Ukraine’s victory would bring hope that a sovereign democracy need not bow to its much larger, dictatorial neighbour.— The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 23, 2023
It would be a world that took heart from the resolve and courage of Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian people
How to win the hot war in Ukraine and the cold war that will follow it After a year of fighting, what comes next?
Bootstrapped startups being acquired for just "a couple million" is the new definition of success for entrepreneurs. pic.twitter.com/EX5vZmAkVp— Andrew Gazdecki (@agazdecki) April 5, 2023
Midjourney, the image AI, released a description system - it makes prompts for pictures so they can be reproduced.— Ethan Mollick (@emollick) April 4, 2023
It shows how prompt-engineering alone will never be enough. Who would have described the pictures in the correct way (Neue Sachlichkeit?) AI will help us prompt AI. pic.twitter.com/zkbYSa5Nmy
Prompt Engineering is the next "Big Thing"— Sharyph (@sharyph_) April 5, 2023
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Prompt engineering as a new field of expertise is like being good at Google search. It’ll be a useful skill as part of your job but no one is going to get paid big bucks to do it full time.— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) April 5, 2023
The most common workflows will be automated or simplified instead of requiring prompts. https://t.co/l8F1Bapr1t
How to make ChatGPT to give you seemingly impossible prompts ideas:— Barsee 🐶 (@heyBarsee) April 1, 2023
(Prompt engineering) 👇
Let's start with this simple prompt.— Barsee 🐶 (@heyBarsee) April 1, 2023
What are some of the things that ChatGPT can do that impress people most who have never seen it work or who don't know what it can do? pic.twitter.com/blzGcRDa5i
Step 2:— Barsee 🐶 (@heyBarsee) April 1, 2023
I want 20 specific prompts that I can show someone who's never seen ChatGPT that makes them go "holy shit, that's insane" How on earth is it capable of doing that? pic.twitter.com/D5aAti7Ul1
Step 3:— Barsee 🐶 (@heyBarsee) April 1, 2023
Getting back to this list. It's cool, but it wouldn't knock the socks off of of someone. Make it even crazier pic.twitter.com/PmXdBJtEnB
Now let's see if ChatGPT can answer to these crazy prompts:— Barsee 🐶 (@heyBarsee) April 1, 2023
This is insane... pic.twitter.com/YiFMn0LXev
Example.— Barsee 🐶 (@heyBarsee) April 1, 2023
Now do the same for crazy business ideas. Remember it should be crazier than these pic.twitter.com/TTmUaZKlF0
Honest question, if you were in school today, would you use Chat GPT? I would.— Peter H. Diamandis, MD (@PeterDiamandis) April 5, 2023
The first 9 Just Go Grind founder deep dives are live! pic.twitter.com/Lsna5k2bLf— Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) April 5, 2023
Excited to announce a new $25M fund, global thesis and refreshed brand, Everywhere Ventures. Pre-seed founders around the world, we've got you...https://t.co/Zug1Yvyv87— Jenny Fielding (@jefielding) April 5, 2023
The only reason it isn't is that so many intelligent people don't want to.— Paul Graham (@paulg) April 5, 2023
If you created something more intelligent than the smartest human, all you'd have to do is add the desire for power (which would presumably be trivial to add), and you'd have a formidable threat.
If I get lost in a spreadsheet, am I in the metaverse?— Alok Tayi (@aloktayi) April 5, 2023
well it does respond like a real human - knows all the key facts and then goes with ... "meh, should be fine" pic.twitter.com/eVri76L50Y— sam lessin 🏴☠️ (@lessin) April 5, 2023
Reading this article was a little like catching a glimpse of myself in a weird distorted mirror.— Marcus Rediker (@MarcusRediker) April 5, 2023
Woke the plank! Were pirate ships actually beacons of diversity and democracy? https://t.co/8P4ONLyYpn
Startup founders hate when investors ghost them— Michael Houck 💡 (@callmehouck) April 5, 2023
But 99% of founders just don't notice the signals investors give them
Here's 11 subtle signs an investor isn't interested in your startup:
Everywhere Ventures Bucks Trend by Investing Globally The firm leverages its network of about 500 limited-partner investors to find deals far and wide ......... Jenny Fielding and Scott Hartley, managing partners of Everywhere Ventures, are pursuing a domestic and international investment strategy as U.S. venture capitalists have taken a step back from deals abroad........ The managers of Everywhere Ventures, formerly called The Fund, say they have found an efficient way for a two-person team to invest a small fund in geographically diverse early-stage startups. The firm uses technology to activate hundreds of individual limited partners and connect them with portfolio company founders globally. Its local networks help the managers source and vet deals, while keeping the firm’s operating expenses low.
Putin Should Have Read Evan Gershkovich, Not Imprisoned Him Putin has no independent sources of reliable information. He refuses to read news stories on the internet, fearing it might be used to spy on him. Battlefield information is filtered — and laundered — through layers of military bureaucracy and takes days to reach him. Past military successes in Georgia and Crimea made him overconfident, and the pandemic turned him into a paranoid recluse. On the eve of the invasion, neither his foreign minister nor his domestic-policy chief was aware of the war about to come. .............. And, like despots through the ages, he listens only to people who tell him what he wants to hear. One of them, the oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, The Journal reported, “assured Mr. Putin that Ukrainians saw themselves as Russian, and would welcome the invading soldiers with flowers.” Putin is godfather to one of Medvedchuk’s daughters. .......... Government statistics are massaged to hide bad news. Every bureaucracy, including the domestic intelligence services, has its own agendas and reality-distorting prisms. ........ By now it should be clear that Putin is living inside a manufactured reality .......... Diplomatic remonstrations won’t puncture his fantasy bubble, but another tranche of Abrams tanks to Ukraine might. ........ Putin has sought to wage a disinformation campaign in the West for decades. Western news organizations can repay his abuses with an information campaign about Russia, in Russian, for Russians. They, too, deserve to have the benefit of facts Putin wants nobody — including even himself — to know.
Putin, Isolated and Distrustful, Leans on Handful of Hard-Line Advisers Russia’s president built a power structure designed to deliver him the information he wants to hear, feeding into his miscalculations on the Ukraine war ......... Russian troops were losing the battle for Lyman, a small city in eastern Ukraine, in late September when a call came in for the commanding officer on the front line, over an encrypted line from Moscow. It was Vladimir Putin, ordering them not to retreat. The president seemed to have limited understanding of the reality of the situation ........ His poorly equipped front-line troops were being encircled by a Ukrainian advance backed by artillery provided by the West. Mr. Putin rebuffed his own generals’ commands and told the troops to hold firm ......... The Ukrainian ambushes continued, and on Oct. 1, Russian soldiers hastily withdrew, leaving behind dozens of dead bodies and supplies of artillery to restock Ukraine’s weapons caches. .......... Mr. Putin expected the war in Ukraine to be swift, popular and triumphant. For months, he struggled to come to terms with what instead became a costly quagmire, and found himself isolated and distrustful at the pinnacle of a power structure designed to reinforce his belligerent worldview and shelter him from discouraging news. ........... Through the summer, delegations of military experts and arms manufacturers emerged from presidential meetings questioning whether Mr. Putin understood the reality on the battleground ........ the president remains surrounded by an administration that caters to his conviction that Russia will succeed, despite the mounting human and economic sacrifices. ....... “The people around Putin protect themselves” ..... “They have this deep belief that they shouldn’t upset the president.” ......... Over time, Mr. Putin, who has never served in the military, has become so wary of his own command structure that he has issued orders directly to the front line. ........ an isolated leader who was unable, or unwilling, to believe that Ukraine would successfully resist. The president, these people said, spent 22 years constructing a system to flatter him by withholding or sugarcoating discouraging data points. ............ The president increasingly speaks of Russia in near-religious terms, as a 1,000-year-old civilization waging a holy struggle that will right historical wrongs and elevate him into a pantheon of conquering czarist leaders such as Peter the Great............. Though contact between the U.S. and Russia occurs almost every day, whether through their embassies, the Pentagon or the CIA, those conversations have become constrained ......... have found some of Mr. Putin’s closest allies to be even more hard-line than the authoritarian leader himself. ........... Putin wakes daily around 7 a.m. to a written briefing on the war, with information carefully calibrated to emphasize successes and play down setbacks ............ He has long refused to use the internet for fear of digital surveillance ........... making him more dependent on briefing documents compiled by ideologically aligned advisers. ......... Battlefield updates can take several days to reach Mr. Putin’s desk, leaving them often out of date ....... Front-line commanders report to the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the successor to the KGB, which edits reports for experts at the Security Council, who pass them to Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, the arch hawk who helped persuade Mr. Putin to invade Ukraine. He, in turn, passes the reports to Mr. Putin. ............. Mr. Putin, current and former Russian officials and people close to the Kremlin say, remains fully committed to bringing Ukraine to heel and is ready to mobilize Russia’s economy and population for years to succeed. If Western arms shipments and economic support flag, and Ukrainian morale dips, he could still emerge, on balance, as the victor in what is already the largest war in Europe since World War II. ............ After three days of quarantine and three PCR tests, the executives sat at the end of a long wooden table, listening as Mr. Putin described a war effort he considered a success. Ukrainians were only motivated to fight, he told them, because their army was shooting deserters ............ Then Mr. Putin turned to Chief of General Staff for the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, who said Russian weapons were successfully hitting their targets and the invasion was going according to plan. The arms makers left the meeting with a sense that Mr. Putin lacked a clear picture of the conflict ............ who supports the war, said in an interview that the president “proceeded from an incomplete understanding of the situation and in some ways not fully correct.” ......... The war planners, he said, “clearly underestimated the strength of the enemy and overestimated their own.” ......... Mr. Putin needed only days to roll through more than a fifth of Georgia in 2008, and weeks to take Ukraine’s peninsula of Crimea in 2014— ...........