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Drew is a technical consultant at Perficient. He enjoys writing code and books, talking AI, and advocating accessibility.

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Leveraging ChatGPT For Professionals: Part 2

In part 2 of this series, we break down how professionals can leverage ChatGPT to code. This blog breaks down how to do that with both the free and paid version. Overview If you read part 1, you’ll know it was often possible to make 3.5 perform close to the level of 4. Fair warning […]

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What is AI? — Learn AI Part 1

AI appears to have just been invented, looking at the buzz on socials and media. However, a keen eye would point out IBM’s Deep Blue, for example, which defeated the world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. So what is AI? Strong Versus Weak AI Broadly classified, AI is strong or weak. Before the advent […]

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AI Business Strategy: Low-Cost, High benefit

What should an AI business strategy be, and how should it implement AI tooling? Many entities struggle, finding cost, security, and benefits failing to square. Problems like the inability to collect and mobilize internal data, and cost/workflow hurdles with years of work hold companies back. If desiring a custom implementation leveraging the power of AI […]


Your Data In AI

What’s happening to your data in AI? I’ve had countless conversations with tech enthusiasts asking that question. It’s a valid concern, given the rapid expansion of AI technologies and their integration into our daily lives. So, I decided to shed some light on this topic by breaking down the different levels of data usage by […]

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Git: Rebase, Merge, Speed Hacks

Git is awesome. That is, until someone tells you to squash rebase instead of merge and now you’ve deleted the entire codebase and brought down Fastly (not what happened, but you never know). So in this article, I’ll explain what a rebase is, compare it to a merge, and at the end provide some aliases […]

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Leveraging ChatGPT For Professionals: Part 1

In this series, we break down how professionals can leverage ChatGPT. This part 1 breaks down how to use it for writing and indicates for each example how well it works for both the free and paid versions. Writing Content By far the most common use case, generating human-like text expressing complex ideas and information […]


Github Copilot: More Than Just Autocomplete

I’ve heard many people, from entry level developers to senior architects and directors, wonder if GitHub Copilot was anything more than just autocomplete. I kept struggling to put into words why I felt that it was. And today it clicked for me. Cognitive Load. It’s the secret enemy that’s really difficult to pin down concretely, […]

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The Dialogue Element: Modals Made Simple

Introduction Modals suck. Any front-end developer has likely experienced the pain of covering an exhaustive list of accessibility and UI edge cases while implementing modals. Well guess what? Not any longer. Now there’s a native HTML element, <dialog> which covers both modals and dialogs. Support for tab control, content hiding, focus management — it’s all […]

Scale: The Alignment Problem

Business and AI: The Alignment Problem

As the number AI tooling and products grows, and the power and precision of the models increase, more businesses see daily use of them. In only 4 months, 27% of professionals integrated ChatGPT into their everyday workflows. In marketing, that number achieves 37%. Many companies focus on the data compliance issues around AI, but a […]

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Microsoft Edge: The Best Browser on Earth

Edge was once the most useful tool for downloading Chrome. With the integration of AI and some sleek new features, Microsoft flips the script, and makes the argument that Chrome? Well, it doesn’t even need to be on your machine anymore. If that sounds crazy, here is a small list of things Edge will do […]

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AGI: What, When and Why

It is possible AGI will be the single most revolutionary step in human history. AGI, or Artificial General Intelligence, is a fundamental change in AI advancement. The first section covers what AGI is and contrasts it with traditional AI. The second section delves into timelines predicted for AGI’s emergence, and evidence for them. Finally, it […]

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AI Generation – Looking to the Future

My good friends Eric Sanner and Brandon Luhring wrote two excellent articles covering the past and the present in relation to AI. Their thought-provoking pieces reveal the current issues we grapple with and the invaluable lessons we can learn from our past experiences to better understand and shape the future of AI (1). In this […]

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