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๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง  This Device Wants to Be Your Life Assistant

PLUS: OpenAI's New GPT-4 Turbo Model and Assistants API ๐Ÿš€, Github's LLM Architecures ๐Ÿ™, and 10 Habits of Successful Software Engineers ๐Ÿ’ช

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This week was special for me as I was celebrating my birthday in Paris, France! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
I turned 25 on Wednesday, and here are 25 learnings I shared on LinkedIn:

In this week's issue:

  • ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ OpenAI unveils powerful GPT-4 Turbo Model and Assistants API, Samsungย Reveals their GenAI Model, and Snap Releases New AR Development Tool with AI Capabilities

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Github's Breakdown of Modern LLM Architecture Styles, a Visual Guide to CSS Selectors, and 10 Habits of Successful Software Engineers.

  • ๐Ÿ’ก Steal this business idea: CloudSaver, a cloud cost optimization tool that reduces costs with AI.

Reading time: 5 minutes

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Food for Thought

Sharpen your mindset

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โ€˜Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.โ€™

Jim Rohn

Mindset: This quote is important because it reminds us that success is not always about doing extraordinary things, but rather about consistently performing ordinary tasks with excellence. It encourages us to focus on mastering the basics and consistently giving our best effort in everything we do.

Example: One company that exemplifies this quote is Starbucks. Despite being in a highly competitive industry, Starbucks differentiated itself and achieved extraordinary success by simply delivering a consistently excellent cup of coffee. They focused on making everyday experiences extraordinary for their customers.

Action item: Today, choose one task or responsibility that you typically consider ordinary and commit to doing it extraordinarily well. Pay attention to all the small details, put in extra effort, and aim for excellence. By consistently going above and beyond in even the most mundane tasks, you can create a habit of excellence and set yourself apart from the competition.

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The Weekly Pulse

Tech, AI, and business news worth your time

Brief: Ai Pin is a new app designed to help users manage their notifications more effectively by allowing them to choose who can reach them and eliminating unnecessary interruptions, while still ensuring important calls and messages are received.

Takeaway: With the increasing amount of digital communication we receive on a daily basis, Ai Pin aims to provide a solution to the distractions caused by notifications by giving users more control over who can contact them. This app reflects a growing trend in the market towards personalized and efficient communication tools that prioritize the user's time and attention.

Brief: OpenAI introduces the GPT-4 Turbo model, which is more powerful, cost-effective, and supports a 128K context window, alongside the Assistants API that facilitates the development of personalized AI applications with advanced capabilities such as function calling and improved instruction following.

Takeaway: With the launch of the GPT-4 Turbo model and Assistants API, OpenAI aims to revolutionize the development of AI-driven applications by providing developers with enhanced tools and capabilities, enabling them to create smarter, more efficient, and highly customizable AI-powered solutions. These advancements signify OpenAI's commitment to pushing the boundaries of AI technology and empowering developers to build cutting-edge, agent-like experiences within their own applications.

Brief: The xAI PromptIDE is an integrated development environment that accelerates prompt engineering and interpretability research, providing a Python code editor and a new SDK for implementing complex prompting techniques and visualizing network outputs with precise tokenization, sampling probabilities, alternative tokens, and aggregated attention masks.

Takeaway: This innovative IDE empowers researchers and developers to explore and leverage the power of prompt engineering, allowing for the implementation of complex techniques that enhance interpretability in AI models, ultimately advancing the understanding and transparency of AI systems and their outputs.

Brief: Snap announces the release of Lens Studio 5.0 Beta, a new AR development tool that offers increased productivity and introduces AI capabilities, including the integration of OpenAI's ChatGPT API, allowing developers to create text-based content and interactive experiences for Snapchat users.

Takeaway: By incorporating AI into its AR development tool, Snap aims to empower developers to create innovative and engaging augmented reality experiences, leveraging AI-driven capabilities such as text generation and 3D face mask generation. This advancement in AR technology opens up possibilities for more immersive and interactive user experiences, enhancing the appeal and marketability of Snapchat as a platform.

Brief: Samsung has introduced its own generative AI model, Samsung Gauss, designed for employee productivity and future product applications, with components including Samsung Gauss Language, Samsung Gauss Code, and Samsung Gauss Image.

Takeaway: This unveiling showcases Samsung's commitment to harnessing the power of generative AI, potentially revolutionizing employee productivity and enhancing image processing capabilities for future Samsung products.

Brief: Microsoft CEO Nadella announces that more than 1 million paying users in over 37,000 organizations are using GitHub Copilot, a popular AI-powered coding assistant, with additional features such as Copilot Chat being employed by leading enterprises like Maersk and PWC to boost developer productivity and creativity.

Takeaway: Microsoft's achievement in accumulating a substantial user base for GitHub Copilot emphasizes the growing importance of AI-driven tools in enhancing software development, as demonstrated by the significant revenue growth in Azure fueled by increased consumption of AI services, highlighting the company's strategic investment in AI and its potential to contribute to Microsoft's future financial success and market dominance.

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The Rabbit Hole

Tools, trends, and resources curated to get you ahead

TRENDย (CSS guide) โ†’ An amazing visual guide to CSS and its selectors

ARTICLEย (dev habits) โ†’ 10 habits of successful software engineers demystified

GITHUB REPOย (GenAI) โ†’ A beginner-intermediate course from Microsoft on GenAI

TRENDย (cloud) โ†’ Reducing cloud cost by 30% with simple changes

ESSENTIALย (know your basics) โ†’ A thesis of why CSS became fun again in recent years

ARTICLEย (search system) โ†’ Creating an advanced search system with PostgreSQL

ARTICLEย (JSON) โ†’ Creating a high-performance JSON parser from scratch in GoLang

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What If?

The business idea you should steal

๐Ÿ’ธ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ CloudSaver

(cloud + AI)

What? A cloud cost optimization tool that analyzes cloud infrastructure usage and offers recommendations to reduce costs.

How? CloudSaver utilizes advanced machine learning algorithms and data analysis techniques to examine cloud usage patterns, identify inefficiencies, and suggest specific changes to reduce costs. It integrates with popular cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform to provide comprehensive cost optimization solutions.

Why? Cloud infrastructure costs can quickly add up for businesses, especially when inefficient usage patterns go unnoticed. CloudSaver addresses this challenge by offering an intelligent cost optimization tool that helps businesses reduce their cloud expenses significantly. With the increasing adoption of cloud computing, the demand for cost optimization tools is expected to grow. The market value for cloud cost management and optimization is projected to reach $6.87 billion by 2025 (source: MarketsandMarkets).

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Burp-A-Laugh

The most important meal of your day

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See you in a week โ€” Alex.