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😺 The Neuron's Chatbot Power Rankings!

PLUS: the BEST free chatbot on the market is Claude Sonnet

Welcome, humans.

Insider insight: Claude has turned into a campus celebrity among university students for crunching down lengthy readings. Overheard in the library yesterday: “Just Claude it!”

RIP to the dedicated scholars who've spent their lives crafting 500-page, in-depth textbooks, now just fodder for Delta Sigma Phi pledges and their “summarize in 20 bullet points” prompts…

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

  • Early buzz suggests ChatGPT-4 Turbo has gotten a boost.

  • Mistral AI just dropped another open-source gem, Mixtral 8×22b, on X.

  • Funding for AI startups is still strong, up 11% in the last quarter.

  • Udio launched the best AI music creation tool we’ve seen yet!

The Neuron’s (refreshed) chatbot power rankings.

The past few weeks have been a buffet of AI chatbot advancements—here’s our latest scoop on the top models:

Tier 1.

ChatGPT-4 Turbo (COMING): This model powers ChatGPT+, and yesterday OpenAI teased a “majorly improved” version on the way.

  • IDK what “majorly” means, but initial feedback from API tests hints at notable enhancements in coding, RAG, and a knowledge update to December 2023.

  • Looks like ChatGPT-4 Turbo could reclaim the throne from Claude 3 Opus soon!

Claude 3 Opus (AVAILABLE): Anthropic’s best model that’s on par with ChatGPT-4. Best for both creative and professional writing (read our full review).

Gemini 1.5 Pro (COMING): Google’s next big thing, which has a massive context window handling up to 700,000 words, just opened to developers in Studio (everyone else can try it on Poe here!).

Gemini Ultra (AVAILABLE): Google’s take on ChatGPT-4, a tad underwhelming and also runs you $20/month (check our comparison).

Stay tuned for the top free chatbots in Tier 2!


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Introducing the latest, best-est, free-est chatbots on the market…

Tier 2.

Claude 3 Sonnet (AVAILABLE): Powers the free version of Claude. It stands out as the best free chabot currently available.

Command R+ (AVAILABLE): Cohere’s new, enterprise-focused model is notably cheap and accurate at retrieving information without errors.


Mixtral 8×22b (NEW): This is Mistral AI’s latest-greatest model, which they once again released in badass fashion as a torrent link on X. Mistral's other models are accessible on Poe for broader use.

Llama 3 (COMING): Llama 3 will be Meta’s finest open-source, free AI model to date. Small versions of Llama 3 are slated for release next week.

The LMSYS Chatbot Arena Leaderboard is an actual power ranking that collects 500K+ votes to rank LLMs—a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest models!

Around the Horn.

  • Meta unveiled new custom-made chips designed to power AI.

  • Anthropic latest study reveals the persuasive capabilities of its AI models (spoiler: Claude 3 Opus nearly mirrors human persuasiveness).

  • Apple released new research that could empower Siri to interpret IOS apps.

  • Texas is replacing thousands of human graders for its STAAR exams with ChatGPT.

  • Funding for AI startups was $2.2 billion in Q1, up 11% from Q4 of 2023

  • A Federal Bill was introduced that would require AI firms to reveal any copyrighted material used in training their models.

Treats To Try.

  1. *Superintelligent is a new platform to learn how to use AI. Hundreds of fun, fast video tutorials that show you exactly how to leverage AI tools at work. Get 50% off your first month with code “neuron”. 

  2. Udio is the best AI music creation tool we’ve seen yet—the lyrics sound strikingly natural!

  3. Google Photos has a bunch of new AI editing tools for things like unblurring photos and removing photobombers.

  4. Datasette Extract is a new plugin that uses GPT-4 to extract structured data from unstructured text and images.

  5. Sonauto is another AI song generator that is “more controllable”.

  6. Google’s Imagen 2.0 can create 4-second live images from text prompts.

  7. Aider is a command-line tool that lets you integrate GPT-3.5/GPT-4 with your local GitHub repository to edit code.

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Thursday Trivia.

We’ve been playing around with Midjourney a bit more recently. For some reason, everything we do in Discord feels tainted and illegal, like we’re visiting an internet back alley bar.

One glance, everyone knows the rules: one image is Midjourney v6, and the other is real.

Which is which?

A Cat's Commentary.

Trivia Answer: The left is AI and the right is real.

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