. What to Know About ChatGPT’s New Code Interpreter Feature Graphs, maps and data analyses? Now ChatGPT can do even more. ........ has wowed the world in recent months with the text it can generate. Now the chatbot is delighting users anew by creating charts, maps and turning images into videos. ............ Code interpreter is a new feature that allows ChatGPT to analyze data, create charts, solve math problems and edit files, among other uses. It also supports uploading and downloading files, which was not possible in ChatGPT before. .............. Code interpreter became available last Thursday to subscribers of ChatGPT Plus, a service that costs $20 a month. ...............
The most common use of code interpreter is data analysis............... With a prompt like “tell me what is interesting about the data,” ChatGPT can look through a user’s data, such as financial, health or location information, and produce insights about them. .......... Some people have also used code interpreter to convert the formats of files, such as turning images into videos or PDF documents into pictures. .
‘Several Things Have Shocked Me’: An Ex-Insider on Business in China Desmond Shum built a multibillion-dollar empire in the boom times, and says the economy is in far worse shape than outsiders realize. ........ Mr. Shum will testify next week in Congress about the challenges for U.S. businesses operating in China. .......... the outside world underestimates how badly the Chinese economy is deteriorating .......... People talk about “deglobalization,” but the proper term is “reglobalization minus China.” You won’t have one country replacing China, but operations are spreading to Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and elsewhere. Look at how many Taiwanese manufacturers are moving into Mexico on a large scale. And then you have friendshoring and nearshoring in Europe. .
The Twitter Watch Party Is Over Ten years after “Sharknado” spun Twitter and TV together, the online water cooler is running dry. ......... There were, of course, many Twitters existing in parallel: Politics Twitter, Sports Twitter, Black Twitter, Weird Twitter. But Twitter and TV went together like extreme weather and marine predators. You might tweet after reading a book or going to a movie. Twitter especially fit the immediate, real-time experience of watching a TV show as it aired. ........... From its beginning, TV has been both an isolating medium — you in your living room with your stories — and a social one. When the first sets were rolled out as curiosities in the 1940s, spectators gathered in bars to watch boxing matches. The Super Bowl, the biggest TV show of the year, became a secular holiday gathering that rivals Christmas. And before the work-from-home era, networks were conscious of the “water-cooler effect” in offices. ............ Twitter made the watch party global. It invited comments and conversation from fans and critics; series creators logged on to engage, and sometimes fight, with the audience. It created a feedback loop for shows to respond to or push against. ................ TV Twitter wasn’t entirely about escapism. It promoted conversations, for instance, about how “Thrones” used and misused sexual violence. It lent itself to communal deconstruction of debates and election nights the same way it did to “American Idol.” ............ Social media is only as virtuous as the people using it. With Donald J. Trump in office, using Twitter as a cattle prod to shock the country to attention multiple times a day — often over cultural topics like N.F.L. protests or “Roseanne” — there was a sense that every day on the site was a battle. That attitude was reflected in users who saw themselves as soldiers, eternally fighting to shift the front lines of the discourse an inch or two in the correct direction. ............ Then came Elon Musk, the Tesla chief executive and Twitter power user who paid $44 billion in 2022 for the dubious honor of becoming poster-in-chief. He ran the site haphazardly; there were new charges and limits and outages, as well as the restoration of tweeters banned for abuse and disinformation. ................ and I’ve scarcely posted since last fall — less out of business or political objections than from hating the way the site made me feel like an exposed nerve. .......... TV itself has changed since 2006. Streaming made it less live and simultaneous ........ Outside live news and sports, the conversation around TV is functionally more like that around film and books. .......... The social-media universe is different too. The energy has shifted to platforms like TikTok that divide the user base between creators and commenters, makers and consumers, instead of promoting conversations. Even the ventures looking to replace Twitter may not reproduce it, and they may not want to. ....... I was a heavy Twitter user for over a decade. I loved it until I didn’t. I made connections, grew a following, floated ideas, had fun. But it also became a second, often angry, voice inside my head. ............... the appeal of bringing the entire world into one big group chat might be over. This is the way a phenomenon ends — not with a sharknado but a whimper. .
A handful of unexpected realizations I've had as I've become more successful:— Dickie Bush 🚢 (@dickiebush) July 11, 2023
1. How many friends I had to cut out
2. How much intensity it takes to do something well
3. How little difference there was between me & people I looked up to
4. How hard it is to *truly* focus
DemocracyTech: Google Search Gives Zero Results https://t.co/uz4JxzbIlK— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 11, 2023
ChatGPT is extremely powerful as a late night brainstorm buddy when your colleagues don’t want to hear from you.— Aaron Levie (@levie) July 11, 2023
Predictably, Rogan has either problems of reading comprehension, or problems in the ethics of argumentation (bad faith). The article is not about being "healthy", but a cultic involvement in martial arts coupled with obsessive gymrattism, fat shaming, & denigration of the weak. https://t.co/2s749AFDrY— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) July 11, 2023
Myth: Investors can’t change your outcome— Henri Pierre-Jacques (@hpierrejacques) July 11, 2023
Yes many VCs don’t impact startups, but the best ones make intros to customers, talent and capital. They support the founder as a sounding board and impact strategy
Making the general statement that capital is a commodity just isn’t…
The reason we don't see progress within funding for black founders is because no one is willing to take actions in things that are not solely to their benefit.— Darrel Frater ✝️ (@DarrelFrater) July 11, 2023
Selfishness and greed.
Everyone is in it for their own self gain.
This needs to end. Be like Christ and freely give.
I have received over pre-seed 3000 pitches in the last year. 70% of them without a warm intro. What makes a company (especially cold outreach) stand out for me?— Martin Tobias (Pre-Seed VC) (@MartinGTobias) July 11, 2023
The great debate in American politics right now is whether a U.S. senator is okay with white nationalist racism or whether he is too thick to understand what white nationalism is. https://t.co/LUNDzHW8dt— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) July 11, 2023
We seem to be leveling off with a mid 80 year lifespan. Are you aware of something presently that changes this outcome?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 11, 2023
how much time on average do you spend on social media per day / do you think you have a social media addiction— ali (@_ali_taylor) July 11, 2023
Received this from another VC today:— Martin Tobias (Pre-Seed VC) (@MartinGTobias) July 10, 2023
"The best way to ensure a quick response is to be introduced through a mutual contact."
A warm intro is required. Not how we work here at Incisive Ventures. Humm....
I was asked to explain why Taylor Swift is re-releasing her albums in Tech terms.— Jack Forge (@TheJackForge) July 11, 2023
Just think of it as you building a personal project on a company MacBook. The company then claims they own it because it was built on their tech.
Instead of fighting a losing battle in… pic.twitter.com/pxcTidAxbU
Not all customers are king.— adriane schwager (@aschwags3) July 11, 2023
As a first-time founder, I had to learn this the hard way. I wanted to make everyone happy!
But I was wrong. That's not how you build a business.
Instead, you need to keep it Pareto.
Here's what we do differently now. And why it's working.…
"..elite offshore talent from the Philippines.." such a strategic use of the word elite— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 11, 2023
We also took crucial decisions that will strengthen our collective defence.— Kaja Kallas (@kajakallas) July 11, 2023
We approved new strong NATO regional defence plans.
All Allies also took a commitment to invest more in defence. 2/
We are glad @elonmusk moved, but he (or someone on his behalf) sent me an email today saying I might get banned on Twitter for sharing copyrighted music. @instagram allows me to download these videos to share as I please. Is Insta throwing a wrench?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 11, 2023
Your photo is from our rent controlled apartment in Toronto, 1990, with my mom’s artwork on the walls.— Maye Musk (@mayemusk) July 11, 2023
In Johannesburg, October 1989, @ToscaMusk was 15, 5‘10“, confident and determined, so no one asked her if she had permission to sell my home, car and furniture. When I returned… https://t.co/uMVEJvD2M7 pic.twitter.com/9LqojnLbOT
One thing I have learned from talking to influential people in tech.— Jack Forge (@TheJackForge) July 11, 2023
No one knows what they're doing.
The people who seem like they have it together, are just learning as they go like the rest of us. 😆
AI winter is coming...— Mayo (@mayowaoshin) July 10, 2023
"Shitfluencers" and popular tools + frameworks are under heavy scrutiny. Users are demanding much more substance than what they were promised.
The "trough of disillusionment" is rapidly approaching as expectations have not been met. But the supply of… pic.twitter.com/tYEYEGoeIS
I buy into this. External communication is also internal communication.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 11, 2023
Happy Birthday.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 11, 2023
Your best thread yet.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 11, 2023
Caught myself slipping...— Glenn (@glennwrites1) July 10, 2023
I have a boxing class every Sunday at 10am.
Woke up at 9:15 - plenty of time to get ready and go.
But something happened...
From 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 10 Downing Street – our two nations couldn't have a closer friend, nor a greater ally, than one another.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) July 10, 2023
Simplicity is much harder but more worthwhile than complexity.— Greg Brockman (@gdb) July 9, 2023
"All great things are simple." - Leo Tolstoy— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 10, 2023
My 7-year-old daughter just tipped me for cooking her dinner. This is getting out of control.— Douglas A. Boneparth (@dougboneparth) July 10, 2023
that feeling when you were right but only because you made two errors in opposite directions— Greg Brockman (@gdb) July 10, 2023
Take away everything from a successful person, but leave them with their mindset, and they will succeed again.— Peter H. Diamandis, MD (@PeterDiamandis) July 10, 2023
The scoops are on Twitter. Search for niches and sub-niches.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 11, 2023
I’m still on vacation in Colorado this week but I’ve been playing with Code Interpreter in the evenings after the kids are asleep. It’s a HUGE upgrade to ChatGPT. Rounding up all the cool ways people are using it to share in a video when I’m back.— Matt Wolfe (@mreflow) July 10, 2023
Here are some of the cool uses…
A question you need to ask yourself:— Sahil Bloom (@SahilBloom) July 10, 2023
If I repeated this day for 100 days, would my life be better or worse?
We live our lives zoomed way, way in.
If you don't take time to zoom out, this perspective makes it difficult to assess the quality of your daily actions and whether you… pic.twitter.com/iuxizt2sIG
Threads is in silent mode. https://t.co/DlopgjiBSi. .— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) July 11, 2023
The reward of being successful is only worthwhile if you’re healthy enough to enjoy everything once you’ve made it.— Peter H. Diamandis, MD (@PeterDiamandis) July 9, 2023
Don’t sacrifice your health for success. It’s not worth it.
Referral programs are one of the best yet poorly executed growth strategies in existence.— Harry Stebbings (@HarryStebbings) July 10, 2023
Which company has most successfully built referrals programs repeatedly?
The best writing is a blend of philosophy and practicality.— Kieran Drew (@ItsKieranDrew) July 10, 2023
This was about 10x more popular than I expected.— immad (@immad) July 10, 2023
My theories on why:
* people like seeing other peoples startups ideas
* even short/fast feedback by an investor/founder is interesting to people
* twitter boosts tweets with lots of replies maybe?
Why else was this so popular? https://t.co/SguAWPTyPO
Any time I feel like I'm not making progress, I'm simply trying to do too many things.— Dickie Bush 🚢 (@dickiebush) July 10, 2023
I've learned you can only accelerate one area of your life or business at a time.
Everything else has to go on "maintenance mode."
Easy to say, much harder to put into practice.
There is literally nothing to do in San Francisco except work, go to the gym, and count your calories. It’s the perfect monk mode city. It’s why I hate it. It’s why I love it.— Stevie Graham (@stevegraham) July 11, 2023
I know Meta has huge engineering resources and expertise, but kinda wild that a new product could go from zero to 100M users in days and the whole infra scales beautifully without a glitch or even slowness— Matt Turck (@mattturck) July 10, 2023