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๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง  Is Google's Duet AI Worth the $30 Monthly Fee?

PLUS: OpenAI Launches ChatGPT Enterprise ๐Ÿค–, Apple to unveil iPhone 15 and Watches โŒš, and AI Drone Beats Human Racers ๐Ÿš€

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In this week's issue:

  • ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ OpenAI launches ChatGPT Enterprise, a powerful AI assistant for work. Google to charge $30 a month for Duet AI in Workspace. AI Drone beats human champions in high-speed racing for the first time

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Learn how to migrate a codebase to React server components. Explore an open-source repository of tools/functions for devs. Get top-down knowledge on SSH and why it matters.

  • ๐Ÿ’ก Steal this business idea: ScaleUp, a web-based tool that helps developers refactor their code and improve their system design skills using interactive and illustrated guides.

Reading time: 5 minutes

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Food for Thought

Sharpen your mindset

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โ€˜Most people get ahead during the time that others waste.โ€™

Henry Ford

Mindset: This quote reminds us that time is a valuable resource that we should use wisely. It also encourages us to be proactive and productive, rather than passive and idle. By making the most of our time, we can achieve more than those who squander it.

Example: One company that exemplifies this quote is Netflix, the streaming giant that revolutionized the entertainment industry. Netflix was founded in 1997 as a DVD rental service, but it quickly adapted to the changing consumer preferences and technological innovations. Netflix invested heavily in online streaming, original content, and data analytics, while its competitors like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video failed to keep up. Netflix used its time to innovate and grow, while others wasted it on outdated business models.

Action item: One tiny concrete action you can take today to apply this quote is to identify one area of your life where you are wasting time and replace it with something more productive or meaningful. For example, you could reduce the amount of time you spend on social media or watching TV, and use that time to read a book, learn a new skill, or work on a personal project. This way, you can make better use of your time and get ahead of your goals.

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The Weekly Pulse

Tech, AI, and business news worth your time

Brief: OpenAI introduces ChatGPT Enterprise, a new product that offers enterprise-grade security and privacy, unlimited higher-speed GPT-4 access, longer context windows for processing longer inputs, advanced data analysis capabilities, customization options, and much more. ChatGPT Enterprise aims to create an AI assistant for work that can help with any task, is customized for the organization, and protects the company data.

Takeaway: This product reflects OpenAI's vision to make AI accessible and beneficial for everyone, and to empower teams to be more creative and productive with the help of AI. ChatGPT Enterprise could enable new possibilities for collaboration, communication, and innovation across various industries and domains. ChatGPT Enterprise also addresses the growing demand and concern for data privacy and security in the age of AI.

Brief: Google announces that Duet AI, a set of artificial intelligence enhancements for Gmail and other productivity apps, will cost $30 per month per user for large businesses. The technology can create text and images for documents and take meeting notes. It's the same price as Microsoft's 365 Copilot, another generative AI offering that is expected to launch next year.

Takeaway: This news shows how Google and Microsoft are competing to offer the best generative AI tools to their customers and partners, following the success of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot. Generative AI is a branch of AI that can create new content and data from existing ones, enabling new possibilities for creativity and productivity. However, the high price of these tools may also raise questions about their affordability and accessibility for smaller organizations and individual users.

Brief: Apple invites the media to its "Wonderlust" event on September 12th at Apple Park, where it will announce the iPhone 15 lineup and new Apple Watches. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are expected to have a Dynamic Island instead of a notch, and a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max are rumored to have titanium frames, thinner bezels, big camera improvements, and higher prices.

Takeaway: This event is Apple's chance to showcase its latest innovations and to maintain its dominance in the smartphone and smartwatch markets. The iPhone 15 lineup could offer significant upgrades in design, performance, and features, while the new Apple Watches could have larger screens and more health capabilities. Apple fans and tech enthusiasts should be excited for what the company has in store for them.

Brief: OpenAI, a research organization that aims to create artificial intelligence that can benefit humanity, has reportedly reached $1 billion in annual sales for its ChatGPT product, a conversational AI system that can generate realistic and engaging text responses.

Takeaway: This achievement demonstrates the growing demand and potential of conversational AI, especially in the fields of customer service, education, and entertainment. ChatGPT, which is based on a large-scale language model called GPT-3, is one of the most advanced and versatile systems of its kind, capable of adapting to different domains and tasks. However, it also poses ethical and social challenges, such as ensuring the quality, safety, and fairness of the generated texts.

Brief: Researchers from the University of Zรผrich and Intel have developed Swift, an autonomous drone system that can outperform human pilots in first-person view (FPV) drone racing, a sport where competitors control high-speed drones through an obstacle course. Swift uses real-time data from an onboard camera and an inertial measurement unit to localize itself and identify race gates. It also uses a deep neural network to choose the best course of action to complete the race circuit as quickly as possible.

Takeaway: This achievement marks a milestone in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), as it demonstrates that an AI system can excel in a physical sport that requires speed, agility, and precision. FPV drone racing is a challenging task that involves complex sensorimotor coordination and split-second decision-making. Swift could pave the way for new applications of AI in domains that require high-performance navigation and maneuvering, such as search and rescue, delivery, or entertainment.

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The Rabbit Hole

Tools, trends, and resources curated to get you ahead

TRENDย (react components) โ†’ A deep dive into the learnings of migrating a codebase to react server components

TOOLย (developer toys) โ†’ An open-source repository of tools/functions for devs (encoding, parsing, translatingโ€ฆ)

ARTICLEย (system design) โ†’ An example system design for the Tinder application (the resource is great for examples like these)

TRENDย (AI agents) โ†’ An open-source implementation of a microservices approach to AI agents and how to orchestrate them

TOOLย (system design) โ†’ An amazing interactive and illustrated guide for refactoring code and system design patterns

ARTICLEย (SSH deep dive) โ†’ Get top-down knowledge on SSH (how it works, why it matters, and the important concepts to learn)

ARTICLEย (path to senior engineer) โ†’ An opinionated view on what it takes to become a senior engineer

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What If?

The business idea you should steal

๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ ScaleUp

(system design + illustrations)

What? A web-based tool that helps developers refactor their code and improve their system design skills using interactive and illustrated guides.

How? Use the tool (system design) as a reference for creating engaging and educational content that covers various topics and patterns related to system design, such as scalability, reliability, security, etc. Educational content that is relevant and well-illustrated could really ease the pain of learning complex concepts in software.

Why? System design is one of the most important and challenging skills for software engineers, especially for senior roles. However, there are not many resources that teach system design in a practical and interactive way. By creating a web-based tool that combines theory and practice, this idea can help developers learn and apply system design principles in their own projects. The global online education market size is projected to grow from USD 187.877 billion in 2019 to USD 319.167 billion by 2025.

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Burp-A-Laugh

The most important meal of your day

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