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๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง  Meta AI: Zuckerberg's Answer to ChatGPT

PLUS: ChatGPT Can See, Hear and Speak ๐Ÿค–, Anthropic Gets a 4 Billion boost from Amazon ๐Ÿ’ธ, a Collection of JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures ๐Ÿ“š

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In this week's issue:

  • ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Anthropic and Amazon team up to advance safe and steerable AI. Tesla's Optimus Robotย can sort objects autonomously.ย Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses: the next generation of wearable tech.

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Simplify your JSON processing with fx, a simple and beautiful tool. Learn from major Node.js security breaches to secure your next application. Get the blueprint for software architecture diagrams.

  • ๐Ÿ’ก Steal this business idea: Voicefy, a conversational AI platform that enables developers to create and deploy voice and chat applications for various domains and use cases.

Reading time: 5 minutes

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Food for Thought

Sharpen your mindset

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โ€˜Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.โ€™

Pablo Picasso

Mindset: This quote reminds us that inspiration is not something that we can wait for or expect to come to us without any effort. Inspiration is the result of our own work, our own creativity, and our own persistence. We have to be active and engaged in our projects, our goals, and our passions, and then inspiration will find us along the way.

Action item: One tiny concrete action you can take today to apply this quote is to start working on something that you are passionate about, even if you don't feel inspired or motivated at the moment. It could be a personal project, a hobby, a skill, or a business idea. Just start doing something related to it, and see where it leads you. You might be surprised by how much inspiration you can generate by working on something you love.

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The Weekly Pulse

Tech, AI, and business news worth your time

Brief: Meta unveils a new virtual assistant that can chat, answer questions from Bing, and generate images from text commands using its large language model Llama 2 and its image generator Emu. The assistant will be available on Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, as well as on Meta's new smart glasses. Meta also announces a collection of chatbots based on celebrities and two generative AI tools for photo editing on Instagram.

Takeaway: Meta is trying to catch up with OpenAI's ChatGPT and other competitors in the generative AI space, which could have a huge impact on the future of communication, entertainment, and creativity. Meta's new products and services showcase the company's vision of creating a more immersive and interactive social media experience using generative AI, but also raise questions about the ethical and social implications of AI-generated content.

Brief: OpenAI introduces new voice and image capabilities in ChatGPT, its flagship conversational AI system. Users can now have a voice conversation or show ChatGPT images to enhance the interaction. The new features are powered by state-of-the-art text-to-speech and speech recognition models, as well as a novel image understanding model.

Takeaway: This announcement marks a significant milestone in the development of conversational AI, which aims to create natural and engaging dialogues between humans and machines. By adding voice and image modalities, ChatGPT can offer a more intuitive and rich interface for users to access information, entertainment, and assistance. ChatGPT also demonstrates the potential of generative AI, which can create new content and data from existing ones.

Brief: Anthropic, a leading AI safety research company, announces that Amazon will invest up to $4 billion in it as part of a broader collaboration to develop the most reliable and high-performing foundation models in the industry. Anthropic's Claude 2, a state-of-the-art generative AI model, will be made widely accessible to AWS customers via Amazon Bedrock, a service that allows secure model customization and fine-tuning.

Takeaway: This deal reflects the growing demand for generative AI, a branch of AI that can create new content and data from existing ones, across various domains and applications. By partnering with Anthropic, Amazon aims to leverage its infrastructure and expertise to help its customers and partners harness the power of safe and steerable AI, while also enhancing its own products and services with innovative and creative AI capabilities.

Brief: Tesla showcases the progress of its Optimus robot, which can now sort objects by color using its end-to-end trained neural network and corrective action. The robot can also self-calibrate using its vision and joint position encoders.

Takeaway: This update demonstrates Tesla's advancement in AI and robotics, which could have implications for its other products and services, such as the Tesla Bot and Full Self-Driving. Tesla also invites users to join its AI team and help build the future of AI.

Brief: Meta and EssilorLuxottica unveil the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses collection, a new line of wearable devices that combine the iconic style of Ray-Ban with the cutting-edge technology of Meta. The smart glasses feature improved audio, photo, and video capabilities, as well as voice commands, custom designs, and prescription lenses.

Takeaway: The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses collection is a major step forward in the evolution of smart glasses, which aim to provide a seamless and immersive experience for users. The smart glasses are not only a fashion accessory, but also a personal assistant, a camera, and a media player that can capture and share moments in real-time. The smart glasses also showcase the collaboration between Meta and EssilorLuxottica, two leaders in their respective fields of social media and eyewear.

Brief: Jony Ive, the former design chief of Apple who led the creation of the iMac and the iPhone, has been in talks with Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, about building a new AI hardware device, according to The Information. The duo has been discussing what new hardware for the AI age could look like, but it is unclear what the device would be or if they will decide to build it, the report said.

Takeaway: This report suggests that Ive and Altman are interested in exploring the potential of AI hardware, which could enable new forms of interaction and creativity with AI systems. It also shows that OpenAI, which is behind the popular chatbot ChatGPT, is looking to expand its scope beyond software and into hardware, which could give it an edge in the competitive AI market.

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The Rabbit Hole

Tools, trends, and resources curated to get you ahead

GITHUB REPOย (javascript algorithms) โ†’ Collection of algorithms and data structures implemented in JavaScript with explanations

ARTICLEย (react server components) โ†’ Deep dive on React server components and how they fit in the Web ecosystem

TOOLย (developer toys) โ†’ See and process JSON in a simple beautiful way with fx

ARTICLEย (concrete SAAS) โ†’ Detailed article on how to build a simple SAAS with AWS, Next.JS, and Stripe

TRENDย (Node.js security) โ†’ Learn from major Node.js security breaches to secure better your next application

ARTICLEย (diagramming) โ†’ Blueprint for software architecture diagrams, learn the purpose and the structure of all of them

ARTICLEย (git) โ†’ Interesting article on the location of .git files in a repository

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What If?

The business idea you should steal

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Voicefy

(language AIs + developers)

What? A conversational AI platform that enables developers to create and deploy voice and chat applications for various domains and use cases.

How? Use ChatGPT as the core natural language generation engine and Meta AI as the framework for integrating multimodal inputs and outputs. Provide a user-friendly interface for customizing the dialogues, intents, entities, and actions.

Why? Conversational AI is a booming field that has many applications in different sectors, such as customer service, education, entertainment, health, etc. By using ChatGPT and Meta AI, the platform can offer a high-quality and natural conversational experience that can handle complex and diverse scenarios. The platform can also support multiple languages and modalities, such as text, speech, images, and videos. The global conversational AI market size is expected to reach USD 13.9 billion by 2025.

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Burp-A-Laugh

The most important meal of your day

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