Two weeks ago, we embarked on a journey into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence. Today, we delve deeper, exploring AI’s multifaceted nature, particularly its multimodality, and implications for our personal and professional lives. But first, let me share a memorable experience at the Museum of Clean, where I had the honor of meeting Don Aslett, a pioneer entrepreneur and a legend in his own right.

The gathering at the Museum of Clean was nothing short of inspiring. Don Aslett, a visionary whose impact on the cleaning industry is monumental, shared his wisdom with a group of equally visionary individuals. The purpose? To discuss the development of an Idaho Business & Technology Incubation Center. This initiative aims to foster innovation and support budding entrepreneurs, providing them with the resources and guidance needed to transform their ideas into reality. Being in Don Aslett’s presence was a privilege and a reminder of how visionary leadership can shape industries and communities.

Rob Simmon, Don’s son-in-law and the President of the Clean World Foundation, who now heads the Museum, has an incredible vision to increase the Museum of Clean’s reach in the world of technology, education, and entrepreneurship focused on our younger generation. On June 4th, you can visit the Museum of Clean and the Children’s Museum under one roof. A playground full of learning opportunities for the kids of our town. If you have kids and live in Southeast Idaho, you must go. But that is not all, my company, MOATiT, has partnered in this effort, and with Rob and his team, we are bringing technology and AI skill development courses for anyone who is passionate about learning and applying their skills. More details on this later. For now, just know that great opportunities are coming to town.

Now, let’s shift our focus to the core of this discussion: AI’s multimodality. With advancements in technology, AI systems like ChatGPT 4o and Gemini 1.5 are no longer limited to single tasks or functions. They can process and generate text, audio, and visual content, making them incredibly versatile tools. They

can see what you can see now. And notice those incredible details that we will usually miss.

ChatGPT 4.0, for instance, has expanded its capabilities beyond text-based interactions. It can now analyze images, generate realistic voices, and even compose music. Imagine having a conversation with an AI that can not only understand and respond to your words but also interpret and discuss the content of an image you share. This multi-modality opens up a plethora of possibilities, from enhancing accessibility for individuals with disabilities to revolutionizing the way we create and consume content.

Gemini 1.5 is another groundbreaking development in the AI landscape. This system boasts enhanced cognitive abilities, enabling it to understand and generate complex data across multiple formats. Whether it’s creating detailed visualizations from raw data or converting spoken language into written text with high accuracy, Gemini 1.5 represents a significant leap forward in AI technology. Its potential applications are vast, ranging from improving business analytics to advancing medical research.

One of the most exciting aspects of these advancements is how they can assist us in our daily lives. Take reading, for instance. With AI, we can now access concise summaries of lengthy books, making it easier to stay informed and educated even with a busy schedule. AI can also help transform our thoughts into structured business plans. By simply typing out our ideas, AI can generate comprehensive plans that include market analysis, financial projections, and strategic recommendations.

Creativity, too, has been democratized by AI. Imagine being able to compose a song, create music, or produce a video just by typing your thoughts into a prompt. This is no longer a distant dream but a reality brought to life by the power of AI. Artists and creators can now experiment with new forms of expression, while businesses can leverage these tools to enhance their marketing and engagement strategies.

In essence, the multi-modality of AI is reshaping the boundaries of what we thought was possible. What I felt about AI two weeks ago and the timeline in

my head is completely changed. It is moving faster than I expected, at least. It is an exciting time to witness and participate in this technological revolution. As we continue to explore and harness the potential of AI, one thing is clear: the future is here, and it is brimming with possibilities.

Let me leave you with another tool. If PI Ai from last week’s suggestion blew your mind, then be ready to be dazzled, my friends. On your smartphone, download the app Chat GPT. The trick is to look on top in the middle of the screen and select 4o. Let me know what you think. Until then, let’s embrace these advancements and consider how they can enrich our personal and professional lives.