Last week’s video about using ChatGPT to code an app I’ve always wanted went viral (for me at 1400 views).
And life moves fast.
See, ChatGPT needs a $20/month subscription & the engineers make sure to keep the AI on the “only acceptable answers about approved topics” track.
Not any more.
There’s a mad genius who has been working to create a chatbot like ChatGPT that only take 8Gigs of space on your computer & it only needs 4Gigs of RAM to run.
Yesterday he released instructions on how to get it running on a Mac or Windows machine.
So I installed it.
How is it?
Now it’s not as accurate or powerful as ChatGPT, but it does outperform on several fronts:
- It runs on my computer without the need for an internet connection
- I could learn how to train it myself & have exactly the assistant I want
- I could learn how to train it on my Obsidian database of notes, scripts, and writings so I could theoretically have a virtual “me” that I could bounce ideas off of and/or pick my own brain / search my memory like I’m having a conversation with myself.
Want to try it out? I posted the link to the instructions in my private community that I call “ZAVANT University.