🧠 3 Massive AI Product Launches
PLUS: Adobe defends artists' rights
Happy Hump Day! And welcome back to Big Brain.
I know I say this almost every week… but yesterday might have been THE biggest day of launches in AI history. (Stay tuned for next week though)
We have major new features from Google, Bing, and Adobe.
🔦 Today's AI spotlights:
Bard: the new-and-improved ChatGPT?
Bing integrates DALL-E
Adobe defends artists’ rights
🔦 BARD: THE NEW-AND-IMPROVED CHATGPT?
Remember yesterday when we said that the age of LLMs is upon us?
Well, we weren't kidding.
Google has released its answer to ChatGPT, and its name is Bard. It's currently available to a limited number of users in the US and UK.
The bot has been under development since 2015 and Google has been testing the technology.
Bard is Google's first public effort to address the recent chatbot craze, which has been driven by rivals OpenAI and Microsoft.
The tech giant is taking a more circumspect approach than its competitors. Instead of combining it with its search engine, Bard is being released as a stand-alone webpage with a question box.
Now some of you may be saying, "Wait a minute...I thought Alphabet Inc. was taking a slow and cautious approach with AI?"
It's true. Google's release of Bard does seem to suggest the company has changed its tune in terms of urgency.
Sundar put out a “code red” after ChatGPT’s advancements earlier this year.
His message must have resonated, since Bard is now live a few months later.
Google likely has the most to gain (& to lose) from AI. As it could fundamentally disrupt their core business.
As said by one of the company's VPs, Sissie Hsiao:
"We think of Bard as complementary to Google Search. We want to be bold in how we innovate with this technology as well as be responsible.”
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📢 VESSI: THE PERFECT SHOE TO GET YOU THROUGH THE RAINY SEASON
Every morning I go for a walk around downtown Austin and listen to the latest AI podcasts.
Sadly, the past 2 weeks have been nothing but rain in Texas. 🌧️
Luckily for me, I’ve been wearing my waterproof Vessi sneakers. Unlike other people who have to show up to the office with wet socks, my feet are nice and dry when I sit down to write.
If you live in a colder climate than I do (shout out to our NYC readers), you can try the Stormburst or Weekend Chelsea styles.
Or if you’re looking for a more relaxed pair, you can slide into a pair of Sunday Slippers.
I love how my Everyday classics strike a perfect balance between comfort and style. (And did I mention that I’ve been wearing Vessi’s since 2020).
They are my go-to shoes by my door!
They’re also hooking up Big Brain readers with a solid 15% discount.
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(Email us a pic if you end up purchasing a pair)
🔦 BING INTEGRATES DALL-E
Microsoft announced that Bing Chat users will now be able to generate images. This will be possible through DALL-E, OpenAI's beloved image generator.
This new feature, the "Bing Image Creator", will only be available to users in the Bing preview. However, it will eventually be available in the Edge sidebar as well as Balanced and Precise modes.
A Bing-logo watermark will be included in all generated images.
Microsoft has incorporated OpenAI's safeguards and added further protections to the Image Creator. This will hopefully limit the generation of harmful or unsafe images.
Bing is also getting two new search features: Visual Stories and Knowledge Cards 2.0. These will include AI-generated infographics, charts, graphs, timelines and audio narration.
Visual Stories will be similar to AI-generated Instagram stories. They'll appear as search results or in knowledge cards, which will feature stories related to the search topic.
🔦 ADOBE DEFENDS ARTISTS’ RIGHTS
“Mediocrity borrows, genius steals.”
While the identity of who coined this phrase is heavily debated, one thing is certain:
A particular company couldn’t disagree more.
Adobe is launching its own AI image generator called Adobe Firefly. Its software only utilizes licensed and/or non-copyrighted images.
Additionally, Adobe plans to pay artists who contribute training data to Firefly.
But the pro-artist company isn't stopping there.
Adobe is working on a "Do Not Train" system. It will allow artists to embed a request in an image's metadata to prevent AI from training on their work.
Talk about empowering artists with the ability to protect their IP!
Adobe's generative AI tools will eventually be integrated with its suite of creative apps. This includes Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere.
Firefly's first two tools are currently available in a public beta with limited access.
📰 OTHER HEADLINES & STORIES
🛠️ AWESOME AI TOOLS
Leanbe 2.0: Make better product decisions, driven by data and AI
Visla: Easily bring your ideas to life with AI generated videos
YouTube University: Use AI to extract knowledge from online resources
ChatFriday: Enhanced UI/UX for ChatGPT
🖼️ AI ART PIECE
Amish develop AI FOMO, in race to singularity — by Chris Stewart
🤖 CHATGPT BARD PROMPT OF THE DAY
And so begins the AI chatbot wars…
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