- The Strange Review
- Wearable AI debuts at Paris Fashion Week. Canva partners with Runway ML.
Wearable AI debuts at Paris Fashion Week. Canva partners with Runway ML.
Screenwriters reach agreement around AI, Canva partners with Runway for text-to-video
From wearable AI gracing the runways at Paris Fashion Week to new agreements forged between the screenwriters and the studios around AI-aided creative work, it feels like AI is striding confidently into the creative world.
Humane Ai Pin debuts on the Coperni runway at Paris Fashion Week.
What I’m currently obsessing over is the future of search. Now that we have mountains of data to trawl through, the ability to query accurately by using less precision (what they call “fuzzy search”) becomes a really interesting problem to tackle. It really boils down to the art and science of designing “relevance”. In our Long Read, Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott talks about web search, and how compensation will have to change in order to continue incentivizing the creation of new content. Two years ago, I wrote about Super Curators and wayfinding for the web. What if AI agents are your Super Curator to navigate the web when we start drowning in mediocre content? Lots to noodle on.
The three biggest news in AI and creativity this weekL
1/ Screenwriters and movie studios reach an understanding around AI, ending a 5-month-long strike. TLDR: human writers must not have compensation or credit cut even when AI is used as a writing aid for scripts. This landmark case could set precedents for other creative fields, like music, design, and more.
2/ It’s Wearable AI week. Humane unveils its AI Pin at the Paris Fashion Week and Rewind introduces Rewind Pendant, a wearable necklace that captures what users say and hear in the real world and summarizes their day using AI. It apparently sold over 3,000 units in two days.
3/ Canva is crushing it. They announced today that they partnered up with Runway ML to offer Magic Media, where users can generate an 18 second video based on text and image prompts.
The Long Read
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on how AI and art will coexist in the future. I enjoyed this interview with The Verge (once you get past the Bing shilling), where he talks about the race to acquire and develop high-end GPUs, and how art can survive in the age of AI. (link)
🔥 Latest news
Amazon Bedrock is available now. Amazon Bedrock, its fully managed service for building on top of foundation models, is now generally available. Amazon Bedrock lets companies easily experiment with leading AI models like Anthropic's Claude and Meta’s Llama 2 through a single API.
Spotify spotted developing AI-generated playlists created with prompts. Spotify appears to be developing another means of using AI in its app: AI-powered playlists. References discovered in the app’s code indicate the company may be developing generative AI playlists users could create using prompts.
Google expands its AI search to teenagers. Google is expanding access to Search Generative Experience (SGE) to users between the ages of 13 and 17 in the US. SGE is an AI-enhanced search result that summarizes answers found across web pages.
Paris-based Mistral AI unveils its latest LLM Mistral 7B. The new open-source LLM aims to deliver a fusion of power and accessibility and provide a solid alternative to more established players like OpenAI ChatGPT, Claude AI, and Google Bard.
💰 Latest Startup Fundings
Invoke AI, a maker of open-source generative AI software for artists and creative teams, raises $3.75M in seed funding https://tinyurl.com/m9hhkv52
Former Tinder CEO’s AI chatbot startup Meeno secures $3.9M from Sequoia https://bitly.ws/WoQq
3D motion capture app Move AI raises $10M in seed funding from Play Ventures, Warner Music Group amongst others https://tinyurl.com/2y7de2n3
Unitary AI secures $15M for advanced video content moderation https://tinyurl.com/2njhw7rn
AI-driven shopping app Yaysay secures $10.3M in funding to launch its Beta mode https://bitly.ws/WjdD
Aug X Labs raises $3.1M to use AI to democratize video production https://bitly.ws/WoSB
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