March 2023
What's inside

  • ⚑ neon news
    • Freemium limitations incoming
    • Exploring new AI workflows
  • πŸ€– keeping up with AI
    • Google and Microsoft implement AI into their services
    • ChatGPT Plugins
    • What else have you missed?
  • πŸ“Ή in other news
    • Elon Musk pushing Twitter Blue and algorithm overhaul
    • Is Social Media becoming less "public"?
  • πŸ“¨ past newsletters
    • Check out what you might have missed!

neontools news

⚑ Freemium limitations incoming


With NeontooolsPro being fully implemented by April 3rd, the new limitations for freemium users will also go live on said date.

That's why we advise you to use the few days left to get informed about the changes and either switch to the premium plan or prepare your account accordingly β˜οΈ

If you are still unsure, don't worry: you may lose access to some content, but it will not be deleted and reappear fully when you upgrade to NeontoolsPro.

Go check out the upcoming limitations and decide if you are ready to go Pro πŸ‘‡


πŸ‘Ÿ Exploring new AI workflows


This month we had the opportunity to join forces with PIXELYNX to turn reality into anime and establish new AI workflows for Joel Corry x Ron Carroll's newest music video - NIKES πŸ‘Ÿ

So we would like to give a big shout-out to Jumoke and Pixelynx, who got us on board, and of course, everybody who made the magic happen with us ⚑️ 

And now go listen to and enjoy the remix of an old classic πŸ•ΊπŸ”Š


πŸ™ Special thanks to:
Jumoke Fernandez - AI VFX Director
Lukas Werner Mehling - Lead AI VFX Artist
Elliott Highmore - AI VFX Artist
Daria Verzilina - VFX Artist
Tijo Studio - Compositing Studio



keeping up with AI

πŸ“Š Google and Microsoft implement AI into their services


The third week of March might have been the most PACKED week of AI news ever πŸ€―

It all started with Google announcing the implementation of AI into their Workspace products, followed quickly by Microsoft presenting their direct competitor solution Microsoft 365 Copilot.

At the same time, OpenAI rolled out GPT-4 for paying users. And Stanford University dropped Alpaca, a small and cheap to reproduce instruction-following model that behaves similarly to OpenAI's DaVinci.

If any of this is news to you, we strongly recommend you look at these tools and get familiar with what is coming. Because this is the future, and it is becoming a reality as we speak.


🀯 ChatGPT Plugins


Quickly after the GPT-4 release, OpenAI announced the implementation and release of ChatGPT-Plugins. Meaning that users can now extend the functions of ChatGPT by combining it with new features and even third-party tools.

Some examples are features that allow it to search the internet, upload images and videos and even interact with (manipulate) these files. 

We could write entire essays here on how groundbreaking this is for the AI space... But look at it as the first app store on AI-steroids. Paying close attention to this development is an absolute must! Start with this 2-minute explanation and go from there πŸ‘‡


πŸ€” What else have you missed?


πŸŽ₯ Runway rolling out Gen-2 access

In our last Newsletter, we provided you with a list of upcoming AI tools and features you should sign up for, and Runway's Gen-2 was one of those. Not even a month later, Runway is slowly rolling out access to their new and overhauled text-to-video AI.

If you are interested in video AI, you might also want to keep an eye on Wonder Dynamics πŸ‘€


🌐 AI Browser integration:
Over the past month, we have seen a couple of web browsers coming up with AI integrations, such as Opera, Microsoft Edge, or Brave Browser. If you want to learn how you can use them to their full potential, check out this video by Matt Wolfe πŸ˜‰


πŸ–ΌοΈ Nvidia Foundations:
NVIDIA announced that they will bring Generative AI directly to enterprises with a plethora of Cloud Services for creating large language and visual models πŸ˜‰


🌐 Use Dall-E in BING:
Microsoft released information that users of Bing are able to generate images directly in the Web-Browser, even with an improved Dall-E version.

If you want to get heads-ups and news like these as they get released, join our Discord, where we share videos and articles as soon as we stumble across them πŸ‘‡



in other news

🐀 Elon Musk pushing Twitter Blue and algorithm overhaul


We came across many different news this month regarding Twitter Blue and the Twitter algorithm. Starting with Elon Musk's statement that the Algorithm will become Open-Source by the end of March. 

And followed by news on how Twitter will prioritize replies:

Despite early hiccups and a complex ranking algorithm, Musk and his team are charging ahead, hoping to reduce reliance on ad revenue and free Twitter from "the whims of corporate America." But so far, Twitter Blue is only raking in $3.6 million a month. And the big question remains: Will it ever be worth it for the average user? πŸ¦πŸ’™πŸ€”


🌍 Is Social Media becoming less public?


In a short article by SocialMediaToday, Andrew Hutchinson states that more and more Social Media discussions are moving into messengers and private groups.

Even though we don't have any statistics or data on this topic at the moment, we agree that posting public is becoming less and less "persuasive" and that we increasingly resort to posting and communicating in closed groups too.

So if this finally becomes a general truth for most users, it's probably time marketers adapt to this trend. A trend that should not be particularly surprising to you since we have been advising you to get your own closed community running for months at this point πŸ˜†



past newsletters

Check out what you might have missed


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