Hi and welcome to another week of Augmented Rarity 💚
I must confess I almost had to skip this week too because life has been extremely busy, but decided on making a shorter one instead, so let’s start! 👽
🤖 Artificial Intelligence
ChatGPT for Bing is finally available 🥳. Another confession: I haven't signed up for the waitlist yet, but I'm going to . While we get access to it, we can start testing it using one of the several examples they show on the waiting list landing page. The wait they've built is exactly the same as a ChatGPT Chrome extension I've been using for some time, which works pretty well, so I'm even more hyped now 👀.
Robotaxis are the new big thing 🚕. Fully autonomous electric taxis. Yes, as autonomous as they are driverless. And no, we're not talking about Tesla, we're talking about Amazon. Well, actually Zoox, a startup that Amazon bought, so let's hope they're safer, as they claim that 94% of accidents are caused by people, so this would drastically reduce them 🤞. The design is very cute though.
As they say, haste makes waste. Even if you are Google. And especially when you're rushing to compete with another tech giant like Microsoft. And yes, I'm talking about the botched announcement of Bard, Google's rival to ChatGPT , a $120 billion AI chatbot that gave the wrong answer about a NASA telescope while being distributed as promotional material
Would you swallow a pill full of sensors? 💊 Probably not yet, but engineers at MIT and Caltech are working on one that could help monitor digestive problems without exposing the patient to X-rays ☢️
Saudi Arabia to send first woman astronaut into space this year 🚀. Rayyana Barnawi will join Ali Al-Qarni on a 10-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). It's sad to have to mention such things, but at least it means we're getting there 😌
Read, watch, listen
🍿 AI, startups and Kdramas? I would never imaged I was into them buuuut this one from 2020 made me binge watch it this past week
🤖 Text-to-UI is here! With Galileo AI you can obtain editable UI designs from a simple text description 😮💨 Can’t try it yet but you can add yourself to the waitlist 🙋🏻♀️
🤖 Neeva, an alternative to Google’s and Microsoft’s AI search engines
If you have made it this far, thank you! I apologise for not being able to curate last week's news, and for not being able to do a proper curation this week, but this extremely busy period is coming to an end soon 🙈
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The Bard demo was a disappointment indeed. But it's still early in the AI chatbot game.