1-2-3: AI Mirror

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

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

Let’s do it.


The Idea

"AI is a mirror, reflecting not only our intellect but our values & fears." —Ravi Narayanan

The comparison of AI to a mirror implies that AI systems, in their understanding and decision-making processes, may reflect the inherent biases, values, and fears of those who create and wield them.

This suggests that the development and use of AI involves not just technical and scientific considerations, but also moral and ethical ones.

If AI indeed reflects our values and fears, it becomes imperative to critically examine what we instill in these systems.

AI's application in sensitive areas such as law enforcement, healthcare, and finance could mirror societal inequalities or prejudices, potentially exacerbating existing issues if not addressed conscientiously.

If you are building AI systems, we suggest a deeper exploration of the values and ethical principles embedded within AI technologies, pushing for transparency and accountability in their development and deployment.

As we have mentioned before, we believe true unbiased AI is impossible.

Of course, we could be wrong.


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

2 Resources

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

I. Guide

[Read] Create custom versions of ChatGPT with GPTs and Zapier—to build your own AI assistants that pull in the power of Zaper’s 6,000+ apps. Dive in.

II. Video

[Watch] A satisfying conversation of experiments with Gemini. Dive in.


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

3 Tools

Leverage our top picks of the week:

I. Stey

Stey fixes your website problems by providing user action replays. Watch the replay, find the friction, fix it, and get on with your business. [Try it]

II. Strut

Strut is a writer's assistant. From start to finish, each writing project is organized, and AI is available to work with you to create the best content. [Try it]

III. Superpowered AI

Superpowered integrates large language models (LLMs) with your data for precise, citation-backed responses and works on your data via API. [Try it]


🧠 Hallucinate: Cambridge Word of The Year 2023 [Why?]

🧬 Data Storage: 50,000 TB of data, stored in one strand of DNA. Did you know that your DNA can store digital data? [Watch] [Read]


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