How to solve your work problems with AI

What can AI do for you, right now, to solve your immediate work problems? That’s the question I answer in my latest piece for The Wall Street Journal, in the cover story for their latest report on Artificial Intelligence.  In 7 Everyday Work Problems AI Helps Me...

We are going to live forever in a post-carbon utopia

  Great news! We are all going to live for many more long and healthy years, basking in the wealth and leisure of a society powered by abundant cheap energy and an explosion of medical and scientific miracles. That is seriously how I felt by the end of my week at...

Take a peek backstage at TED2024

Take a peek backstage at #TED2024— thanks to an experience that may sound like your worst air-travel nightmare. You know, that nightmare where the person next to you on a long plane flight actually TALKS to you? That was me, a year ago, on a flight back from New York...

My AI-enabled Work Day

How can AI actually make your day-to-day work easier, more fun and more effective? This snapshot shows you a day in the life of working with AI.

5 ways to customize your work

It’s time to work like us There’s no one best way to work—but it’s not easy to figure out the work practices that align with our individual preferences and talents. How do creative thinkers find their own best way to work? What tactics and tools unlock their unique...

4 ways to make work fun

So many of us now spend big portions of our working lives at home, but we’ve brought the office home with us — including a whole lot of outdated ideas about what’s professional or what work is supposed to look or feel like. But there is nothing unprofessional about...

6 Ways to Recharge

Watching The Lazarus Project is one the ways I recharge at the end of a workday     We can only sustain our attention for so long before we need a cognitive break. That’s one of the key points in Attention Span, by Gloria Mark. Her book takes decades...

Get ready for upload

  Hybrid work warmed us up for the world of generative AI in many ways: When you’re already used to interacting with your colleagues via chat rather than in person, it’s easier to get used to riffing with a chat-based AI. When you’re constantly overloaded by...

Pssst! Someone put a chip in your head.

I love implanting computer chips in my friends’ brains. At least, I did until recently, when Elon Musk announced he’d gotten in on my action by actually implanting the first Neuralink chip in a live human subject. That’s when I realized Elon had killed what has long...

How to train your own AI in 15 minutes

The non-geek’s starter guide to building the skillset of the future with a custom GPT Managing people has long been the path to advancement. Now, the same is true of managing AIs. In many professions, there’s a point at which the only way up or forward is if you take...