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A couple of weeks ago, I evaluated the reboot we did of Warp News during the spring. Our biggest issue (low growth) has improved, while maintaining high engagement. A step in the right direction.
However, the new strategy also included giving more talks, so that more people know about Warp News and can subscribe.
There have been more talks, but the goal I set up has not been met yet.
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My talk on AI
Perhaps about AI?
I explain how to best approach the new wave of generative AI:
They were clearly inferior chess players.
They had a worse chess computer.
Despite this, two amateurs won over grandmasters with better computers.
This happened in a chess tournament in 2005 where the players were allowed to use computers to assist them in playing.
It's called Centaur Chess.
The amateurs won because they were better at using the computer. Better at the process.
Read more about the talk: Become a centaur - how to use AI to gain superpowers
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