Hot and sizzling

The AI tools changing the game this week

Hey there! In terms of new AI releases, this week’s been a hot one. As you read Friday, Microsoft announced some grand AI plans at its big event in NYC last week (which I attended—thanks for all the bagel recommendations). Well, now Microsoft is officially rolling out Copilot AI companion through a Windows 11 update. If you’ve already used it, hit reply and let me know your thoughts!

In the meantime, here are five new AI tools you should definitely know about. :)


🛠️ 5 Amazing Future Tools

1. Sizzle AI: Remember that feeling of being stuck on a word problem in high school or college test prep? This learning tool sure could have saved me a lot of frustration…

How it works: Sizzle is a learning tool that helps users solve complex problems by breaking them down step-by-step and guiding them through solutions. It works for both word problems and multiple choice problems in pretty much any field (math, economics, chemistry, etc.)

Bonus points: You can chat back and forth with Sizzle to make sure you really understand everything. And no need to type out the problem you want to solve—just take a picture. (Pricing: free)

2. Competitor research is a cornerstone of every solid business endeavor. But it can be pretty tedious. Enter: Opinly’s AI tool, which can create comprehensive competitor reports in just a few clicks.

How it works: Simply paste in a YouTube link of a competitor review and choose the right analysis parameters. Opinly will generate a competitor report with valuable insights on their performance, strengths, and weaknesses. (Pricing: free)

3. Rise: From C-suite exec to college student, a little time management can go a long way. Rise is a calendar tool that helps you organize your day all within one intuitive interface.

How it works: Rise offers several handy features (like finding the best meeting times, scheduling multiple teammates, integrating personal calendars, and whipping up smart scheduling links) to optimize your time management. I particularly like Rise’s menu bar—it lets you check how much time is left, when your next meeting is happening, and what your team is up to. (Pricing: freemium)

4. Coverposts: This one lets you turn blogs, articles, books, and documents into engaging social media content in a matter of seconds. Which means? Transform existing material into new content and save a bunch of time.

How it works:

  1. Paste your reference material’s URL

  2. Customize a caption to match your brand

  3. Share your new post to social platforms directly from Coverposts

Bonus: Coverposts AI can also create images to go along with your posts. (Pricing: freemium)

5. Thumbmachine: If you’re in the YouTube game, you’re probably familiar with the struggle of creating eye-catching new thumbnails (I sure am). Thumbmachine makes that thumbnail generation easy.

How it works: Select a hero image, choose your background and preferred colors, and create a title—done.

Via Thumbmachine

Cool features: Thumbmachine boasts a free image library with over 3 million photos. It also has an AI background remover, image upscaler, and A/B testing capacity. (Pricing: paid)

🗞️ AI Jobs to Check Out

And that’s a wrap! I’ll be back in your inbox on Friday with a roundup of the week’s most important AI news—let’s see if Microsoft continues to dominate the headlines.

P.S. Want a reminder of everything that happened in AI news last week? I’ve got you covered here.

—Matt (

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You rock! See ya next week. :)

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