Managing AI Chaos: A Strategy for Information Overload

Are you facing AI fatigue? Information overload, a constant stream of news to check? Are you facing creator burnout?

I feel that way sometimes lately—a feeling of being overwhelmed and behind.

OpenAI just published news about their text2video model, Sora.
Nvidia published their an AI Chat that you can install locally.
Gemini is replacing Google Assistant. Here is how you can try it out.

These are a few headlines I remember seeing in the last couple of days.

The sub-category of Generative AI alone is exploding. See Google Trends for this:

Or hit up the Reuters website and search for “artificial intelligence” for just the last month. 288 items to check from last month.

I often have problems shutting off from all the buzz, experiencing a constant flow of ideas and a whirlwind of thoughts while browsing.

Yes, this time of an industry change called AI will impact your life somehow.

No, you do not have to check every post, article, blog, or podcast on the topic.

Keep calm and relax.

This is how I approach it:

I take many bookmarks, with tags like toread, towatch, tolisten etc. on Raindrop. I have saved 9200 bookmarks overall and 2900 of them with tag toread. I bookmark blog posts, articles, YouTube videos, LinkedIn posts, really just anything with a direct link.

And I never checked a big chunk of them. And that is okay. Saving links on a backlog is a simple tactic to avoid occupying your mind with the feeling of the need to check out stuff immediately.

Fridays are for learning and trying out new things.

Fridays are usually a bit slower: fewer meetings, emails, slack convos, and demands from colleagues. I experiment, read, and create on Fridays. Pick one tool, one article, and try one thing. Leave the rest behind.

Put dedicated learning time on your calendar. That works for me, and it might work for you, too.

Subscribe to newsletters, blogs, and sites that filter for you. Do not rely on scrolling social media feeds for your learning journey.

Successful posts on social media are optimized for reach and enagement. They share one nugget of information and often do not link back to the source – these updates are short-form and get your attention at first, only as a second target to educate.

In my experience, managing this content overload, especially now that the AI revolution is happening in front of us, boils down to having the proper information diet and being strict about managing your own time. Keeping that in mind helps me to navigate this hectic time and stay positive and energized.

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