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Justin's AI Newsletter (Code Interpreter, Bing Announcement, 'Godfather of AI' Quits)

Published about 1 year ago • 4 min read

Justin's AI Newsletter

The most interesting content, news, and insights in AI each week.

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Happy Sunday, my friends. It's been another busy week, but that's not such a bad thing...

There's a difference between being busy and feeling busy.

You feel busy when you have more things that you don't want to do than things you do want to do. It's great being busy if you enjoy what you're doing.


📈 The ChatGPT Code Interpreter is here.

This past week, I’ve had the opportunity to explore the new ChatGPT code interpreter, and it has proven to be a game-changer. Though the term “Code Interpreter” may seem technical, the capabilities of this tool are both practical and empowering. Let’s explore what it brings to the table.

Solving Mathematical Problems: The Code Interpreter can handle a wide range of mathematical problems. Whether it’s simple arithmetic or complex calculus, this tool brings the capabilities of a dedicated mathematician right to your fingertips.

Upload Spreadsheets and Get Complex Data Analysis: Just upload your Excel, CSV, or any spreadsheet file, and ask the Code Interpreter something like “What interesting trends are here?”. It will analyze your data and give you the insights you need, no data science degree required.

Convert Files Between Formats: Need a PDF from a Word document? Or maybe an image file in a different format? The Code Interpreter can do that for you, all within the chat, without needing any other software.

Generate Visual Representations of Data: If you have data that needs to be visualized, just ask. The Code Interpreter can create bar graphs, heatmaps, and more, making your data easier to understand at a glance.

Perform Financial Analysis: The Code Interpreter can help with your financial calculations too. Whether it’s working out compound interest, forecasting investment growth, or analyzing market trends, you can get the answers you need directly in the chat.

Execute Python Code: The Code Interpreter can run Python code. You can automate tasks, analyze data, and more, all without leaving your chat.

….and a lot more.

It's a game-changer for anyone working with spreadsheets or dealing with data daily. Tasks that once took hours will now be completed in seconds. Drawing meaningful insights will become instantaneous, and in some cases, even eliminating the need for a data analyst.

You should definitely dive deep into the Code Interpreter:

  • My video on the Code Interpreter with spreadsheets: [TikTok]
  • Overview of the Code Interpreter and what it means: [Article]
  • Demo of using the Code Interpreter to create images, create games, edit videos, create QR codes and more: [Article]
  • OpenAI’s video with some more demos. on some more of the capabilities of the code interpreter: [Video]
  • Some more crazy examples: [Twitter]

🔍 Microsoft Bing's New Announcement & Future of Online Search

This week, Microsoft announced new changes to Bing. I had the chance to attend the launch event and even had a chat with Microsoft’s consumer CMO about what the future of online search might look like.

Here are the main points of the announcement:

  • Bing is now available for everyone—no more waitlist.
  • It uses visual answers, meaning you can see charts, graphs, and images directly in the chat.
  • It has a saved chat history with easy export options.
  • Third-party plugins, similar to ChatGPT, are now available.
  • Multimodal is coming soon (I saw a sneak peek demo at the event, and it’s amazing—just throw in any image of a dish, and it can tell you how to make it).

All of this is super exciting. Bing is really stepping up and transforming online search with AI.

I believe that there are significant implications for businesses, which I discussed in a recent video. Businesses should explore these new tools and stay on top of the changing landscape of search to thrive in the age of AI.

💡 This Week's Recommendations

‘Godfather of AI’ quits Google with regrets and fears about his life’s work: Geoffrey Hinton, one of the "Godfathers of AI" and 2018 Turing Award winner, expressed regret about his work in AI. He believes bad actors could use AI for harmful purposes, leading to the spread of misinformation. Hinton also worries AI could eliminate jobs and pose a threat to humanity by writing and running its own code. He quit his job at Google to speak freely about these risks. Despite this, Google's chief scientist Jeff Dean stated the company remains committed to a responsible approach to AI.

Google "We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI": An internal Google document has been leaked, claiming that open-source AI will outcompete Google and OpenAI. The document argues that open-source models are faster, more customizable, more private, and more capable than proprietary models. Essentially, this means that in the long term, Google and OpenAI do not have a competitive advantage, or "moat", and what they're doing will be readily available to anyone.

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Promote Responsible AI: The White House is taking action on AI. They’re developing a Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, an AI Risk Management Framework, a roadmap for a National AI Research Resource, and leading AI developers' independent commitment to public evaluation of AI systems. Additionally, the National Science Foundation will provide $140 million in funding for seven new National AI Research Institutes. It’s good to see AI starting to be be taken seriously by the White House.

Amazon is developing an improved LLM to power Alexa: We are finally going to have the Alexa we always wanted. Imagine an Alexa powered by ChatGPT - that's what's coming soon. I'm excited for this one.


Thanks for tuning in,

Justin

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I'm a startup founder and product manager with a focus in AI. I help companies build AI into their products and business. Subscribe to my newsletter to get the latest content and news in AI! It's read weekly by thousands of other curious people.

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