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OpenAI's Innovations & Their Potential
Industry leader OpenAI is at the forefront of innovations, developing smart bots capable of performing various actions across different apps and websites. These agents can automate tasks, potentially revolutionizing the workforce and production methods. Coupled with breakthroughs like the language model GPT-4, the possibilities seem endless.
AI's Role in Consumer Electronics
Companies like Brilliant Labs are making strides in technology by offering affordable smart glasses equipped with AI functionalities. The Frame smart glasses, priced at $349, provide features like visual analysis, translation, and web searches, demonstrating AI's potential in enhancing everyday tasks.
AI in Advertising: A Glimpse into Practical Applications
AI’s versatility was prominently highlighted through Super Bowl ads by giants like Google and Microsoft. Their AI-driven products – Copilot and Pixel 8 – were featured to promote career transitions, business startups, and accessibility, respectively.
AI's Role in Enhancing Accessibility
Similar to humans, AIs can have an identity crisis too. The disconnection with Google Workspace accounts, its inadequacy in utilizing Google search, and its limitation in understanding its own capabilities reflect Gemini's 'identity crisis'.
Legal Consequences: Copyright Battles Launched Against AI Art Firms
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Topics Covered in This Episode
1. Discussion on OpenAI
2. Google's AI Products
3. Legal Challenges for AI Industry
4. New AI Technology and Commercial Promotion
Jordan Wilson [00:00:18]:
If you spent your entire weekend glued to the Super Bowl and couldn't keep up with what's going on in the world of AI, well, We got you. This is the AI news that matters. Welcome y'all. What's going on? My name is Jordan Wilson, and I'm the host of Everyday AI. And this is for you. Everyday AI is a daily livestream, podcast, and free daily newsletter helping Everyday people like you and me not just learn what's going on in the world of AI. There's a lot, but how we can all actually leverage it Grow our companies and to grow our careers. So, if you're listening to the podcast, thank you.
Jordan Wilson [00:00:56]:
We appreciate that. Check your episode notes as always. So go down, look at the notes in the episode description. We have links to, you know, our website To read more about all of these stories as well. And if you're joining us live, like doctor Harvey Castro from Texas or Tara joining us from Nashville, hey. Or Woosie Rogers joining us from the Super Bowl winning city of Kansas City. Congrats, Woosie. Alright.
Jordan Wilson [00:01:24]:
So if you're joining us on a livestream, let me know what what, you care about this week in AI news. Alright. So Let's let's jump into it, y'all, and let me just tell you this. I get it. Trying to understand what's going on The world of artificial intelligence is not easy. There's so many things happening. It's it's so much marketing from companies and and spin, and, know, it's it's it's hard to understand what's real and what's not. That's what we do here.
Jordan Wilson [00:01:54]:
So, you know, I'd say I hate to put a number on it, but I'd say at least I spend 10 hours a week just reading AI news. Probably a lot more because it's actually AI generated summaries about AI news, right, that that I'm reading to keep up. So I probably look at a couple 100 stories each and every week Specifically on AI. So from all these big companies, the press releases they're putting out, the stories that they're pushing, new developments. We're keeping up with all of it. Alright? So each week on Monday, usually every single week on Monday since 2024 started, this is our segment, and and we tell you here's here's what's actually important. Alright? And here's what's not. So Let's let's jump in.
Jordan Wilson [00:02:38]:
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Jordan Wilson [00:03:17]:
And, hey, as a reminder, because people don't know this, this is a live show. Right? I I joke around sometimes and say this is the realest thing in artificial intelligence. This is a live show. We don't really edit it and put it out on the podcast. So so there's a lot of work that goes into this, but I'd I'd like to remind people that. Alright. Let's start at the top for the AI news that matters this week. Alright.
Jordan Wilson [00:03:39]:
So OpenAI is working on agents. Alright? So they are reportedly developing agents. Probably The the first story that we saw in this with on this was from the information, but now, just about every single publication has been writing about this. So, It's technically not new, but this is the 1st kind of, official reporting that we've seen. But we've known all along that, OpenAI has been working on a lot of things. They've been working on artificial general intelligence. Right? So that's essentially what happens when all of these AI systems are smarter than us, and they don't necessarily need us anymore to tell them what to do. So, OpenAI has been openly working on artificial, General intelligence or AGI, but it's also been reported now for many months that they've been working on agents.
Jordan Wilson [00:04:26]:
Alright. So If you're not a dork like me, let me tell you a little bit what agents are and what they can do. Well, agents are, kind of Think of that as smart little bots that you can program to do something on your computer. So the way that this is kind of different right now than, generative AI is right now, generative AI still requires a human. Right? It still requires a human to input some text Maybe to copy and paste the output, right, or to save. You know, maybe you're generating, images or you're generating, videos, whatever it may be. So right now, even generative AI still requires us as humans. So here's what an agent is and what it does and why this is pretty big news.
Jordan Wilson [00:05:09]:
Well, Essentially, OpenAI is working on 2 different types of agents. So the first type of agent is it can control your actual devices. Right? So Whether that's your, computer or I'm sure there's there's going to be, agents on the phone as well, So it can actually control your device, right, and perform actions on your device for you. Alright. So then the second thing is it can complete actions, across multiple apps or websites. Alright? So Literally think of what a human does all day. Right? For the most part, we are on different websites. We are maybe typing things in.
Jordan Wilson [00:05:52]:
We are reading, maybe looking at documents or presentations, maybe taking notes, replying to emails, etcetera. So you probably understand now how powerful this could be. Right? Because think, OpenAI understand. It can see. It can see things. Right? So we've seen with the, you know, what's widely called vision, the vision capabilities in GPT 4 where it can understand, it can understand images. Right? It can read PDF documents. OpenAI and other large language models, can look at spreadsheets, and they can analyze spreadsheets.
Jordan Wilson [00:06:31]:
Right? But it still requires us. Right? It still requires us to, you know, maybe go in our email and download that latest quarterly report and to say, yes. You you know, make a decision. Yes. This is something you know, there's no private data in here. I can upload this into ChatGPT, and it still requires the human to do that and to tell ChatGPT something and to Take the results from what OpenAI or another large language model spits out. It's not how it will work with agents. Alright.
Jordan Wilson [00:06:59]:
So agents are programmable. So all of those different steps that I just talked about, in theory, and this is probably how, These agents will work whenever they do come out. They are programmable. Right? If you're if you're a super dork like me, you probably follow, RPA. Right. So, RPA has has been around for a long time, but what RPA essentially is, it's called robotic process automation. So it's It's gotten a lot better, and a lot more, intuitive for beginners over the years, but, essentially, That's where you can just think. Think of, like, if clicking a record button, right, on your browser or maybe on your computer, And it's, analyzing exactly what you're doing.
Jordan Wilson [00:07:44]:
Right? And then after you're done recording, you can go and say, okay. Well, hey. Between Step 3 and step 4 at a 32nd delay. Or, you know, at step 5, we need to enter credentials. So here are the credentials that we enter when we click on this, you know, username field. Okay? So think of what happens When we get those agents' capabilities and combine it with OpenAI, combine it with, what what I think is still by far the world's most advanced large language model in GPT four. So, bringing the Internet connectivity of GPT four, the vision capabilities, the, the ability to, read and analyze PDFs, the ability to, analyze spreadsheets, photos, etcetera, And then combine it with these 2, you know, reported, agents that would would be coming out from OpenAI, the ability to control your device and the ability to perform actions on your behalf across multiple apps and websites. You know what? And we're gonna be talking about this a little bit tomorrow on hot take Tuesday.
Jordan Wilson [00:08:51]:
But I think this is I mean, this just goes to show how much I think people are misunderstanding, the power of artificial intelligence. Right? They think that, oh, AI is just hype. It's like, no. AI isn't just hype. This is the future of work. This how we are all going to be working. Right? I'm not saying it's going to be, you know, using OpenAI, you you know, and and, you know, this agent's, functionality or feature when it comes out, but this is this is the future of work. Right? It's it's combining, kind of that automation With large language models, with with Internet connectivity, with the concept of, you know, second brain or the concept of, an AI system having access everything that you need, right, and having that in its kind of own internal database.
Jordan Wilson [00:09:38]:
So, pretty pretty interesting, you know, pretty interesting stuff here from OpenAI. And, I'll tell you one other thing. You know, this is, I think for a lot of, people, When this story came out, this is the 1st time that they kind of switched, their thoughts on what, generative AI could do. But if I'm telling like, if I'm telling you the truth, this is what we've been seeing already for the last year or so with chat GPT plug ins, right, on a very small scale. And and and, you know, this is why I talk about plug ins so much, and this is why we teach, you know, plug ins in our free prime prompt polish course. Right. So, again, check your show notes or just, you know, hit us up and say PPP. We'll send you access to that.
Jordan Wilson [00:10:20]:
But, you know, with plug ins, you can do this on a limited capability. Right. With 1 prompt, you can hit enter. And, you know, by combining 3 different plug ins, it can perform a variety of tasks on your behalf. That's what people are missing. Right? And why I think OpenAI is so far ahead of everyone still right now, with plug ins while we still have them, is is is because you get that, that glimpse of RPA. You get that that glimpse of agents, you know, multiple, kind of smart plug ins working together at the same time to help you accomplish a goal. Right? An example that we always do is combining multiple plug ins to analyze a long, PDF, to grab information out of that PDF, to write about it, To, put some of that information in a spreadsheet and then to make a graph.
Jordan Wilson [00:11:10]:
Right? It's a very small example, but that's something you could do right now With OpenAI's chat gpt that a lot of people don't know about, but, pretty exciting, for the future to see what's what's coming next with these agents. Alright. Our next piece of AI news that matters, Google Gemini Ultra is out. Alright. So we had a dedicated show about this on Friday. So if you care, make sure to go back and, listen and watch that one. But here's the, here's the high level. Right? So I think Google's missed, a lot of things here.
Jordan Wilson [00:11:47]:
I think they've missed the mark in their marketing, their advertising, their messaging, etcetera. It's a little confusing. So, essentially, Bard is dead. Alright? So if you hear someone talking about Google Bard, it technically doesn't exist anymore. Alright. So here's here's here's, here's the skinny. Right? If you wanna if you wanna hear The, all of the names and all everything that's been going on with GoogleBARD and Google Gemini. Right? So originally, Google bard was powered by the Lambda model.
Jordan Wilson [00:12:21]:
Then Google bard was powered by Palm model. Then Google bard was powered by Palm 2. Then Google Bard was powered by Gemini Pro. Now Google Bard is dead. So now Gemini is powered by Gemini Gemini Pro for the free edition. And now Gemini advanced is kind of the new name for the more powerful model, which is powered by Gemini Ultra. So a little confusing. You know, essentially, we've gone from barred, to, you know, powered by different models, to bow Bard being powered by Gemini.
Jordan Wilson [00:12:58]:
So now we're calling it Gemini, but there's 2 flavors. There's Gemini advanced, Which is powered by Gemini Ultra, and then there's just, normal Gemini, which is powered by the free Gemini Pro. Yeah. It's a lot. Right? And And I I'm I'm I'm not gonna get into, you know, how badly, I think Google fumbled, kind of the marketing and the messaging around this, but here's here's the high level overview. So, it is free. Right? So there is the free version, which is Gemini Pro, and it's pretty Okay. For for a a free offering.
Jordan Wilson [00:13:32]:
Right? I'll say this. You know, Douglas, yeah, Douglas is is throwing up An emoji of, hot garbage for, for Google Gemini. So I will say there's there's, things that are okay about Google Gemini. Right? If you're looking at the the free version, I'd say at least the free version is comparable. So Gemini Pro is Comparable to GPT 3.5 if you're using the free version of ChatGPT. However, you can, access GPT 4 for free in a variety of use cases. So I don't see a lot of use cases right now, at least, where anyone should be using Gemini. You know, the, I guess the exclusion for that is if you do have access right now to your workspace account, which is the one thing I was really, really disappointed with Google Inn So many people cannot access this with their current workspace account.
Jordan Wilson [00:14:27]:
Right? So that means, you know, like my company, so many companies around the world use What used to be called G Suite, but it's now called Google Workspace. Right? So your work email is Google. Your, Your documents are in your Google Drive. You know? You're using, maybe Google Docs and Google Sheets, etcetera. So the the premise and the promise of a large language model like Gemini advanced, the paid version, so you can access Gemini Ultra, but the promise and the premise is, alright. Well, let's connect it to our work documents, right, so we can get more work done, We can make the mundane faster and focus on the meaningful. Well, so many people right now cannot even access, Gemini advanced in this new model with their Google Workspace accounts. Right? Myself included, I've read on the Internet.
Jordan Wilson [00:15:16]:
Very few people, it seems like have access to this, and you can only access it with your personal Gmail account. So, again, huge blunder. You know, I've I've I've talked about how so many companies make it easy to access their paid model. Right? Chatt GPT makes it very easy. Perplexity makes it easy. Anthropic Claude makes it easy. Right? Like, so many of these companies make it so easy to access Pro model. It's actually very difficult with with with Google and Google Gemini.
Jordan Wilson [00:15:48]:
Right? I I went down like a 30 click, you know, maze to try to see if our company had access to Google Gemini with our workspace account. Turns out, well, we did. So yeah. And and you can yeah. Right now is you can use, Google Apps with the, with the free tier as well so you can connect with your personal Gmail account. But, again, at least to me, what's the point? What's the point? Right? Google, if you wanna see use your large language model, First of all, you gotta fix some of these things. Right? Talked about a couple of these things on the show. So, running some test prompts When, Gemini Advanced was released.
Jordan Wilson [00:16:30]:
So, you know, as an example, I asked Gemini Advanced Who won the US primary election in New Hampshire? Right? So, Donald Trump won it for the Republicans. Joe Biden technically won it, has a write in for for democrats. Right? But, Google Gemini said, You know, elections are a complex topic, and it said just use Google search. Why? Why? Right? Google has the most powerful search engine. Why can't it get, real time information correct in Gemini? Also, I asked this was, I believe on Thursday. I said, who is playing in the Super Bowl this week? And Google Gemini said, well, that hasn't been decided yet. Obviously, it has. So, you know, I think the combination, between Gemini, Ultra not having access not having Consistent and, correct access to real time data across the board, huge miss.
Jordan Wilson [00:17:30]:
The fact that so many, Workspace accounts can't have access and use this, you know, for their business. Huge mess. So, I hope this improves, But, again, I don't if I'm being honest, I don't have a ton of confidence, specifically in Google Gemini. I think Google has great other AI products. Right now, Gemini is not it. Right? There's all this hype that, it was gonna come and out outshadowed GPT 4, and it was gonna be the, Chat gbt 4 killer. No. It's not.
Jordan Wilson [00:17:59]:
It's not even comparable, if I'm being honest. I don't see a single use case, at least right now, For myself or our team, why we would want to use Google Gemini. Yeah. It's fast. It's it's pretty good at coding. It has, you know, some nice personality. I think it's it's a little less dry than other large language models, but I don't care about that. I don't care about a personality, for a large language model or speed if it can't, number 1, access my work data, and number 2, if it can't access and Consistent real time data.
Jordan Wilson [00:18:32]:
It has direct connectivity to the world's largest and best search engine, yet it can't get real time right. It's a huge problem. Let's see. Pramad, thank you for your question. So Pramad asking, is Ultra gonna support the same agent's concept and GPT. Not not that we know of yet. Right? This is I I I do believe this is where all big companies are working in their next iterations of large language models is, kind of this concept of agents. That is the logic the only logical, kind of next step, right, aside from improving the actual models.
Jordan Wilson [00:19:10]:
But, yes, provide the, the assumption In the community that, you know, of us dorks that follow this is that Google and all other companies will be working, on agents, but there hasn't been any kind of official reporting, Yeah. Yes, Matt. Thank you for joining us. Big big mess. But he said, Friday okay. Friday, the prompts were responding correctly. Yeah. I did I did try them a little bit, more over the weekend.
Jordan Wilson [00:19:35]:
They were responding a little bit better, but at least still, I still think that, Gemini was missing, some of that real time accuracy. Although, yes, it did approve from the original launch. Alright. Next. Hey. We're talking more OpenAI Because Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, is looking to raise. Alright? So clear clear your clear your, speaker here because this is not a, a misspeak. 7 trillion.
Jordan Wilson [00:20:05]:
$7,000,000,000,000. Sam Altman is looking to raise $7,000,000,000,000 for AI chips. Alright. So, Sam Altman is looking to increase global Shipbuilding capacity, aiming to solve this kind of supply and demand paradigm we have going on right now. And let me just go ahead and and Put this into perspective, and and let me tell you what I think OpenAI is doing here. OpenAI wants to be bigger than Microsoft. OpenAI wants to be bigger than NVIDIA. Right? I think right now, those are the 2 companies that are out ahead of everyone else.
Jordan Wilson [00:20:43]:
NVIDIA is has a choke hold on the chips industry. Right? So, and and what this means if you don't follow it closely, you You know, there's these GPU chips. Right? And these are essentially a very powerful, chip that is required to run all of these, All of these generative AI, companies. Right? They all need, you know, 1,000 and tens of thousands of these very powerful GPU chips. And right now, NVIDIA is really the only one that can make one that's powerful enough. Right? It's they're so far ahead of everyone else. But A lot of big companies, Microsoft included, are, Amazon as well, are, starting to build their own very powerful chips that can power generative AI. Right? So Sam Altman wants in on this.
Jordan Wilson [00:21:31]:
Right? He wants OpenAI to play in this space and is looking to raise seven $1,000,000,000,000. Yes. 1,000,000,000,000. Alright. Let me put that in perspective. Obviously, no company has ever raised that kind of money in the history of ever. Right? You've seen some companies raise maybe a1000000000 with a b, but 1, I I couldn't even find the information for the most, you know, I I I saw that there's been multiple companies that have raised more than $1,000,000,000. Right? I've never I could be wrong.
Jordan Wilson [00:22:03]:
Let me know. I've never seen or heard of a company raising 1,000,000,000,000 with a t,000,000,000,000 of dollars. Let's put it in perspective. That is more revenue. Right? So if you look at the top 15 companies in the US and combine their revenue, is more revenue than the 15 largest companies in the United States combined. 7 trillion is a silly amount. So why? Why are they doing this? Well, yeah, I think they, I think they want to be You know, if the if you combined Microsoft and NVIDIA and Google, I think that's what OpenAI wants to be in the future. However, I I think it actually signals something else.
Jordan Wilson [00:22:49]:
Here's what I think. Right? And I don't I don't speculate a ton on the show because I I wanna keep it facts based, but, there's plenty of other people who have this belief. But I think this just goes to show that right now, OpenAI has a lot more, technology and a lot more developments, than they've announced. Right? Whether that means, like, oh, have they announced AGI? I'm not saying that. Or have they achieved artificial general intelligence? I'm not saying that. But who knows? Maybe they're much closer to agents than what reports are saying, or maybe they are much closer to AGI. And maybe one of their biggest, you know, obstacles as they see the next, you know, 3, 5 years of the company is not having enough Chips not having enough compute power. Right? And also, even if you think of what does $7,000,000,000,000 of chips of of GPU chips looks like.
Jordan Wilson [00:23:45]:
Well, I don't even know if there's enough resources right now in the world. Right? Because all of these chips require resources from the Earth. I don't even know if there's enough resources to build right now $7,000,000,000,000 of chips. So, you know, maybe it's a a new, Type of power, that they want to build in order to create more energy efficient and more powerful chips. Right? We've talked about fusion before. We know same old man, is is pretty big on, fusion technology as is, Mark Zuckerberg. So this is big news. Right? So keep an eye On what OpenAI is going to be up to in the coming months.
Jordan Wilson [00:24:24]:
Why are they trying to raise 7 trillion? I think it is bigger than just wanting to compete in chips. That's it has to be something bigger. Right? Again, that's me, Kind of going off on my own there, but it has to be something bigger than just the chips. Alright. Let's keep the AI news that matters rolling. So, AI art companies are going on the offensive in a lawsuit that they're involved in. So, there's been a lot of these, but one major and Ongoing class action lawsuit against a handful of AI photo and video generating companies are alleging that they're using copyrighted materials. So, lawyers for some of the defendants, which this, particular class action lawsuits, includes runway, Midjourney and StabilityAI.
Jordan Wilson [00:25:15]:
So lawyers for some of these companies just, this weekend filed new motions, and motion to dismiss the case. Alright. So this is gonna be interesting, and I've been saying this for, jeez, even before I started the show that There's gonna be so many so many lawsuits for generated AI companies. If you want job security in the uncertain world of AI, Be a a lawyer that handles these cases, that handles copyright law, that handles, IP, that handles the future of the Internet. Because, I mean, here's the reality. Almost every large language model or generative AI technology, not all of them, but almost all of them are trained on copyrighted materials and can produce a content that includes copyrighted materials. So, the lawsuits are gonna be bonkers, but I just think that's the new model. That's the new model is is these companies are just that's just gonna be a top top line item.
Jordan Wilson [00:26:13]:
You know, on their balance sheet is settling lawsuits or, you know, striking partnership deals, to not get sued. You know, I think that's obviously you know, people much smarter than me thought of this when they launched the companies. I think that's what, we're gonna see. Right? We've already seen OpenAI working on, content partnerships, worth anywhere from 1 to 5,000,000 Dollars annually with, certain online, outlets. And you're gonna see, easily lawsuits that, Could be in the billions. Right? So The New York Times is suing OpenAI and Microsoft for a reported billions. That's billions with a b. Right? Presumably, that case will get settled, but you're gonna see, 100 of 100 of 1,000,000 or 1,000,000,000 of dollars in in settlements, lawsuits, etcetera, that these large gen AI companies, these large tech giants are going to have to pay out.
Jordan Wilson [00:27:12]:
There's there's no other way around it aside from, you know, equally as lucrative, content agreements or content deals. So pretty, pretty big one here with the, these AI art companies going on the offensive, trying to get, at least one of these, I believe this one was in California, trying to get one of these class action lawsuits thrown out. I don't think it's gonna work, but keep an eye on it. Let's see. Tanya Tanya, thanks for joining us. Tanya says, doesn't it depend on how AI validates information, which makes sense that information is not accessible? Yeah. I mean, it depends. It depends on what you're talking about.
Jordan Wilson [00:27:47]:
Depends on if you're talking about text, images. Right? But if you can go in and ask, You know, so many of these, you know, now AI image generating, you know, platforms for, you know, hey. Say, I want this from Disney, or I want this from Marvel, and it spits it out, or even when you don't. Right? We've showed this on on the show before. Even when you ask Or, oh, you know, draw me a picture of a superhero. And a lot of these platforms will spit out something that's copyrighted even when you're not asking for it. Right? Because, these these models have just gobbled up, you know, the history of of the open and closed Internet. So, yeah, it's it's problematic.
Jordan Wilson [00:28:28]:
Alright. Next. I like this one. So details are now coming out for, Brilliant Labs, newest hardware product called, there these are glasses called the Frame. So the startup of Brilliant Labs has launched a new pair of smart spectacles called Frame, and it offers kind of different AI assisted features Like visual analysis, translation, and web search. So the eyewear, which will be $349, there's there's obviously quite quite a few kind of AI smart glasses that have been hitting, you you know, the scene. These are obviously much more affordable, but 1 tenth of the price As the Apple Vision Pro, I'll although obviously, you know, not competing in the same category, but you've seen, the smart glasses, kind of a combo from, Meta and Ray Ban. So now we are seeing, Brilliant Labs announcing, the frame, $349.
Jordan Wilson [00:29:27]:
What I like is yes. There is, there's an app that you can pair it up with, You know, kind of personalized, what's seen on these glasses, but it's really cool. So, I think the 2 things that I'm most excited about to see in these glasses are. So it's using, OpenAI for visual analysis. Right? So literally in real time When you're seeing something, I think in the ad, it's, you know, looking at raspberries, and it's giving you, you know, nutritional information. So think. Right. Anything that you can see, tapping into this kind of vision mode that we talked about from OpenAI, Allowing these glasses, these AI powered glasses to see and understand and give you more information about something that you're seeing, I think that's great, as well as using perplexity for web search.
Jordan Wilson [00:30:16]:
So for real time information, I believe with the frame, you can also speak to them. I know it's weird people speaking to glasses, but, you know, unfortunately, that may be the future. So, pretty pretty cool, announcement here From Brilliant Labs with, frame glasses. Alright. And here we go. We're gonna wrap up. We're gonna wrap up here We're talking about the Super Bowl. So AI was front and center, at the Super Bowl at least for Ads.
Jordan Wilson [00:30:45]:
Alright? So, I'm gonna run down, some of the ads that caught my attention for, For the Super Bowl, you know, different companies, sometimes poking fun of AI, but also some I think some really cool use cases and some, I think some of the great commercials that really ran away, you know, with the, with the limelight. So, first, a funny one here, with the minions, for their new movie poking fun of terrible AI images. And and we're gonna be linking all of these in our newsletter So make sure you go to your everyday ai.com and sign up for that free daily newsletter. So, the the, the the the minions kind of, and Poking fun of AI, generated images in their 32nd spot. Alright. This one this one was actually Little bit of misinformation. So there was the he gets us, ads. There's 2 different ones, and, a lot of people on the Internet said These were AI generated.
Jordan Wilson [00:31:43]:
I even thought myself when I first saw them, I'm like, these look AI generated. So it was just a series of of photos. But, and even, the ad, ad age, Twitter account reference that these were AI image generated, and later, they that they actually worked. So, you know, a lot of people it it is getting harder and harder to to understand because AI image, AI images are so high quality now, especially with mid journey v six. It's hard to tell the difference. So so many people even, you know, news outlets were reporting or alluding to, yeah, these are AI image, AI images, but they were not. So At Age did, confirm later on that they were actually by a fine arts photographer named Julie Fullerton Batten. Alright.
Jordan Wilson [00:32:30]:
So, the next, the next one we had was from Microsoft Copilot. So micro Microsoft, this was their first Super Bowl ad in 4 years. Oh, I thought it was pretty, a cool commercial, pretty inspiring, but they essentially, you know, went through the lens of, looking at different people that were maybe making a career transition, trying to start their own business, maybe, you know, having a career shift later in life, going to school, etcetera. So, the kind kind of this ad that was, I kind of called it like a watch me ad. So they're saying, you know, kind of like watch me. Right? Like, prove all of you wrong. You know, kind of the the concept of using Microsoft Copilot, in different capacities to do different things. So, some of the, features that they highlighted in this 1 minute ad, right, which is like an eternity.
Jordan Wilson [00:33:19]:
I think that's like $14,000,000 or something, to put out the ad. So, someone generating storyboard images with Copilot, someone coding, with Copilot. Someone creating a chemistry quiz. Someone creating logos for a a new company. Right? So, it was going through just different practical and Use cases both for personal and professional reasons, of different ways to use the AI, Microsoft's AI, kind of chat, Copilot. So Microsoft here, I loved it, leaning very heavily into AI, and also, coming out with that, You know, that tagline that, hey. I love. Right? So they said your everyday AI companion on any device.
Jordan Wilson [00:34:02]:
Hey. I'm for it. Alright. Next. The the the the next one, and I liked, I like this one. I thought this was a great, great commercial. So, Google really pushing AI and accessibility. So showing off the AI capabilities and its new Pixel 8 smartphone.
Jordan Wilson [00:34:18]:
So there is a new feature, a new AI accessibility feature called guided frame. So they had a great commercial here, kind of through the lens of someone who had visual impairments using this new feature In the Pixel 8, called guided frame to help them capture these moments on their phone even though if they weren't able to, Fully see it because of this visual impairment. So, I thought that, you know, it's hey. For once, I love seeing a big company, you you know, take and and empathetic, you know, approach, in its Super Bowl ad and and, you know, kind of allowed us to, you know, see how other people see the world, which I thought was really cool. And I loved how, you know, Google did take the, this opportunity to bring accessibility to the forefront Because I think when we talk about generative AI and AI in general, we really focus on productivity. We focus on business growth. But, hey. Accessibility is Huge for artificial intelligence, especially for generative AI.
Jordan Wilson [00:35:15]:
So, what I thought was a great commercial, from Google and even throwing in a, Stevie and Stevie Wonder voice over at the end. Alright. And then, one more. Another one kind of making fun, of AI images was the field of fake, from body armor. Essentially, if you saw this one, Yeah. It's it's ad Comical. Right? So they were, showing, you know, different AI image, different AI images, which, you know, here's the thing y'all. Like, People you know, the the the Minions commercial, the, you know, the body armor commercial here, they're showing AI images.
Jordan Wilson [00:35:52]:
But really as they were, like, a year ago, Images don't look like this anymore. You can't tell, if I'm being honest, you can't tell the difference. You know? I am someone. I've you know, back in my journalism days, I I had published photos and newspapers all over the country, you know, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, you You know, a little paper in Peoria, the Chicago Sun Times. I had my photos published everywhere. I've taken hundreds of thousands of photos with a DSLR camera. You cannot tell the difference anymore.
Jordan Wilson [00:36:21]:
Right? So, yeah, it was, you know, kind of, cheeky. You know, when you had companies, you know, the Minions and, body armor, you know, kind of making fun of these AI images. You know, it's funny and all, but that's also like the technology in From a year plus ago, but, essentially, you know, body armor said nothing in sports should be artificial. You know, that was their kind of, spiel there. So, I I liked it. I really liked that AI took, I wouldn't say center stage, but there was a lot of different, AI. There was also, CrowdStrike, you know, was promoting its AI powered cybersecurity. Promoted its AI powered gift mode.
Jordan Wilson [00:37:04]:
So, yeah, there was a couple couple handfuls of commercials that really led with AI and artificial intelligence. Alright. Hey. Thank you, Ken, said more value bombs. So I hope this was helpful as we wrap up the AI news that matters. Keep in mind, we do this every single Monday, so maybe you can't join us every day, and that's okay. But if you wanna know what's going on, if you wanna know, you know, cut through the marketing and just get to what actually matters. Monday is your show for that where we go over the AI news that matters.
Jordan Wilson [00:37:36]:
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