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Daily Archives: March 14, 2023

I tried 4 of the best AI productivity tools for a week to make my job easier

..but they just made my life harder – Business Insider – “Insider’s Aaron Mok used four AI tools in a week to see if they would enhance his productivity.

  • Many workers are using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to help make their jobs easier.
  • Labor experts agree that AI tools can make workers more productive.

AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT have taken the world by storm — and workers are using them to make their jobs easier. Many experts agree that AI tools can boost productivity, and people have already used ChatGPT and other AI tools to generate articles, write code, and produce real estate listings in attempts to save time. “It’s absolutely true that AI applications like ChatGPT can very much improve workers’ lives,” Mark Muro, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute who has researched the impact of AI on the workforce, previously told Insider. We wanted to put some of these AI productivity tools to the test. I simultaneously tested free versions of two AI tools — Grammarly and — and paid versions of two others — and — for a week to see if the tools would improve the speed and quality of my writing and enhance focus. Here’s what I found…”

The knowns and known unknowns of long Covid, explained

Vox: “Three years since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, the syndrome known as “long Covid” remains one of its chief mysteries. Those mysteries include what the syndrome even is. The long-term fatigue and brain fog some people report after recovering from an acute infection are the symptoms most commonly associated with… Continue Reading

Morgan Stanley is testing an OpenAI-powered chatbot for its 16,000 financial advisors

CNBC: Morgan Stanley is rolling out an advanced chatbot powered by OpenAI’s latest technology to help the bank’s army of financial advisors, CNBC has learned. The bank has been testing the artificial intelligence tool with 300 advisors and plans to roll it out widely in the coming months, according to Jeff McMillan, head of analytics… Continue Reading

Bank financials, 1976–present

Via Jeremy Singer-Vine / Data is Plural: “Bank financials, 1976–present. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s National Information Center “provides comprehensive financial and structure information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest.” Its datasets include quarterly financial statements for bank holding companies, going back to… Continue Reading

The Atlantic: “The Librarians Are Not Okay”

The Librarians Are Not Okay – “…The graduate degree for librarians is not, typically, a master of arts, but a master of science—in library and information sciences. Librarians may adore books, but they are trained in the technical and data-driven work of running libraries. Unlike a privately owned bookstore, where the stock might reflect the… Continue Reading


GPT 4 – “We’ve created GPT-4, the latest milestone in OpenAI’s effort in scaling up deep learning. GPT-4 is a large multimodal model (accepting image and text inputs, emitting text outputs) that, while less capable than humans in many real-world scenarios, exhibits human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks.” Read paper View system card… Continue Reading

Make ChatGPT Work for You With These Browser Extensions

Wired: Make ChatGPT Work for You With These Browser Extensions: “Whether you’re using ChatGPT for free or paying for ChatGPT Plus ($20 a month), the impressiveness of its text-generating capabilities aren’t really matched by its interface, which sticks largely to the basics. That’s where third-party browser extensions come in: They can help you get easier… Continue Reading

Anthropic launches Claude, a chatbot to rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT

Tech Crunch: “Anthropic, a startup co-founded by ex-OpenAI employees, today launched something of a rival to the viral sensation ChatGPT. Called Claude, Anthropic’s AI — a chatbot — can be instructed to perform a range of tasks, including searching across documents, summarizing, writing and coding, and answering questions about particular topics. In these ways, it’s… Continue Reading