The AI Hot 75, AI for hardware design, AI-based visual bookmarking app, ResearchGPT and more.
Greetings and Welcome to this week's AIBrews - your thoughtfully curated guide to the most promising AI products, learning resources and a concise roundup of the week's impactful news. The aim is to provide a balanced selection in the rapidly changing AI landscape, ensuring our readers stay informed without feeling overwhelmed. Please let us know how we can further optimize your experience and save you time.
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In today’s issue:
AI Pulse: : News, Insights and Social Spotlight of the Week
AI Toolbox: Product Picks of the Week
AI Skillset: Learn & Build
🗞️ AI Pulse:: News, Insights and Social Spotlight of the Week
🔥 News & Insights
Hugging Face released HuggingChat, an open source alternative to OpenAI's ChatGPT. The AI model driving HuggingChat was developed by Open Assistant, a project organized by LAION, creator of Stable Diffusion's training dataset [Details| HuggingChat Link].
NFX publishes ‘The AI Hot 75’: Early-stage generative AI companies showing signs of future greatness [Details | List ].
Flux introduced Copilot, an AI-driven hardware design assistant for complex Printed Circuit Boards, offering part selection, schematic feedback, and design analysis while comprehending your project's context [Details].
Microsoft Designer, the AI powered graphics design app, is now available for a free preview without any waitlist [Details | Video Link].
ResearchGPT: an open-source LLM-powered product that writes analytics code for your data. It also takes the results of its analysis and helps interpret them for you [ Demo YouTube Video].
Cohere AI embedded millions of Wikipedia articles in many languages using their own Multilingual embedding model. They've now released this massive archive of embedding vectors for free download [Details | Hugging Face].
Replit announced LLaMa style open-source 2.7B params code LLM, trained only in 10 days. Trained on 525B tokens of code, with 40% better performance than comparable models [Details].
Grammarly announced GrammarlyGO - generative AI communication assistant that understands personal and organizational context, writing style, and goals [Details].
Runway launches its first iOS app, enabling users to access the video-to-video generative AI model, Gen-1, on their phones. It lets users transform videos using text, image, or video inputs. [Details | Video].
Stability AI released Image Upscaling API, enabling users to enhance small images using two open source models: Real-ESRGAN doubles resolution quickly, while the ‘latent’ Stable Diffusion 4x Upscaler offers richer textures and detail with a longer processing time [Details].
Bark, a new transformer-based text-to-audio model generates realistic multilingual speech, music, sound effects, and nonverbal expressions like laughing, sighing and crying [Details].
Discourse, the open source discussion platform, announced Discourse AI, a new plugin with 7 different AI modules for toxicity detection, sentiment analysis, semantic related topics and search, , NSFW image detection, summarization, automated proofreading and suggested edits [Details].
Open AI introduced the ability to turn off chat history in ChatGPT. Conversations that are started when chat history is disabled won’t be used to train and improve the models, and won’t appear in the history sidebar [Details].
Nvidia released an Open-Source Toolkit, NeMo Guardrails, that helps developers to keep AI chatbots on track and set boundaries [Link].
Amazon Prime Video introduced a new AI-powered accessibility feature, ‘Dialogue Boost’, that enables users to raise the volume of dialogue while keeping background music and effects at the same level [Details].
Yelp rolled out AI-powered search updates to surface smarter search suggestions and power insights to help find the right business [Details].
Grimes tweeted to split 50% royalties on any successful AI generated song that uses her voice. Uberduck.ai announced hosting a $10,000 music production contest with GrimesAI voice [Details].
Google has updated its Bard AI chatbot with code generation, debugging, code optimization, and explanation features for 20+ programming languages. If it quotes from an open-source project, it cites the source [Details].
Snapchat's recently released ‘My AI’ feature receives backlash as users criticize the sudden, non-consensual appearance of chatbot in the app [Details].
Google announced Cloud Security AI Workbench, a cybersecurity suite powered by a specialized security AI language model, called Sec-PaLM. An offshoot of Google’s PaLM model, Sec-PaLM is fine-tuned for security use cases [Details].
🔦 Social Spotlight
Winning projects from GPT/LLM Hackathon at Cornell University on April 23 [Link].
AutoGPT for mobile: Communicate with your own version of AutoGPT via Telegram [Link'].
Using ChatGPT to build a SaaS, with integrated Stripe payment, for YouTube keyword research [Link].
Open-world game Skyrim VR mod which lets you talk to NPCs using ChatGPT [Link].
🔍 🛠️ AI Toolbox: Product Picks of the Week
mymind is an AI-driven visual bookmarking app (iOS, Android, Mac, Browser extension) that lets you save anything easily – products , notes, todos, highlights, quotes, websites, articles, images, videos , tweets etc. Using AI, mymind automatically organizes and categorizes your saved items. Additionally, the AI-generated tags make it a breeze to search for anything you recall, be it a keyword, color, or topic, enabling you to find it in an instant.
An innovative web design tool that has an AI component, WebDesignAI, that can understand voice or text commands and autocomplete complex design tasks. It can make designs responsive, switch between dark and light mode, edit styles and fonts and more. Early access available from May 01, 2023.
A Chrome extension that uses AI to generate flashcards with questions and answers for any article, PDF, or YT video on the web [Demo video].
📕 AI Skillset: Learn & Build
A free (for limited time) short course on ‘ChatGPT Prompt Engineering for Developers’ by Andrew Ng in collaboration with OpenAI [Link].
Microsoft’s guide on advanced techniques in prompt design and prompt engineering [Link].
What Are Transformer Models and How Do They Work: A tutorial by Cohere AI [Link]
An introduction to Chaining LLMs, Agents, and utils via LangChain [Link].
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