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From Mind to Map to Text within minutes

The process of generating ideas and translating them into actionable plans or text is a crucial aspect of many industries, including education, research, and business. However, this translation can often be difficult. This is where the power of mind maps and OpenAI tools come in. By using these tools in combination, it is possible to seamlessly generate text from mere unstructured ideas within minutes. This breakthrough potential for ideation has far-reaching implications, particularly in education.

One of the key benefits of using mind maps is that they help to organize and structure ideas. Mind maps are visual representations of ideas that use diagrams and hierarchies to show relationships and connections between different concepts. By creating a mind map, it is possible to see how different ideas are related and to identify key themes and patterns. This makes it much easier to move from unstructured ideas to concrete plans or strategies.

But the power of mind maps doesn't end there. By using tools like the Mindmap Downloader in Miro, it is possible to export mind maps in structured CSV format. This hierarchical data can then be used as input for OpenAI tools like GPT-3, which can generate text based on the mind map data. With this combination of mind maps and OpenAI tools, it is now possible to move from unstructured ideas to fully-formed text in just a matter of minutes.

The application potential for education is enormous. Teachers and students can work together to map out ideas and concepts in a collaborative way, and then use OpenAI tools to generate course scripts and lesson plans. This allows for peer learning and agile learning methods, where students can contribute to the learning process and take ownership of their education. It also allows for more personalized and adaptive learning experiences, where course materials can be tailored to individual learning styles and needs.

This post has been cowritten with ChatGPT. Please beware that AI is fascinating and can catch your full attention for hours. Get the balance right! > more?

The Experiment: 

To reproduce this experiment you need a Miro and an OpenAI Playground account.

1. Export the mindmap to CSV

In this experiment, we use Miro to create a simple mindmap for demonstration. Miro is a powerful visual collaboration platform that allows teams to brainstorm, ideate and collaborate remotely. One of the great features of Miro is the ability to create and export mind maps in various formats, including CSV. With the Mindmap Downloader, a free component of Miro, users can easily export their mind maps in structured CSV format, which can be used as input to OpenAI Playground for generating scripts and automating tasks.

The Mindmap Downloader can be found in the Miro App Marketplace and can be added to a Miro board with a single click. Once added, users can export their mind maps in CSV format by selecting the Mindmap Downloader icon in the toolbar and following the simple steps. The CSV file can be opened in any spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, where users can manipulate and analyze the data as needed.

The exported CSV file provides a structured and organized representation of the mind map, with nodes and sub-nodes arranged in a hierarchical manner. This structure makes it easy for users to analyze the data and identify patterns, relationships, and insights. Additionally, the CSV file can be used as input to OpenAI Playground, a web-based platform for experimenting with different AI models and algorithms. By inputting the CSV data into OpenAI Playground, users can generate scripts and automate tasks based on the mind map data, such as generating reports, visualizations, or performing calculations.

2. Generate text from CSV with OpenAI Playground

OpenAI Playground is a web-based platform that allows users to experiment with different AI models and algorithms, including machine learning, reinforcement learning, and robotics. It provides a visual interface and coding environment that allows users to build, test, and refine AI models and algorithms using real-world data. OpenAI Playground includes a variety of pre-built models and algorithms that users can use to experiment with, as well as a range of tools and resources to support learning and experimentation. It is designed for researchers, developers, and students who want to explore and experiment with different AI models and algorithms. 

  • Open OpenAI Playground in your web browser and create a new project. You will be prompted to select the type of AI model you want to use. Choose the one that is most appropriate for your needs, such as GPT-3 or another language model.
  • Once you have created a new project, you will see a text editor where you can input your CSV text. Simply copy and paste the CSV text into the editor, and the AI model will use it as input to generate a course script.
  • After pasting the CSV text, you can adjust the settings of the AI model to fine-tune the output. For example, you can specify the length of the output text, the level of detail, or the writing style. You can also specify any special formatting or structure that you want to include in the course script.
  • Once you have adjusted the settings, click the "generate" button and wait for the AI model to generate the course script. The output text will be based on the input CSV text, but will be structured and formatted to create a coherent and well-organized course script.

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