Humane’s Wearable AI Assistant

PLUS: AI furniture design

Good morning human brains, welcome back to your daily munch of AI news.

Here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • Humane’s Wearable AI Assistant ✋

  • IKEA’s AI-generated furniture 🪑

  • Grimes wants to collaborate with AI music producers 📎

  • Turn any photo 3D 🖼️ 

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IKEA’s generative AI furniture

IKEA partnered with a Swedish design agency called Space10 to experiment with AI-generated furniture designs. They trained AI models on old IKEA catalogs to create designs straight out of the 1970s and 1980s. Now Space10 is launching an AI design competition soon to see what people do with the models.

Retro-futuristic AI-generated chair design.

The AI furniture looks cool, but many of the designs generated by the AI are impractical. This AI works best as a partner to help generate new ideas, but it still needs human designers to fine-tune and curate the designs.

Our take: This is Stable Diffusion fine-tuned on chairs. The news here isn’t the funky furniture design, it’s that even furniture makers like IKEA are paying attention to AI.


Deep Learning

How a computer program learns to do a task by itself by practicing with many examples. It’s a type of machine learning based on artificial neural networks in which multiple layers of processing are used to extract progressively higher level features from data.


Customer Research via Reddit

Market research via Reddit. Quickly find public sentiment on any topic, niche, or brand.


Humane’s Wearable AI Assistant

Humane, a startup founded by ex-Apple employees, revealed a new wearable device that uses AI and a display projected on the palm of your hand to act as your personal assistant.

The device records everything you see and hear throughout the day in order to summarize not only your messages, emails, and calendar invites but your in-person conversations and meetings as well.

The gadget is a standalone device that you can control by tapping it or using voice commands. No phone required. The device projects a screen onto any surface, even the palm of your hand, and uses its camera to detect button presses.

The gadget looks like a Bluetooth earpiece pinned to your jacket.

Lastly, the device also has a translation feature. Hold down a button, say a sentence, and the device will read it back to you in French or another language.

Our Take: This feels more like Google Glasses than iPhone. A gadget mostly for dorks unless it really really works. Real-time transcription of all in-person conversations is the most probable “killer” application.



Think Pieces

Startup News

Grimes says “I'll split 50% royalties on any successful AI generated song that uses my voice.”

Amazon launches AI-powered “dialogue boost” to make movies easier to hear.

What Americans Think about AI according to a recent Pew Research Center.

62% believe artificial intelligence will have a major impact on jobholders overall in the next 20 years, but far fewer think it will greatly affect them personally. People are generally wary and uncertain of AI being used in hiring and assessing workers.

- Pew Research Center


MiniGPT-4: a 12GB LLM you can run on your (beefy) laptop with image-processing powers.

Anything-3D: Extending SAM to create 3D models from any 2D image.



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Until next time 🤖😋🧠

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