1-2-3: Augmented Intelligence

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

Welcome to Ponderer's 31st edition.

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

Let’s do it.


Augmented Intelligence

. The Big Idea .

"Some people call it artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. Instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence." —Ginni Rometty, former Chairman and CEO of IBM and author of Good Power.

The technology we currently refer to as "Artificial Intelligence" is more accurately described as "Augmented Intelligence." This is because, rather than replacing human intelligence, the technology is designed to enhance and augment it.

This is an important distinction to make, as it highlights the role of AI as a tool to help us make better decisions and solve problems more effectively, rather than a replacement for human thought and creativity.

The term "Artificial Intelligence" can sometimes create an impression of a fully autonomous and independent intelligence, which is not the case with the current state of AI technology.

Instead, AI systems are designed to work alongside humans, providing them with data and insights that can help them make better decisions.

This is why the term "Augmented Intelligence" emphasizes the collaborative and supportive role that AI plays in enhancing human intelligence.


“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 it] Five workflow tasks you can automate with Google Sheets, Zapier, and Rob Howard’s no code guide. Do it

II. Course

[Read it] Discover how AI revolutionizes financial services, how to follow the money, and who the thought leaders are. Learn it.


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

. 3 Tools .

Leverage our top picks of the week:

I. Linnk

Linnk helps you get instant insights from any website. Dive into high-quality content with clarity and skip the rest. [Try it]


ChefGPT is your new personal Chef. We liked this one so much that we fired our own chef. Ok, ok… we settled for it since we can’t afford a real chef. [Try it]

III. Coral AI

Coral AI offers a swift, AI-driven approach to extract answers, summarize content, and provide citations from your uploaded PDFs. [Try it]


 📱iPhone: Could Apple’s latest AI research transform your iPhone? [Read]

🔬AI Microscopes: Thanks to AI-powered microscopes, cancer cells can now be detected in blood samples. [Read]

🛠 DIY Apple: You can now repair your own Apple devices. We’ll try it and let you know if we turned pro. Who is going to try this out? [Read]


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Merry Christmas in advance,