On Tuesday I shipped the v1 of Preceden’s new AI suggestions feature to 10% of new users:
I had planned on slowly rolling it out to 100% of users over the course of a week or two, but my OpenAI costs were minimal on Tuesday so on Wednesday I said screw it and just made it available for everyone.
OpenAI costs continue to be $0.50-$1 per day, so not bad at all.
I also set to work figuring out how to use OpenAI’s embeddings feature to automatically suggest meaningful icons for the suggested events. It wound up working amazingly well:
It works so well that after I’m done with this blog post I’m going to work on updating Preceden to automatically pick icons for manually-added events as well, though still give users a way to pick an icon if they’d like.
Also, Milan (Preceden’s designer) and I have been making lots of updates to the suggestions tool to improve the UX. It’s coming along well, though still lots of room for improvement, especially around the experience for users on free accounts (which are limited to 10 events per timeline):
Funny that 6 people out of 14 voted for “Something else” but no one responded with alternative suggestions. Thanks y’all 🤣.
I think the stand-alone tool has a huge amount of potential, both in terms of building awareness for Preceden (hopefully the launch garners a lot of attention) and driving revenue (I’ll have a big CTA on the stand-alone tool to let people save their timeline to Preceden, hopefully converting a lot of them into customers in the process). Hopefully will launch it in 2-3 weeks.
No significant progress on EmergentMind this week.
Milan created some fantastic mockups for a new site design in Figma and last week I was able to implement 90% of it, but it still needs some additional work before we can roll it out to everyone. Maybe by the end of next week.
The Emergent Mind Discord is up to 27 people, and we actually had some discussions this week about the future of prompt engineering:
Also quite happy with the growth of people signing up and posting their own ChatGPT examples to EmergentMind. From the homepage right now (notice the various user names of people posting):
Still figuring out what direction to take EmergentMind though.
- Focus on prompt engineering: build tools, write tutorials, list educational resources, etc
- Focus on Large Language Model (LLM) examples (ChatGPT currently, plus eventually others)
- Focus on building a community of people interested in LLMs or AI more generally
Re-design first, then I’ll make a decision about what direction to take it next. Suggestions welcome!
Thanks for reading 👋
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