[Framework] How AI Remembers You

Unpacking AI's knowledge about you: short term memory, long term memory, and knowledge; become a better presenter with ChatGPT

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  • Understanding AI's advancements in short term memory, long term memory, and knowledge - frameworks for what AI knows about you

  • Become a better presenter in 5 minutes by using ChatGPT to mimic an audience for feedback

  • OpenAI's new developments in personalized AI memory and text-to-video models

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  • Google released yet another update to their most powerful large language model, Gemini. And people are freaking out because it can handle up to 1 million tokens (eg. 750K words) which means it can analyze more information, longer documents and more data to do your task.

  • OpenAI is experimenting with a new way to personalize your ChatGPT experience with “memory”. As you chat, you’ll be able to tell ChatGPT to remember things about you, which you can then use in future chats.

  • OpenAI also announced Sora, their text to video model. Chances are you’ve seen plenty of mind-blowing demos on social media; but in case you haven’t — check out their announcement page for examples of how crazy good it is.


Understanding advancements in what AI knows about you (a framework)

Every AI company is battling it out to find the best ways to make your AI as helpful as possible.

And one of the most important components is what AI knows and remembers about you and your work.

So today we’re going to give you our framework for how to think about the recent advancements in 3 buckets: short term memory, long term memory, and knowledge.

Advancements in AI Short term memory:

Many AI products are working to expand the amount of information that AI can consider at a time.

AI short term memory functions similarly to peoples: Imagine your brain's ability to hold a phone number in your head just long enough to dial it, or remember what you wanted to order just long enough to say it to a waitress. Short term memory is about the AI's capacity to "keep in mind" a vast amount of information temporarily during a chat conversation or a task.

Expanding AI’s short term memory helps it consider a larger volume of information or context as its doing a task, and we expect we’ll continue seeing this capability grow (Google Gemini Pro’s 1 million context limit being a great example!)

Advancements in AI Long term memory:

There are also many AI products that either let you create your own experiences with pre-defined context, or will start to remember this context automatically for you.

Where short term memory has a limited capacity and resets with each new conversation; long term memory can persist over time. But similarly to people, just because you store it in your long term memory, doesn’t mean its always easy or fast to recall that information (so it’s not 100% dependable).

OpenAI’s custom GPTs, custom instructions and memory features are all about long term memory.

Advancements in AI Knowledge:

Finally, we have AI knowledge. This is about giving AI access to specific information or data that it can use to complete a task.

Like a well organized Google Drive, they key to making the most of knowledge is to have a good structure that makes it easy for AI to find and use the most relevant information for the task.

“Chat with your data” products and the knowledge upload in Custom GPTs are great examples of adding knowledge to AI.


Become a better presenter in 5 minutes

Do you ever wish you knew what your reader or listening was thinking?

Well here's your way to get it.

One of our favorite hacks is to use ChatGPT to mimic an audience and ask it for feedback, before you deliver a presentation.

This applies to marketing, creating content and even writing emails too.

All you need to do is tell ChatGPT context about your audience, give it your material, and ask questions like:

  1. What emotions are the audience likely to feel throughout this talk

  2. If the audience only remembers one thing from this talk, what would that be

  3. What tough questions might the audience ask me in the Q&A


For your reading list 📚

A few more AI startups are tackling learning and predictive entertainment...

Google is making waves in open source...

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