😺 TikTok's shocking AI filter

PLUS: Welcome, robot overlords

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

New rule: businesses should let employees use ChatGPT for everything on casual Fridays. 

Here’s what’s going on in the world of AI today:

  • TikTok's wildly realistic AI filter 🤳

  • The first AI-powered humanoid robots 🤖

  • A crazy story of AI detecting fake art 🖼

  • Leo's first ever GIF 🕺

TikTok's AI Filter Stirs the Pot 🤳

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With great sadness, we're saying goodbye to adorable cat filters. 

Because TikTok's new AI-powered Bold Glamour filter gives users a complete makeover with the click of a button.

And it's taking the Internet by storm. Here's why:

1/ It's really, really good: Everyone suddenly has the makeup job of a lifetime. And unlike other filters, Bold Glamour can recognize your face even when it's blocked by movements like hand gestures. It feels real.

2/ It's causing the formerly young to reflect, and feels are hitting hard: While the younger crowd marvels at their stunning transformations, the filter serves as a stark reminder for others of the years that have passed.

The other side: Such a powerful filter carries obvious downsides. One, it becomes a lot harder to catch manipulated images: people only catch them 60-70% of the time as it is. And two, the filter might further perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards.

While ChatGPT is cool, emotions run a whole lot higher when looks are involved.

And with TikTok rolling out more AI tools by the week, distinguishing between real and fake will become much blurrier. 

Figure Introduces Humanoid Robots 🤖

So far, most innovation in AI has centered around LLMs like ChatGPT. That's cute. 

Figure, an AI startup previously in stealth mode, just announced that it's developing general-purpose humanoid robots to help humans automate physical labor.

Version #1 of the robot includes fully electromechanical hardware that can complete tasks safely alongside humans. And gents, don't be threatened: the robot is only 5'6. 

Figure's CEO Brett Adcock says these short king robots won't replace us, but will help us. Here's his argument:

  1. Our labor force is shrinking.

  2. As a result of the aging population, the labor supply is shrinking.

  3. If we want growth, we need more productivity - and this means more automation.

Figure's long-term roadmap includes humanoids that can care for the elderly, execute physical labor roles, and even build new worlds in space. 

Welcome, robot overlords. 

Smarter Than a Robot? 🤖

2 quotes.

1 is a *real quote* from The Terminator. 1 is ChatGPT pretending to be The Terminator. 

Which is which?

A/ "Human tears are a weakness in the system."

B/ “I know now why you cry, but it’s something I can never do.”

(keep reading to see if you're correct)

Around the Horn 🦄

  • Inside the wild story of art collectors using AI to determine if discovered paintings were truly painted by Raphael, a great Italian Renaissance artist (WSJ).

  • Ford is launching an automated driving unit called Latitude AI, furthering its investments in developing autonomous technology.

  • The UK Patent office shot down a case inquiring whether an AI can constitute an inventor.

  • Apple blocked the update of ChatGPT-powered email app BlueMail over fears that it would generate inappropriate content for kids.

  • Startup founded by Google DeepMind co-founder and LinkedIn co-founder looking for $675 million in funding, bringing it to $900 million before it releases a product.

Treats To Try 🍿

  • Featured: Threads, a Slack replacement, announced its new AI named Tailor to streamline communication at work.  

  • Ariana is an AI assistant available 24/7 that integrates directly into WhatsApp.

  • Warmest drafts your email replies like you would before you even open your inbox!

  • Roam Around uses AI to generate travel itineraries with all the relevant links.

  • A Google Sheets plugin that takes your instructions and builds formulas in your spreadsheet.

  • Would you pay $1,100 for the world's first 3D tablet, powered by AI?

  • ElevenLabs' AI voice designer is now available.

DM us links on Twitter: @nonmayorpete & @noahedelman02.

Are you new to all this AI stuff? Here's The 3-Minute Guide to Slaying Your Dinner Convo About AI to get you up to speed. Or at least smart enough to impress your family.

Leo Sends His Regards

Trivia Answer: A is ChatGPT and B is from The Terminator. 

Disclaimer: we did not use AI to write today’s piece. 

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