Synthetic Work

Synthetic Work is an independent, non-technical, free, weekly newsletter to understand how AI is transforming jobs and careers, workforce productivity, and business operations. Who reads Synthetic Work and in what industries do they work?
Chief Investment Officers
Chief People Officers
Chief Revenue Officers
EVPs of Product
Managing Directors
VPs of Marketing
VPs of R&D
and Board Members
Financial Services
Health Care
Professional Services
and many other smart people concerned about their future.

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If you want to understand how artificial intelligence is transforming companies and their workforce, your industry, our economy, and the entire society, this newsletter is for you.

Synthetic Work is delivered to your inbox every Sunday.

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  • Are you thinking about adopting AI in your organization but don't want to be a first mover?
    Synthetic Work tracks how your industry peers are using AI in Education, Farming, Finance, Government, Health Care, Media & Entertainment, Publishing, Tech, etc.
  • Do you really know what you can do with AI systems like ChatGPT?
    In Aug 2023, researcher have estimated that we'll need another two years before we fully understand all the things that generative AI models can do.
    Synthetic Work empowers you to use AI to perform tasks that matter in your profession.
  • Do you know that the way you approach your interaction with AI systems influences the answers you get in a big way?
    Synthetic Work coaches you on how to think about and frame your interaction with text generation AIs like Bing Chat, ChatGPT, or Claude, as well as image generation AIs like Dall-E, Midjourney, or Stable Diffusion.
  • Do you know what are the products and services where AI makes a real difference?
    The majority of "AI tools" on the market today do nothing of substance and will disappear.
    Synthetic Work helps you find the best AI-powered tools to boost your productivity.

C-Level executives, VPs, Managing Directors, and many other leaders and smart people are turning the most transformative technology of our times into their biggest business opportunity ever.

The Splendid Edition is an independent, non-technical, weekly newsletter written by a former Fortune 1000 tech executive and Gartner analyst to help you seize that opportunity. Synthetic Work is delivered to your inbox every Sunday.

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The Splendid Edition of Synthetic Work can show you how AI can boost your productivity and help you stay competitive.

These are some of the tutorials we published so far:
Generate (really good) business ideas
AI can generate business ideas as original as the ones generated by humans. With enough patience, even exceptional ideas.

For example, we generated 30 ideas for an service ancillary to Synthetic Work.
Understand better (and visualize) your website data
AI can analyse the data you collect from your web properties and answer your questions about the traffic without forcing you to attend a 40h web analytics class.

For example, we asked GPT-4 Code Interpreter to create a chart with the top referrer from each country visiting our website.
Get comfortable with people criticising your ideas
AI can credibly simulate the criticism you would receive when sharing your thoughts with a group and it won't be intimidated by your VP or C-level title.

For example, we taught GPT-4 how to continually criticize our new product idea for the company, and how to respond to our counter-arguments.
Write an exceptional presentation
The value of AI is in improving your narrative, not in automating the arrangement of your bullet points!

For example, we used GPT-4 to prepare a presentation on how new technologies have impacted jobs and the economy in history.
Take a better decision
AI can give you that contrarian opinion about your options that you need to rethink your perspective.

For example, we asked GPT-4 to debate on a partnership opportunity with a dangerous incumbent player.
Detail and document a corporate procedure
Even a tedious job like this becomes effortless when the AI asks you the right questions.

For example, we used GPT-4 to help us document the tedious procedure of opening a corporate bank account.

Your use case is not covered yet? No problem.

How to Prompt is a library of techniques to interact better with your AI and get the most out of it.