Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 30 minute ZOOM 2023-02-07T20:00:00Z→2023-02-07T20:30:00Z
Unlike its predecessor The Book Club, every meeting focuses on a NEW topic.
Think Social Object!
Like its predecessor, we will take turns being the “leader” which means we pick the Social Object and open with a brief explanation. Then, we launch into shared discussion! “Social Objects” can be anything: a specific podcast episode, a particular podcaster’s work, a challenge the leader wants help with, a social cause, a book, a bit of new technology.
Social Object Teaser from Craig Constantine for The Idea Club #1
Domo arigato mister roboto! Let’s play with a Large Language Model (LLM).
The most talked-about LLM these days is ChatGPT, built by the company OpenAI. The company started in 2015. Microsoft kicked in $1 Billion in 2019, and apparently another $10 Billion in January.
We’ll say hello to ChatGPT and poke it a bit around the topic of podcasting. You’ll see how you can get access to it, and you’ll understand how you can play with it on your own.
Then we’ll try asking ChatGPT to do something that applies to podcasting: Take a transcript and generate prose. At this point we’ll probably also get to see an AI hallucinate.
I’ve renamed the group… what should the description be? It’s currently…
Seth Godin forged “The Practice” by living it. Along the way, he found the others, designed courses, sent 1000s off to make a ruckus, created a worldwide movement around “better is possible” and THEN wrote the book. It’s dense. It’s ALL substance. It deserves more attention than we might be able to give it on our own. So, we’re reading, discussing, and learning to live it ourselves but together. You’re invited.
I’m not sure, but as a group owner, this page might let you edit . . . ?
Any member of the Podcaster Community may join the Idea Club. We meet once monthly, on the 1st Tuesday, via ZOOM for 30 minutes at 3 pm Eastern Time. The “Leader” (we rotate) selects a Social Object (topic) and starts the meeting with a brief introduction or explanation. Then we discuss like WILD. Anything related to Podcasting (directly or indirectly) works! A specific episode or Podcaster’s work, a challenge the leader is seeking help with, a social cause, a book, a bit of new technology, a reveal by sharing one’s best practices and moments of Podcasting success. This is education, inspiration, and service: guaranteed to advance your identity and enjoyment as a Podcaster and add value to your work.
@ChristiCassidy doing that hashtag sounds like a wonderful idea Christi but it’s more a Craig question (see Craig’s post below) and I don’t think you have any homework this go around. Eventually, you’ll volunteer to lead an Idea Club session on a topic of your choosing. So sorry today’s event not easy to find. I’m about to make another post. BTW - the Book Club Group and been changed to Idea Club! Seeya in a few hours!
…can also find all the places the @ideaclub is mentioned by clicking Activity on the group’s page. When you type “ideaclub” in the search, it suggests hitting enter to actually search, or it points out there’s a group with that name…
@craigconstantine - you know what I did wrong? I searched @ideaclub and it didn’t show up. My bad! But it’s still early in the life of the Idea Club, so whatever works, I’m sure I’ll remember next time!
I like the Bard article cuz it references tech’s “race to ship” that often has disasterous results (I’ve been a part of those…)
" Google had been reluctant to release this type of technology to the public because executives were concerned that the company’s reputation could take a hit if the A.I. created biased or toxic statements.
Google’s caution began to erode its advantage as a generative A.I. innovator when ChatGPT debuted to buzz and millions of users. In December, Mr. Pichai declared a “code red,” pulling various groups off their normal assignments to help the company expedite the release of its own A.I. products."