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Make Your Own Character Emoticons with AI

Creating characters for a marketing campaign, school project, or personal use is difficult for most.

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  • 🤯 Yelp’s new AI Chatbot

  • ⚡️ Fresh tech of the day - Tiangong

  • 📰 The latest AI and tech news

  • 🤖 Cool new apps for you to check out

  • 🧠 Today’s Tip: Make Your Own Character Emoticons with AI

(Read time: five minutes) - Fun fact: I never change this.

I have mixed feelings about Yelp as a company and online review platforms in general, but I do love innovation around popular apps. Like them or not, we all use Yelp. I travel a lot, and Google and Yelp reviews are a big part of it.

If you are a small business on Yelp, you will want to see this.

Yelp announced a new AI-powered chatbot today for consumers that helps them connect with relevant businesses for their tasks. The company joins a long list of organizations leaning into AI chatbots as an assistive medium.

The company is rolling out the AI assistant on its iOS app under the “Projects” tab with plans to expand to Android later this year. Yelp said that the chatbot uses OpenAI’s large language models (LLMs) along with its own data to ask users about their problems and connect them with relevant professionals for the job.

Rather than using a traditional search box to look for different kinds of professionals for the problem, you can describe the issue directly into the chat interface.

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Cool Tech: Tiangong

This video is everywhere, but the details are light on this impressive new robot. But if you had nightmares about robots that can run, your nightmares have come true. Watch the video below and be amazed.

What you need to know about the latest Chinese humanoid robot.

China has unveiled its first self-developed general-purpose humanoid robot, Tiangong. It is also the world's first full-sized humanoid robot capable of running solely on electric drive.

The developers have said the robot is open source and has compatible scalability, which makes it useful in various application scenarios. 

Latest News.

My take: I will keep beating the drum for more AI and technology in health care because here in America, it kind of sucks.

My take: Tens of thousands of satellites are currently orbiting our planet. Perhaps some AI could clear traffic and keep things smooth up there.

My take: Are you curious about the next thing with AI? This article does a great job of breaking it down. My prediction: AI will have real jobs soon.

My take: Want to raise money with your startup? Incorporate AI. The first quarter of 2024 saw $12.2 billion invested in venture-backed AI startups in 1,166 deals.

Fresh Apps to Play With

Are you looking to automate your work or life? Every post has five new AI apps for you to try for yourself.

  • 🔗 Layla - The first quarter saw $12.2 billion invested in venture-backed AI startups in 1,166 deals

  • 🔗 Uptrends.ai - Where investors find exploding stocks in online chatter

  • 🔗 Offthreadr - AI-powered course platform to learn on the go

  • 🔗 Play.ai - The Voice Interface of AI

  • 🔗 Notta - AI Dubbing & Video Translator for Content Localization

Check out these AI apps, and let me know what you think. Reply to this email or tweet me directly.

Today’s Tip: Make Your Own Character Emoticons with AI

Creating characters for a marketing campaign, school project, or personal use is difficult for most. Hey, we’re not all graphic designers. But with one simple prompt (that I came across on Midjourney and edited), you can create your own characters to use and tell stories with.

Here’s your prompt to edit:

A set of cute [insert whatever you want] emoticons, including crying, laughing, angry, coquettish, hugging, raising hands and other expressions and actions. The emoticon pack has a white background and a simple style, using simple lines, solid color blocks, vector graphics and simple sticker designs. This style is reminiscent of minimalist vector graphics. --ar 52:53 --stylize 750

I have two Boston Terriers and an orange tabby cat, so I did one for Boston Terriers and one for our cat, Nala.

A set of cute Boston Terrier emoticons, including crying, laughing, angry, coquettish, hugging, raising hands and other expressions and actions. The emoticon pack has a white background and a simple style, using simple lines, solid color blocks, vector graphics and simple sticker designs. This style is reminiscent of minimalist vector graphics. --ar 52:53 --stylize 750

These are some of the awesome results!

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