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Meta's new AI personalities, assistant, and more

PLUS: Stop Google from scraping your data


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

Here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • OpenAI’s iPhone of “artificial intelligence” 📲 🧠

    Sam Altman met with Apple’s former chief officer to develop a device.

  • Meta’s new AI updates ♾️ 🔥

    It unveiled AI personalities, a new AI assistant, and more.

  • Opt-out of Google’s data scraping 🔎 👀

    It launched Google-Extended to prevent it from scraping your site.


OpenAI’s upcoming AI device? 📲 🧠


Softbank’s CEO committed to back the project with over $1 billion.

What’s up:

1/ Sam Altman, partnered with Jony Ive’s design firm, LoveFrom, to design OpenAI’s debut consumer device.

2/ The collaboration discussions took place at Ive’s San Francisco studio.

3/ The goal is to design a device that offers a “more natural and intuitive user experience” for AI interaction.

Not money?

4/ The project is in the preliminary stages, and no official deal has been made. The talks are described as “serious.”

Our take: Your iPhone is already capable of utilizing ChatGPT and other AI models, but a mobile device built from the ground up for AI is intriguing. Is this a cash grab or a genuine effort to innovate?

Guess, we’ll see.


AI Studio

A platform developed by Meta that allows you to build AIs tailored for various applications, including messaging services and brand representation, across Meta’s apps.


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Meta’s new AI updates ♾️ 🔥

Meta introduced new updates for its apps and devices. These include a new AI assistant, AI stickers, AI personalities, and more.

AI, AI everywhere.

The goodies:

1/ AI stickers: A new tool that generates stickers from your text prompts.

2/ Instagram image editor: Meta unveiled “Restyle” and “Backdrop”, allowing you to change your images and backdrops with text prompts.

3/ Meta AI: An AI assistant for WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. It will also be available on Meta’s smart Ray-Ban sunglasses and on Quest 3.

4/ AI personalities: 28 new AI personalities on Facebook and Instagram modeled after celebrities like Tom Brady, Snoop Dogg, Mr. Beast, and more. You can interact with them via Instagram and Facebook.

5/ AI Studio: A new platform for creating AI models.

6/ AI Sandbox: Meta’s developing a sandbox environment for treating AI models that will be extended into the metaverse.

Our take: While some of these features seem to be cashing in on the AI hype, some could have real-world utility and make AI development more palatable for novices.

We also hope that Meta takes safety and oversight into account for these new features.


Opt-out of Google’s data scraping 🔎 👀

Google launched Google-Extended. It allows web publishers to prevent their content from training Google’s AI systems.

How kind.

Scrape this:

1/ You can add a directive to your site’s robots.txt file to block Google’s AI crawlers.

#Block all Google AI agents
User-agent: Google-Extended
Disallow: /

2/ This solution addresses training data collection but doesn’t touch on issues like copyright infringement or compensation.

Our take: In July, Google sneakily updated its privacy policy and stated that everything on the web would train its AI models. It took almost 3 months for it to introduce an option to opt-out.



Think Pieces

How AI has affected journalism. An in-depth study of how journalists gather news, produce articles, and distribute them with AI.

An interview about technology, media, and telecoms. Everything from AI, Virtual Reality, and more.

Meta’s article on Llama. How it came to be and what it aims to be in the future.

Startup News

Amazon released a ton of AI updates. Most notably, general availability for Amazon Bedrock is here.

Zapier launched new AI features. These were announced at its ZapConnect event.

Microsoft announced its fifth AI Co-Innovation Lab. It’s opening in San Francisco.


How to train a Llama 2 chatbot. A straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to using Hugging Face’s open-source UI.

An explanation of vector databases by Vercel. What they are and how to use them.

GSGEN — An approach that improves text-to-3D’s geometry and finer details.


Bluedot — A Google Chrome extension that provides an AI assistant for Google Meet.

Cockatoo — AI-powered text-to-speech translation tool.

Strut — An AI-powered notebook that streamlines the content creation process using your rough notes

Collato — Allows you to chat with your data and generate detailed summaries.


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