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Weekly News Rundown
Google has introduced SynthID, which can add an invisible watermark to AI-generated images and later detect this watermark to distinguish them from human-created images, helping combat the spread of AI-generated misinformation. It's currently limited to images created with Google's Imagen tool.
OpenAI has shared examples of educators using ChatGPT in their classrooms for various purposes, such as debate role-play, translation assistance, and fact-checking, encouraging more teachers to do the same. It also provides sample prompts to help teachers integrate ChatGPT into their lessons.
Google is enhancing its Search Generative Experience by listing all sources used for AI-powered search summaries in thumbnails and allowing users to click on sources to visit associated websites.
Amazon One, combines biometrics, optical engineering, generative AI, and machine learning, allows customers to use their palm for activities like payments, loyalty cards, age verification, and venue access, eliminating the need for wallets. The system recognizes the unique patterns and veins in a user's palm, converting it into a unique numerical vector linked to their credit card or Amazon account. I’m sure you’re wondering how accurate it is…well across 3 million tests, it’s 99.9999% accurate (it was wrong only 3 times).
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Top Tools in AI
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30 Upcoming AI Conferences
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There’s a lot you can learn about AI online (and from great newsletters 😉). But human connection is still an unrivaled way to gain perspective and education. We put together a list of 30 upcoming conferences. Find one near you. And while you’re there, may as well bookmark it because we’ll be regularly refreshing this resource.
🎨 Mid-Journey Prompt Tutorial
Design A Logo
Midjourney can generate images from text in seconds. It can basically create whatever you want – that includes logos. Just explain what you want it to look like, and Midjourney will create it for you.
But that is also the hard part; explaining what you want it to look like. Midjourney’s outputs completely depend on the input. Let’s take a look at how to build the right prompt for a logo in 3 steps.
Step 1: Decide what type of logo you want. There are 14 kinds but combination, wordmark and lettermark are among the most popular.
Step 2: Refer to an artistic style… Next, it’s time to explain the artistic style you want Midjourney to use for your logo. Some options include psychedelic art, de stijl, pop art, 3D, and more.
Step 3: Tell the AI what not to do…This is what we call a “negative prompt”. It tells AI what not to do. For example: no text, not photorealistic, no red – you name it.
Example: an emblem logo of a soccer ball, pop art –no text
When Will AI Reach Human-Level Performance?
As part of its most recent AI market report, McKinsey conducted research on how long it will take for generative AI to reach human-level performance. Here are the results:
For most of the technical capabilities shown in this chart, generative AI will perform at a median level of human performance by the end of this decade. And its performance will compete with the top 25% of people completing any and all of these tasks before 2040. In some cases, that’s 40 years faster than experts previously thought.
Last week we asked you “What is your biggest concern about implementing AI tools in your work?” and here are the results from 211 responses:
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