GPT-4 Can Organise Your Notes

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Have you ever walked away from a meeting with an essay's worth of notes? I used to leave with an unorganised mess that took hours to structure. Now I sort my notes using this 3-step process with GPT-4.

Let's dive in.

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How to Organise Your Notes with GPT-4

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1. Paste in Your Unstructured Notes

Here are my notes:

"[insert notes here in quotation marks]"

respond with 'ok'.

We're going to start by feeding GPT-4 our unstructured notes. If your notes are long enough—like mine—we do this by chunking them into sections.

ChatGPT has an input limit of 4,096 tokens. 1 token is approximately 4 characters or 0.75 words. This means a maximum of 3,072 words at a time.

Your output should look a little something like this. As seen above, I'll prompt ChatGPT again with:

Here are some more of my notes:

"[insert more notes here in quotation marks]"

respond with 'ok'.

If you still have more notes you want to be processed, you can repeat this in ~3,000-word batches. I'm yet to see how far you can push GPT-4's memory past 2 batches.

Now it's time for the fun part.

2. Write the Prompt

GPT-4 has your notes stored in its memory so it's time to pull the trigger. Here's a prompt I used for generating a memo for a startup based on lots of rough notes I've taken over the past few months.

3. Generate Output

Don't constrain yourself to just this example, you can ask GPT-4 to:

• Create a summary of your thoughts and segment them into areas• Create an action-oriented agenda from your meeting notes• Create a short story

The sky is the limit.

Let me know how you get on using this prompt by replying to this email—it's a favourite of mine.

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