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🧠 Stop Talking, Start Doing: The Key to Turning Dreams into Reality

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In this week’s issue:

  • 🗞️ Apple’s vision for mixed reality, DeepMind’s RoboCat, Figma’s Dev Mode

  • 🛠️ Design patterns for LLMs, Stack Overflow developer survey, calculate the opportunity cost of your choices

  • 💡Steal this business idea: DataSense, the new way to search and consume internal documents, rising from Dropbox’s initiative to use AI for information retreival

Reading time: 5 minutes


Food for Thought

Sharpen your mindset

‘The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing’.

Walt Disney

Mindset: This quote is important because it emphasizes the power of taking action over mere talk. It motivates us to stop making excuses, overcome procrastination, and start executing our ideas. By embracing a "doer" mindset, we can unlock our full potential and achieve our goals.

Example: Apple Inc. perfectly embodies this quote. In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak didn't just talk about revolutionizing the personal computer industry; they took action. They built the Apple I computer in Jobs' garage, leading to the formation of Apple Inc., a company that has transformed multiple industries and become one of the most valuable companies in the world.

Action item: Start with a small step toward your business idea or goal. It could be as simple as conducting market research, creating a prototype, or reaching out to potential customers. Take that initial leap of faith and begin doing, as even the tiniest action can ignite momentum and pave the way for future success.


The Weekly Pulse

Tech, AI, and business news worth your time

Brief: Apple unveils its visionOS SDK for developers to create spatial computing apps that blend digital content with the physical world on its Vision Pro device, a revolutionary mixed reality headset.

Takeaway: This announcement marks a major milestone for Apple and the mixed reality industry, as it opens up new possibilities for immersive and interactive experiences across various domains, such as productivity, design, gaming, and more. Developers and users alike should pay attention to how Apple will leverage its hardware and software ecosystem to shape the future of spatial computing.

Brief: DeepMind introduces RoboCat, an AI model that can control different robotic arms and adapt to new tasks by learning from human demonstrations and self-generated data.

Takeaway: This research showcases the potential of transfer learning and data augmentation for solving diverse and complex robotics problems. RoboCat could lower the barrier to developing robust and versatile robotic systems that can handle real-world challenges.

Brief: Figma launches Dev Mode, a workspace designed to cater to developers' needs, providing a browser inspector-like experience, customizable code views, plugin integrations, design tokens, streamlined production-ready handoff, and a VS Code extension.

Takeaway: Figma's Dev Mode bridges the gap between design and development, enabling efficient collaboration and enhancing productivity. This move reflects the growing demand for seamless integration between design and development tools, propelling designer-developer partnerships and driving better product outcomes in the ever-changing market of technology and business.

Brief: Dropbox announces 2 new AI-powered features: a tool for summarizing and querying documents, and a universal search engine called Dash that can access your files in Dropbox and across the web.

Takeaway: This move signals Dropbox’s ambition to become more than a files-in-folders company and to leverage its AI capabilities to help users organize and access their stuff in more flexible and intuitive ways. Dash could be a game-changer for productivity and collaboration in the era of cloud-based tools and information overload.

Brief: Marvel Studios faces backlash as Secret Invasion debuts on Disney+ with AI-generated opening credits. Critics on Twitter express disappointment, calling the visuals "ugly" and questioning the treatment of human artists. Method Studios, credited as creators, defends the use of AI while highlighting their collaboration with human artists.

Takeaway: The uproar over Secret Invasion's AI-generated opening credits underscores the growing tension between creativity and AI in entertainment. As AI's disruptive potential in filmmaking becomes clearer, debates on career impact, storytelling democratization, and the human touch intensify. This clash signifies a pivotal moment in the industry's future, navigating the delicate balance between innovation, artistic integrity, and market demands.

Brief: Amazon announces the AWS Generative AI Innovation Center, a program that will provide free workshops, engagements, and training to customers and partners who want to create generative AI products and services using AWS products and expertise.

Takeaway: This program reflects Amazon’s ambition to stay ahead in the hyper-competitive AI race and to help its customers and partners harness the power of generative AI, a branch of AI that can create new content and data from existing ones. Generative AI could unlock new opportunities for creativity and efficiency across various industries and domains.


The Rabbit Hole

Tools, trends, and resources curated to get you ahead

TREND (design pattern with LLMs) → Modern design patterns for LLMs (large language models) based apps

TOOL (systems thinking) → A collection of tools to help decision-making and emotional intelligence

ARTICLE (decision making) → A well-rounded article on a the opportunity cost when making decisions

TREND (developer survey) → The famous Stack Overflow developer survey from this year

TOOL (article to podcast) → Turn your text articles into podcast with AI in a breeze

ARTICLE (working fast) → Why working fast is more important than it seems

ARTICLE (S3 optimization) → A deep dive into how Canvas saved millions in S3 costs


What If?

The business idea you should steal

👨🏼‍💻🔍 DataSense

(AI indexing + drive of documents)

What? An AI-driven universal search engine, to ease the burden of information management. The platform could integrate with cloud storage providers like Dropbox, enabling users to search, summarize, and retrieve documents effortlessly.

How? It could leverage the power of artificial intelligence and natural language processing to analyze and understand the content and context of the documents, and to generate meaningful summaries and queries for the users. It could also offer a universal search engine that can access not only files in Dropbox but also across the entire web, making it a comprehensive and convenient tool for information management.

Why? It addresses a growing need for information management in the era of easy access to generative AI technologies. The cloud storage market was valued at 70.19 billion U.S. dollars in 2021 and is estimated to grow to 376.67 billion U.S. dollars by 2029. This indicates a high demand for cloud storage services and solutions, especially among enterprises that generate and consume large volumes of data.



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