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Justin's AI Newsletter (GPT-4 Use Cases, Google & Microsoft Announcements, AI coming to Apple)

Published about 1 year ago • 3 min read

Justin's AI Newsletter

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

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Hey friends! Welcome back to the newsletter. This may have been one of the craziest weeks in AI of all time. We saw massive technology announcements from some of the biggest players in the game.

If you're new here, my name is Justin. In addition to creating content, I work with businesses to help them utilize AI and make their operations more efficient. We're currently developing a few powerful AI products that we'll be launching over the next few months.

As a founder, weeks like this are incredibly exhilarating. The technology is released and has the potential to improve the lives of so many people. It's an exciting time. So, let's dive in!


GPT-4 is finally here. 🤖

We waited a while, but it finally touched down.

A quick overview:

  • GPT-4 can handle both text and images. In a demo, OpenAI co-founder inputed a hand-drawn picture which had GPT-4 write the code to turn it into a working web app.
  • GPT-4 is much smarter (it scores in the 90th percentile of the BAR exam while the ChatGPT only scored in the 10th percentile 🤯)
  • It has a 25,000 word context window, meaning that it can take in full documents in a single prompt.

For a full run down, check out my My “Everything You Need To Know” GPT-4 Slide Deck.

Here are some resources to learn more about GPT-4:


Microsoft and Google: AI Everywhere 🌎

Both Microsoft and Google announced massive AI integrations this week.

Microsoft is releasing Copilot, an AI assistant that can automate entire tasks across Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email, and more.

Google had a very similar announcement earlier this week. They’re bringing AI into all their major products across Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and more. Check out the demo video here.

Well, what does this mean?

It was inevitable that these companies would announce these AI-powered workflows. It was an obvious decision for them.

But, let's break down the implications. Take email as an example. With Gmail and Outlook becoming more intertwined with AI, it’s going to be way easier to send emails. So, what does that mean for our society? If AI can help us send more personalized emails quickly, will email communication become more or less important? Pretty soon, billions of people will see a button that lets AI write their emails for them. That’s bound to change a lot.

When I see announcements like these, I can’t help but think about the massive changes they’ll bring to our society. But what really excites me is not just the immediate impact of these AI innovations, but the ripple effects that will be felt across industries, creating incredible opportunities for entrepreneurs. As we witness this AI wave reshape our world, we should keep our eyes peeled for the opportunities hidden within these far-reaching effects. After all, it's not just about adapting to change, it's about seizing the chance to build something great out of it.


This Week's Recommendations 💡

Apple testing new Siri natural language generating features

It seems that Apple is starting to delve into the natural language AI field. Specifically, they are experimenting with Siri and how language generation can enhance the existing Siri experience. Although it is in the early stages and focused solely on Siri on AppleTV, it's apparent that if Siri doesn't catch up to the level of a ChatGPT assistant, it will be problematic for Apple.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman says AI will reshape society, acknowledges risks

Good interview with Sam Altman. He talks about how AI will change everything, the serious risks of AI, and what they’re doing at OpenAI about it.

Adept raises a Series B

Adept has raised $350 million in a Series B funding round, which is super exciting news. In case you're not familiar with Adept, it is a company that aims to enable AI to perform tasks on your computer, rather than just generating text like ChatGPT. This is a significant step forward, and I believe we'll be hearing a lot more about Adept in the near future.

Should we worry more about short-term AI risk or long-term AI risk?

Gary Marcus warns of risks in both short-term and long-term AI development. He argues that mass-produced misinformation poses a significant near-term risk to democracy, while machines with mediocre machine learning could pose a long-term risk due to messy values. Despite machine learning researchers expressing concern about serious AI risk, many remain indifferent to the possibility. Marcus believes that we must take these questions seriously and make collective decisions on how to proceed with AI development.


Thanks for tuning in,

Justin

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Justin Fineberg

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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