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🤯 AI prototype turns drawings into working software
🚗 Amazon to start selling cars online next year
🌐 Bluesky is now 2 million users strong, with big plans ahead
🤖 Discord is shutting down its AI chatbot Clyde
🔍 Google’s next-generation ‘Gemini’ AI model is reportedly delayed
🧬 World-first CRISPR gene-editing therapy approved in UK
🤯 AI prototype turns drawings into working softwareLINK
A new AI prototype from 'tldraw,' named 'Make it Real,' uses OpenAI's GPT-4V API to transform hand-drawn images into functional web software, allowing for the creation of user interfaces and basic games.
The launch of 'Make it Real' signals a groundbreaking shift in software development, showcasing how AI can turn simple drawings into operational software, heralding a new era of intuitive, AI-assisted coding.
🚗 Amazon to start selling cars online next yearLINK
Amazon will start selling Hyundai vehicles directly on its platform in the second half of 2024, with other brands to follow in 2025.
Customers can complete their vehicle purchase on Amazon using preferred payment methods and choose home delivery or pick-up through a local Hyundai dealer.
Hyundai vehicles sold on Amazon will include built-in Alexa from 2025, and Hyundai will use Amazon Web Services for its cloud computing needs.
🌐 Bluesky is now 2 million users strong, with big plans aheadLINK
Bluesky, a decentralized social network alternative to Twitter, has reached 2 million users and plans to unveil a public web interface this month and launch federation early next year.
Federation will allow users more freedom by letting them join different servers and maintain their social relationships across platforms, differentiating Bluesky from Twitter.
Bluesky is developing its own protocol, AT Protocol, in contrast to the established ActivityPub used by Mastodon, posing challenges for interoperability and network reach.
🤖 Discord is shutting down its AI chatbot ClydeLINK
Discord announced that Clyde, their AI chatbot using OpenAI technology, will be deactivated at the end of the month.
Clyde was introduced as an AI helper for fun interactions like playing games and telling jokes but faced issues with limited server access and inappropriate responses.
Despite Clyde's deactivation, Discord will continue to offer other AI-based features such as moderation tools, conversation summaries, and avatar editing.
🔍 Google’s next-generation ‘Gemini’ AI model is reportedly delayedLINK
Google struggles to match OpenAI's advancements, delaying its ChatGPT competitor Gemini to early 2024 instead of the planned 2023 release.
Despite early efforts in AI, Google faces setbacks due to significant departures within its AI teams and shifting its bets to invest in Anthropic, another AI firm.
Internal challenges and the rapid progression of ChatGPT raise concerns about the future of Google's core search business in the face of generative AI advancements.
🧬 World-first CRISPR gene-editing therapy approved in UKLINK
The UK has authorized Casgevy, the first CRISPR-based gene-editing therapy, for treating sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia.
Patients experienced significant relief from pain for at least 12 months after treatment with Casgevy, which modifies genes in bone marrow cells.
While the cost of CRISPR therapies remains high, the UK's approval of Casgevy paves the way for future treatments of rare genetic conditions.
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The FCC investigates AI's role in increasing robocalls and robotexts, aiming to protect users and consider AI for blocking unwanted communications.LINK
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