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Harnessing the future with AI

Harvesting Tomorrow: The Role of Community Leaders in Navigating the AI Revolution

Introduction Have you ever wondered what the future might hold? In recent times, there’s been a buzz about something called artificial intelligence, or AI for short. Right now, we’re on the brink of a major shift – the fourth industrial revolution. The progress in just the past year has been astonishing. So, what happens when […]

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Bringing the Power of ChatGPT to Obsidian Canvas

In the ever-evolving world of digital note-taking and knowledge management, the introduction of powerful AI tools has been a game-changer. Among these innovations, the Augmented Canvas plugin for Obsidian stands out, blending the intuitive visual mapping of Obsidian Canvas with the cutting-edge capabilities of GPT-4. This is the first Obsidian community plugin for AI that works

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Exploring AudioPen – An Exciting AI Transcription Tool

Breaking News Edit 31 August 2023 Email received from AudioPen this morning that their lifetime licence offer will be withdrawn on 26th September 2023. Introduction Voice-to-text applications have been in existence for numerous years; however, their initial iterations faced significant challenges in generating accurate transcriptions and necessitated considerable user training. With the advent of artificial intelligence, these

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Lets go on a Journey: AI for Presentation Decks

Introduction Recently, I’ve been exploring AI applications for creating slide decks and wish to introduce you to one called Journey. This user friendly tool has impressed me with its capabilities and ease of use. The presentations it creates are first class and thoroughly professional and handle anything from a boardroom presentation to a school project.

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Navigating the Oceans of your mind

Using AI Generated Mind Maps to Spark Ideas in Obsidian PKM

Introduction If there is one single critical aspect of maintaining a good note making system it is the generation of notes in your own words. Highlighted text from books and articles and even lengthy articles saved to your Obsidian vault will mean nothing unless the gold nuggets are extracted from beneath the surface. In this

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ChatGPT: The Pros and Cons of AI in Education and Beyond

Introduction There is no doubt that ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, almost unlike any other release of a platform in history. It is difficult to obtain numbers, but it has certainly moved into the mainstream and is mentioned in several news broadcasts, both on and offline, every day. The reaction to its introduction

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