7 Trending Tools to Work Smarter

PLUS: a new GPT challenger emerges, a model that reads minds, a logo transformation tutorial, & more

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AI Happenings You Don’t Want To Miss

Google launches its NotebookLM prototype, an AI-powered tool with features like source guides, citation generation, and chatbot-esque interactions to help collaborate with your own notes or files (see our guide below to start using it!).

Zensors cuts Toronto Pearson International Airport’s customs lines from 30 minutes to 6 by converting video feeds into structured data.

DeWave can read your mind. The AI model converts brain activity into words with ~60% accuracy — inciting an exciting possibility: giving voice to those who can’t communicate due to injury or illness.

Runway Research starts long-term research on general world models, which capture the dynamics of environments and human behavior to simulate real-world events and interactions.

Mistral AI unveils Mixtral 8×7B, a “mixture of experts” (MoE) AI language model that rivals OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 — making us one step closer to having internet-independent AI assistants right on our smartphones.

🔥 Hot Tools

7 Trending Tools to Work Smarter

We think you might love these tools that are getting high engagement on Futurepedia & other AI-enthusiast communities.

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Osum: helps you perform deep market research in seconds.**

DupDub: Streamline your creative process and achieve high-quality results for voiceover, writing, painting, avatar creation, & video editing.**

Namy AI: Create a memorable domain in a flash with name idea generation, availability checks, & even purchasing all in one place.

Postly: Design and deploy social media campaigns at scale with features that streamline your copywriting, image and video editing, & more.

Strut: Efficiently manage your entire writing process — from note-capture to draft creation to collaborative editing — with this productivity tool designed specifically for writers.

HireYay: Quickly find the best talent by effectively reaching millions of job seekers + easily stay organized with a streamlined recruitment process.

Neural Times: Stay up to date with unbiased news that’s drawn from diverse sources and synthesized into objective, opinion-free articles.

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📔 Easy Guide

Getting Set Up With NotebookLM

If you’re using Google Drive and/or have PDFs you want to chat with, Google’s latest release, NotebookLM is a game changer.

How it works: select multiple files from Drive or uploaded PDFs and the tool becomes an expert that you can collaborate with. Connecting to NotebookLM is easier than turning on your out-of-office before signing off for the holidays.

Step 1: Create your first notebook by clicking on ‘New Notebook’ and entering a project title.

Step 2: On the left side of the page, click ‘Add Source’ to upload copied text, a PDF, or select content from Google Drive. You can select up to 20 sources per notebook.

Step 3: Type your questions into the chat bar at the bottom of the page. You might ask NotebookLM to:

  • Explain content

  • Point out main themes

  • Help you brainstorm

  • Identify relevant statistics

  • and so much more

Step 4: Click on your uploaded source to see a summary and key topics.

Step 5: You can share notebooks with any number of people in the same domain as your account (ie. @yourcompany.com)

Oh, and if you’re thinking “Cool, but what about my data?”, then you’re in luck. They ignore it…

P.S. Get the most out of the tool by clicking on the ‘Introduction to NotebookLM’ example notebook on NotebookLM’s homepage.

💡 Quick Tutorial

Create Your Own Logo Transformation

  • Step 1: Go to ControlNet V1.1 - a Hugging Face Space by hysts.

  • Step 2: Select the ‘Lineart’ option found above the image upload area.

  • Step 3: Upload your logo… or any simple, high-contract image.

  • Step 4: Type in your prompt (e.g.: aerial view forest, island, egg in a frying pan, etc.)

  • Step 5: Select the ‘Run’ button to receive your image in a few short seconds!… or sometimes 1-2 minutes during peak hours.

  • Bonus: Animate with a tool like Stable Video, Pika Labs, or RunwayML.

Use Cases: We’ve all seen the way Google transforms their logo on their homepage, sometimes every day. Now you can do the same, for free, in under a minute (I know…wild!). So use this as an easy way to enhance your brand and creatively connect to your audience across your site, social posts, or ads.

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