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I love Pi, but it does hallucinate like crazy. It's really good for getting validation around any emotional topic. I think of it as "assisted journalling". I just wish it had better storage of past conversations. It's hard-to-impossible to go back and find anything. The other two are new to me and I'm excited to check them out!

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Thanks for recommending Pi, I'm having fun with it right now, actually quite good for brain dumping and organization, idk why

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Hey Jeremy. I’d like to point out a frustration I think many share but even more people miss to their detriment. I’ll begin by echoing the reader who commented about PI’s privacy policy and whether you had read it after suggesting we should. This is not a small point by any means. One need only consider the history of the “consumer as the product” which hasn’t worked out so well for us consumers. To your response, yes AI from a product perspective is evolving, but the suggestion that the same can be said for PI’s privacy policy or that said privacy policy is open to interpretation is at best naive. “Consumer as the product” is a straight up cut n paste from the prior era of social products that I think it’s obvious to expect will continue unabated. One need only look at Pi’s founding team each of whom benefited more than handsomely from the sale of our data over the past 10-15 years. Recall, selling our data didn’t just work out for them, it worked out explosively and it would be naive to think the same exact thing isn’t happening all over again with AI products. Also, you opened your write up on PI by saying it’s a “free personal bot that gets to know you over time.” This unfortunately isn’t true. PI’s AI has zero ability to remember past conversations. Please note that I am not suggesting anything nefarious here on your behalf. It was a miss, I’m sure. However, readers rely on your curations and your POV and so accuracy is critical. I never would have commented if I hadn’t seen the other readers comment regarding whether you’d reviewed Pi’s privacy policy, but when coupled with my comment above re Pi’s ability to recall past conversations I felt I had to. Also, I don’t have a specific bone to pick with PI. What they’re doing with their privacy policy is generally standard, but no — it’s highly highly doubtful that any of these companies are going to evolve anything about their products on our behalf’s that stands in the way of their profit motive. And to the point of PI’s AI “getting to know you” which it does not, I was extremely surprised and disappointed bc I’d (obviously wrongly) assumed that was the whole point.

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I was just commenting about the utility of Chat-GPT to get me to answer my own questions. Once the personal AIs become local-only, I would love to train one or more of them on my nearly two decades of digital notes, stories, project ideas and mothballed projects.

I opened Evernote today and was dismayed to see 4,500 poorly tagged notes that I had thought I exported to another platform. It's overwhelming and discouraging to see that digital pile, not knowing if anything useful is hidden within.

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Did you look into the privacy policy of Pi? I have adopted what I read somewhere: if a product is free that’s because you are the product. I prefer not to be a product.

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your tips are useful

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You have such a great way of summer using changes in this industry. Brilliant, thank you.

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