Learn Everything You Can About AI Now!

Written By Luke Burgess

Posted September 13, 2023

I was there in the mid-1990s when fledgling internet companies began to offer a new service that promised to revolutionize communication: email.

Access to the internet was growing rapidly, and programs like Netscape made email simpler and more user-friendly. Meanwhile, businesses quickly saw how useful email was for communication.

Nevertheless, many people were initially hesitant to embrace email due to concerns about privacy and/or security…

Or they simply didn’t think they’d ever need to use the technology.

I fell into the latter category.

I very clearly remember thinking at the time, Why would I ever need email? If I need to talk to someone, I’ll just call them.

That sounds like an almost absurd idea today — calling someone on the phone?! However, that’s what we were all used to.

But, yes, I was one of those people who thought they’d never need to use email. Now, I simply couldn’t live without it.

Right now, AI is where email was in the 1990s. AI is rapidly developing with programs becoming simpler and more user-friendly. Meanwhile, millions of people around the world remain very hesitant to embrace it due to all kinds of concerns…

Or they simply don’t think they’ll ever need to use AI.

But let me tell you, folks, it’s not only going to be useful to understand how to use AI systems… It’s going to be critical — as critical as knowing how to use email today.

You MUST get used to using AI programs.

To stay competitive, gaining proficiency in AI tools and technologies is essential. So how can you start your journey into the world of AI?

Well, it’s actually much easier than you might think.

Start with the basic AI-powered language models like ChatGPT.

ChatGPT can help with different tasks, from answering questions to generating content. Using it is as easy as using Google Search or any other search engine.

Next, you might try AI image generators like Dall-E. These programs simply generate images and art from a description you give them. Dall-E is no longer free, but there are multiple other websites that will allow you to try out their text-to-image generating for free. Fotor.com and DeepAI.org are just two.

After you’ve played around with AI image generators, you might even try AI video generation. This is pretty much the same as an image generator except the output is audio and video. You can try this for free on several different websites, including Heygen.com and Kapwing.com.

Now, you should know that playing around with these is probably not going to offer many immediate benefits.

However, being comfortable using AI programs is going to become absolutely critical in the very near future.

Looking back in time again, in the late 1980s, people needed to learn how to use a computer mouse. Computer engineers came up with a clever trick. They preloaded two games onto early Windows operating systems: Minecraft and Solitaire.

However, computer engineers didn’t install these games as time-wasters. They specifically put Minecraft and Solitaire on early computers to teach people how to use a mouse.

Players learned to left-click, right-click, and drag objects in Solitaire, all while enjoying a game of cards. Meanwhile, in Minecraft, users navigated a blocky world, mining resources and constructing structures, mastering the nuances of mouse control along the way. These games made it fun to learn the ins and outs of left-clicking, right-clicking, and dragging objects. As we fast-forward to today, early AI programs like those I discussed above are stepping into a similar role, getting us ready for the ever-changing digital world.

Don’t wait.

The most valuable investment you can make is in yourself.

Learn everything you can about AI now.