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3 Things I Learned Last Week #20 – AI Vaults, Happiness Hacks & Your Infinite Niche

Welcome to the roaring 20th edition of “3 Things I Learned Last Week”! πŸŽ‰

Like a crazed nerd scavenger, I plunge into a maze of media forms every week, risking my sanity in the wild pursuit of wisdom (OK, it’s not quite that dramatic, but I needed a metaphor). I dust off the most intriguing nuggets from this intellectual treasure hunt and serve them up to you, like Indiana Jones if he wore glasses and had an email newsletter.

Feel free to share this newsletter with your friends, family, pet parrot… anyone you think might find it handy (or hilarious)!

This week, we’re diving into the deep end with:

  1. Eliciting Latent Knowledge: Understanding ARC’s Approach
  2. How to be Happier in 5 Steps with Zero Weird Tricks (yeah, it’s not a clickbait headline this time!)
  3. Harnessing the Infinite Niche: Unleashing Personal Potential in Business

Alright, strap on your goggles, we’re diving in!

πŸ” Eliciting Latent Knowledge: Understanding ARC’s Approach

Do you remember those scenes from sci-fi movies where AI takes over and you think, “Surely, we’ve learned our lesson by now, right?”

Well, in a thrilling video by the Alignment Research Center (ARC), they’ve turned their guns on this very issue.

ARC grapples with “eliciting latent knowledge” within AI systems, throwing around solutions like training the AI with known-answer questions and using Bayesian Networks to tackle potential manipulation of AI input data.

In this era where AI advancements continue to revolutionize everything from breakfast-making to dog-walking, getting our heads around these issues is non-negotiable.

πŸŽ₯ Strap in and watch the video on Eliciting Latent Knowledge here.

🌈 How to be Happier in 5 Steps with Zero Weird Tricks

Are you in hot pursuit of the elusive beast known as happiness? Then Laurie Santos is your safari guide in this jungle of joy.

She suggests that while our minds might come with a few pre-installed survival-focused features, we’re not helpless. She shows how wielding the tools of quality time, kindness, and gratitude can bring us closer to catching that beast.

So, happiness may not be Mother Nature’s primary objective, but with the right strategy, we can achieve it.

πŸŽ₯ Watch the video on your hunt for happiness here.

πŸš€ Harnessing the Infinite Niche: Unleashing Personal Potential in Business

Ever feel like you’re stuck in an endless cycle of learning, with no actual chance to apply it?

In a video that’ll make you question everything you thought you knew about business, one entrepreneur shares his daring leap from constant knowledge-gathering to practical application.

The video spotlights the need to see shifting trends as open doors, the power of laser-focused targeting, and the thrill of creating a personal brand.

Remember, in the Creator Economy, you’re not a face in the crowd. You’re a unique ‘infinite niche’ with gifts to share.

πŸŽ₯ Watch the video on harnessing your infinite niche here.

And that’s a wrap for this edition of “3 Things I Learned Last Week.” I hope you found these insights as mind-bogglingly cool as I did. Stay tuned for more tidbits of knowledge served up fresh next week!

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Here’s to a week overflowing with growth, opportunities, and those moments where you laugh so hard you snort your coffee.

Yours in shared nerdom,

~ Nathan

P.S. Here’s your TLDR, for the “I scrolled to the end” crew:

  1. AI could be our new safety deposit box, but latent knowledge could be our lock-picker.
  2. Happiness is just a few strategies away, despite our survival-obsessed brains.
  3. The Creator Economy is like the Wild West of unique offerings. Time to move from being a spectator to a participant in this rodeo.

The author partially generated this content with GPT-4 & ChatGPT, OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation models. Upon developing the draft, the author reviewed, edited, and revised the content to their liking and took ultimate responsibility for the content of this publication.







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