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๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง  OpenAI's Bold Move: CEO Sam Altman is Out

PLUS: Transform Sketches into Reality with AI ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ, 5 Interview Tips from an Ex-Googler ๐Ÿ’ผ, and Buy Vehicles on Amazon Soon ๐Ÿš—

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In this week's issue:

  • ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ OpenAI fires CEO Sam Altman, YouTube challenges TikTok with AI music-making, and Google expands AI search globally.

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Learn 67 debugging tricks, create your own GPT with a knowledge crawler, and organize Python monoliths effectively.

  • ๐Ÿ’ก Steal this business idea: DrawPlay, an AI-powered drawing app that turns sketches into functional games, inspired by the booming gaming industry.

Reading time: 5 minutes

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Food for Thought

Sharpen your mindset

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โ€˜Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.โ€™

George Bernard Shaw

Mindset: This quote is important because it shifts our perspective from passively searching for our purpose and identity towards actively shaping and designing who we want to become. It serves as a reminder that we have the power to mold our own lives and take control of our personal growth and development.

Example: One real-life example of a company that embodies this quote is Apple. Through its innovative products and visionary leadership, Apple has consistently created and redefined itself in the technology industry. They have demonstrated that success comes from continuously evolving and creating new opportunities.

Action item: Today, take a few moments to reflect on the areas of your life where you feel you've been searching for answers or waiting for something to happen. Instead, make a conscious decision to take charge and actively create the person you want to be. Write down one small step you can take toward that direction and commit to taking action.

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The Weekly Pulse

Tech, AI, and business news worth your time

Brief: OpenAI fires co-founder and (now ex) CEO Sam Altman, citing a lack of confidence in his leadership and hindrance to the board's responsibilities, leading to a surprising shakeup in the AI firm's leadership, with co-founder Greg Brockman also stepping down as president, while CTO Mira Murati takes on the role of interim CEO.

Takeaway: OpenAI's abrupt decision to remove Sam Altman as CEO reflects a shift in the board's vision and desire for stronger leadership, raising questions about the company's strategic direction and its relationship with Microsoft, as OpenAI continues to navigate the highly competitive AI landscape in pursuit of advancing artificial general intelligence.

Brief: A whiteboard app called "tldraw" has introduced a groundbreaking feature called "Make it Real" that utilizes AI to transform vector drawings into interactive web code, allowing users to create user interfaces and basic games like Breakout with ease.

Takeaway: This development showcases the power of AI in the realm of design and development, opening up possibilities for amateurs and professionals alike to bring their creative concepts to life in a functional and efficient manner, while also highlighting potential security risks associated with API keys.

Brief: YouTube introduces AI capabilities that allow creators to easily add music to their short videos, posing a potential challenge to TikTok's dominance in the short-form video market and its popular AI tools for visual and audio effects.

Takeaway: By leveraging AI to enhance creativity and engagement, YouTube aims to attract TikTok users and capitalize on the growing demand for AI-generated content in the music industry. This move represents a broader trend of technology companies exploring new ways to monetize AI and empower artists through generative AI algorithms.

Brief: Amazon is expanding its retail platform by allowing customers to purchase motor vehicles directly from the site, starting with Hyundai models in the second half of 2024, followed by other brands in 2024, offering a convenient and streamlined shopping experience.

Takeaway: This move by Amazon into the automotive market signifies the relentless pursuit of diversification by the e-commerce giant, while also disrupting the traditional car-buying process and potentially reshaping the industry's landscape as customers can now browse, equip, and buy cars directly on Amazon's platform; highlighting the increasing trend of e-commerce integration in diverse sectors.

Brief: Google's Search Generative Experience (SGE) is expanding to Search Labs users in 120 countries, providing generative AI summaries in multiple languages and introducing new features, such as improved follow-up functionality, to enhance the search experience.

Takeaway: This global expansion of Google's AI-powered search feature demonstrates the company's commitment to advancing AI technology and providing enhanced search capabilities to a wider audience, potentially revolutionizing the way people search and access information worldwide.

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The Rabbit Hole

Tools, trends, and resources curated to get you ahead

TRENDย (interview tips) โ†’ 5 interview tips for Software Engineers from an ex-Googler

GITHUB REPOย (CrawlerGPT) โ†’ Crawl a site to generate knowledge files to create your own custom GPT from a URL

ARTICLEย (debugging) โ†’ 67 weird debugging tricks that stand the test of time

TRENDย (code cost) โ†’ How one buggy line of code costed 60M$ and what was the issue

ARTICLEย (acquired) โ†’ Lessons learned from being acquired by Google

ESSENTIALย (scaling) โ†’ How to organize a Python monolith effectively

ARTICLEย (serverless) โ†’ Architectures of serverless data systems

ARTICLEย (engineering traits) โ†’ 15 traits valued by the CTO at Meta for people working in tech

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What If?

The business idea you should steal

โœ๏ธ๐ŸŽฎ DrawPlay

(Gaming + AI)

What? An AI-powered drawing app that uses advanced algorithms to turn sketches into functional games.

How? Utilize machine learning and computer vision techniques to analyze and interpret user sketches, transforming them into interactive game elements. Develop an intuitive user interface with drawing tools and game templates for users to create their own games.

Why? The gaming industry is experiencing exponential growth, with mobile gaming alone projected to reach a market value of $207 billion by 2023. By combining AI, creativity, and gaming, this idea offers a unique value proposition for users, allowing them to easily create personalized games. The app can monetize through in-app purchases of additional game assets, premium features, and partnerships with game developers.

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Burp-A-Laugh

The most important meal of your day

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