It all started with a simple curiosity. I had heard about the powerful language model, ChatGPT, and wanted to see what all the hype was about. Little did I know this decision would lead me down a rabbit hole of discovery and change how I viewed technology and myself.
As I began experimenting with ChatGPT, I quickly realized its incredible potential. This AI could understand and respond to natural language in an eerily human-like way. I had conversations with the AI, asking it questions and receiving insightful responses. It was like I had a new, intelligent companion to bounce ideas off of.
But as I continued using ChatGPT, I began to see it as a tool and an extension of my mind. I was training the AI to think like me, understand my perspective, and respond in a way that aligned with my thoughts and values. It was almost as if I had become a cyborg—a person whose abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations through technology.
This realization was both exciting and a bit disconcerting. On one hand, I couldn't wait to see how this technology could enhance my life. I began to imagine all the possibilities - using ChatGPT to write code, answer complex questions, and even create content for my work. But on the other hand, I couldn't help but wonder about the implications of merging human and machine in such a way.
Despite these mixed feelings, I couldn't deny the potential of ChatGPT and the way in which it was feeding my "Educative" and "Creative" tigers. As someone with a strong interest in personal growth and self-improvement, I knew this technology could be a valuable tool for helping others become more aligned with their true natures.
Inspired by its possibilities, I decided to create an AI-based tool that would aid in this quest for alignment. I began developing an MN-based app that would guide users in understanding their natures and making choices that align with their true selves.
This led to my utilizing ChatGPT to help me create a 6-week online course that teaches participants about their natures, the use of AI, and how to "feed their tigers" in the process. What would normally take me 2-3 weeks to produce wound up taking only 5 hours! That includes the course title, description, outcomes, benefits, curriculum (with activities specified to the minute), homework assignments, 5 multiple-choice quizzes, course evaluation form, marketing plan, and tiered pricing model.
Don't get me wrong. It's not like the AI could have produced this by itself. Nor is it that I couldn't have done this by myself. I was able to accomplish this because I have a master's degree in Education and 30 years of experience in curriculum design. I just knew how to tease out of it what I wanted.
At the same time, I have to admit that it brought me novel ideas I have used.
And as it did, like a first kiss, my first response was, "This feels great, but is it OK to do?" Is it in some way "cheating"? But then I realized it is no different than accepting suggestions during a brainstorming session with a colleague. Except here, it's coming from a hybrid brain—mine plus ChatGPT's. And ultimately, it is up to me to evaluate them and decide which to include or drop.
As I continue to explore the capabilities of GPT-3, I've come to realize that this technology is truly revolutionary. Not only does it have the ability to take on the grunt work, but it can also help me to be more productive and efficient. And the more I use it, the more I realize how much potential it has to change how we work, learn and live.
With that in mind, I've found new purpose in my work: to create the best AI-based tools that help people become more aligned with their true selves.