😺 Advice to schools

PLUS: 7 GPTs you need start using!

Welcome, humans.

A Nobel Prize-winning economist warned young people not to focus solely on STEM in an AI-powered world, but also to nurture “empathetic” and creative skills. Ironically, this sounds a lot like what every kid who didn't become a doctor or engineer tells their disappointed parents.

Here’s what you need to know about AI today:

  • 72% of teachers have received zero guidance on ChatGPT.

  • 45% of Neuron readers regularly use GPTs for work.

  • Midjourney’s v6 creates incredibly realistic images of people.

  • Samsung is debuting its AI-powered Galaxy phones on the 17th.

Our advice to schools falling behind on AI.

Last month, a university admin asked me: “So, Noah, why are students using AI to cheat?”

Ummm…that’s like asking why pens ‘accidentally’ get stolen from banks…

Our education systems are thinking about AI all wrong, ignoring it, banning it outright, or trying to catch cheaters with detection tools that don’t work.

Instead, we should be thinking about how AI can used to teach more effectively and how to better prepare students for an AI-powered workforce.

This guidance needs to trickle down from higher levels—72% of teachers have received ZERO guidance on ChatGPT and only 2 states have provided guidance for schools.

One of two is California, home of hikes as a casual first date.

Their AI guidance is mostly fluff, but there is some good advice, like embedding AI into CS curriculums and tailoring learning via AI (shoutout to Khanmigo and MATHia, two personalized learning tools that were lauded by Bill Gates in his annual letter).

Now, here are some of the best resources we’ve found for incorporating AI into classrooms:


MindStudio Showcase: From AI Experimentation to AI-Driven Business

Join MindStudio developers Jessica Parker and Kimberly Becker for a discussion about their journey from co-founding Academic Insight Lab to becoming pioneers in the AI-driven business landscape!

Academic Insight Lab (AI Lab), known for AI solutions that enhance academic workflows, has acquired over 1,000 members in under six months. They are also actively piloting their tool in collaboration with several R1 universities.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Disrupting traditional industries

  • Building for your customers

  • Scaling your product

  • What the future holds

Treat(s) To Try.

we’re keeping it #conversational & #playful!

45% of Neuron readers are using custom GPTs regularly for work and 7% have switched to exclusively using GPTs over ChatGPT.

Here are some GPTs that people like using the most (full database of GPTs here):

  • Voice/Style/Tone AI Prompt Snippet Generator: Craft prompts to replicate any text’s voice/style/tone.

  • Consensus: Search 200M academic papers with citations.

  • Webpilot: Summarizes and organizes data from multiple URLs/PDFs simultaneously.

  • TaxGPT: A tax assistant that makes the boring stuff simple.

  • AutoExpert: A panel of experts that helps you make better decisions.

  • Copywriter: Helps write engaging ad copy to drive action.

  • SEO: Input any URL and keyword and get an SEO analysis & insights.

We curated the top 27 tools you need for work in our “Top Tools For Business”!

Around the Horn.

  • People are creating AI spins on Disney’s 1928 Mickey Mouse cartoons, which are now a part of the public domain.

  • Generative AI exists because of transformers (explainer), but an alternative approach called Mamba might be the next big thing in scaling.

  • OpenAI is adjusting its terms and setting up a new office in Ireland to better comply with EU data privacy laws.

  • LG’s upcoming bipedal robot promises to be a pet watcher among other cool features.

  • Samsung will announce its new “AI-powered” Galaxy phones on January 17th.

Thursday Trivia.

Midjourney, which, BTW, makes $200M in revenue with no VC money and 40 employees (!), is on the verge of unleashing its most realistic image model yet, v6.

One glance, everyone knows the rules: one is Midjourney-generated, and one is real.

Which is which?

left or right?

A Cat's Commentary.

Trivia answer: The Left is AI, and the right is real!

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