Using MindMeister with ChatGPT
If you've spent any time on the internet the last few months, you know that everyone's talking about ChatGPT, the groundbreaking AI chatbot and language model from OpenAI.
Personally, I've been super fascinated with the tool ever since it launched at the end of November last year, especially its ability to so quickly generate such detailed and articulate responses to complicated questions.
I don't know if I've ever felt so aware of the impending "age of AI" that so many have predicted! 🤖
Yesterday, I got the idea to try and use ChatGPT to generate mind maps on various subjects, and was completely floored by its potential. With just a few clicks (and adding an image 😀), I was able to generate this mind map about the causes of the French Revolution:
Here's how I did it:
I instructed ChatGPT to formulate its answer to my question in an outline that could be read by MindMeister. I entered the following prompt:
What were the major economic situations and events which caused the French Revolution?Please formulate your answer as an outline, use as many details as possible. The outline should have as many topics and subtopics as necessary to explain the answer and should use the following format:Outline TitleFirst TopicSubtopic 1DetailsMore DetailsSubtopic 2DetailsMore DetailsSubtopic 3DetailsMore DetailsSecond TopicSubtopic 1DetailsMore DetailsSubtopic 2DetailsMore DetailsSubtopic 3DetailsMore DetailsThird TopicSubtopic 1DetailsMore DetailsSubtopic 2DetailsMore DetailsSubtopic 3DetailsMore Details
Step 2: Copy/Paste into Outline Mode
I then received an answer in Chat GPT, which I copy/pasted into MindMeister's Outline Mode.
And here the paste:
Step 3: Format hierarchies with Tab and Shift+Tab (if necessary)
I did need to do some reformatting of the topics, using
Tab to indicate each line's hierarchy: (You can also use
tab to move down a hierarchical level)
Step 4: Check out your mind map!
After the reformatting, I added an image and theme and found myself looking at a beautiful mind map which provided much more overview than a simple piece of text!
Of course, this is just a first attempt at experimenting with Meister tools and ChatGPT (or any other AI tool, for that matter), but it seems so clear that AI will be a huge player in our future, and I'd be very interested in other users' experiences with Meister tools and any other AI solutions! Let me know what you think in the comments 😊
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