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Innovating with AI

Rob Howard

We help entrepreneurs and executives harness the power of AI.

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Is private AI data even possible?

Hey Reader, Tech companies have always had access to a lot of our confidential personal and business data. But prior to AI, I never got a question like: "Is Google reading all my documents and stealing my ideas?" "Is Microsoft scanning my spreadsheets and using them as training data?" AI changed everything about data privacy because it showed that the value of data access goes way beyond targeted advertising (which has been the primary use case for Meta and Google for two decades). Now, we...

6 days ago • 5 min read

Hey Reader, Today I added Google Gemini to my inbox (and Google Docs, and Google Sheets) and I’m breaking down where you might want to use it and the potential for explosive growth over the next year. But first, in case you missed it: I previewed OpenAI Sora (the new generative video AI model) and an incredible AI-generated documentary video about the great-grandfather of an IWAI student I dissected the Ai Pin and Rabbit R1, two new entrants into the world of wearable/handheld AI hardware So,...

9 days ago • 3 min read

Hey Reader, AI video is having a heck of a week. On Monday, Erich Archer, who you may remember as an IWAI student and presenter at our most recent Demo Day (free replay here) released his latest prototype – a documentary about his great-great-great-great grandfather written and generated entirely by AI. Then yesterday, OpenAI dropped Sora, its new mind-blowing video generation model. But before we talk about the latest advancement, let's meet Rufus Archer, who lived from 1812-1909. Erich...

17 days ago • 3 min read

Hey Reader, To stay sane as an innovator or entrepreneur, you and I need to accept that nobody knows for sure what will be popular. (That’s why I remind students of this at every step in the AI ideation and creation journey.) Since we don’t know what will be popular, we have to test a prototype. That inevitably means there will be a lot of prototypes. And it’s just a fact that some of those prototypes are going to be really weird. Today, I want to talk about two very strange prototypes that...

24 days ago • 5 min read

Hey Reader, You’re busy and this is an important (but long) email so here’s the TL;DR: A bestselling author that beat cancer just joined the Innovating with AI Incubator. She shares why she did and what she’s building.(She was on the waitlist. Doors open for everyone tomorrow.) Present at our next Demo Day and you’ll get $30,000 of free advertising. I show you the math and receipts. Tomorrow I'm holding a free training where I show you Why to Launch Your AI Idea in 30 Days. Click here to add...

about 1 month ago • 6 min read

Hey Reader, TL;DR: If you take longer than 30 days to launch, you increase the risk of being “stale news” by the time you launch. BUT, there’s also a way to build your idea that “future proofs” you against many of the AI model changes that are on the way. AI Evolves Exponentially No surprise there. What IS surprising are the changes each exponential change brings. Honestly, there have only been a couple times in my 20-year tech career where a new advancement truly shook me up and changed my...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Hey Reader, Yesterday I shared how it took me 6 months to invest in myself, but, once I did, $5,000/mo became $1M+ per year. I also shared how 4 students, were, like myself, skeptical of investing in their ongoing education, but then went on to be featured case studies in our IWAI Incubator. Today, you get a chance to meet those discerning learners and hear from them in their own words. But first, I noticed something…whenever I talk to students who are in the process of researching the...

about 1 month ago • 4 min read

Hey Reader, Story time: Over my 20-year tech career, I have generally made one or two big investments in professional development each year. In fact, I vividly remember thinking about spending $1,000+ on a program to help me grow my business. I was a web developer with some early success under my belt in 2009: I was making around $5,000 per month. Living with my then-girlfriend, now-wife, in a 1-bedroom apartment. Reading books on personal and professional development, trying to "get to the...

about 1 month ago • 6 min read

Hey Reader, It’s not every day that a federal judge reads a demand for the “destruction” of ChatGPT. But that’s exactly what The New York Times asked for in its blockbuster lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft. The world’s most prominent newspaper claims that ChatGPT (and its underlying large language models) are so deeply and irreparably infringing on copyright that they should just be blown to digital bits – and a jury should give the Times a lot of money for its trouble. If you’ve ever...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read

Hey Reader, I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately on how to better serve our IWAI students, and I had an epiphany. I mean, all of this started as an idea for an online course – but after our most recent Demo Day, I realized that what we’re doing is something much bigger. If you saw my email on The 2024 AI Roadmap, I spoke about all the changes we’re making to IWAI this month – but what I didn’t share was the bigger vision I have for what this all fits into. Basically, it’s an Incubator. I...

about 2 months ago • 14 min read
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