Generate digital avatars having dynamic facial expressions, Skybox images from text and more!
Hello and welcome to AIBrews - your weekly curated source of the most promising AI products and learning resources.
News and insights from last week around AI products:
Roblox, the gaming platform, is testing a tool that lets any user to build and modify the behaviors of in-game objects using generative AI - essentially empowering every user to be a creator and not just those comfortable with Roblox Studio and other 3D content creation tools.
Spotify has launched a new feature, the DJ, that uses AI to create personalized playlists with commentary in a realistic voice. Available to Spotify Premium users in the U.S. and Canada.
Hugging Face and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have formed a strategic partnership to make next-generation machine learning models more accessible and to accelerate the creation of generative AI applications.
Let’s now dive-in and see the AI Product Picks of the Week, Upcoming Cool Products and Learning Resources.
🔍 🛠️ AI Product Picks of the Week
Huemint is a color palette generation tool that uses machine learning to generate color combinations for websites, illustrations, brands etc. I have used it for my last two projects and it’s now my go-to tool for finding color combinations.
Generates colors based on their intended usage in the final design, unlike other tools that only provide a static palette of fixed colors. It simplifies the color selection process by determining which colors should be used as the background, foreground, and accents based on the selected design template.
While it is simple enough to start with default settings, this tool also offers advanced options for controlling color contrast in the palette through a matrix-based interface.
Available for free
SpiritMe lets anyone create a digital avatar that speaks any typed text in their voice, and with their appearance, while expressing emotions. This tool stands out with its dynamic facial expressions engine, which goes beyond basic lip-sync that many tools provide. It includes natural blinks, smiles, amusement, and other expressions, creating a very lifelike avatar. Check out the video below to see it in action.
In SpiritMe Studio, we can test the publicly available avatars for free.
Available as an iOS app.
🔥 Upcoming Cool Products
A code search engine for developers to search both their local and remote repositories with natural language, regex and filtered queries. Built in Rust, it uses Qdrant for natural language search. Bloop is open-source and is available as a desktop app. Cloud hosted plans starts from $12/user per month.
Skybox Labs, developed by Blockade Labs, allows you to easily generate stunning 360-degree images and skyboxes for use in 3D games and XR spaces using just text descriptions!
Writing good long-form content especially novels is challenging with the current AI models due to the token limits. Jotte uses a graph-based approach to summarize information so that context isn’t lost - effectively providing ‘unlimited’ memory. It remembers recent details while ignoring the irrelevant ones.
MagicForm and Magic Slides
MagicForm integrates GPT-3 inside Google forms. Can be use to generate quizzes, surveys, interview questions etc.
MagicSlides is an add-on for Google Slides and creates presentations using GPT-3. Both addsons are from the same developer.
A low-code platform for building internal tools with support for most of the databases as well as for Supabase and Firebase. The upcoming beta has built-in integration for Hugging Face API for using AI in internal tools. Presently, the beta is invite-only.
💎 Learning Resources
Character design in Midjourney: Learn how to add facial expressions and emotions to your character in this video tutorial:
A tutorial on how to automate Google Slides and create presentations using AI tools like Midjourney and the OpenAI API.
Scribble Diffusion is an open-source AI app that lets you generate images from a rough sketch and a text prompt. A deep dive into how the app is built with Next.js, ControlNet and Replicate:
Thank you for reading AI Brews! If you have any thoughts, questions or just want to say hello, please don't hesitate to hit reply. See you next week with more exciting products and resources! Mariam