July 2023
What's inside

  • πŸŽ‰ neon news
    • 9th Neontool: Post Automator
    • 'Ready or not' short movie trailer by Julie
  • 🀯 keeping up with AI
    • CM3leon by Meta
    • Microsoft joins forces with Meta for LLama2
    • Additional notable AI news
  • πŸ“° in other news
    • X era starts and ‘Twitter’ is gone
    • Snapchat is closing in on 400m active users... BUT
  • πŸ“© past newsletters
    • Check out what you might have missed!

neon news

πŸŽ‰ 9th Neontool: Post Automator



If you follow our Social Media channels or are a neontools user yourself, you probably already know that we finally released our ninth neontool the Post Automator πŸŽ‰

However, if this is news to you: Post Automator is our newest addition to the platform that will come up with captions and hashtags based on images you upload for your Instagram posts. And if you are happy with the result, you can even let Post Automator take care of the scheduling and posting.

Go try it for free over at πŸ˜

P.S. We also released the first update, which now allows you to use the Post Automator in 10 languages β˜οΈ


🎞️ 'Ready or not' short movie trailer by Julie



To round off the month with a bangerπŸ’₯, Julie published her short movie trailer "Ready or not" yesterday. The images used were generated in Midjourney and brought to life with additional programs like Runway and Pikalabs.

It is a perfect example of how far we have come and what is already possible in today's AI generation space.

If you want more details and or want to check out the clip, go have a look at her profile πŸ‘€



keeping up with AI

πŸ–ΌοΈ CM3leon by Meta



Meet CM3leon, the newest AI on the block that's as adaptable as its namesake. It can not only understand and express language but also generate images from text and vice versa. πŸ–ŒοΈ

CM3leon outperforms previous models while using five times less computing, proving it's not just a funny word game. It's also a whizz at image editing, captioning, and answering visual questions.

The only problem, as is often the case with big meta news, is that the technology is not available to the public, and we have not yet seen an exact date when this will change... so we will have to wait and see πŸ˜ͺ 


✍️ Microsoft joins forces with Meta for LLama2



On a global scale, this news has probably been the biggest and most important one this month. Microsoft and Meta have stated they will collaborate on the next generation of open-source large language models (LLama2). 

If you know your AI history, you are probably aware that Microsoft also bought in on OpenAI and Chat-GPT, granting them billions of $ worth of compute credits on their cloud computer platform Azure. You can bet that the deal with Meta will be of the same nature meaning that two of the most powerful large language models now run on the servers of Microsoft... GG well played  πŸ…


πŸ“° Additional notable AI news



🌐 Wix AI site generator

Wix has always tried implementing new AI features and tools into their services. But now, they are taking the next step with the AI Site Generator, which will create a unique, tailor-made website based on your needs. It's like having a personal website designer in your pocket πŸŒ


πŸ“‹ Microsoft announces price for CoPilot365

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that CoPilot is rolling out in Preview, meaning over 160 million people can now enjoy a smarter way to communicate at work. It's set to be priced at $30 per user per month for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium customers πŸ“ŠπŸ’Ό


πŸ‘¨‍🏫 ChatGPT gets new "Custom Instruction" feature

OpenAI is rolling out custom instructions to give users more control over how ChatGPT responds. Users can now set pre-defined preferences, and ChatGPT will keep them in mind for all future conversations.




in other news

🐀 X era starts and ‘Twitter’ is gone



Twitter's going through a bit of an identity crisis, folks! It's now called "X" and the iconic bird logo is being replaced by a fan-created "X" icon. But it seems that at least the logo is not final yet.

Some are scratching their heads, wondering why the rush for a half-baked rebrand. πŸ€”β° Well, that's how Musk rolls - pushing for fast results, even if they're not perfect. While some updates feel rushed, it's clear that "X" is shipping things faster than Twitter ever did. So, buckle up, because we're just starting to see the real "X" innovations πŸš€ 


πŸ‘» Snapchat closing in on 400m active users ... BUT



Snap's Q2 earnings report was a mixed bag of tricks. On the one hand, they saw a revenue increase from last quarter and grew their daily active users to 397 million. On the other hand, their YoY revenue dipped by 4%, causing their stock to take a tumble πŸ“‰

Some blame it on competition from TikTok, slowed ad spending, or app privacy policy changes. But don't count Snap out just yet! They're in a "period of rapid transition," investing in content engagement infrastructure and expanding creator programs πŸ€³πŸš€



past newsletters

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