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🤖 Adobe launches Firefly, an AI image generator 🪰

PLUS: GitHub releases Copilot X 💻


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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🪰 Adobe launches Firefly, an AI image generator

  • 💻 GitHub releases Copilot X, an AI-powered developer experience

  • ⏪ Rewind brings ChatGPT to your personal information

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🪰 Adobe launches Firefly, an AI image generator

Adobe is launching a new AI image generator called Adobe Firefly, which utilizes two tools that allow users to type in prompts and have an image created in return or generate stylized text.

What’s more interesting (to me, at least) is that Adobe claims its AI models are only trained on licensed or out-of-copyright content and plans to pay artists for the data used for training. The issue of ownership in generative AI models is a hot topic, and Adobe’s approach is thoughtful. Adobe is also working on preventing any potential abuse of the tools, such as by introducing a Do Not Train system for artists.

The tools are currently in beta and are only available through a website but will eventually be integrated into the company's suite of creative apps.

Read more: The Verge

💻 GitHub releases Copilot X, an AI-powered developer experience

GitHub Copilot has been a resounding success in the developer market. Yesterday, GitHub introduced Copilot X — a new AI-powered developer experience that uses OpenAI's Codex and GPT-4 model to auto-complete comments and code and help developers code up to 55% faster.

It is available throughout the development lifecycle, including pull requests, the command line, and docs. It is designed to reduce boilerplate and manual tasks and make complex work easier.

It also features chat and voice for Copilot and aims to help developers focus on the big picture and accelerate human progress.

Read more: GitHub Blog

⏪ Rewind brings ChatGPT to your personal information

Rewind's new feature, ChatGPT For Me, is a GPT-4 chatbot that allows users to interact with the data collected by the Rewind app on their computers.

It produces results based on the user's query and provides links to related information. The chatbot's data processing is done in the cloud, and there are ongoing discussions about ensuring privacy while providing a useful service.

The goal is to run the chatbot locally, without data being sent anywhere, in the future. For now, it is up to the user to decide whether the balance between privacy and convenience is acceptable.

Read more: The Verge

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Character.AI raises $150M - a platform that allows users to create their own chatbots that can take on different characters' personalities by providing descriptions of the character they want to talk to.

Vital Raises $24.7M - a Claymont, DE-based AI-driven digital health company

🗞️ Byte size: AI article summaries

Disclaimer: AI is (partially) used to summarize these articles.

Can AI generate a way to pay for itself? - This document discusses the expensive and time-consuming cost of developing AI and the financial incentives that push companies to use it. It also looks at the current uses of AI, which primarily involve improving existing businesses, and questions whether the future of AI will be to replace workers or to make money by selling the tools necessary to develop it. (Read more)

Unity aims to open a generative AI marketplace for video game developers - Unity Software Inc is launching a marketplace for generative artificial intelligence software which will allow video game developers to create characters, sound effects, and other assets quickly and easily. This new technology, driven by OpenAI's ChatGPT and other major software firms, could revolutionize game design, allowing developers to create personalized scenarios and dialogue without needing to write code manually. On Wednesday, Unity launched a program for developers to gain early access to these offerings. (Read more)


🚨 Live on Product Hunt: Metaview’s AI-generated interview notes

Metaview leverages GPT-4 to create automated, AI-generated interview notes.

Notes are purpose-built for interviewing so accuracy and relevance is orders of magnitude better than generic summarization tools. Companies like Robinhood, Replit, Scale, and Brex use Metaview to save time from furiously typing up interview notes and focus on high-quality interactions with candidates.

They’ve just launched on Product Hunt—check it out and let the team know what you think!

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