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(Initial version on 2023-02-16)
Since childhood, probably elementary school, I’ve been fascinated by notebooks, enjoying recording numbers, temperatures, times, the number of pigeons on the neighboring building outside the window, and how long it takes for them to fly around and return to their pigeon house, etc.
As I grew older, I’ve always regarded notebooks as tools for recording, memorizing, and quick review. However, I felt that they didn’t match my workflow, whether at work or at home. In recent years, I’ve been better at integrating them into my workflow and documenting my current Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) process. This workflow is derived from the various shares of many people who are smarter and more focused on PKM, Smart Notes, and other areas than me.
This workflow may not be suitable for everyone, but I hope that by sharing these ideas, we can spark conversations and discussions that help us, and even our next generation, reduce the time spent exploring and improve learning or work efficiency, ultimately contributing to society or humanity.
AI, Machine Learning, ChatGPT, Google Bard, Amazon Titan, Auto-GPT, and other models and artificial intelligence tools can handle some tasks for us, but they also operate following a certain process. If we can master the idea of process design, I believe we can still make a difference in society and organizations. Let’s encourage each other.
(Updated to 2023.25 version on 2023-04-19)
Originally, I thought the Ernest PKM series of articles would be updated once a year, but in just a quarter of a year (0.25 year), various AI thoughts and products have descended like meteorites, prompting a forced industry upgrade.
Since the GPT version numbers have evolved from GPT-1, GPT-2, GPT-3, GPT-3.5, to GPT-4, Ernest PKM has also undergone a minor upgrade, integrating both human brain and AI (MLOps) workflows, resulting in the Ernest PKM 2023.25 version. I chose to publish it on 4/19 Generative AI Meetup to share and interact with old friends and new acquaintances whom I haven’t seen for a long time.