Friday, July 5, 2024

Tribute to all Innovation that Created GenAI

In the process of creating the special acknowledgement for all the innovation throughout history that resulted in AI, GenAI more specifically... I was temped to let my fav GenAIs work on the case. WoW! 

They were so good that I included two versions in my latest book on Rapid Strategic Planning with Regenerative AI. The one that didn't work, because it skipped over the 1 paragraph in the instructions was the one from MS Copilot. Try it, let's see what you get.

Here's the Copilot version (2022, July):

Q: Write a 1 para tribute to all the innovators throughout history and a special recognition to the billions of people who made the knowledge, the learning and the programming possible to create GenAI.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Human + Artificial Intelligence! RT Book(s) Release

 Book(s) Release Today Thurs, June27th ! ! ! ... Human + Artificial Intelligence ... Special promotion price! $1.99 !

Today is the BIG launch of latest Refractive Thinker® book, an Anthology with a dozen authors, including yours truly!  Today we welcome Vol XXV: Artificial Intelligence The New Frontier of the Digital Age—the 27th volume in the #1 International Best Selling series for and by doctoral scholars from around the globe.

Refractive Thinker eBook for the USA.

For the next 24-48 hours, we will once again offer a special rate of $1.99! That's the whole book, not individual chapters!

Please buy a copy and share the news with your networks to help us with our book launch today. If all goes well we will reach one or more #Best-Seller lists. The printed copies will be able to promote best seller status when released in a week or two.

I co-author Chapter 2 with my very first Doctoral mentee, and the Chief Refractive Thinker, Dr. Cheryl Lentz: Synergy of Human +Artificial Intelligence: Delphi and the genius of crowds. Congrats on your successes (& failures) Dr. Cheryl!

Dr Cheryl and I promoted the concept of “Regenerative Dynamic AI” where we provide prompts for readers to regenerate key components of our book with the best available GenAI at that future time. AI is changing at light speed, so readers can expect to have far better results than we did when they regeneration in a month or a year. Additionally, we wanted to instruct GenAI engines to provide links to dynamic sources, like statistical databases and Wikipedia where information is continually updated. And, of course, how do humans make the best use of artificial intelligence and real-time research using Delphi. Many results from the chapter with four GenAI engines has been spun off to (aka Issues of intellectual property, copyright, teacher-student-plagiarism are all addressed in the Synergy of Human + Artificial Intelligence.

* I also have another book out today! *

Rapid Planning with Regenerative AI. This Regenerative Dynamic AI approach to research and planning became the generative idea behind two AI-assisted workbooks related to Rapid Planning in my Perpetual Innovation™ series. One day in May I created most of the zero (0th) edition, Perpetual Innovation™: Rapid Strategic Planning and Regenerative AI. With formatting and updates, the 1st edition is now updated in paperback and released in eBook.  ($2.99)

With GenAI it is now possible to do Rapid Strategic Planning in a fraction of the time compared to olde workshop methods. Instead of 3 or 4 planning sessions, I believe it is now possible to condense and compress the planning process into 1 rather-intense session. But, it does require changing the way we work, the way we think, and the way we plan. The Workshop-Workbook is a follow-on companion to the Rapid Strategic Planning and Regenerative AI workbook focusing on the strategic planning workshop for an organization. The main goal for this planning effort is to complete a SWOT analysis including key potential strategies/initiatives. The workshop workbook provides examples for several types of local organizations: a local construction-related business, a charity, a chamber of commerce, a regional Economic Development Commission, and a local chapter of a service organization.  Expect the Workshop-Workbook to be release in a few days in paperback and Kindle ebook.

These Regenerative AI books will be a great addition to the Perpetual Innovation™ line of books starting with intellectual property and now moving into Nonprofit: Nonprofit Planning & Impactful Donor giving (2022); and Club Management (2023).

Refractive Thinker® eBook for the AI edition in the USA.

For the next 24-48 hours, we will once again offer a special rate of $1.99!  Please buy a copy and share with your networks to help us with our book launch today. If all goes well we will reach one or more #Best-Seller lists for the printed copies to promote (released in a week or two).

Thank you for joining us on our best-selling campaign. We appreciate your support!

Elmer Hall

#RefractiveThinker #GenAI #RegenerativeDynamicAI #PerpetualInnovation #DelphiPlan #ScenarioPlans


Hall, E. B. (2024). Perpetual Innovation™: Rapid Strategic Planning and Regenerative AI (1st ed.). ISBN: 979-8326692061 eBook:

Hall, E. B. (in press). Perpetual Innovation™: Workshop-Workbook on Rapid Strategic Planning and Regenerative AI. ISBN: 979-8329307740

Hall, E. B. & Lentz, C. A. (2024). Synergy of Human +Artificial Intelligence: Delphi and the genius of crowds.  In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The refractive thinker Vol. 25. Artificial Intelligence: The New Frontier of the Digital Age. (pp. 27-68) Las Vegas, NV: The Refractive Thinker® Press.

... Nonprofit Books from 2022 & 2023 ...

Hall, E. B. & Hinkelman, R. M. (2022). Perpetual Innovation™: Strategic planning for nonprofits and the art of impactful giving: the gift of giving, the art of caring. ISBN: ‎ 979-8842614615

Hall, E. B. (2023). Perpetual Innovation™: Club management workbook focusing on the most impactful giving. ISBN: 979-8859024810

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Future of IP + AI? Regenerative AI

These are the GenAI prompts used to gather information about intellectual property (IP) and the world of artificial intelligence (AI), i.e., IP+AI.  This is part of our Regenerative AI project; recreate as needed, when needed, with the GenAI engines available to you at that time. Select results from various Generative AI engines (ChatGPT 4.0, Gemini, Claude, Copilot).  Look at writing and analysis of Human + Artificial Intelligence by Hall and (Hall & Lentz, 2024) over at (alias to

This Regenerative AI article, The Future of IP with AI, is reproduced from (alias and adapted with permission.  The link to the PDF of the results is there.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

The World is Halving!

 The world is halving,
the World is HALVING.
Q: Bitcoin is due to "half". Explain what half means and how that might impact the price of bitcoin before and after? and ... Q: Which bitcoin miners will be most impacted by the halving event this week? (See Answer below.) 

ChatGPT or MS Copilot or Gemini .... nice answers... (See below)

Summary of answer: Since inception in 2009, bitcoin has been designed to pay-out half the number of coins per block awarded to "miners". It started at 50 coins per block. About every 4 years (210,000 blocks) the number of coins payout has halved. It is now down to 6.25 coins per block. Some time over the next day or so, the amount payout will halve again to 3.125.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Disruptive Innovation: Why AI Will Spark Exponential Economic Growth

 The innovation and investment guru Cathy Wood gave a TED talk in December 2023 about 5 pivotal innovation platforms that will (continue) to change the world as we know it. Her group expects to see exponential sustained growth that is fueled by the productivity gains in these areas, especially where they converge. The 5 platforms (AI, Robotics, Energy Storage, DNA sequencing, and blockchain) are described below, with AI in the center. One example she uses is the rapid move to self-driving taxis. TED talk with Cathy Wood, Why AI Will Spark Exponential Economic Growth. (2023, Dec. 18). 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

What is Pi Day, and what are the useful uses of Pi?

ChatGPT 4.0 (3/14/2024)

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14 in the month/day format) because the date represents the first three digits of π (pi), which is approximately 3.14. Pi is a mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. This ratio is constant for all circles of any size, making pi a fundamental aspect of many mathematical, engineering, and scientific calculations. Here are some of the useful uses of pi:

1. **Circumference and Area Calculations**: Pi is used to calculate the circumference (C = 2πr) and the area (A = πr^2) of a circle, where r is the radius of the circle. These formulas are foundational in geometry and are widely used in various fields such as construction, manufacturing, and design.