How Mindmaps Can Make AI Content More Personal and Relevant

Alessandro Cauduro
3 min readJun 27, 2023


We are undoubtedly living in an era of unprecedented digital innovation. Among these innovations, ChatGPT-4 stands tall as an exemplar of how artificial intelligence is transforming the world. It’s not just a product of deep learning; it is a great innovation that has changed the way we communicate, create, and connect.

Blending human intelligence with artificial intelligence

ChatGPT-4 is a powerful tool that can automate much of the content creation process. It can generate articles, summaries, video scripts, presentations, and more. With its vast capabilities, it is shaping how we create, consume, and share information.

However, one of the criticisms often directed towards ChatGPT-4 and similar AI tools is that the content they generate can sometimes feel generic. It leads to a crucial question: “How can we make AI content feel more personal?”

That’s where mindmaps come into play.

Mindmaps are a visual representation of information that mimics the way humans think and organize ideas. They allow us to visualize the connections between different pieces of information, helping to promote clearer thinking and more effective learning. I use mindmaps to quickly organize my thoughts before creating an article or presentation. It helps me ensure that my work is cohesive, logical, and focused.

So, I began to wonder: What if we could use mindmaps to better instruct ChatGPT-4 to create more relevant and personalized articles?

MindNode, a popular Mac application, offers an interesting solution. The app allows users to create mindmaps and then export them in OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language) format. This format can then be used as a guide for ChatGPT-4, providing a clear and structured outline for the AI to follow when generating content.

By using mindmaps to instruct ChatGPT-4, creators can focus more on their ideas rather than worrying about the writing process. They can externalize their ideas, making them more concrete, and then quickly prototype them to see if the concept works in text format.

So, what does this mean for the future of content creation?

The combination of ChatGPT-4 and mindmaps offers a promising new approach for creating personalized, engaging, and relevant content. It allows us to harness the power of AI while still maintaining the unique human touch that makes content truly resonate.

As you read this article, consider this: Does it feel like it was written by an AI, or can you detect a human touch? This article was, indeed, written by ChatGPT-4, based on a mindmap that I created.

The prompt used to generate this article from the mindmap was:

“Create an article for Medium that feels that was written by a human based on the topics from the following OPML XML file and suggest appealing article titles.”

Through this process, we are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of AI-generated content. It’s a thrilling journey, and we are only just beginning.

This approach to creating content blends the best of both worlds — the efficiency and capability of AI with the personal touch and creativity of a human mind. As we continue to explore and innovate, who knows what other exciting possibilities we might uncover?

Mind map used to instruct ChatGPT for this article:

Mind Map used to instruct ChatGPT-4