1-2-3: AI Decentralization

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

Welcome to Ponderer's 27th edition.

Happy Sunday! 

It has been a pondering-worthy 48 hours (or so) with all the OpenAI drama, the jokes, heartfelt tweets, and of course, the plethora of assumption-based posts. We tried not to get sucked in but lucky for you, we failed miserably.

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

Let’s do it.

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The Big Idea

“If you’re in AI, pivot to decentralization.” — Balaji

This statement by Balaji reminds us of a fundamental truth:

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” In other words, “those who stand for nothing, fall for everything.”

In case you have been disconnected from all the noise lately—and haven’t heard the news, here is the gist of it: Sam Altman got fired from OpenAI.

“Mr. Altman’s departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities. The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.”

This is the reason behind Balaji’s AI decentralization idea.

He then suggested, “Llama 2 is a good place to start.

He then continued to share his perspective:

“Everyone in AI just got an object lesson in the need for (a) sovereignty over your company, (b) decentralization of your technology, and (c) independence from statist ideology. For effective acceleration, we need decentralization!

Now is when everyone sees the risk of a single point of failure. If the board can do this to Sam, they can do it to any OpenAI customer. Hence, decentralize AI.”

Problem: the future of AI is under threat of over-centralization.

A relevant 5-minute video to watch:


“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. Free Course

[Enroll] Hugging Face’s free course on learning how to integrate AI into games using Unity and Unreal Engine. Gain skills in implementing advanced language models like Llama 2 and Zephyr, enabling voice interactions with Whisper, and running AI models both locally and via API.

II. Guide

[Read] How to build your own AI research assistant with the updated Chat GPT 4 from OpenAI. Learn the new feature, My GPT by creating your first GPT in roughly 10 minutes. It’s free and nothing beats hands-on learning.


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

3 Tools

Leverage our top picks of the week:

I. Vidiofy

Vidiofy is an AI-powered engine that turns your text-based content into captivating reel-style videos. [Try it]

II. Wonder Dynamics

Wonder Dynamics creates live-action scenes with CG characters. Their AI automagically lights, animates, and composes CGI-ready subjects for you to create your own videos. [Try it]

III. Prompt Base

Prompt Base will let you cash in on your prompting skills. Sell AI prompts on PromptBase the AI prompt marketplace. Accepting ChatGPT, DALL·E, GPT, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and Leonardo AI Prompts. [Try it]


🌶️ Spicy: This is like a rapper dis track against OpenAI after Sam Altman got fired. Why do human beings get sucked in into speculations? [Read it]

📌 AI Pin: The Humane AI Pin is an exciting and incredible little gadget, but what’s up with their low energy presentation? [Watch it]

🤓 DevDay: Chat-GPT-4 received game-changing updates just in time for Open AI’s first-ever DevDay. So… what did they make? [Find out]


OpenAI; Ctrl, Altman, Delete, Return?

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