• AI Odyssey
  • Posts
  • Google’s massive $100B AI investment leak

Google’s massive $100B AI investment leak

Plus: MKBHD calls the Humane AI pin “the worst product I’ve ever reviewed.”

Welcome back to another issue of AI Odyssey!

This week's newsletter is bursting with AI news that's both fascinating and a little...well, strange. (Imagine a shrimp-jesus hybrid?)

Here’s the rundown:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro’s AI video tools

  • World's first 'Miss AI' beauty pageant 

  • Google’s massive $100B investment leak

  • Latest AI updates you can’t miss!

  • 5 AI tools to explore…


Get ready to revolutionize your workday and unlock unparalleled efficiency with ChatGPT! Dive into HubSpot’s guide to discover how AI can elevate your productivity and creativity. Learn to automate tasks, enhance decision-making, and foster innovation, all through the capabilities of ChatGPT.

Download the free guide for actionable insights and tips on harnessing AI for a more efficient, impactful professional life. Plus, get access to 100 prompt ideas to help you unleash the power of generative AI.

Adobe Premiere Pro is getting generative AI video tools

Good news for all video creators!

Adobe has unveiled new AI tools for Premiere Pro, which are expected to transform video editing.

Some new tools will include:

  • "Scene Edit Detection" tool - it uses AI to automatically identify all the cuts and transitions in your footage. Saving tonns of time than doing it manually.

  • "Object Selection" tool that makes it super easy to isolate and select specific elements within a frame. Huge for tasks like visual effects and color grading.

  • "Portrait Reframe" feature. It can automatically adjust the framing and focus of a video to highlight different subjects. 

Some folks are worried about the ethical implications of that one, but we can see it being a big time-saver for editors.

In addition to its own Firefly video model, Adobe is also exploring integrating third-party AI models from companies like Runway, Pika Labs, and OpenAI's Sora into Premiere Pro. 

This would give users more choice in which AI models they can use for tasks like extending shots or generating B-roll footage.

What’s the release date?

Adobe has not provided a release date for these new generative AI video tools in Premiere Pro, only stating they will be launched "this year." 

While Adobe showcased its own Firefly video model capabilities, the third-party AI integrations are still in the "early exploration" phase and not guaranteed.

Final words:

Integrating OpenAI's Sora model could be particularly beneficial, as its generative capabilities seem more advanced than Adobe's early Firefly video model preview. 

Overall, it’s great to see giants like Adobe pushing to bring generative AI capabilities directly into its core creative software applications like Premiere Pro.

World's first 'Miss AI' beauty pageant announced, 2 AI-generated judges part of the panel

The world's first ever "Miss AI" beauty pageant has just been announced by The World AI Creator Awards (WAICAs)!

The idea is to celebrate the rise of AI in the fashion and modeling world.

How’s it gonna work?

  • Contestants will be judged on their visual appeal, of course, but also on their creators' skill in using AI tools. 

  • They'll even be evaluated on their social media presence and engagement.

  • Additionally, their use of AI tools to craft digital artwork will be evaluated, including their creativity and attention to detail.

What's really wild?

Two of the judges are actually AI-generated themselves - Aitana Lopez and Emily Pellegrini. The other two are human experts in PR and pageants.

The winner is gonna walk away with a $5,000 cash prize, promotion on the Fanvue platform, a mentorship program valued at $3,000, and PR support worth over $5,000. 🏆

Not bad, right? The runner-up and third place finisher get some nice perks too.

Final words:

Entries are already open, and the winners will be announced on May 10th with an online ceremony to follow. 

Definitely an interesting experiment blending traditional pageantry with cutting-edge AI tech. Should be fun to see how it all plays out!

Google will pump more than $100B into AI says DeepMind

According to DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, Google will eventually invest over $100 billion in AI. 

And this isn't just some rumor, it came straight from the horse's mouth during a big TED conference.

Responding to rumors about a $100 billion "Stargate" supercomputer being planned by Google's rivals Microsoft and OpenAI.

While Hassabis didn't provide specifics, he claimed Google's computing power already surpasses its competitors. 

  • One area where this money is likely being invested is in custom Arm-based Axion CPUs, which Google says are significantly faster and more efficient than x86 chips from Intel and AMD.

  • A good chunk of the funding will presumably go towards DeepMind. 

  • However, not all of DeepMind's recent AI projects have been hugely successful - with their materials discovery and weather prediction efforts receiving criticism.

Despite this, DeepMind has made progress in getting AI to acquire social skills, which Hassabis sees as important for building smarter systems. He emphasized that his team needs significant computing power, which is why they partnered with Google.

Final words:

Google is prepared to invest massive sums of money, potentially over $100 billion, in advancing its AI capabilities across both hardware and software to stay ahead of the competition.

💣 Latest AI hits:

  • Google Maps will use AI to help you find out-of-the-way EV chargers, including summarizing customer reviews and prompting feedback (Link)

  • Snapchat is watermarking its AI-generated images with a small, sparkly ghost logo. Here’s an example of what the watermark looks like (Link)

  • Amazon Music may soon let you create playlists with a text prompt using Maestro, its new AI playlist maker  (Link)

  • Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in G42, an Abu Dhabi-based AI company (Link)

  • OpenAI opens up an office in Japan. OpenAI chose Tokyo for its first office in Asia as it expands its footprint outside of the US (Link)

  • MKBHD calls the Humane AI pin “the worst product I’ve ever reviewed.” (Link)

  • AI-generated images of an unholy Jesus/shrimp hybrid going viral on Facebook (Link)

  • Mark Cuban Foundation and Perficient Bring AI Bootcamp to Atlanta Teens (Link)

  • A 500-page report on the 2024 state of AI by Stanford (Link)

  • Intel uses in-house AI tools to optimize SoC layouts from 6 weeks to just ‘minutes’ (Link)

AI art to sip your coffee with…

Prompt: paper quilling, intelligent penguin civilization


5 AI tools to explore:

  • Math Solver GPT: Get instant math solutions by uploading an image, tackling anything from algebra to calculus.

  • guidde: Explain the most complex flows in seconds with AI-generated video documentation

  • AskBetter - Validate with AI. Don’t waste time building the wrong product. - AI-generated interview questions, surveys, and polls. Explore the collection of AI chatGPT prompts + validate better with AI and extract useful insights from your interviews/surveys with AI 

  • Brave Search - Brave Search’s AI-powered answer engine. AI-powered answers to almost any question, in addition to a list of links. Brave delivers results from its own, built-from-scratch index. No secret methods or algorithms.

  • Explainit: Create an AI-powered chat for your documentation in seconds! Provide the link to your documentation and the app does the rest. Customize the appearance and install it on your site very easily.

That’s a wrap! See you on Monday for a fresh dose of AI Odyssey. 😎

Enjoy the newsletter? Please forward to a pal. It only takes 18 seconds.