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Finally someone spells it out. It's kind of weird that most of the people I know who, like me, are actually either researchers or long time practicioners in the machine learning field, we are the ones that feel the most like you describe. I'm more excited than ever by the technocal feats we've achieved in the last year, and at the same time I'm so tired of the excessive hype, and having to temper down the expectations of everyone around me.

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It's weird but I'd say unsurprising! I think that as the popularity of a field increases, so does the interest of people drawn to it by things other than scientific appeal. They're new enthusiasts in demand of something to feed their hunger. Media, companies, influencers, etc. give it to them. Who suffer the most? Scientists and researchers. Their interests are being validated by public opinion yet they can't help but feel bittersweet that the way it's happening is through hype, exaggeration, misleading ideas and predictions, and unfulfillable expectations.

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Well said. I came to a similar conclusion: any crazy innovation is going to be adopted instantly by way of billions of dollars being pumped into a clone at a bigger tech company.

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Exactly right!

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Fantastic. Thank you for this breath-through-the-nose perspective.

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Thanks for reading David!

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Jul 22, 2023·edited Jul 22, 2023Liked by Alberto Romero

Alberto, muchas gracias. Si, realmente todos los días se escucha la nueva e increíble herramienta de IA para texto, audio e imágenes. Es un desgaste dejarse seducir por ver la nueva herramienta. Como lo dices, está pasando lo mismo que con las redes sociales saturación.

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Totalmente!

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Sensible advice. Good read.

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Thank you Hema :)

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Here's a nice image generator I stumbled upon. Seems to be an interface to Stable Diffusion.

It's mostly free, no signup required. Pretty simple interface. No BS sales pitch etc.

https://dezgo.com/

Don't forget though, generating even one image with AI will lead directly to the end of the modern world. So make it a good image!

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Great article. Although I do pay the $20/ month for GPT-4 I only now seem to use it about twice a week. I prefer to use it for highly specific nuts and bolts questions or the occasional “stumper”. On a quasi spiritual level I do find value in contributing to the OpenAI bottom line so that I can feel that I help a company that pushes the needle, and this advances the entire race forward. Additionally I do regard the use of Midjourney as a communication asset. So that’s one I found worth assimilating.

Otherwise to keep from getting positively mired in AI its always easy to get a synopsis from the likes of Nathanial L Whitmore (NLW) or Matt Wolf. They’re great at recapping the more remarkable developments and tools either daily or weekly. Then on Matts webpage “Future Tools”, you can get in the weeds to you’re nerds content. So overall it’s nice to be somewhat detached, yet highly aware.

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I have found TLDR with Andrew Tan & Andrew Carr very helpful too. I found this page through them.

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I looked for TLDR and the two Andrews in Spotify. Is this a podcast? Thanks.

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Aug 1, 2023·edited Aug 2, 2023

Shoot, I thought that would be enough info to hook you up. Sorry! They send me an email. I don't know how to link them to you, yet.

Maybe this? tldrnewsletter.com

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There's an AI for that.

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