9 Cool AI Tools This Week

PLUS: Copilot's custom GPTs + the world's 1st AI software engineer agent

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In This Issue:
  • 💥 Big News: A speaking & reasoning robot, the 1st ever AI software engineering agent, Copilot’s custom GPTs, & 5 more

  • 🔥 Hot Tools: Expedite bulk content, gauge your biz’s AI readiness, never run out of ad ideas, & 6 more

  • 🥳 NEW on Futurepedia: Check out our 2 new automations directories

  • 🌟 GPT of the Week: Identify & replicate art styles

  • 💡 Quick Guide: How to choose between Zapier & Make

💥 Big News

AI Happenings You Don’t Want To Miss

OpenAI & Figure’s partnership enables the Figure 01 robot to speak, reason, reflect on its memory, & more.

Cognition released the first ever AI software engineer agent, Devin, which can build full apps (& so much more) without human assistance.

Microsoft introduced Copilot GPTs, allowing users to create their own task-specific chatbot.

Midjourney unveiled “Character Reference”, a feature for generating consistent characters across multiple images.

Perplexity added Yelp data — including maps, photos, reviews, & more — to provide users with detailed, up-to-date business recommendations.

Pika Labs added the ability to create video sound effects from text prompts (+ ICYMI, they recently added lip synching abilities, too).

Google Slides’ new Gemini-powered feature removes image backgrounds in presentations with one click.

Grok will (allegedly) go open source ‘this week’ — enabling the public to see & experiment with the code behind it.

🔥 Hot Tools

9 New & Trending AI Tools

Keep track of your stack by saving them to ‘Favorites’ in your Futurepedia.io profile.

machined (freemium): Automatically write entire content clusters**

Synaptiq (free): Determine your organization’s readiness for AI**

Cassidy: Create no code AI agents & automations trained on your company’s data

Cycle: Capture product feedback & share customer insights

Swipify: Never run out of ad ideas again

Checkmyidea-ia: Test your business idea before launching it

EtsyGenerator (freemium): 10x your Etsy shop sales

GoReply (free): Monetize your expertise — while supporting charities

Block Survey (freemium): Create end-to-end encrypted forms & surveys (Use the coupon code FUTURE20 for 20% off)


🚀 Remember to check your 5 personalized tool recommendations. They’re refreshed every Thursday!

🥳 NEW on Futurepedia!

Introducing… Workflow & Agent-Based Automations Directories 🎉

We believe that automation is not merely a trend but a transformative shift… and quite likely the next wave of AI.

That’s why we created two new automation tool directories.

Workflow Automation Tools

AI is revolutionizing workflow management by automating tedious, repetitive tasks — boosting operational efficiency while creating space for more innovation.

Agent-Based Automation Tools

Level up from traditional automation with AI agents. Unlike traditional automation tools that need explicit instructions for each action, AI agents work autonomously and require only an end goal to operate.

🌟 GPT of the Week

Identify & Replicate Art Styles

Getting your desired output from an AI art generator is a common struggle.

The Art Styler Explorer GPT not only generates art in a similar style to your input image but also offers descriptive insights to help you articulate your preferences effectively — boosting the changes of achieving your desired results.

Use Cases

Graphic design, illustration, artistic inspirations, marketing, content creation, branding, art education, gaming, architecture, & interior design

How It Works

Simply upload an image to the GPT, and it will:

1. Analyze the Image

It determines and explains:

  • The art style (+ historical context of that style)

  • Composition

  • Color palette

  • Notable characteristics

2. Provide Prompt Keywords

It tells you exactly which words to use to ‘capture the essence’ of the piece, e.g.:

  • “Traditional Japanese woodblock print technique”

  • “Stark notan contrast”

3. Generate New Art in the Same Style

With DALL-E integrated directly into the GPT, it will produce new images for you — eliminating the need for you to even write a prompt unless you want to use a different art generation tool.

Our Results

While it did change the type of animal and add a third one, the coloring was pretty spot on, including the red mouth detail. And although the drawing style was a smidge more sophisticated than our input, it was definitely closer than if we’d created a prompt from scratch.

To remedy, all we did was ask it to regenerate fixing those small issues.

The Takeaway

It wasn’t exactly perfect, but no image generator really is quite yet. Overall it did a really great job.

Plus, since we’re not exactly art buffs, learning exactly what words to use to describe what we’re looking for was a huge win in itself.

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💡 Quick Guide

How To Choose Between Zapier & Make

The prominent AI workflow automation tools, Zapier and Make, boost your productivity by automating repetitive, time-consuming tasks.

They do this by connecting various apps and services (without the need for coding) — with both offering many integrations with a wide range of apps. Make offers 1,200 integrations while Zapier offers 6,000+.

While they both perform the same basic function, there are key differences between the two.


  • Ideal Users: Beginners or those with no coding experience who need simple automations and work with popular apps

  • Key Differentiators: Easier to use than Make & large community of users

  • Unique Benefits: 3 paths & 3 nested paths for simpler automation needs

  • Pricing: Offers a free plan that’s limited to 1,000 tasks/month; Pricing is based on tasks performed, which can become costly


  • Ideal Users: Users with some programming knowledge and/or complex automation needs

  • Key Differentiators: More customizable & advanced features than Zapier

  • Unique Benefits: Excels at handling historical data; Offers the ability to observe the automation process as it happens & robust error handling; Allows you to create custom integrations

  • Pricing: Offers a free plan with limited features; More cost-effective than Zapier for many users because pricing is based on features vs. tasks

How To Choose

The best choice for you mainly depends on your specific automation needs and the complexity of them. You may want to choose…

Zapier if you’re new to workflow automation and are seeking an intuitive interface & simplicity in creating basic workflows

Make if you need to automate many tasks or require complex integrations and/or real-time scenario monitoring