality. Use a social media post structure with catchy headings and emojis.

…The meme is a satirical take on what some sophisticated AI algorithms do behind the scenes, which the meme exaggerates as a huge stream of nested if() statements. Conditional If() statements have been widely used in traditional computer programming. They are an essential block of the simplest computer programs people write when they learn coding, or when they work with spreadsheets. If() statements sometimes get too complex and convoluted hinting at bad coding practices, so most people with basic programming skills would find the messy If() statements behind the AI-labeled wallpaper as a funny take on the overhype with generative AI and other emerging technologies.

While it’s just a joke, I believe the oversimplification behind the if() statements is intelligent and not too far from reality…

✍️ I began in content publishing back in 2006. I was then an information and communications technology (ICT) student fascinated by the growth of Internet technology and the tools that allowed us to write about our hobbies and interests while connecting with like-minded people. Back when Facebook was not yet popular, and Twitter and Instagram did not exist, people mainly used blogging platforms and personal websites to publish their content. At that time, generally tech-savvy individuals who blogged or owned a website had more visibility. They were easier to find than anyone is in today’s age of information overload. Since …

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Continues from Part 1: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1: Stable Diffusion AI Girls and Google Bard Tales The first part of the post was inspired by Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, the song and album by The Flaming Lips. Part 1 showcased Google Bard and Stable Diffusion storytelling prompts, explored the AI girls digital art trend, and interpreted the lyrics of the song using the creativity of two of the most popular ChatGPT and Bing Chat alternatives: Google Bard and Hugging Chat (more comparisons and AI chatbot battles soon 😎). All blog stories inspired by the playlist end …

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😎 Can you elaborate a short tale from the lyrics of the song “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips? “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1” by The Flaming Lips – Original song lyrics and translations at LyricsTranslate.com Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips: an AI-Assisted Short Tale and Comic Strip 🤖 Sure, here is a short tale based on the lyrics of “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi is a young woman who lives in a city that is under attack by evil pink robots. The robots are programmed to …

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Extending the reach of this post, originally shared on LinkedIn, to a larger audience: The great twentieth-century fear was the fear of being replaced by a machine. The great twenty-first-century fear is the fear of being replaced by a lower-paid, less knowledgeable human augmented by a machine. “Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up” by William Poundstone (read more) This is probably one of those posts that will be deleted after reaching a certain number of impressions. In the book mentioned earlier, William Poundstone also discusses the Google effect and …

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Ai-generated image. A casually dressed man exudes confidence, sporting sunglasses and a leather jacket. With a beaming smile, he playfully holds stacks of banknotes in his hands, while others rest on the table before him, painting a picture of unmistakable financial success

😎 “If you think you are smarter than me, you most likely are not. There is a scientific explanation for that: the Dunning-Kruger effect” I’ve been tempted to use that sentence in social media before, but I prefer not to because some people might feel offended or dislike me as an arrogant person for pointing that out. I think the message is very accurate, though, and understanding Dunning-Kruger, a cognitive bias that affects us all, might be useful for some people to learn and improve their skills. Based on my personal experiences, I’ve noticed Dunning-Kruger’s influence on many aspects of …

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