😺 ChatGPT for Music

PLUS: How to make AI "a thing" inside your company

Welcome, humans.

Yesterday, out of the blue, OpenAI booted us from ChatGPT+ and decided to reject all our payment methods for upgrades. Testing out ChatGPT-3.5 briefly felt like taking a step back into the Dark Ages—seriously, we're baffled how anyone manages to use this version.

"AI withdrawal" is a real thing, but luckily, Claude 3 Opus served as our AI nicotine patch while OpenAI sorted out its issues.

Here’s what you need to know about AI today:

  • Why Udio changed our minds about the prospect of AI music.

  • We share tips on how companies can host AI workshops.

  • Humane’s Ai Pin is getting lousy reviews.

  • Apple is putting new AI chips inside of upcoming Mac laptops.

Udio’s ‘ChatGPT for Music’ moment.

On Monday, we wrote, “AI music = overrated.”

Since you can’t ⌘Z the internet, we’d like to refine our view: listening to AI music might be overrated, but AI music is genuinely impressive.

The revision is all thanks to demos we heard from Udio, a new music creation app that turns prompts into full-blown songs (they just raised $10M, with backers like will.i.am).

To the average ear (that’s us), some of Udio’s tracks sound virtually indistinguishable from real music, and many Redditors agree.

Give it a listen:

Why it matters: Udio allows users to create up to 1,200 songs per month at no cost, so we anticipate a surge in AI music innovation.

Our guess is that AI-generated tracks will find their niche as ambient soundtracks in settings like cafes or video games, rather than usurping curated Spotify playlists for active listening.

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How to make AI “a thing” in your organization.

Many companies will drag their feet on AI adoption until a competitor attributes their success to AI and forces them to react.

Don’t be “many companies”.

When it comes to AI, companies need to cultivate a culture that proactively encourages AI usage, not punishes it.

One way companies are finding success is by hosting AI workshops for their teams. Here are pieces of advice people gave on Reddit for this:

  • Explain just enough of the buzzwords—AI, ML, LLMs, GPTs, hallucinations, prompts, etc.

  • Show, don't just tell—use prerecorded demos to illustrate AI's utility across various job functions.

  • Have them take our Intro to ChatGPT course.

  • Encourage hands-on learning—offer structured activities on applying AI to [x].

  • Give people access to the tools (ChatGPT and Claude especially).

  • Discuss avoiding data leakage & hallucinations.

  • Keep it simple. One use case or prompt at a time.

Around the Horn.

Just as we predicted!

  • The improved ChatGPT-4 Turbo now powers ChatGPT+ and has retaken the #1 spot on the LMSYS Chatbot Arena Leaderboard.

  • Check out this demo of Gemini 1.5 Pro's ability to digest 70-page Google docs.

  • Forbes list of 50 AI companies is out—the startups have raised a combined $34.7B, compared to last year’s $27.2B.

  • Apple is putting new chips in all its Mac computers to power AI applications.

  • Adobe is paying $3/minute for videos to train an AI model.

  • r/Bard thread: I have downgraded from Google AI Plan to Basic Plan. I am sorry but Gemini Advanced is just not worth the $20.

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Intelligent Insights.

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  • Full Steam Ahead: The 2024 MAD (Machine Learning, AI & Data) Landscape (link).

  • Humane AI Pin review: not even close (link).

  • Gemini 1.5 and Google’s Nature (link).

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