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Here’s what’s going on in AI today:
ChatGPT plugins are live for all Plus users.
The Neuron (aka us) released a huge resource!
ChatGPT still outperforms Bard in most categories.
A virtual AI girlfriend is charging her “boyfriends” $1/minute.
ChatGPT Plugins Are Live For Plus Users 🧲️
OpenAI is rolling out 70+ plugins to ChatGPT Plus users this week.
Up until now, AI has primarily served as a tool for generating content and code. Plugins make complex tasks more feasible.
As promised, we spent the weekend filtering through the nonsense threads on your feed (i.e., “1,000x productivity with these plugins”) to find the ones truly worth using:
ChatWithPDF/AskYourPDF: upload and ask questions about your documents. Big upgrade, but some users are reporting that it’s buggy.
Browsing: Finally access the internet with this one (no more September 2021 cutoff). Also huge, but it takes way longer than a regular Google search.
Zapier: This can execute tasks across your workflows without leaving the interface, like sending emails, creating events, and updating spreadsheets.
All of these tools are beneficial, but we're uncertain how they'll fare against business platforms that are quickly incorporating AI into their own products.
Google, for instance, demoed products last week that compete across each of these three areas (Tailwind for files, AI Search, and Duet AI).
Why it matters: While ChatGPT still reigns in quality — we got early access to Duet in Gmail and found it pretty limited in customizability — companies capable of integrating AI into their ecosystems have a big distribution advantage.
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We Launched A Tools Directory (& New Website) 🚢
You asked, we delivered.
Last month, we gathered feedback from thousands of readers. The prevailing question was clear: which AI tools are actually worth using?
We spent the last month filtering through thousands to identify the ones you need.
Today, we're thrilled to introduce The Neuron Tools, a curated directory of the top AI products you need for work.
It’s divided into 10 business use cases, with areas like content generation, meeting recording, and the infamous slide deck.
For each tool, we tell you everything you need to know:
Pros & cons.
Our honest review.
If you’re ready to finally make your life easier with AI, visit our directory ASAP.
Looking forward: Over the coming months, we’ll be adding more recommendations for categories like embedding chatbots, data analytics, and repurposing content!
And expect more detailed content on how to leverage AI to enhance productivity at work because you deserve better than clickbait thread-bois.
P.S. If you think something is missing from the list, make sure to tweet your suggestions at us!
Around the Horn 🦄
Generative AI-powered deefakes present misinformation challenges for the 2024 elections.
AI will help automate ideas, streamline operations, and threaten ethics in the workplace, according to experts.
Researchers from MIT found that AI models make harsher judgments about rule violations than humans they were trained to mimic.
A GPT-4-powered virtual girlfriend called CarynAI has attracted thousands of paying “virtual boyfriends” over the past week.
A side-by-side comparison of Bard and ChatGPT for content, coding, and marketing.
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Wondercraft AI generates quality, customizable podcast transcripts from any written content.
PaletteBrain provides keyboard shortcuts to bring customized GPT templates to your Mac apps.
Draw It generates artwork based on sketches you feed it in multiple styles.
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