This is The Copilot - we track dozens of data points each week and share data-backed AI insights with tech enthusiasts, founders, and funders.
Our goal is to bring original, substance-over-hype information that informs you about the latest AI trends and developments.
It is Thursday, July 20, and we have six fascinating topics to cover.
📊 This Week in AI Numbers
Our data indicate weekly Google searches for AI topics have dropped to 6.3 million from their mid-May peak of over 8 million. This also correlates with reduced online traffic for ChatGPT (Read more)
Over 8000 AI-related YouTube videos were uploaded just last week. Including this funny 48-second video that has raked up 3 million views in a few days and is going viral 🤣
The simple table below has additional weekly stats on AI-related articles published, jobs posted, patents granted, GitHub repos created, and public market sentiment.
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🤔 Question of The Week
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✅ Weekly Highlights
Plot twist: GPT-4's performance is degrading in some cases and lags behind GPT-3.5. See the research by Stanford and Berkeley professors.
Meta announces Llama 2: contention arises over source availability and commercial usage. (Read more)
Microsoft expands its AI portfolio with Meta's new model, moving beyond exclusive reliance on OpenAI. (Read more)
Apple added $71B to its market cap just on reporting that it is working on a Chat GPT competitor. (Read more)
Google tests Genesis, an AI tool designed to assist in news writing. (Read more)
Elon Musk takes on OpenAI by launching a new AI company, xAI. (Read more)
💰 A Product Idea Worth Thinking About - Your Personal AI Email Assistant
Most people are overwhelmed by their email inboxes.
So here is an idea - Email Personal Assistant, which is simply an email address.
Just forward a lengthy email to Email Personal Assistant’s email address and receive a precise summary in return, saving you the hassle of reading through lengthy emails.
Plus, Email Personal Assistant lists your action items and how to respond, so you know exactly what you need to do to take care of the email.
Email Personal Assistant aims to help you save time, be organized, and stay on top of your emails.
🤯 Fun Fact of The Week
May 25, 2023
This was the day with the highest number of Google searches for the keyword ChatGPT.
Our estimates show there were 1,057,654 searches for ChatGPT on that day.
The cause of this frenzy? This is the day OpenAI expanded its mobile app to 25 countries, including India, a mere week after its initial US launch.
Nowadays, on average, there are 500K searches for ChatGPT each day.
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That’s it for this week. See you again next week.