GPT-3, The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Humans and The Looming Takeover of Creative Processes

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On May 29, 2020, researchers at the Elon Musk, Sam Altman founded OpenAI released a research paper on GPT-3. GPT-3 is at once an innocuous acronym and a harbinger of a very different future — one where AI ends up what many predict to be the death of the final vestige of human excellence — ’creativity’. Of course, many argue this is an overtly simplistic…


Why The Biggest Life Hack Isn’t A Hack At All

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Most of us have used life hacks on one or more occasions in our lives. However, a more profound question is: why do we want to use hacks at all? Think of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the ultimate hack. We want machines to do…


The Role Of ESG Investing In Catalyzing A Paradigm Shift In Business

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I began working as an internal auditor at Unilever’s subsidiary Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) in India for over 3 years beginning in the summer of 2001 . My role took me to factories manufacturing home and personal care products ranging from soaps, detergents to shampoos all across India. I also visited a few factories manufacturing fertilizers used in agricultural lands across India. In all of my years, nothing made me prouder of Unilever than its rich heritage. A close second would be its…


Why Machines Can Never Equal Humans

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This essay provides a framework for my readers to conduct small thought experiments of their own to come to their own opinion on whether a world ruled by robots is a possibility. My endeavor here is to not use any charts, data or expert opinions to guide my thoughts. This simplicity is intentional — I don’t want anything except my own personal biases (which I have many) to complicate the issue.

As of today, such a radically alternate reality doesn’t appear to be…


Why The Pursuit Of Minimalism Is A Very Meaningful Journey

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The great Mahatma Gandhi (father of modern India) had this to say about truth and non-violence: “I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-Violence are as old as the hills”.


What Ancient Mendicants Can Teach Us About Life, Leadership and the Pursuit Of Happiness

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Pandemics have no silver linings, I keep telling myself. I also remind myself that I need to do whatever I can to help people as they navigate these uncharted and dangerous waters. I keep hoping and praying for the well being of everyone on this planet. Having said that, house arrest has forced…


Why It Should Not Take A Global Pandemic To Reshape Financial Inclusion Into An Urgent and Solvable Humanitarian Agenda

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The Tractor, 1933 By Eric Ravilious (d. 1942) . Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

The CoVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a health epidemic and an economic recession later for nothing trumps the health and well being of the global population. However, for many that are not already infected, this epidemic has manifested itself as an economic problem before being a health issue. These are employees, restaurateurs, small business owners, street merchants, vendors and entrepreneurs who have lost their ability to earn a…


Why Understanding Risk Intimately Is Key To A Meaningful Life

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Why Extreme Reductionism Is Not The Best Approach To Understanding The World

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There are many ways to understand the world we live in. One of the most practical ways to understand it is to put elements of it into a framework. A framework is commonly understood as a basic structure underlying a system, concept, or text. Sure, frameworks are delightful — they are like learning from someone else’s experience. What if you could just put a straw into a genius brain and consume all the knowledge. Very convenient but very biased as well.

An even easier way to…


Disregard Your Neighbors’ Woes at Your Own Peril

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I write this story from Sydney, Australia. My service apartment sits in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) — a short walk from the iconic Queen Victoria Building (QVB) shopping centre. I have been living in Sydney, Australia for a total of 175 days (a little less than six months). During that time, my travels took me to one more country — Aotearoa (or New Zealand in popular culture). Over the span of those days, I read about…

Abhishek Kothari

Writer @ The Intersection of Finance, Tech & Humanity. Stories of a Global Language: “Money”. Contributor @ Startup Grind, HackerNoon, HBR. Twitter@akothari_mba

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