😺 Microsoft Copilot

PLUS: use these 2 AI tools when ChatGPT is paused!

Welcome, humans.

Google DeepMind created an AI that predicts the weather more precisely than [insert your go-to weather app here]. Imagine how handy this would've been in elementary school—expecting a snow day only to wake up to clear roads was always such a huge letdown!

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

  • Microsoft is rolling out a bunch of AI features for companies with Copilot.

  • Bing Chat has been rebranded to Microsoft Copilot.

  • OpenAI is pausing new ChatGPT Plus sign-ups.

  • The US and China committed to prohibiting AI use in autonomous weapons.

The real test for AI at work begins…

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Microsoft is finally rolling out Copilot, its AI helper, to its >280,000,000 Teams users this month.

Not to sound like a broken record, but here’s what companies with a Microsoft Copilot license can now access:

  • Meeting summaries, transcriptions, and note-taking.

  • Drafting messages in Teams chats.

  • Distilling key points from lengthy chats and channels.

And most crucially: it can clean up your (very) messy background for virtual meetings.

Why it matters: This is a pivotal moment to gauge if "AI at work" truly delivers. The Neuron has two burning questions:

  1. Will people use Copilot?

  2. Will companies pay an extra $30/month/user for Copilot?

The answer to (1) seems to be yes. 77% of Copilot users don’t want to give it up and 70% report feeling more productive. Of course, feeling productive ≠ being productive, and 70% doesn’t feel that high.

The answer to (2) is TBD. If the demos are anything to go by, we foresee many companies paying extra for Copilot.

BUT, and it's a big BUT...the pathway to access Copilot is really friggin’ confusing. We’re still waiting for access, but we advise companies to go here to get started.


You may want to go beyond GPTs — build an AI Assistant that’s actually tailored to your business.

After OpenAI DevDay, the question for every company is not when will we build AI assistants, it’s how.

You’ve got a few options:

  1. Hire AI engineers to build bespoke models for your business (expensive $$$).

  2. Attempt the daunting task yourself (near impossible).

  3. Use Quickchat AI.

Quickchat AI has empowered >1,000 businesses to launch their custom AI assistant, giving them the tools to design and refine it until every response and action is just perfect.

Customer Support, Sales, actual physical Robots—you name it, they’ve got you covered.

Here are the 2 tools to use while ChatGPT Plus recharges.

So, this happened yesterday ^^^.

ChatGPT: “It’s not you, it’s me”.

Post-DevDay, ChatGPT Plus faced a surge in demand and (probably) a surge in compute costs—so much so that we’ve personally seen our fair share of “Network Errors” this week.

While ChatGPT Plus takes a breather, you can still tap into GPT-4 through Bing or via Azure’s OpenAI service if your business lives in Microsoft.

Your next-best option is Claude—its latest model is #2 behind GPT-4 and handles ~100-page PDFs with impressive accuracy.

We’ve also been sleeping on Perplexity. It’s a super-duper fast AI search engine—that always cites its sources like a good student—and gives you access to both GPT-4 and Claude 2 on their $20/month Pro plan.

Around the Horn.

  • Microsoft built a custom AI chip for powering AI models, is open-sourcing Phi-2, and rebranded Bing Chat to just Copilot.

  • The US and China have pledged to ban AI in autonomous weapons.

  • Check out this weekly show on how people are using ChatGPT in their day-to-day.

  • Google Photos is using AI to organize and group your photos.

Treat To Try.

Krea is an insane new AI image and design tool offering real-time editing.

Go check out their launch video if you work with visuals!

We curated the top 27 tools you need for work in our “Top Tools For Business”!

Thursday Trivia.

As AI becomes more powerful, it’s probably better to join forces with AI than to fight it. So, always prompt your AI with a polite “please”, “thanks”, and “slay”.

One glance, everyone knows the rules: one is DALL-E-generated and one is human-generated.

Which is which?



A Cat's Commentary.

Trivia Answer: A is human-generated and B is AI!

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