Topic:   Generative AI

Our AI Future

It’s interesting to sit back and think about tech waves over the last handful of years. Computing, extended reality, “big data”, machine learning, crypto/Web3, Generative AI, etc… Maybe it’s always been this way, but with each wave the “futurists” seemingly get more and more attention with their vision-casting content and consumers are left underwhelmed for a long time until a thing actually happens. By then, of course, a new tech hype is underway and the New Tech stops becoming cool to talk about, since it has already become an integrated and ubiquitous part of our lives (e.g. electricity, computers, cellular technology, social media, newsfeed algorithms, etc..).

Blockchains and AI are both Web3 tools. Crypto isn’t dead.

In this episode of Ventures, I ( discuss the recent lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase brought by the SEC. There is no lack of FUD on crypto right now, and it seems like everyone is moving over to AI. Still, both AI and Blockchains are important tools to make a better Internet for us all, and this is the goal of Web3.

Building out AI rapidly should be celebrated, encouraged, and funded

Will's General Newsletter (Weekly) :: Jun 6, 2023

The bullish case for building out AI as fast as possible

In this episode of Ventures, I ( walk briefly through Marc Andreessen’s recent article “Why AI Will Save the World” ( and discuss why I tend to agree the time to build aggressively with AI is *now*, at the very least in order to compete on the global landscape for the common good. I also talk about the upcoming GenAI summit I’m hosting in Seattle on June 9th, and why the immediate future with AI is ripe for “co-pilots” across multiple markets and disciplines.

Airchat: A new AI-enhanced social media platform

In this episode of Ventures, I ( reflect on my initial experiences with Airchat (, 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 ( 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

In this episode of Ventures, I ( walk through the 2.0 software startup framework within Startup Rocket ( 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.

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 ( 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 to

In this episode of Ventures, I ( discuss options for startup founders at the earliest stages of their journey using, Wix’s Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI),, and 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.