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🍔🧠 Apple's Latest AI Venture: Developing a ChatGPT Tool

PLUS: Microsoft and Meta Team Up for AI 🚀, learn generative AI with Google Cloud 🧠, and the future of palm payment tech 🌴

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In this week’s issue:

  • 🗞️ Microsoft and Meta join forces for AI, Apple’s ChatGPT rival, and Netflix’s subscriber boom, and Amazon’s palm payment tech 🌴

  • 🛠️ The Github repo for Llama 2 updates 🔥, free typefaces that look amazing 😍, and code reviews best practices in a nutshell

  • 💡 Steal this business idea: AI Code Review, a platform that leverages generative AI to improve code quality and developer productivity 💻

Reading time: 5 minutes


Food for Thought

Sharpen your mindset

‘Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.’

Winston Churchill

Mindset: Success is not a destination, but a journey. Failure is not the end, but a lesson. The most important thing is to have the courage to continue, no matter what obstacles you encounter. Courage is the fuel that keeps you moving forward, even when you feel like giving up.

Example: One company that showcased the quote is Starbucks. The founder of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, faced many rejections and difficulties in his early days, such as being turned down by 242 investors, losing his mentor, and facing lawsuits from his former employer. He also had to deal with the challenges of expanding globally, adapting to different cultures, and surviving the financial crisis. But he did not give up on his vision. He kept pursuing his passion, improving his product and service, and creating a unique customer experience. He eventually became one of the most successful and influential leaders in the coffee industry.

Action item: One tiny concrete action you can take today to apply the quote is to write down one challenge or failure you are facing right now. Then, write down three possible ways to overcome it or learn from it. Choose one of them and commit to doing it today. Remember, courage is not the absence of fear, but the decision to act despite it.


The Weekly Pulse

Tech, AI, and business news worth your time

Brief: In a bid to democratize AI and its benefits, Meta and Microsoft have announced their support for the Llama 2 family of large language models on Azure and Windows, enabling developers and organizations to build generative AI-powered tools and experiences with ease and safety.

Takeaway: This strategic collaboration between Meta and Microsoft demonstrates their commitment to accelerate innovation in the era of AI, further establishing Microsoft as a leading supercomputing platform for AI and providing developers and organizations with access to powerful tools and infrastructure needed to harness the potential of generative AI.

Brief: Apple is reportedly developing its own version of the popular AI tool ChatGPT, called "Apple GPT," to catch up with competitors and unify machine learning development within the company, despite already integrating AI and machine learning into its software and devices.

Takeaway: With the development of "Apple GPT," Apple aims to address its perceived lag in AI tools and tap into the potential of generative AI, which could unlock new capabilities for creativity, prototyping, and text summarization within the company, highlighting the growing importance of AI in the technology industry.

Brief: OpenAI introduces "custom instructions," a new feature on ChatGPT that allows users to provide personalized guidelines and preferences to enhance the AI chatbot's understanding and responses.

Takeaway: With the launch of custom instructions, OpenAI aims to empower users to tailor their chatbot experience, enabling more accurate and context-aware responses, while also highlighting potential challenges in balancing personalization and accuracy in AI language models.

Brief: Netflix reports a significant increase in subscribers, adding 5.9 million in the last three months, nearly three times more than analysts predicted, after implementing measures to curb password sharing among households.

Takeaway: Despite ongoing industry strikes, Netflix's impressive subscriber growth highlights its ability to adapt and thrive in a changing landscape, positioning itself as a more resilient player compared to traditional media companies. With an ever-expanding user base, Netflix continues to solidify its dominance and explore new revenue streams, such as introducing an ad-supported subscription model.

Brief: Amazon plans to implement its palm-scanning payment technology, Amazon One, in all 500-plus Whole Foods stores by the end of this year, offering customers the convenience of a contactless payment method where they can simply wave their palm over a reader linked to their Amazon account or credit card.

Takeaway: This move by Amazon signifies its continued investment in innovative payment technologies and its commitment to capturing a greater market share in the retail industry, laying the groundwork for a future where palm-scanning payment methods could become the norm, revolutionizing the way transactions are processed.


The Rabbit Hole

Tools, trends, and resources curated to get you ahead

TREND (llama from Meta) → The Github repository hosting the Llama 2 updates from Meta open source

TOOL (free fonts) → Free typefaces that look particularly good and that are free of usage

ARTICLE (code reviews) → Best practices for code reviews in a tight article

TREND (LLM explainability) → Inside the models that run the Github Copilot application

TOOL (generative ai learning) → The Google Cloud free learning path for generative AI

ARTICLE (developer tips) → Developer tips no one tells you about (I wish I knew these earlier)

TOOL (open source) → Using ChatGPT’s code interpreter from an open source API implementation


What If?

The business idea you should steal

🚀💡 SmartCodeRev

(Deepmind’s AI + learning primitives)

What? AI-Enhanced Code Review Platform for Developers.

How? Build a platform that integrates advanced code review best practices with the help of LLMs like ChatGPT. The AI system can analyze code changes, provide real-time feedback, and suggest improvements to enhance code quality and developer productivity.

Why? Code reviews are critical for maintaining code quality, but they can be time-consuming and subjective. By utilizing AI-powered code reviews, developers can receive more comprehensive and objective feedback, leading to improved code quality and faster development cycles. The market for AI-assisted code review tools is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.7% from 2021 to 2028.



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