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Friday Finds — Doing Stuff with AI, 2 Systems of Thought, L&D Jobs

🤖 Doing Stuff with AI | 🧠 2 Systems of Thought | 🏢 L&D Jobs

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"Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I am in Toronto today to speak at the Canadian eLearning Conference with Bianca, and an amazing lineup of L&D all-stars. THe people are always my favorite part of any conference. It's wonderful to get an opportunity to connect with colleagues, catch up with old friends, and make new ones.

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🎶 What I’m Listening To

It is an 80s indie rock kind of day today, so I’m spinning the Smiths for my big drive back home this afternoon.

👆 Last Week’s Most Clicked

Behavioral Scientist’s Summer Book List 2024

📰 News & Notes

Doing Stuff with AI: Opinionated Midyear Edition

Ethan Mollick's midyear guide on AI highlights the significant advancements in AI capabilities, such as enhanced Large Language Models (LLMs) like GPT-4, Claude 3 Opus, and Gemini 1.5. These models now support internet access, image generation, data analysis, and video processing. Mollick emphasizes using AI playfully to understand its potential and quirks, and encourages integrating AI into daily tasks to discover its practical applications and limitations.

🎯 Take away: Use AI daily to explore its practical uses and limitations, leveraging new advancements for better productivity.

Of 2 Minds: How Fast and Slow Thinking Shape Perception and Choice

Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow" excerpt in Scientific American explores the two systems of thought: System 1 (fast, intuitive, and emotional) and System 2 (slow, deliberate, and logical). Kahneman illustrates how these systems shape our judgments and decisions, often leading to cognitive biases and errors. He uses examples and experiments to show how our minds can be both highly efficient and prone to mistakes. This dual-process theory underscores the complexity of human thinking and the importance of awareness in improving decision-making.

🎯 Take away: Psychologist Daniel Kahneman reveals the dual systems of your brain, their pitfalls, and their power.

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🎯 Take away: Never miss your dream L&D job again with this site's daily curated listings.

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🎧 Podcast

This is the conversation that caught my ear this week. Check out previous episodes in the Friday Finds podcast playlist.

🧳 Where’s Mike?

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