How to use AI to do practical stuff: A new guide — from by Ethan Mollick
People often ask me how to use AI. Here’s an overview with lots of links.


We live in an era of practical AI, but many people haven’t yet experienced it, or, if they have, they might have wondered what the big deal is. Thus, this guide. It is a modified version of one I put out for my students earlier in the year, but a lot has changed. It is an overview of ways to get AI to do practical things.

I want to try to show you some of why AI is powerful, in ways both exciting and anxiety-producing.

The Six Large Language Models

Also see Ethan’s posting:

Power and Weirdness: How to Use Bing AI
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