Mind Readings: The Two Ingredients for Success in the Age of AI

Mind Readings: The Two Ingredients for Success in the Age of AI

In today’s episode, discover the key elements that will determine your success in the world of generative AI. You’ll learn how to use data and ideas to your advantage, maximizing your creative output and personal achievements. This is a must-watch for anyone who wants to excel!

Mind Readings: The Two Ingredients for Success in the Age of AI

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In today’s episode, let’s talk about the two ingredients for individual success that you will need in the age of generative AI.

There are two things that will dictate your ability to be successful with AI.

Those two things are the quality and quantity of your data.

That’s thing number one, the quality and quantity of your ideas.

Let’s unpack this a little bit.

When you use generative AI, so a tool like ChatGPT or StableDiffusion or DALI, you can use what’s built into the models, into their long-term memory.

Or you can do things like upload documents, upload content that is uniquely yours, that maybe isn’t out in public, or even if it is, isn’t really something the model focuses on.

When you add that data, you get much better performance out of these models.

If I go to Google Gemini and say, let’s write a blog post about B2B, marketing, it will generate something that sounds pretty generic, pretty flat, pretty boring, definitely not unique, definitely not having any kind of personality.

If I copy and paste, say an issue of my newsletter, and I tell it, mimic my writing style and tone of voice exactly in your response, it’s going to generate something much different, going to generate something much more like me, it may not still be actually me.

But it will sound much more like me than what comes out of the model generically.

Having that data available, and being able to highlight it when we give it to models gives us the ability to make these models do tasks in ways that maybe we we can’t even explain.

Think about it.

How how do you explain your writing style? How do you spend time telling people how you write? It’s really hard.

It’s really hard because there’s so many intangibles to our writing style that we just can’t put into words.

But if you could put those things into words, it would probably be very, very lengthy descriptions.

When we do the same thing with language models, it’s often easier for us to just say, hey, model, you understand the the kind of inherent mathematical qualities of my writing, mimic them, mimic them instead of me trying to explain to you how to how to write like me, just mimic my writing style, and they will do that.

So that data that I have.

I provide will get a better result.

Think about using a model to create some thought leadership content.

If you just use what’s it what it knows generally, then you’re no better off than anyone else who’s using that model.

But if you have existing content that is uniquely your point of view, maybe it’s data from inside your company, maybe it’s data from customers, things like that.

If you safely upload that to a model, you will be able to generate better content on that topic than a competitor who doesn’t have your data, because you’re providing that data to them.

So your data, the quality and quantity of it is a deciding factors, a differentiating factor in your success with AI.

That’s part one.

Part two, is the quality and quantity of your ideas is a differentiating factor.

Think about what generative models allow us to do today can write, you can create songs, create images, create video, I’m not a I’m not a musician, I can’t play any instruments.

I can’t sing.

Well, I mean, I can sing, but you don’t want to hear it.

It’s awful.

And so any of those exercises for the creation of music really up until now have been something that I’ve sort of accepted is not going to be part of my life.

Right? I’m not going to be a songwriter, I’m not going to be a musician, I’m not going to play anything.

And that’s fine.

Along comes AI and says, Hey, if you’ve got an idea for a song, I can help you make it, I can come up with the structure for it, you got an idea for a book, I can help you write it, you’ve got an idea for screenplay, I can help you generate that if you got an idea for a really cool image that you want to generate, I can help you with that you can’t you may not be able to paint or draw or trace, but you can write out what you want and have a machine render it for you.

That means that skill is not necessarily an obstacle anymore to creation.

Right skill is no longer the blocking factor, I may have an idea for a song.

And if I can just articulate the structure, the chord progression, maybe the lyrics or something like that, a machine can help me build the rest.

Now today, that capability is pretty limited.

But it’s advancing rapidly, and it will not be long before you can just type in a single prompt and have a machine generate decently good music, as long as you know what to ask it for.

And so a differentiating factor in your in our world will be the quality and quantity of your ideas, who’s got the best idea ideas? Who’s got the most best ideas? That’s a critical question to answer.

The person who has the most best ideas in an age of generative AI is the person who will create the most best stuff, because their ideas are better, and they can come up with them faster, and they can bring them to life faster with generative AI.

So those are the two factors that today will lead to success for you as an individual, for your personal brand, for your organization or your team, for your company, that will differentiate you from everyone else.

Because any, any monkey can go into to chat GPT and say, write me a blog post about X.

And it’ll be uncreative, and won’t be, it won’t be differentiating.

But if you have that subject matter expertise, you have that data, you have a great idea that’s non obvious, the tool will let you bring it to life fast, you’ll go to market much faster, but you’ll go to market with your unique perspective on it.

And that those factors are things that machines are going to have a hard time replicating they will not have access to so they can’t generate from your data.

And they don’t have your unique life experience that allows you to pick a very specific point of view in ideation.

And again, it will be some time before machines can do either of those things capably well.

So use those strategic advantages today to get the most out of generative AI and leave your competitors in the dust.

That is gonna do it for today’s episode.

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