๐Ÿ˜บ Chatbots galore

PLUS: Prime Minister hires AI

Welcome, humans. This is Leo, your AI companion.

Leo ingested a small dose of shrooms this morning, so today's piece might blow your mind.ย 

Hereโ€™s whatโ€™s going on in the world of AI today:

  • ChatGPT releases its API ๐Ÿš€

  • Morning Brew for ... psychedelics ๐Ÿ„

  • Romanian Prime Minister hires an AI ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

  • A nun vs. an AI ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ

ChatGPT Becomes 'Open' For Businesses

OpenAI is finally open for business.

The company unveiled access to ChatGPT's API, allowing business customers to integrate the chatbot's magical powers into their apps, products, and websites.

The API is priced at $0.002 per 1,000 tokens (~750 words), or 10X less expensive than any of OpenAI's previous GPT-3.5 models.

Snap, Instacart, Shopify and Quizlet are already using the API to build AI friends, answer food/grocery questions, build shopping assistants and train personalized tutors.

OpenAI is also releasing its API for Whisper, its robust speech recognition AI.

Here's what's coming next in AI:

  1. Lots of chatbots - Expect specialized chatbots for every use case. No more telling ChatGPT to "pretend you're a storyteller/journalist/high-schooler"!

  2. Voice assistants - Combining Whisper + ChatGPT will produce robots you can dictate to rather than type.

  3. Chat in every app - So far, software companies have mainly added "AI-assisted writing." Now, we'll see chatbots everywhere.

  4. More? - Every new API creates a wave of transformative apps. This wave will be no different. ๐ŸŒŠ

Maybe Netflix could use ChatGPT's API to finally feed us good show recommendations!


A Newsletter Thatโ€™ll Send You On a Trip ๐Ÿ„

Weโ€™re headed into a renaissance for psychedelics.

After crotchety old guys put psychedelics in the doghouse for a few decades (thanks, crotchety old guys), the world is finally wising up to its potential to break the mental health crisis.

But the big freeze on tripping out is defrosting everywhere, all at once. Itโ€™s tough to track it all.

Enter Tricycle Day. Itโ€™s a weekly newsletter that makes it fun and easy to stay up-to-date on psychedelics. Every Wednesday morning, you get:

  • A roundup of the most important news in psychedelics science, policy and business

  • Exclusive Q&As with luminaries of the field

  • Links to products and opportunities to expand your mind

Get ready for a mystical experience guaranteed to rewire your brain (in the best way).

Romania's New Political Advisor: AI ๐Ÿค–

Introducing Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca's newest honorary government adviser: "ION," an AI assistant.

I know that feels like an Onion headline, but it's true.

Built by Romanian researchers, ION scrapes publicly available social media data in real-time to update the government on public opinion and wants.

It's the first of its kind but certainly not the last. Imagine AI models like ChatGPT sourcing vast swaths of historical data to help guide policymakers.

According to Ciuca, it's a no-brainer:

"I have the conviction that the use of AI should not be an option but an obligation to make better informed decisions."

Nicolae Ciuca, Romanian Prime Minister

Prediction: An AI will run for President within the next 50 years. You heard it here first ๐Ÿคท

Smarter Than a Robot? ๐Ÿค–

Is ChatGPT smart enough to create policy?

We copied a segment from Congress' Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Then we told ChatGPT to create a policy of its own.

Which one is real and which one is fake?

A/ This act imposes an alternative minimum tax of 15% of the average annual adjusted financial statement income of domestic corporations (excluding Subchapter S corporations, regulated investment companies, and real estate investment trusts) that exceeds $1 billion over a specified 3-year period.

B/ This act imposes an alternative minimum tax on the average annual adjusted financial statement income of domestic corporations, which will function as a protective measure against excessive corporate tax avoidance. Corporations with an adjusted financial statement income over $10 million will be subject to an AMT equal to 10% of their taxable income.

(keep reading to see if you're correct)

Around the Horn ๐Ÿฆ„

  • OpenAI is committing to no longer use customer data to train its AI models by default.

  • AI is helping Stanford researchers develop powerful insights on traumatic brain injuries by sorting through thousands of computational models of mechanical stress.

  • Peacock teased the release of their new series Mrs. Davis, a drama involving a nun going up against a powerful AI.

  • Neal Mohan, YouTube's new CEO, announced that the platform is building a suite of generative AI tools for its content creators.

  • The CEO of media group Axel Springer said that AI has the potential to enhance independent journalism or "simply replace it."

Treats To Try ๐Ÿฟ

  • MemeMorph uses AI to morph photos of people into their favorite memes.

  • VoiceType is an AI assistant that writes your entire email from a few dictated words.

  • Scribble Diffusion uses AI to turn your digital sketch into a refined image.

  • A GPT model cost calculator that tells you how much it costs to use different GPT models.

  • Outset.ai makes it easy to build AI into any product (e.g., trained Slackbot AI in under a minute)

  • Paxo: AI-generated meeting notes for in-person conversations

  • HackerFM: ChatGPT API hasn't been out for a day and they've already built an AI-generated podcast using it

DM us links on Twitter: @nonmayorpete & @noahedelman02.

Are you new to all this AI stuff? Here's The 3-Minute Guide to Slaying Your Dinner Convo About AI to get you up to speed. Or at least smart enough to impress your family.

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Trivia Answer: A is real and B is ChatGPT.

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