How ChatGPT can Help you to Improve Your Intuition
ChatGPT and Intuition — How can those two fit together? In this article, I will show you, how ChatGPT can help you to get in touch with your inner nature. It’s one of 6 tools out of my book that will be soon published.
You have probably heard of ChatGPT before. Let’s ask it what it has to say about itself:
ChatGPT is one of the most advanced language models currently available. It is based on the OpenAI platform and has been trained through machine learning and neural networks to handle a wide range of tasks. The model has been trained on a massive amount of text, including books, articles, news, web content, and much more. Through its ability to understand and process natural language, ChatGPT is able to respond to complex questions and topics with high accuracy. The model also has an impressive ability to contextualize and can therefore adapt answers to specific contexts and situations. ChatGPT has numerous applications and can be used in various industries, including customer service, education, medicine, finance, law, and many others. It can also help improve accessibility for people with speech or hearing impairments by supporting speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies. Overall, ChatGPT offers a variety of applications and is expected to play an even greater role in human interaction with technology in the future.
I strongly agree with the last part. ChatGPT — and all that will follow — will greatly change the way we interact with technology. Especially as a writer, it is pleasant for me not to have to deal with the “blank page”-syndrome anymore.
As early as the 90s, people were beaten by computers in chess. Since then, no human has had a serious chance against a good chess computer. Pure computing power makes people look old.
Although this initially suggests that we must serve as slaves to our machine owners in the future, there is hope. While no human beats a good chess computer, there is a combination that cannot be beaten: humans and machines working together as a team.
If humans and machines are brought together, any chess computer can be beaten. This is called “Advanced Chess”. The combination of sheer computing power and the human mind shows special strengths.
Of course, both have their advantages: while machines can handle zeros and ones in an amazing way, analog states are difficult for them to understand. The shades of gray are the advantage that we still have over machines (for now?).
This is where ChatGPT comes in: ChatGPT is a kind of chat program that we can ask our own questions or give tasks to. This includes writing code, text, even music pieces or poems. The applications are unimaginably large.
I like to use ChatGPT at the beginning of a chapter. For example, I use it for meta-questions. I encourage ChatGPT to think like a curious conversational partner and ask me questions about individual chapters:
I can also get ChatGPT to think about questions from the perspective of a particular group of people. From my experience, it’s way easier to start off with some questions into an article.
ChatGPT helps to spark sensations in your body
ChatGPT feeds my subconscious with specific questions and helps me write this book. It also happens that I have whole paragraphs written out by ChatGPT, which I then completely rearrange and adapt to my style. But I have found that this doesn’t work as well as I had hoped.
In addition, I can use ChatGPT to approach complex things. For this book, at the time of writing these lines, I am looking for a catchy title.
From 2016 to 2020, I was self-employed in the field of digital marketing ( more about me). Catchy phrases and good names, I definitely have a sense for them. If I ask ChatGPT for good book titles, I can read through each one and see if it fits.
ChatGPT cannot tell me which title is best for my target audience. I am the one who knows my target audience best. But I can also use it to support my thinking for specific target groups:
If CEOs are my target audience, I can start playing around with these titles and then test them. I use the brainstorming power of ChatGPT and build on it, and then rely on my intuition to guide me further.
From here, I can let myself be guided and become more detailed. However, I must say that what ChatGPT produces is not always good. But often it is just what I need: a spark of an idea.
ChatGPT can help with outlines, generating questions, and ideas. Therefore, my clear recommendation is: if you haven’t already, start testing ChatGPT. And with that, you can implement “Advanced Chess” for yourself — just not in chess.
ChatGPT and Intuition at work
I am a heavy user, when it comes to ChatGPT: Python scripts, Google Sheets formulas, E-Mails — I always try to get rid of the “blank sheet”-syndrome, which makes work sometimes hard. To solve this problem, we can make use of ChatGPT and make it generate several variants of an email, text or something else.
When I am ready through the different variants, I often have a clear sensation when it comes to one or more. This is usually a clue that I “found” something good. But this only works in areas, where our unconscious mind and therefore our intuition have been pre-trained.
Examples, how to use ChatGPT at work:
- Ask open-ended questions: By asking open-ended questions about a problem or situation, I can help you think creatively and intuitively about potential solutions. For example, you could ask, “What are some different ways we could approach this project?” or “What do you think might be causing this issue with our product?”
- Offer alternative perspectives: Sometimes, when we get too caught up in our own way of thinking, it can be helpful to hear other perspectives. I can offer alternative viewpoints and ideas that you might not have considered otherwise.
- Provide inspiration: If you’re feeling stuck or uninspired, I can offer suggestions for articles, books, or other resources that might help you get your creative juices flowing. Sometimes, all it takes is a little inspiration to activate your intuition.
- Encourage reflection: Intuition often comes from our subconscious mind, so it can be helpful to take some time to reflect and think deeply about a problem or situation. I can prompt you to reflect on your thoughts and feelings, which can help you tap into your intuition.
Overall, by using open-ended questions, providing alternative perspectives, offering inspiration, and encouraging reflection, I can help activate your intuition at work and support you in making more intuitive decisions.
What can you do now?
- Start experimenting with ChatGPT: If you haven’t already, start testing out ChatGPT in different areas of your work. You can use it to generate ideas, brainstorm solutions to problems, or even write emails or reports. See how it works for you and what kind of results you get.
- Ask open-ended questions: When you use ChatGPT, try asking it open-ended questions that will help you tap into your intuition. For example, you could ask, “What are some creative ways we could approach this project?” or “What do you think might be causing this issue with our product?” Be open to unexpected answers and see where they lead you.
- Reflect on your thoughts and feelings: As ChatGPT prompts you to reflect on your thoughts and feelings, take some time to really think deeply about a problem or situation. Notice what comes up for you and try to tap into your intuition. You may be surprised at the insights you gain.
Overall, by experimenting with ChatGPT, asking open-ended questions, and reflecting on your thoughts and feelings, you can activate your intuition at work and make more intuitive decisions.
A few minutes before I wanted to publish this article, GPT-4 has been released: See here.