Today on 🥯 Bagel Bots, we’re discussing:
🤯 The NYT is suing OpenAI
⚡️ Fresh tech of the day - Waymo Vehicles
📰 The latest AI and tech news
🤖 Cool new apps for you to check out
🤯 Turn your Midjourney photos into beautiful videos
👏🏼 Thank you for a great year
(Read time: five minutes) - Fun fact: I never change this.
News of the day, and it’s big news: New York Times sues Microsoft, ChatGPT maker OpenAI over copyright infringement
So what does this mean? Many publishers, content creators, and artists are unhappy with OpenAI and other AI companies using their work to train their models and reproduce similar work without any attribution or payments to the original creator.
The publisher said in a filing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that it seeks to hold Microsoft and OpenAI to account for the “billions of dollars in statutory and actual damages” it believes it is owed for the “unlawful copying and use of The Times’s uniquely valuable works.”
Long story short, there is a lot at stake here.
🔗 You can read the entire article here.
💰 If you’re looking for investors or advisors for your AI product. I’m interested.
Our dreams of driverless cars are coming closer to reality! Waymo released promising data based on the company's first 7.1 million miles of fully driverless operations in Arizona and California.
Since their inception, Waymo vehicles have driven 5.3 million driverless miles in Phoenix, 1.8 million driverless miles in San Francisco, and a few thousand driverless miles in Los Angeles through the end of October 2023. From this, there were just three reported injuries.
🔗 You can learn more about Waymo here.
My take: I want to remind you all that humans are incredibly gullible, and the 2024 election in the US is going to be an absolute shitshow with deepfakes like this.
My take: The creator of all beautiful Apple products teamed up with the head of the most powerful AI company on Earth and just brought on a design executive on his way out from Apple—yeah, they’re building something amazing.
My take: Imagine if this could help prevent even half of the 10,000 deaths yearly from drug-resistant bacteria. Pretty groundbreaking.
My take: Another new story about AI's issues disproportionately affecting people of color. They need to get this fixed ASAP.
My take: Self-driving cars and humanoid robots are on the menu for 2024. Gear up; it’s going to get more wild from here.
Every one of these apps can help you with your company, career, side hustle, or personal project. I recommend diving deep into them all.
🔗 Creatify - The fastest way to create short video ads
🔗 MagicAnimate - Temporally Consistent Human Image Animation using Diffusion Model
🔗 Dewstack - Effortlessly craft and manage AI-powered docs that elevate your content and empower your users with instant answers
🔗 Dashworks - AI That Unlocks Your Company’s Internal Knowledge
🔗 Beeyond AI - Your all-in-one AI Digital Assistant
Check these fantastic platforms out, and let me know what you think. Reply to this email or tweet me directly.
🤯 Turn your Midjourney photos into beautiful videos!
You’ve seen the fantastic AI video art all over social media, and today, you’ll learn to make it yourself.
First, log into Midjourney and use this prompt (you can change it to anything you want):
where the waves hit the sand, a drone shot from above, hyper realistic and bright, a sunny day in southern california --ar 16:9 --stylize 750 --v 6
Next, you’ll log into Runway and click “Image-to-Video.” From there, you’ll upload your photo and tell it what to animate: “Waves crashing into the beach.”
And boom, you have this (I turned it into a GIF with Adobe):
The big takeaway is that you can make endless changes to both prompts to get precisely what you want out of this. This is a basic tutorial, and I am so excited to see what you create.
👏🏼 Thank you for a great year!
I started this newsletter in March and wasn’t sure where it would go. Here we are with nearly 7,000 subscribers, hundreds of thankful emails, and a really great community of people who love AI, automation, and everything to plan for in the future.
So, to end the year, I say thank you! It’s been a relaxing week in Southern California, and I’m excited about everything Bagel Bots has planned for 2024.
Including…my wife taking a more prominent role in growing this newsletter even faster.