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Synthetic Agents, Dall-E 3, Amazon Alexa, Bard, and Return to Office
Weekly Roundup of AI, Technology, and UX
Here’s the latest news, resources, and use cases from the world of product, UX, AI and technology. Let’s go:
👩💻 Synthetic Agents
📱 Dall-E 3
🏙️ Return to Office
I had an awesome conversation with Ahmed on my podcast.
Ahmed has been utilizing technology to help people and businesses since an early age. With over 20 years experience in AI, he’s now helping democratize the power of artificial intelligence so everyone can extend their own capabilities through AI. In this episode, we discuss the potential of AI, using synthetic agents to augment and optimize your work, and the future of technology. We also discuss how having aligned digital agents will not only make us more productive, but give us the ability to focus on the most meaningful areas of life.
News and Useful Reads
Image creation tools like Midjourney have been incredible. I honestly wonder how I was able to do some things before they existed. And the promise of better tools, integrated into ChatGPT, with the ability to give feedback to change images is going to be great.
The next phase of social media probably has a number of AI twists to it. And that is apparently what Pebble is banking on. It helps you with AI-generated content and then uses AI to surface the most relevant content to you:
Gabor Cselle, Pebble’s CEO, says this and generative AI features to come will enable a kinder, safer, and more fun experience. “We want to make sure that you see great content, that you're posting great content, and that you're interacting with the community,” he says.
If you’ve been wondering when the older digital assistants will be entering the modern age of AI, I think we may finally have some answers.
Amazon’s Alexa is about to come out of its shell, and what emerges could be very interesting. At its fall hardware event Wednesday, the company revealed an all-new Alexa voice assistant powered by its new Alexa large language model. According to Dave Limp, Amazon’s current SVP of devices and services, this new Alexa can understand conversational phrases and respond appropriately, interpret context more effectively, and complete multiple requests from one command.
Bard got some pretty cool updates this week. Extensions link other tools in the Google suite, like Gmail, Maps, etc, to Bard so you can have an interaction in Bard and call on information from everywhere.
You can also check Bard’s answer by googling it right within the interface. So if you’re concerned that Bard has confidently given you misinformation (just like a high school friend on Facebook), you can quickly check google to see if that information is correct.
Return to Office
Some companies continue to push the idea of returning to the office. Probably because some managers and leaders feel the need to exercise power over employees, because investments in commercial real estate will tank otherwise, and because city economies are suffering without workers commuting. But this doesn’t apply to leaders and executives:
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