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Here's Your TLDR For The World of AI This Week

New Mind-Expanding Tools, News & Videos For The Week

This week kicked off with the annual WWDC event put on by Apple. At this event, Apple announced a load of new AI Machine Learning features within their latest operating systems. Interestingly, they did not use the term “AI” or “artificial intelligence” once during the entire presentation. Instead, they opted to use terms like “Machine Learning” and “Neural Networks.”

Apple also announced their new mixed-reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro, a very impressive immersive pair of goggles at a price point of $3,499. The moment the price was announced, there was an audible “ouch” sound from the crowd at WWDC and Apple’s stock price took a slight dip. This is not a price point that's going to get the average consumer on board. But, being totally honest, it was a pretty damn cool piece of tech.

Despite Apple overshadowing all other news in the world of tech this week, there was quite a bit that happened. We saw a new generative-fill-like tool called Uncrop from Stability AI. The public finally got access to Gen-2 from Runway. The EU is pushing for better transparency of AI on social media, and we’re starting to see AI-generated political attack ads… Oh boy. Here we go.

Let’s dive in for the week…

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🛠️ 5 Amazing Future Tools

1. ClipDrop - Uncrop: Generative Fill was an awesome addition to Adobe Photoshop. This week, Stability AI came to the table with their own version called "Uncrop." With Uncrop, you can upload an image, expand the borders of the image, and the AI will fill in the new space with generated content. The best part is that you can try it out completely free on ClipDrop's website.
(Free & Paid Plans)

2. Runway Gen-2: Runway Gen-2 is a legit text-to-video creation tool. You enter a prompt, and it generates a completely unique video from that prompt. Right now, it can only generate 4-second clips, but many people have already found ways to string several of them together to create unique and artistic videos. This tool has been available for a few months to early beta testers, but it became publicly available this week.
(Paid - With Generous Free Trial)

3. Jetpack AI Assistant: There have been countless AI content generation tools released. So many, in fact, that I stopped accepting new AI content generators on the Future Tools website. However, this one is different. This one was created for WordPress by the creators of WordPress. This is Automattic's (WordPress's parent company) built-in AI for WordPress. Simply prompt it on what you want an article about, and it will write it for you, directly in WordPress.
(Free & Paid Plans)

4. Paragraphica: This is a very unique tool. You give it a location, and it will craft a prompt based on that location, the time of day, the weather, and nearby points of interest. It will then generate an image based on the prompt. This gives you the ability to take a picture of a location and get a general idea of what it looks like at a given moment. It's a fun and unique concept.

5. Logolivery: This is like MidJourney for logo designs. It operates inside of Discord, similar to MidJourney, and you give it a prompt of what logo you'd like to generate. It then generates four logo concepts and allows you to download them in SVG (vector) format to pull into your favorite vector editor. They let you generate up to 10 logos for free before requiring you to upgrade to a paid plan.
(Free For 10 Logos)

🗞️ AI News & Articles

  1. Introducing Apple Vision Pro: Apple’s first spatial computer - This was the news that consumed the tech world this week. Apple announced their new mixed-reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro. They pitched it as a replacement for home entertainment centers and desktop computers. However, it won't be available until next year and the price starts at $3,499 (meaning that's the price for the lowest-end model). It also requires an external battery that only gets 2 hours of battery life, not long enough to finish most movies these days. It is pretty cool tech but it's nowhere near something the average consumer is going to jump all over. However, we need to keep in mind that this was a developer conference. So realistically, the goal is to get them into the hands of developers to start building for future (ideally cheaper) iterations.

  2. AI style transfer quickly scales one design to many assets - Google showed off some new research they've been working on, and it completely flew under the radar. It's called StyleDrop, and it allows people to feed it an image with a certain style and then generate images that match the exact same style. Anyone will likely be able to upload a single image from their favorite comic book or artist, give it a prompt, and then generate images that look pretty dang close to the source material. This is going to be something that a lot of people love, and that a lot of artists absolutely hate.

  3. Google & Facebook urged by EU to label AI-generated content - The EU is pushing Google and Facebook to add labels to any content on their platforms that's generated with AI. Personally, I don’t think this is something that's going to help stop the spread of misinformation (the intended purpose) because I believe it's going to be harder and harder over time to distinguish what was and wasn't AI-generated. Tools will be built to better detect AI-generated content, while AI-generation tools will be built to get better at hiding the fact that the content was AI-generated. It's the beginning of a perpetual cat and mouse game between AI-detection and AI-developers.

  4. DeSantis attack ad uses fake AI images - The thing most of us AI advocates are seriously concerned about is already starting. In a recent presidential campaign ad from DeSantis, AI-generated images were used to depict Trump and Fauci embracing, which was meant to discredit Trump. I won't comment on politics, but I will say that I already dislike the way AI is being used in this context. This is what Sam Altman claimed he feared most about AI being released into the world. It's only the beginning of the misinformation campaigns that are going to start as a result of AI becoming so democratized.

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