December 12, 2023

The Weekly Bash #7 - Combat information overload with AI

Did you know AI can help you transform large amounts of news and materials into useful and actionable information? Find out how AI can help you not just to stay informed but to stay ahead of things.
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Product Updates

Master information overload with Bash

We're all inundated with news, information, and updates and it's sometimes difficult to keep track of it all. To help with this we just launched the Bash feed which brings any RSS and Atom feed so you get Github updates, news, or scientific papers right in Bash.

You can then use the built-in templates to summarize, write status updates, create action plans and more based on the feed items. You can also add the items to a topic so you can collect and organize your information. Check out this video to see how Bash can be used to draft status updates based on a feed update:

This week in AI productivity

1) It’s time for everyone in your company to understand generative AI (MIT Sloan)

TLDR: Generative AI is being rapidly adopted in industries for tasks from content creation to personalized experiences. While promising, businesses are encouraged to use caution, considering the technology's implications.

Why you should care: Understanding the benefits and challenges of generative AI is essential for any professional navigating the future of tech in business.

2) Klarna freezes hiring because AI can do the job instead (Mashable)

TLDR: Klarna's CEO announces a hiring freeze, betting on AI to take over certain tasks, reflective of a trend where companies are looking toward technological efficiency over traditional hiring.

Why you should care: This shift has significant implications for the job market and for companies looking to maximize efficiency without sacrificing quality.

3) Navigating Generative AI in Marketing (HBR)

TLDR: The DARE Framework provides marketers with a step-by-step guide to cautiously implementing generative AI, balancing risks with a systematic approach to innovation.

Why you should care: Marketers need to be both prudent and progressive in adopting new AI technologies to stay competitive.

Want to go beyond the TLDR?

Go deeper into all these articles and get answers with Bash. For example: “I’m a marketing manager, how can I use AI in my day to day?

Did you know?

Generative AI can generate everything from art to code, but with each advancement, it presents a new set of ethical and practical challenges—making the ongoing discussion as compelling as the technology itself.

Quote of the week

"The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape it."

Eric Hoffer

This quote reminds us that AI is not just a tool for prediction but a means to actively shape our future, particularly for knowledge workers seeking to enhance their efficiency and creativity.

AI Nuggets for Thought

  1. As generative AI grows, how will the balance between human creativity and AI efficiency evolve?
  2. Generative AI's unpredictable outputs may be challenging for industries requiring consistent results—spotlighting the need for enhanced AI reliability.
  3. The technology job landscape is rapidly changing with AI advancements, prompting a need for continuous learning and adaptation.

That’s it for this week. If you enjoyed this newsletter, feel free to share and forward!

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