Builders and hackers had their hands full this weekend, as thousands of new GPTs were built with OpenAI’s new custom GPT feature. But Zapier might be taking an early lead with its GPT that automates work across 6,000+ apps.
And we got an exciting glimpse into the future of AI, as Runway teased us with a new tool that turns still pictures into moving videos in a matter of seconds. Imagine bringing your old family photos to life.
Runway teases the future of AI video with Motion Brush
Zapier’s GPT lets you automate thousands of work tasks
5 AI tools to supercharge your productivity
Funding Roundup: IBM’s $500 million enterprise AI fund
AI Generated Images: Victorian Dinosaur Dancing Party
TODAY IN AI & TECH
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A Game of GPUs: A Chinese AI startup stockpiled 18 months of Nvidia chips used for AI projects before US ban kicked in.
NEXT IN AI
Runway teases the future of AI video with Motion Brush
It doesn’t get as much hype as it deserves, but Runway might be the startup with the best AI video generation tools. After major leaps in performance over the last year, the company recently announced Motion Brush — a tool that turns images into moving videos with a simple brush tool.
While the tool hasn’t been released yet, there could be some huge new opportunities for content creation. Imagine generating an image using AI, and then turning that image into a short video using Motion Brush — without ever touching a camera or writing a line of code.
The decrease in effort, time, cost, and technical expertise required from such a technological advance could create a boom in video production. Some new use cases we can think of:
Bringing your presentations to life by converting charts into moving visuals
Converting old family pictures into moving memories
Upgrading stock photos to short videos for landing pages and ads
You can watch a video of the Motion Brush tool in action here:
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AI AT WORK
Zapier’s GPT lets you automate thousands of work tasks and save hours every week
If you ask someone about automations, Zapier is probably one of the first words that pops up in their mind. The company has become synonymous with automating work tasks through its automation actions and workflows that cover everything from sales functions to data teams.
And now the company has automations that work within ChatGPT as a custom GPT. What this means is that you can now build automations for your work tasks directly within ChatGPT without needing any technical know-how.
You can use these GPTs to create automations for critical workflows and share them with your team, suppliers and customers.
We could explain the whole thing here but setting up these automations can take a few minutes and involve a few different steps. So in order to make it easier for you to follow along and set up automations for your work tasks in ChatGPT, we recommend you watch the video below to get a step by step guide:
FUNDING & ACQUISITIONS
The Biggest Deals in AI This Week
IBM debuts $500 million enterprise AI venture fund. Read more
Andreessen Horowitz Co-Leads $60 Million AI Fintech Investment. Read more
Decentralized AI platform Ritual lands $25M in seed funding. Read more
Cast AI, which helps companies optimize cloud spend, lands $35M. Read more
Code-generating AI platform Tabnine nabs $25M investment. Read more
Stability AI Gets Intel Backing in New Financing. Read more
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Victorian Dinosaur Dancing Party
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Prompt used: dinosaurs dressed in marie antoinette costume dancing at ball in great hall at versailles with other dinosaurs dressed in fancy clothes watching, style of Vigée Le Brun, oil painting, detailed
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