Microsoft reveals Copilot Pro...

PLUS: AI threatens job security

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

In today’s newsletter, we get into Microsoft’s new Copilot Pro, a premium subscription to its Copilot chatbot that comes with the tech giant’s very own GPT Builder.

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In today’s AI rundown:

  • Microsoft introduces Copilot Pro

  • IMF warns AI could exacerbate inequality

  • How to streamline task delegation with ChatGPT and Loom

  • Research: OpenChat’s new open-source model

  • 8 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 3 minutes



Image source: Microsoft

The Rundown: Microsoft just announced Copilot Pro, a premium subscription of their Copilot chatbot that enhances AI capabilities across Microsoft 365 apps.

The details:

  • Copilot Pro, priced at $20/month, offers advanced features like AI in Office apps and priority access to the latest OpenAI models.

  • The subscription is available for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers and includes a new Copilot GPT Builder.

  • Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now generally available for small businesses, with subscriptions starting at $30 per user/month.

  • The free version of Copilot, which previously offered GPT-4 access for free, is now limiting free GPT-4 to “non-peak times. “

  • Alongside the updates, Microsoft announced the official release of the Copilot app on iOS and Android (first revealed in The Rundown weeks ago).

Our thoughts: While it’s great to see Microsoft continue its commitment to integrating AI with new features like a GPT Builder and mobile apps, it’s a bit disappointing reading into the fine lines of the announcement, only to find out that GPT-4 will no longer be accessible for free at all times on Copilot.


The Rundown: OctoAI is the fastest, easiest place to run Mixtral 8x7B, with 4X lower per token price than GPT 3.5-Turbo and over 40X lower than GPT 4-Turbo. Mixtral outperforms Anthropic and GPT3.5 Turbo 9 months post-launch.

With Mixtral on OctoAI:

  • 40x lower production cost than GPT 4-Turbo with open-source flexibility

  • Achieve accuracy with the first major MoE-powered (Mixture of Experts) OSS LLM

  • Deliver incredible user experience with super low latency, infinitely scalable infrastructure


Image source: IMF

The Rundown: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that artificial intelligence (AI) may impact nearly 40% of jobs, with a higher effect (60%) in advanced economies.

The details of the report:

  • AI is set to enhance productivity in some cases but could replace human-performed tasks in others, leading to reduced labor demand and potential job losses.

  • In advanced economies, around half the jobs could benefit from AI integration.

  • In contrast, only 26% of jobs in low-income countries will likely be affected.

  • The disparity in AI's impact raises concerns about widening inequality between nations, as many low-income countries lack the infrastructure or skilled workforce to harness AI's benefits.

Why it matters: This analysis highlights the dual nature of AI's impact on the global workforce, with potential productivity boosts alongside risks of job displacement and growing inequality. Policy interventions/inclusive strategies to manage this transition are becoming increasingly crucial.


The Rundown: Learn to create effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) using Loom and ChatGPT, a method that significantly reduces the time spent on documentation.

Thank you to Jodie Cook for sharing this tutorial with us.

The prompt:

"Transform this transcript from an instructional video into a comprehensive set of actionable steps to create an SOP. The transcript covers [describe task/process]. Highlight key points, cautionary notes, and tips for efficiency. The goal is a step-by-step guide for effective delegation that minimizes errors and maximizes productivity: [Include transcript]."


  1. Record a Loom video detailing the task you want to delegate.

  2. Use ChatGPT with a specific prompt to convert the video transcript into a clear, actionable SOP.

  3. Provide the team member or supplier with both the video and the newly generated SOP.


Image source: OpenChat

The Rundown: OpenChat just introduced an advanced open-source 7B LLM, surpassing both ChatGPT (as of March) and Grok-1 in performance across multiple benchmarks.

Key Improvements:

  • Enhanced training methodology.

  • Improved in-context learning capabilities.

  • Better coding skills than previous models.

Why it matters: Regardless of the interesting Grok comparison in research, seeing another open-source LLM at the ChatGPT (and Grok) level is significant. This is yet another big win for open-source AI.


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  • Mishka- Telegram-based AI chatbot with internet browsing capabilities (link)

  • Codara- AI-driven code review and diagnostics (link)

  • Dinnerfy- Automates dinner and grocery orders (link)

  • Personage- Monetize with AI companions (link)

  • Antispace- Converts thoughts to actions with AI (link)

  • GPT Studio- Analytics for custom GPTs (link)

  • Photo Filters- Apply styles from one photo to another (link)

  • OpenAI- Account Director, ChatGPT Enterprise (link)

  • Shield AI- Staff Software Engineer, Platform Automation Engineering (link)

  • Synthesia- Senior Full Stack Engineer - Developer Experience (link)

  • Anthropic- Trust and Safety Responsible Deployment Policy Lead (link)


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