4/19 This Week in AI

Well, here is everything I did with AI this week.  (Give or take a few days.)  And I’ve added a new rating scale for my happiness after the AI Interaction.

Wrote a welding resumé: This was a demonstration for another training.  I’m not into Welding.  I don’t even have a welder.  9/10

Wrote a letter of recommendation for a colleague. In the prompt I put the name as Teacher and I asked it to give me no more than 3 paragraphs.  (I find that Chat GPT often has really long sentences.)  This recommendation was even easier because the colleague gave me their resume and I copy and pasted in what they had done.  The result?  Pretty darn good.  In Google Docs I used “Find and Replace” to replace Teacher with the teacher’s name and changed a few words.  It sounded remarkably like what I would have wanted to write all on my own.  Next time: I will specify what pronouns to use because I had to go back and change those.  9/10

Some Google Sheets Formulas: ChatGPT and I had to spend some time apart after this interaction, so it could think about its actions. 1/10

Wrote a bio myself for a conference submission proposal:  The bio was too jovial and glowing for my taste, but I pulled bits and pieces to complete the assignment. 5/10

Email suggestions: I was tired, so I asked for some ideas.  I didn’t copy paste the email verbatim, but it at least got me started 5/10

ChatGPT was mean to me in French:  I was, once again, trying to get it to have a Novice level conversation with me and I was chastised by the chat bot.  1/10 – still not ready for students, yet.

AI Training Image: I’m working on a presentation and I wanted an image of AI Training.  In my head it looked like a bunch of robots in the gym working out, only some of them listening to podcasts and others watching TV and still others reading articles.  Dall•E and I worked through several iterations and we came up with some I liked.  But like why are these guys all running on the treadmill backwards?

robots in a gym working out

Lingoteach.ai: OMG.  I will be writing about this more later.  15/10

This Week in AI

I’m going to start a new post where every week I recap everything I did in AI.

This week is actually the last two weeks because we were on vacation one week.

This Week in My AI

Super Secret Project

I spent a LOT of time on a super secret project I can’t tell you about yet.

Google Sheets Formulas

Gone are the days where I racked my brain to set up (complicated) Google Sheets formulas.  Now, I ask my AI Friends for the formula.  When you ask AI for a cell formula, tell the AI what you want to do and give it the cell references and it will return a formula that is ready to go.  I find it also helpful that the AI tells me what each part is doing.  I am not a Google Sheets Ninja, but I do know slightly more than my peers and I appreciate the explanation.

Fowl Art

I have to preface this with the fact that at my house we have a lot of chickens and turkeys (more than 10 less than Foster Farms). At Christmas I used Dall•E to create fowl themed art based on famous works of art for a permanent installation in our guest bathroom. I call it the Masters of the Fowl World. I also used AI to create the little information cards that went next to the art work. Dall•E and I created about 10 pieces for my Masters of the Fowl World.  

However, I had a specific idea of what I wanted to hang over the toilet, but at the time Dall•E and I were unable to make my thoughts into acceptable art. (Not just any AI Generated piece of artwork is worthy of being exhibited in the Masters of the Fowl World.)   This week I tried again and Dall•E and I had to go back and forth.

Chat with Dall•E 3/19/2024

Finally, I went back to another one we had made and here is the final piece of artwork in the Master of the Fowl World Exhibit.  I’m funny.

AI generated image of an egg on a regal pillow in a frame, above a toilet.