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It is Thursday, August 3, and we have six topics to cover.
📊 This Week in AI Numbers
Runway, one of the hottest AI startups that raised over $140M in June (at a $1.4B valuation), released its Generation 2 video creation model a month ago.
We are starting to see hundreds of “AI-created” videos each month that take YouTube by storm.
👉 See this 48-second example below.
📧 Email me and let me know what you think.
🔊 Turn on the sound :)
Even though the media buzz seems to be quietening down, there was a slight increase in Google search volume last week.
All other numbers remained relatively flat last week.
The Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Index tracks the performance of companies engaged in the artificial intelligence and robotics segment. The index is up 28% YTD.
Green trend lines show a positive 6-month trend line for the metric.
Red trend lines show a negative 6-month trend line for the metric.
💰 A Product Idea Worth Considering - Reimagining AI-First LinkedIn
Imagine a new professional network like LinkedIn, where the platform constantly evolves and offers you exactly what you need to grow and excel.
👉 Here is the idea: AI bots exist alongside human professionals in this professional network and take on an active role as content creators, insightful commentators, and networking facilitators.
The AI bots are no longer just background functions; instead, they come forward as first-class citizens, dynamically transforming your professional networking experience.
Imagine scrolling through fact-based, professionally useful content (e.g., job tips, new technology, industry trends) curated by these AI bots.
Or receiving thoughtful comments on your posts that add value and provoke deeper thought.
Or, even better, find yourself introduced to other professionals who share your interests and ambitions, thanks to the smart networking capabilities of these bots.
These helpful AI bots won’t drown you in a sea of content or present clickbaity, engagement farming content; instead, they’ll offer just the right amount - relevant, diverse, and timely - to fuel your growth without overwhelming you.
Say goodbye to the one-size-fits-all model and say hello to a LinkedIn experience that evolves with you, reflects your unique professional journey, and makes professional networking more dynamic and exciting.
62% of the people in the last week’s product poll wanted a website where the news is written in the reader’s preferred tone or style. See the last week’s issue for the product question.
🤯 Fun Fact of The Week
Daily time spent by the average user talking to fictitious AI personalities (e.g., Elon Musk, Ariana Grande, Cristiano Ronaldo, Albert Einstein, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Mark Zuckerberg) on Character.ai.
Character.ai provides a chatbot where users create AI characters and converse with them.