June 2, 2021
5 mins

Help us build our AI.


Last year, I wrote about GPT-3, an artificial intelligence that was created by crawling through trillions of words across the internet and in books. Developed by OpenAI, which was co-founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, GPT-3 is the result of a powerful combination of extremely talented people, millions in development costs and several years of trial and error. I have huge respect for OpenAI, and I want nr2 to be a part of it. Let me explain why.

nr2 began as a way to identify, at an early stage, fast-growing companies and their innovations. Two years on, we have a growing community of thousands of people asking for personalized insights on Asian innovation.

To deliver what our community wants, our AI, which we call Theia, needs to stand on the shoulders of GPT-3. If we can achieve that, Theia can be your virtual personal assistant for everything you want to know about Asian technology and start-ups.

Why am I telling you this?

GPT-3 is still in private beta mode, which means we can only use it if we are granted access. The queue for GPT-3 access is long. Too long.

If you’ve been following nr2 for any length of time, you’ll know we don’t hang around. We want to get better every day. “You’ll just have to wait” isn’t in our vocabulary.

We want you to benefit from GPT-3 now.


We are going to put out a video on Social Media to see if we can attract OpenAI’s attention, make them change their minds. We want to make this video with you. So if you want to harness the full potential of Theia through GPT-3, then please send a short video of yourself (using your phone in selfie mode) saying: "I want Theia to be powered by GPT-3".

Please use whichever language you prefer; our team already covers 3 languages and we welcome any other one! Here is the entire nr2 team doing it:

Now, all we need now is you!

Please upload your video here or just reply to this e-mail.

Let’s get access together! Let’s build the future of AI together!