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๐Ÿ˜บ Spotify launches AI music

PLUS: Tome raises at $300 million

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

Using AI is like having an invisible friend, except instead of getting made fun of, you get promoted.

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

  • Spotify's massive AI announcement ๐ŸŽต

  • Tome snags $43 million in fresh funding ๐Ÿ’ฐ

  • Leo L'Orange vs. $300 million AI Startup ๐Ÿคบ

  • Nvidia pops on AI announcement ๐Ÿ“ˆ

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Spotify Introduces 'Siri For Music' ๐ŸŽง

DJ, turn it up-up-up-up-up-up-up.

Yesterday, Spotify debuted DJ, a personalized music AI that serves users curated songs, artists, and commentary in a hyper-realistic voice.

DJ aims to create an unparalleled music-listening journey by harnessing the power of OpenAI's generative AI and Sonantic's dynamic AI voice. Here's how the tool works:

  1. DJ studies your playlists and songs to curate a fresh music lineup of new and old songs that it knows you'll love.

  2. The more you listen, the better its recommendations get (aka reinforcement training).

  3. The best part: if you don't like the vibe, just hit the DJ button, and you'll be transported to a new genre, artist, or mood.

Plus, DJ's spoken commentary is from the voice of an actual person named Xavier "X" Jernigan (Spotify's Head of Cultural Partnerships).

Bottom line: AI is set to revolutionize our favorite social apps, ushering in more personalized, passive, and (probably) addicting experiences. Music will be no exception.

The real question is whether DJ can recreate the same thrill of a banger blasting on the radio?!

Tome Raises $43 Million In AI Gold Rush

Who said we're in a bear market?!

Tome, an AI tool that transforms ideas into visual stories, just closed a $43 million Series B funding round at a $300 million valuation after launching less than six months ago.

Tome's demos are bound to take your breath away: the tool turns simple text prompts into "full visual narratives with intelligent layouts, copy and images."

  • On the backend, the interface combines collaborative AI with responsive design and interactive content to produce compelling visuals.

  • Users are leveraging Tome to craft design portfolios, lesson plans, slide decks, and much more.

Despite its marvel, Tome's $300 million price tag still signifies a considerable valuation for a company with no revenue to date.

Why it matters: As AI becomes 'the thing,' founders will start rushing to fundraise before VC dollars dry up.

Smarter Than a Robot? ๐Ÿค–

1 legendary idea: Cloudhop, a new flying bus that transports employees from San Francisco to Silicon Valley.

2 contestants: Tome and Leo L'Orange.

Who made which presentation and which one is better? There's one only right answer :)


(keep reading to see if you're correct)

Around the Horn ๐Ÿฆ„

  • Notion AI, a tool to help users write, refine, and summarize text from existing notes, is now available to all users.

  • In its earning call yesterday, Nvidia announced its plan to train its own AI supercomputers to compete with existing models.

  • Artifact, the AI news app co-funded by the previous Instagram co-founders, launched publicly.

  • Samsung is working on a new feature that generates an AI copy of a user's voice to answer their phone calls when they're unavailable.

  • A WSJ piece on how CEOs and coders are experimenting with new AI tools.

Treats To Try ๐Ÿฟ

  • Uizard is an AI design tool that transforms concepts into beautiful designs and mockups.

  • A suite of no-code AI tools that help you upgrade your app (Magick).

  • A WhatsApp Bot that includes integrates results and images from ChatGPT and MidJourney.

  • Jotte, an AI-powered writing tool that turns nodes and summaries into long-form content.

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Trivia Answer: The first is Tome, and the better one is Leo.

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Disclaimer: we did not use AI to write todayโ€™s piece.