In a world where innovation knows no bounds, the realm of artificial intelligence stands at the forefront of transformative change. Google’s Project Tailwind, Be My AI, and Sidekick for Shopify are not just names; they represent the vanguard of a technological revolution. From streamlining businesses to enhancing everyday efficiency, the tapestry of AI innovations weaves a narrative of unprecedented possibilities, illustrating how generative AI is reshaping the landscape of our lives. Enter the inception of a new intelligence era, where imagination meets algorithm, and innovation knows no limits.


AI Customisation: Your Rules, Your GPT

Have you ever used ChatGPT and wanted to create a customisable version tailored precisely to suit your daily tasks and requirements? In short, well now you can. OpenAI, the powerhouse behind the likes of ChatGPT and Dall-E, have enabled users to create their own GPTs and share them publicly. Average users can become builders and create their own GPT as easily as starting a conversation, giving it instructions and extra knowledge, and picking what it can do, such as searching the web, making images, or analysing data. Similar to ChatGPT, users retain control over their data, and interactions with GPTs remain private without being shared with developers.

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ChatGPT are preparing to launch their GPT Store which plays host to creations by verified builders, allowing GPTs to become searchable and climb leaderboards. ChatGPT will also spotlight the most useful and “delightful” GPTs they come across in categories like productivity, education, and “just for fun”. Additionally, ChatGPT revealed a groundbreaking opportunity for creators to monetise their innovations, linking earnings to the popularity of their GPT creations.

First-of-its-kind Digital Visual Assistant Powered by GPT-4

Be My AI has emerged from the fusion of Be My Eyes and OpenAI’s technologies, representing a pioneering digital visual assistant powered by GPT-4. Integrated into the iOS Be My Eyes app, Be My AI offers an innovative solution for individuals who are blind or have low vision, addressing everyday needs and providing tools and visual descriptions like never before.

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The feature is user-friendly, by capturing an image, Be My AI delivers detailed descriptions, and users can engage in chat for additional context and information. The app empowers users to access immediate assistance, eliminating the need for dependancy on others for visual support. Whether deciphering buttons on appliances with flat-screen controls, reading a menu at a restaurant, or locating a dropped item, Be My AI enhances accessibility in various everyday situations.

Sidekick for Shopify: The E-Commerce Assistant You Didn’t Know You Needed

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In the post-pandemic era, the e-commerce landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace and staying ahead of the curve is essential for success. Shopify Magic, Shopify’s catch-all brand for generative AI, introduced several new features including Sidekick – an AI innovation posited to revolutionise online store management. At its core, Sidekick harnesses advanced machine learning algorithms to analyse vast amounts of data providing real-time actionable insights.

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Serving as an AI commerce assistance, Sidekick enhances productivity and efficiency by eliminating guesswork in inventory management and offering precise trend predictions based on historical data. With its customer insights and engagement tool, segmenting customers and refining communication has never been easier. Sidekick empowers Shopify merchants to effortlessly modify shop designs, generate bespoke discount codes, and initiate instant sales with just a few clicks.

Project Tailwind: Shaping the Future of Education or an Ambitious Concept in the Making?

Presented as Project Tailwind, Google unveiled their latest innovation: NotebookLM, an AI-first notebook designed to extract information from the documents you upload and store in your Google Drive. Distinguishing itself from conventional language models, Project Tailwind is specifically trained on your personal notes, ensuring a unique and tailored experience with a private AI model that gains expertise from the information you provide.


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Currently in the prototype phase, Project Tailwind is undergoing testing in the United States by authors and universities. Google has positioned the AI-first notebook as a tool for students, enabling them to create key topics, summaries, and quizzes. However, the capabilities can be applied to anyone synthesising information from various sources, such as writers researching an article, analysts going through earnings calls, or lawyers going through a case. One of the biggest challenge around this idea is that Language models are expensive to train and fine-tune — who pays the bill for Project Tailwind?The other concern is reliability; these systems are notorious for making up information. There’s no guarantee they won’t do the same even when constrained to personal notes.