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Instagram Head Says Threads API Is in the Works Instagram is developing a Threads API, aiming to enhance messaging capabilities and integration with other apps. The API will allow developers to create tools that can send messages on Instagram, potentially transforming how businesses interact with customers through the platform.
AI’s Proxy War Heats Up as Google Reportedly Backs Anthropic with $2B Google is reportedly investing $2 billion in Anthropic, a startup focusing on developing large-scale AI models. This move signifies a growing competition in the AI sector, particularly around scalable neural networks that can handle complex tasks with human-like understanding.
Boston Dynamics Turned Its Robot Dog into a Talking Tour Guide with ChatGPT Boston Dynamics has innovatively transformed its robot dog, Spot, into a talking tour guide using OpenAI's ChatGPT. Spot can now interact in human-like conversations, guiding tours within the company's facilities and providing context-sensitive responses. This development highlights the advancing intersection of robotics and AI.
OpenAI Forms Team to Study Catastrophic Risks Including Nuclear Threats OpenAI, recognizing the potential catastrophic risks associated with advanced AI technologies and other existential threats, has established a dedicated team to study these dangers. The initiative underscores the organization's commitment to responsible AI development, prioritizing safety and ethical considerations in its groundbreaking research.
India's Reliance Readies Credit Card Debut with SBI India's Reliance is venturing into the co-branded credit card market, collaborating with state-backed lender SBI. The upcoming Reliance SBI cards, operating on the Rupay network, promise exclusive perks, including special vouchers and discounts across various Reliance properties.
Apple's 'Scary Fast' Event Apple has announced a "Scary Fast" virtual event scheduled for October 30, hinting at the debut of new Macs, potentially featuring the new M3 chip. The event is expected to focus on hardware compatible with macOS Sonoma, with speculations about new MacBook Pros and iMacs. There are rumors about supply chain constraints possibly delaying the new M3 until 2024, but recent buzz suggests the imminent unveiling of an M3 MacBook Pro and a 24-inch iMac.
Humane AI Pin's Features Humane is set to launch its first gadget, the AI Pin, on November 9th. The device, featured as one of Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2023,” attaches magnetically to clothing and uses a mix of proprietary software and OpenAI’s GPT-4.
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Sugarcane AI - Open Source npm-like Package Ecosystem for Prompts Sugarcane AI introduces an innovative open-source framework designed for building, training, and monetizing prompt packages, particularly for cross-Language Model Loss (LLM) applications.
Robocorp - Supercharge Python for Automation and Integrations Robocorp provides a platform for developers to build and operate Python-based automation bots that can be deployed at any scale. The platform supports cutting-edge automation, managing dependencies, and offering hundreds of methods for integration with various tools. It also features AI assistance for faster development, promoting efficient and scalable enterprise automation solutions.
Uicons – A Truly Unusual Icon Library Uicons offers a diverse and growing library of icons tailored for modern user interfaces. The platform stands out with its unique range of icon styles not found elsewhere, catering to designers, developers, and content creators. It provides various icon categories, ensuring a comprehensive selection to enhance digital products, websites, and other content.
Prompt - A ChatGPT CLI A command-line interface (CLI) application designed to interact with OpenAI's ChatGPT API. It facilitates seamless interaction with ChatGPT, allowing for sessions where context is maintained for more coherent and extended conversations.
Airbook: Collaborative Data Workspace Airbook revolutionizes data work by providing a collaborative workspace that connects over 150 data sources, facilitating seamless integration between data and business teams. The platform allows users to generate insights through code or no-code solutions, enhancing decision-making processes.
Equals' Dashboards and Reports Equals offers a platform that turns spreadsheets into dashboards, allowing for the automatic distribution of up-to-date reports. It emphasizes ease of use, with features similar to familiar tools like Excel, and capabilities for pulling data from various sources.
Pill Extension on Chrome Web Store: Pill is a Chrome extension designed to enhance users' browsing experience by providing chill music at the click of a button. It aims to create a relaxing atmosphere to help users focus, whether they are working, studying, or just browsing.
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