8 Cool AI Tools This Week

PLUS: An Ivy League school launches an AI bootcamp

Weekly AI Product News

🌎️ Round Up

Google Search now offers interactive English speaking practice for Android users in select countries. Learners can practice speaking with personalized feedback and contextual translation on their smartphones. Google plans to expand this feature to more countries and languages in the future.

Google is actively experimenting with AI-driven ad formats in its Search platform as part of a strategic effort to bolster revenue streams. Ads remain the cornerstone of Google's income, contributing significantly in Q3 2023. The core aim of the AI-powered search experience is to deliver tailored information and insights, including the integration of sponsored ads marked with a sponsored tag.

Brilliant Labs introduced a rebranded generative AI app, Noa (formerly arGPT), which enables real-time language translation and truth discernment using ChatGPT. In a significant move, Stability AI has been integrated into their flagship AR device, Monocle, allowing users to create AI-generated imagery from real-time snapshots. Brilliant Labs aims to transform human-device interactions through generative AI-embedded AR glasses.

Amazon has introduced Explore with Alexa, a generative AI feature designed exclusively for children. This innovative addition aims to both entertain and educate young minds through engaging, conversational interactions. The responses provided by Alexa are crafted in a narrative style, using easily digestible language and concepts to enhance overall engagement. No fair, we want some fun too!

Today’s Spotlight

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🔥 Trending Tools

uizard: Generate editable prototypes, screens, images, and themes using simple text prompts with their newly released Autodesigner v1.5. (featured)

Chat EQ: Tough conversations made easy with AI. Enhance conflict management skills for effective communication.

Neural Times: News that rides and writes in the middle. Your unbiased AI-powered news source.

QR Diffusion: Create art-infused QR codes with pre-made prompts. QR code art generator.

CodeCompanion: Your all-in-one coding assistant. Prototype faster, code smarter, enhance learning and scale your productivity with the power of AI.

These tools have been trending among Futurepedia users this past week

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🤓 Editor’s Picks

PlayHT: AI voice generator & realistic text to speech (TTS). We’ve been looking at different text-to-speech options lately and landed on PlayHT.

PlayHT’s intuitive interface

Setup is incredibly easy. There’s tons of voices out there. But it’s way neater and more useful (in our opinion) to clone your own voice!

Upload a 30+ second or longer clip of your voice. Then the website does its magic. You can write up prompts, select the voice you uploaded, and in a few moments you get a voiced over audio back.

It’s somewhat eerie how realistic it can sound. Especially if you get a wide range of vocals for your 30+ second voice clip of yourself. I won’t say it’s 100%, but it’s like 97%.

You get 12,500 characters of voice over each month on the free plan. Paid plans offer more than 1 voice clone, 3 million characters per year (~70 hours), commercial rights.

LearnGPT: AI-powered learning platform. LearnGPT is like a self-writing book/course. Just enter the topic you want to learn about and watch the magic happen.

LearnGPT will store your AI-generated “books” to interact with

The tool doesn’t just give you an outline, but it will basically give you an article for each section. Plus, you have the option to interact with each lesson, as if you were asking an instructor.

We can’t help but wonder though if hallucination and dated info will affect this tool. If we tried to model the same capabilities in ChatGPT, it would require much more time and energy. Plus, as the strengths of the general GPT model grow, so will this tool.

We can see this style of lesson plan/book becoming a core feature of ChatGPT. This one is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking to deep dive into a topic and learn more with ease.

These picks are not ads. The Futurepedia editorial team recently tested these tools and/or found them impressive. Which tool should we try next? Reply and let us know.

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