Matt Schlicht's AI Newsletter

AI DJ, AI Notes, AI News Editor

publishedabout 1 month ago
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Hey folks! Another day, another round of big AI releases.

2023 is the year every digital product gets reimagined with AI. What does a search engine look like if it could talk? How is data analyzed when AI can read it all for you?

First, products that already exist will be upgraded with AI, this is the phase we're in now. Next, new products we never could have imagined will be created. We're doing a little bit of that at Octane AI right now (more info soon).

The possibilities are absolutely electrifying. If you're not thinking in AI, you better start now.

Today there are three new big AI products available to the world, if you haven't signed up for them yet then this is your reminder to.

Let's get into it.

Question of the day: What are you working on right now? Reply and let me know!

🌟 Matt’s AI Highlights

1. Spotify released an AI DJ powered by OpenAI​

Spotify's new AI DJ uses their internal recommendation engine to pick songs for you and then generative AI to give you insightful facts about the music, artists, and genres you are listening to.

One of the most interesting features of generative AI is you can use it to create realistic conversation and commentary. It's likely that we will continue to see more products become personified like this in the near future.

Instead of app interfaces we are going to start having interfaces that represent fictional people / digital helpers.

  • Search engines --> Chatbot
  • Music player --> DJ
  • Textbook --> Tutor
  • etc.


2. Notion releases Notion AI to everyone​

Everyone can now use generative AI (also powered by OpenAI) in Notion! The AI allows Notion users to seamlessly summarize text and generate content without leaving the Notion app.

  • Summarize text
  • Improve writing
  • Fix spelling & grammar
  • Expand text or make it more concise
  • Change the tone of the text

Today there is a first mover advantage to offering AI capabilities like this in a text editing environment, and it's exciting and new to have access to it.

A year from now this will be standard practice. Wherever you write emails, blog posts, newsletters, or take notes, AI assistance will be there. AI is the new bold, italic, and underline.


3. The AI news app from Instagram's founder is now available for everyone​

Kevin Systrom founded Instagram in 2010, and then sold it to Facebook for $1bil only two years later (with only 13 employees!).

Now Kevin has launched Artifact, a news app that uses AI to deliver you a personalized newsfeed.

It's kind of like TikTok but for news articles. The more you engage with certain types of content, the more that content will appear in your feed.

If adoption for Artifact can reach the same level of success as Instagram then this app could have a major impact not only on helping readers find more content that they like, but similar to TikTok it could create a viral platform for writers to suddenly ride the algorithm to fame and fortune.


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