August 2023
What's inside

  • πŸŽ‰ neontools guide
    •  How to use Post Automator
  • 🀯 keeping up with AI
    • Midjourney releases inpainting
    • Recap of additional AI news
    • Siggraph & AI4 2023 conferences
  • πŸ“° in other news
    • EU users will soon be able to opt out of algorithmic sorting
    • X working on job matchmaking feature
    • AI-generated art cannot be copyrighted - BUT!
  • πŸ“© past newsletters
    • Check out what you might have missed!

neontools guide

πŸ”’ How to use Post Automator



In this quick video tutorial, we guide you through the basic features of the Post Automator and show you how to set up and adjust your settings to get fitting captions for your Social Media posts.

You'll find the video over here on Youtube. And if you don't have access to the Post Automator yet, go visit and try it out today βœοΈ


keeping up with AI

πŸ–ΌοΈ Midjourney releases inpainting



If you are at least somewhat familiar with Midjourney or follow their news occasionally, you might have seen the most recent uproar about the new inpainting feature called VARY. Inpainting in & of itself is not new, as we have already seen it in tools such as Photoshop (Generativ Fill) or Stable Diffusion and Dall-E (Inpainting). But Midjourney's new feature looks very promising and capable. And if you want to learn how to use it properly, check out this video by Matt Wolfe  πŸ‘‡


✍️ Recap of additional AI news



πŸ”§ChatGPT 3.5 fine tuning:
OpenAI has released fine-tuning for its GPT-3.5 Turbo model, with similar capabilities for GPT-4 slated for this fall. The update allows developers to tailor the model for specialized tasks, enhancing performance at scale. Early tests indicate that a fine-tuned GPT-3.5 Turbo can match or even exceed the base capabilities of GPT-4 in certain specific tasks.

πŸ•·οΈ OpenAI launched GPTBot:
GPTBot is OpenAI’s new web crawler that is roaming the internet to gather information and data to improve future versions of their AI language models. OpenAI also shared a manual on how to allow or disable GPTBot to crawl your websites. πŸ…

🎀 D-ID and Elvenlabs announce partnership:
Now, with a single click, users on D-ID's Creative Reality™ studio can slap on ElevenLabs' premium voices onto their videos, making their digital creations sound as natural as your bestie telling you the latest gossip.

πŸ—£οΈ ElvenLabs Multilingual v2:
ElevenLabs also announced the release of its Multilingual v2. An AI Speech model for nearly 30 languages. You should be able to select the new synthesis model that can use your voice in 28 different languages at the point of writing this.



πŸ‘¨‍🏫 Siggraph & AI4 2023 conferences



This August, two massive conferences were held simultaneously, which mainly revolved around technology and AI. Both conferences were packed with thought-provoking speeches and new announcements. Here is a quick rundown of some of the major announcements from Nvidia's Keynote at the Siggraph conference:


πŸ”₯ NVIDIA's Hot Drops πŸ”₯

πŸ–₯️ Meet the Superstar - GH200 Grace Hopper Super Chip: Revealed by NVIDIA’s head honcho, Jensen Huang, the GH200 is an AI enthusiast's dream come true. Think lightning-fast AI tasks and enough memory to make an elephant jealous.

⌨️ AI Workbench - Developers' New Playground: Simplifying AI dev-work, NVIDIA rolled out AI Workbench. Picture this as a swiss army knife for AI devs, connecting them to hotspots like GitHub and Hugging Face.

🀝 NVIDIA x Hugging Face - Power Duo: Think Batman and Robin, but for AI. This alliance lets developers flex NVIDIA’s supercomputing muscles right from Hugging Face's platform. It's like training AI on steroids.




in other news

πŸ“± EU users will soon be able to opt out of algorithmic sorting



To address the EU's upcoming Digital Services Act, Meta is introducing measures to enhance user control and transparency.

The DSA, with aims to bolster competition and give users better online autonomy, is prompting Meta to allow an algorithm-free experience for its European users. In simpler terms, EU folks will soon be able to view content on Facebook and Instagram chronologically, without algorithmic influence.

TikTok is following suit, allowing EU users an optional algorithmic experience. The new DSA-focused tools from Meta have involved a substantial cross-functional team, demonstrating the tech giant's commitment to complying with these enhanced transparency and control measures.πŸš€ 


 πŸ’Ό X working on job matchmaking feature



X is broadening its horizons by introducing job listings for verified business profiles. A new, intriguing aspect is its move towards job “matchmaking,” aimed to connect users with pertinent job opportunities βœοΈ

While platforms like LinkedIn harness comprehensive user data for role recommendations, the mechanics of X's matchmaking remain ambiguous. One speculation is that X might leverage user content, their interactions, and location data to align with job advertisements.

Also, another big news dropped right at the end of August: X obtained a license to store, transfer, and trade cryptocurrencies πŸ‘›Proving again that the platform will change rapidly from now on.


 πŸ‘©‍βš–οΈ AI-generated art cannot be copyrighted - BUT!



Over the past months, we have seen a bunch of lawsuits and legal discussions concerning AI art and its copyrights. Especially because the opinions are often very far apart, it is interesting to see whenever a "legal" ruling is made somewhere.

In this case, the United States District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled that AI-generated artwork can’t be copyrighted. BUT! It's a precedent with a little catch: The images, in this case, have been entirely generated by AI without any human input or influence. Therefore, how this will be handled in the future when human creativity is incorporated into AI-generated images is a question that is yet to be answered.


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