Like you, I am completely new to Artificial Intelligence. AI sounded a bit scary to me at first, so I came aboard the professional training with Denise Wakemen and Andy O’Bryan’s AI Success Club. Denise was an early mentor to me when I started my business in 2006 as an online entrepreneur is even coming to my event in Los Angeles in April of 2023 to teach a Live MasterClass and Workshop on how to use AI in your business. The new world of intelligence is moving faster every day.
I’m renewing my real estate Broker’s license this month, and it was taking me about two hours each day to get through the reading, quizzes, and final exams for each section. I’m familiar with most of it, and all quizzes and exams are “open book” on my laptop, but this process is time consuming nonetheless. So last night I thought I’d experiment with using ChatGPT – did you know the “GPT” part stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer? I digress…
What if I could ask ChatGPT to help me study, answer the questions on the quizzes, and then be there for me during the final exam for the section I was working on? This was one of the longer parts of my home-study, and I was prepared for it to take me two to three hours to get through it. So, how long did it take? About twenty minutes and I had passed all the quizzes and the final, and with a score of 90% instead of the minimum requirement of 70%.
But I felt like I’d done something wrong; like I’d cheated on a test or told a lie. I stared at the computer screen for a few minutes to think about all of this. Years ago, all of the real estate classes required me to attend in person and to take an exam with a proctor in the room. Then it went to home-study, and now we have the book, or a digital copy in front of us to study and then answer the questions to renew our licenses. It’s a new world, and I’ll have to get used to this.
Perhaps it’s similar to when we first had calculators. I had a Texas Instruments four-function (+,-,x, /) calculator and we marveled at this new way of doing simple math calculations . Then, while I was in college I was required to have a HP-12C that cost about $80 and was capable of so much more. What changed after that? How we were taught mathematics and the expectations of what we would be able to solve changed, and that was a great thing, over time. It’s a new world of intelligence, that’s for sure.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was quoted in The New York Times as saying that AI’s “benefits for humankind could be ‘so unbelievably good that it’s hard for me to even imagine.” (He has also said that in a worst-case scenario, A.I. could kill us all.) Most recently he said that he’s a little scared of AI, and that if he wasn’t we shouldn’t trust him to run the company.
Recently, I had the chance to see the future through the eyes of people who have rejected technology as it has advanced over the past decade or so. Do you remember the 1985 film Cocoon? A group of mature adults – about my age! – discover a swimming pool where they are rejuvenated and end up with the energy and appearance of people decades younger. Well, that was what it was like at my house on a recent Saturday afternoon, when a family member and several neighbors asked me to show them how to use AI (artificial intelligence).
It started when one of them read my earlier email, where I shared how I was using AI to get through my real estate license renewal courses at warp speed. The next thing I knew, they had descended upon me and I invited them into my office to give them a short demo of what it was all about. After they watched me take one of my quizzes – this time on California Water Rights, Rules, and Regulations – and pass the quiz in less than 10 minutes – they asked some questions…
* Could AI help them find locations from decades ago, like where they lived and went to school that no longer exist?
* Was it like Google, where privacy is sometimes invaded?
* Could they use it to write letters more quickly, and make them more interesting?
* What about making some money like I do… Could AI help with that?
I answered the best I could, and recommended they check out Denise and Andy’s Success Club for AI to learn more. You see, Denise Wakeman’s name is known by everyone in my family. She was one of a handful of people who helped me get started when I was brand new online. Of course my family members and close friends trust my recommendation, as these are the people who have personally watched me grow as a human, an entrepreneur, and as a bestselling author since 2006.
NOTE: The ONLY training I am recommending on this topic of AI (Artificial Intelligence) for marketers, content creators, and others online is from people I know and trust. Denise Wakeman and Andy O’Bryan have created the AI Success Club and I am excited to be learning everything there is to know on this topic, as well as how to utilize it for for business from these two thought leaders.
Getting back to AI… one of them asked if I could help him set up an account with Chat GPT. During the next hour, my daughter-in-law and I had helped six people get set up with their own account and they were ready to take it for a spin. It brought tears to my eyes to watch them be as excited as young children. Each person was exploring on their own, and shouting out loud when they discovered something new. One of them suggested I offer a session on this at the Senior Center so everyone who wanted to could participate. I could feel them opening up their hearts and minds to this new world of intelligence.
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Please don’t fear artificial intelligence. New technology is always tricky at first – remember your first email account or when you first entered your credit card number to sign up for or buy something online? But once someone walks us through it, we can’t imagine life without these new ways. I’m Connie Green on Twitter and also share life and business strategies in my complimentary Action Habits Challenge and I’d be honored if you’d share your thoughts and questions with me.