I’m sorry it’s been so long. Like BC (before Covid) long.
My update: still doing the product thing, but have swerved my product writing into fiction writing – my haphazard excuse for years of silence.
I promise to drop in more this year though. Not like “Cambria, slow your roll” more. Just like 1x/month more.
So, welcome to the January edition.
I have to start, of course, with generative ML. Partly because we are still straddling the “why is this useful” and “exciting!” part of its S curve, and I want to tip the scale more definitively towards the “exciting!” end. But, mostly because I have come to view it as a thought partner (perhaps even a confidant?) and I feel the need to defend it (don't proclaim me a heretic please).
I’ve mostly been using chatGPT as a creative writing partner to help me brainstorm setting concepts and to give me quick feedback on prose. Some examples:
But, I recently used it at work to help synthesize over 15k pieces of customer feedback. I used to allocate hours to do this type of tagging and synthesis and now it takes seconds.
Here was the prompt: Can you please synthesize the themes from the following feedback? Include a few examples within each theme and frequency.
Here was the output (using my own family side business as an example):
How have you all been using chatGPT?