A new non-profit is launching this week called Impact Stream (and I'm fired up about it 🔥)
Will's General Newsletter (Weekly) :: May 30, 2023
Introducing Impact Stream: A new non-profit that helps digital communities create IRL impact
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle) introduce a new non-profit called Impact Stream (https://impact.stream), which is all about creating transparent streams of impact between digital communities and real-life communities. Our first project - in partnership with Gitcoin, Supermodular, Prota Ventures, International Literacy and Development, and Primordia - will create a software application to onboard 100 Togolese (West Africa) into Web3 and allow them to create, submit, and vote on proposals to fund public goods in their community with a global matching pool.
The next Woo Woo is here, and it's called Airchat
Will's General Newsletter (Weekly) :: May 23, 2023
Airchat: A new AI-enhanced social media platform
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://linkedin.com/in/wclittle) reflect on my initial experiences with Airchat (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/airchat-talk/id1469462351), a new social media app that leverages AI/audio/video to mimic “rooms” at a dinner party by stitching together moderated clips (which they call “chits”). I walk through my impressions, hopes, and reflections on 20+ years of social media…discussing where we may be heading in the overall conversational metaverse landscape.
IRL event I'm hosting on Generative AI in Seattle on June 9th
Will's General Newsletter (Weekly) :: May 16, 2023
ChatGPT vs. Bard vs. HuggingChat vs. BingChat for startup books and front-end code
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://linkedin.com/in/wclittle) compare ChatGPT, Bard, HuggingChat, and BingChat regarding their recommendations for startup books and front-end code for a standard startup landing page. I compare the user experience of each LLM, the limitations of each for these use cases, and show how ChatGPT and Bard seem to be current leaders in these examples.
GenAI everywhere (but seriously, how are you using it?)
Will's General Newsletter (Weekly) :: May 9, 2023
How to build a startup using Generative AI and StartupRocket.com
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle) walk through the 2.0 software startup framework within Startup Rocket (https://startuprocket.com) using Generative AI, specifically Bing Chat (which is currently free). I discuss how to ideate a startup, conduct surveys/interviews, create prototypes, and launch private and public MVPs with AI assistance.
Alphi.xyz updates, how to DYOR in the NFT space, and leveling up your Web3 leadership skills :: with Jesse Bryan and Mike Anderson
In this week’s episode of Ventures, my guests Jesse Bryan (https://twitter.com/JesseBryan), Mike Anderson (https://twitter.com/mikeyanderson) and I discuss updates about their startup, Alphi (https://alphi.xyz). We talk about why digital asset ownership is important, how/why Alphi is helping to organize information in the metaverse, how/why to contribute, and how/why to participate in their Leadership Academy to level up your skills in the Web3 space.
Productivity and Generative AI - Who will it benefit most?
Will's General Newsletter (Weekly) :: Apr 25, 2023
Will Generative AI widen or narrow productivity gaps in the labor market?
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle) discuss cases for and against the skill/productivity gap widening in light of Generative AI such as ChatGPT and Midjourney. On the “for” side, I discuss a YouTube video showing how to go from MidJourney to Figma to Code, and I show how this - and tools like GitHub CoPilot - enhances the work of already-skilled programmers. On the “against” side, I show a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) that demonstrated GenAI most greatly enhancing the productivity of novice and low-skilled workers.
Using Generative AI for Startup Landing Pages: From Mixo.io to Builder.io
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle) discuss options for startup founders at the earliest stages of their journey using Builder.io, Wix’s Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI), ContenBot.ai, and Mixo.io. I discuss how rapidly advancements in this field are happening that are disrupting the “old-guard” of Wordpress and more recently Webflow. With Mixo, you can prompt an AI with a single sentence and within 30s it will generate a complete landing page for you, including standard subscriber management tools. From there, you can modify as needed and publish.