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🍔 🧠 This Device Will Replace Your Phone for AI

PLUS: LinkedIn Goes All-In with AI 💼, , Google Photos Gets a Revamp 🖼️, and Streaming LLMs are the Next Big Thing 🌊

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In this week's issue:

  • 🗞️ LinkedIn Goes Big on New AI Tools, Humane Unveils It’s Screenless AI Wearable, and Google Photos Gets a Major AI Upgrade

  • 🛠️ Write a debugger from scratch, how Google engineers write clean and maintainable code and get infinite token length working with LLMs with streaming

  • 💡 Steal this business idea: Streamz, a streaming platform that uses LLMs to generate personalized and interactive content

Reading time: 6 minutes


Food for Thought

Sharpen your mindset

‘Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving’

Albert Einstein

Mindset: This quote reminds us that life is a dynamic process that requires constant adaptation and change. We cannot afford to be stagnant or complacent, as that will make us lose our balance and fall. Instead, we should embrace the challenges and opportunities that come our way and keep moving forward with courage and optimism.

Action item: A simple action you can take today to apply this quote is to learn something new. Whether it is a skill, a hobby, a language, or a topic, learning something new will help you grow, adapt, and keep your mind active. You can use online platforms like Coursera, Udemy, or Khan Academy to find courses that interest you. Or you can simply read a book, watch a documentary, or listen to a podcast that teaches you something new. The important thing is to keep your curiosity alive and your learning journey ongoing.


The Weekly Pulse

Tech, AI, and business news worth your time

Brief: LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social platform for work and recruitment, announces a series of new AI-powered features for its products, including a revamped Recruiter platform, an AI coach for LinkedIn Learning, and a new AI tool for marketing campaigns. The company leverages technology from OpenAI and Microsoft to enhance its user experience and stay competitive in the market.

Takeaway: This news highlights LinkedIn’s ambition to become a one-stop shop for professionals and employers, offering a range of services and solutions powered by cutting-edge AI. By partnering with OpenAI and Microsoft, LinkedIn can access some of the most advanced AI models and frameworks in the world, such as GPT-3 and Azure, and apply them to its own data and domain. This could give LinkedIn an edge over its rivals and create new opportunities for innovation and growth in the future.

Brief: Humane, a company that aims to create AI-driven consumer technology, reveals the Humane Ai Pin, a screenless, standalone device that can be worn as a clothing accessory. The device, which does not require a smartphone or other companion device, uses sensors, optical recognition, and laser projection to enable natural and intuitive interactions. The device is also privacy-first, with no wake word or always-on listening. The device was shown as part of a collaboration with Coperni, a Paris-based fashion house, at their 2024 Spring-Summer show.

Takeaway: This news showcases Humane’s vision of creating a new category of post-smartphone mobile computing that is powered by advanced AI and designed to blend seamlessly into users’ lives. By collaborating with Coperni, Humane also demonstrates how design, creativity, and technology can be a cultural force for change and how fashion and AI can intersect in new and exciting ways. The Humane Ai Pin could potentially redefine how we interact with technology and each other in the future.

Brief: Google Photos, the home for all your memories, introduces some of its biggest changes to date on the new Pixel 8 and 8 Pro phones. The app will offer a range of AI-powered features that will let users edit their photos and videos with ease and creativity. Some of these features include Magic Editor, Audio Magic Eraser, and Best Take, which use generative AI to change scenery, remove distractions, and pick the best faces in a photo.

Takeaway: This news shows how Google is shifting from saving “your photos” to cataloging your “messy, complicated memories” with the help of advanced AI. By making photo editing techniques that were once technical and laborious accessible to anyone, Google is empowering users to create their own versions of reality and express themselves in new ways. However, this also raises some ethical and social questions about the role of generative AI in photography and how it affects our perception of truth and authenticity.

Brief: Rewind, a company that aims to give humans superpowers, announces the Rewind Pendant, a wearable device that captures what you say and hear in the real world and then transcribes, encrypts, and stores it locally on your phone. The Pendant, which works with the Rewind app for Mac, iPhone, and Windows, enables Rewind to become a personalized AI powered by everything you’ve seen, said, or heard.

Takeaway: This news reveals how Rewind is expanding its vision of creating a digital memory for humans beyond their devices and into their everyday lives. By wearing the Pendant, users can capture their real-world conversations and access them later with the help of Rewind’s AI. This could potentially enhance their productivity, creativity, and learning abilities. However, this also raises some privacy and ethical issues about the implications of recording and storing everything you say and hear.

Brief: Amazon, the e-commerce and technology giant, launched its first two Project Kuiper satellites to low Earth orbit on Friday, using an Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance. Project Kuiper is Amazon’s ambitious initiative to provide fast and affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities across the world, similar to SpaceX’s Starlink. The launch, named Protoflight, is a key learning opportunity for Amazon to test its satellite design, processing, and operations in space.

Takeaway: This news marks a significant milestone for Amazon’s entry into the space industry and its competition with other players like SpaceX, OneWeb, and Telesat. By launching its first satellites, Amazon demonstrates its commitment and capability to build a global satellite network that could potentially serve millions of customers and businesses. However, this also raises some challenges and concerns about the regulation, sustainability, and security of the space environment.

Brief: Arc, a browser that aims to offer a personalized and customizable web experience, launches its AI-powered features under the name Arc Max. The browser uses a combination of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and Anthropic’s models to build lightweight but useful features, such as renaming pinned tabs and downloaded files, fetching summary previews of links, and conversing with ChatGPT. The browser also experimented with other prototypes, such as automatic notetaking and an exploration page.

Takeaway: This news demonstrates how Arc is trying to differentiate itself from other browsers by integrating AI features that are contextual and convenient for users. By using some of the most advanced AI models and frameworks in the world, Arc hopes to create a browser that can adapt to users’ preferences and needs. However, this also poses some challenges and risks, such as the reliability, security, and ethics of using AI on the web.


The Rabbit Hole

Tools, trends, and resources curated to get you ahead

ARTICLE (frontend state management) → How to manage state with the Islands architecture in a frontend stack

TREND (computer engineering) → Where do computers get the time from?

TOOL (system design) → How to write a debugger from scratch

ARTICLE (SSH deep dive) → A deep dive on how Google engineers write clean and maintainable code

ARTICLE (distributed systems) → A collection of distributed systems learnings and techniques gathered over the years


What If?

The business idea you should steal

📺🌊 Streamz

(streaming LLMs + learning)

What? A streaming platform that uses LLMs to generate personalized and interactive content. It could offer a variety of genres and formats, such as movies, shows, podcasts, games, and more. Users could influence the direction and outcome of the content by using voice or text commands.

How? Use the open-source implementation of streaming tokens to build a scalable and efficient LLM system that can generate high-quality and diverse content on the fly. The system could also leverage user feedback and preferences to tailor the content to their tastes and interests. The platform could also integrate with other devices and services, such as smart TVs, speakers, or social media.

Why? This idea could tap into the growing demand for online entertainment and the desire for more personalized and interactive experiences. It could also create a new form of storytelling and creativity that is powered by AI and user input. The global streaming market size is expected to reach USD 842.93 billion by 2027.



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