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Here’s what’s going on in AI today:
Microsoft is rolling out Intelligent Recap for Teams meetings.
AutoCode Pro is helping non-engineers ship code.
BenchSci raised $95 million for its AI drug discovery platform.
Japan is letting AI companies off the hook for copyrighted data.
AI-Powered Meeting Recaps Now Available In Teams 💼
Meetings: every employee’s least favorite pastime. Especially online ones.
So far, we’ve seen a number of note-taking tools like Fireflies that showcase AI’s potential to make meetings less of a headache.
Yesterday, Microsoft released its own AI meeting aid called “Intelligent Recap.” For every meeting conducted via Teams Premium, Recap will spit out…
… all in one place, so you never have to attend a meeting. ever. again!
At least not as many. And for the meetings you do attend, you’ll be able to focus on your self-view the conversation rather than fussing over note-taking.
On Microsoft’s roadmap are AI-generated meeting chapters and topics that let you skip to the most topics that matter most.
Why it matters: It’s a great feature (that we knew was coming). The real game-changer is that Intelligent Recap just knocked out quite a few of “we’ll take your meeting notes for you” startups, at least for Teams users.
Microsoft’s advantage in building AI on top of its current offerings is powerful. This will become more obvious as Microsoft continues to integrate AI into its entire suite.
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Are Autonomous Agents Making A Comeback? 👇
ChatGPT excels one task at a time, be it writing, research, or writing code. Autonomous agents can do all of those tasks completely independently.
Or so we believed.
It’s an appealing concept, yes, but hasn’t been super practical since people hyped up the concept 1-2 months ago (which feels like 1-2 years in AI).
However, a promising project emerged yesterday called AutoCode. This AI agent transforms your half-baked ideas into ready-to-use codebases.
While not perfect, it is a sizable step forward in generating fully working code from text prompts, no human required. They’re starting with text-to-Chrome extensions, which, yes, means more insufferable clickbait Twitter threads.
Why agents are getting better: models like Anthropic’s Claude can hold more context (meaning it can do more work before it has to reset), and developers are crafting better techniques to make models write better code.
Next, AutoCode is rolling out text-to-web apps and text-to-mobile apps, so we’ll see how well those can build from start to finish without a developer watching over them!
Around the Horn 🦄
Nvidia briefly topped a $1 trillion market cap on Tuesday as the 5th largest tech company worldwide.
Arm released two products — one GPU and one CPU — to support the performance of AI apps on smartphones.
A group of leading researchers, engineers, and executives released a warning about AI’s existential threat to humanity.
CrowdStrike introduced a generative AI assistant called “Charlotte AI” to help customers assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
The Japanese government confirmed that companies will not be obligated to recognize copyrighted data when training AI models.
Treats To Try 🍿
Reimagine is a photo-editing app that preserves and enhances new and old images.
Micro1 is an AI vetting tool that quickly assesses technical talent.
CapeChat keeps your sensitive data private when you use ChatGPT.
Prompt Perfect is a ChatGPT plugin that rephrases your prompts to make them more precise.
Rask uses AI to dub videos in different languages while still sounding like the original person.
Audioshake splits out different pieces of audio from each other, like voices from backing music.
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