1-2-3: Where do you stand?

1 idea, 2 resources, and 3 tools for this week.

Happy Sunday!✌️

Welcome to Ponderer's 21st edition.

We know, we know. It’s not Sunday. It’s Monday.

This past weekend we felt like superstars.

Then, we ran with that attitude in mind.

And, here we are; one day late.

Why do we (people) tend to stress out too much about deadlines?

Perhaps, we are playing the game the wrong way.

Or maybe, we are playing the wrong game.

Maybe, we should create our own game.

Here are 1 idea to ponder, 2 resources to skill up, and 3 tools to try out.

Let’s do it.


The Big Idea

“Where you stand determines what you see and what you do not see; it also determines the angle you see it from; a change in where you stand changes everything.” ―Steve De Shazer

Where do you stand with AI as a creator?

Do you stand as a curator, sharing your findings about AI with others?

Do you stand as a leveraged creator, automating your processes and tasks?

Do you stand as a curious person, tip-toeing your way into understanding it?

Do you stand as a builder, creating useful AI-powered software to help others?

Where you stand determines what you see and what you don’t see.

A change in where you stand changes everything.


“Learn via iteration. Do not wait for clarity to take action. Take action to engineer clarity. Learn, iterate, put skin in the game.” —@rickyshq

2 Resources

Skill up and expand your mind with our top picks of the week:

I. Free Video Course

[Watch it] Full course by safe.ai on Building Safe AI—how to reduce existential risks in machine learning. Advanced, 9-hour watch.

II. Video Interview

[Watch it] A fascinating interview with Lex Friedman and Joscha Bach on life, intelligence, consciousness, AI, and the future of humans.


“Input, output. We leverage AI and AI leverages us.” —@rickyshq

3 Tools

Leverage our top picks of the week:

I. Simpler

Simpler is an AI productivity assistant that helps you get things done—by cutting your long list of tasks down to a few actionable tasks. [Try it]

II. Cheat Layer

Cheat Layer solves automation problems using a custom-trained GPT-4 machine learning model to function as your personal AI software engineer. [Try it]

III. Marketsy

Marketsy generates a fully-functional e-commerce store in under a minute with a single prompt—an instant marketplace to sell anything. [Try it]


💁‍♀️ Influencers: AI-generated models are taking your lunch money; they are also taking the brand deals and sponsorships. “Dead Internet theory?” [Watch it]

🏃‍♂️Runaway AI: Will truth and reason survive the evolution of artificial intelligence? AI researcher Gary Marcus says no, not if… [Watch it]


Where do you stand?


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