Create your own AI bot, my battle with AI anxiety & alternatives to ChatGPT

Jul 21, 2023

1-2-3 Newsletter - Read Time - 4 Mins

Hello, and welcome to a another edition of the Tech for Finance 1-2-3 Newsletter where we have:

1. Tutorial - Create your own AI bot

2. Expert resources - On my battle with AI anxiety, and whether ChatGPT is getting dumber

3. Tech tools - An alternative to ChatGPT, visual reading summaries and personalised AI web search

1/ Create your own AI bot

Step 1 - Head over to MindOS and create an account. You can also play with some of their pre-configured bots too.

Step 2 - Follow the wizard to create a bot from scratch

Step 3 - Train the bot

in the knowledge section, you’ll see the ability to train with a website URL, or from uploaded documents.

Step 4 - Crawl website data

In this example I’ve used some ACCA resources. Make sure you include sub-pages.

Step 5 - Chat to your bot

I used a very basic question to direct query the ACCA data, but you can see how powerful a web-enabled bot trained on specific web-pages and documents could be.

2/ Expert Resource

1. There’s been a lot of posts about ChatGPT getting dumber recently. They’ve been testing the model by asking it about prime numbers.

Whilst it’s true that they may be a temporary shift in ChatGPTs abilities as they improve the accuracy of the model, maths questions have never been a good test mechanism as ChatGPT is a large language model, not a large number model.

You can find Rob Lennon’s hot take here.

2. This week, somebody else interviewed ME! I was lucky enough to guest on the ‘Beanies in a Pod’ podcast.

In it, we cover my AI anxiety as well as:

  • Challenges and Considerations for AI Chatbots

  • AI's Impact and Presentation Limitations

  • The Future of AI Engagement

  • AI in Communication

  • Human vs AI quiz

  • Snack Attack!

For the full podcast interview 'My Battle with AI Anxiety + ChatGPT Tips & Tricks | Ep 030' go to the podcast here, and for the YouTube video go here.

3/ Tech Tools

1. LlaMA2 Chatbot - Chat to Meta’s open source alternative to ChatGPT - learn more here.

2. StoryWiz - AI reading assistant that’ll summarise with visual stories - learn more here.

3. You - Personalised and private AI web search - learn more here.

IMPORTANT - Always read the data policy for any tools you try. If you’re ever unsure. Make sure your data, and any customer or supplier data is anonymised.

NOTE - I am not affiliated with any of the tools in this e-mail.

So that’s it for this week.

Until Next Time


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