Welcome, AI enthusiasts.
Humane revealed its new $699 smartphone-disrupting AI Pin, delivering AI assistants and apps without the need for a screen.
But can this emerging AI hardware actually put a dent in our screen addictions? Let’s get into it.
Humane releases details on smartphone-disrupting AI Pin
Study: AI can detect diabetes through voice recordings
10 new AI tools to try
How to make your own custom GPTs with ChatGPT’s update
Custom GPTs now live for ChatGPT+ subscribers
Hackers damper new OpenAI rollouts with DDoS attacks
Snapchat powering new AR lenses with ChatGPT
The Rundown: Humane has officially released more details on its hotly-anticipated $699 AI Pin, a wearable device for accessing AI hands-free through voice, gestures, and a built-in projector — with preorders set to begin on Nov. 16.
The lightweight gadget magnetically attaches to clothing and has no screen, instead controlled via touchpad, camera, laser, and built-in speakers.
Humane's AI mic software provides access to LLMs like ChatGPT and Microsoft models and aims to simplify AI use without downloading apps, settings, or always-on listening.
Demoed features include messaging, summaries, music, visual Q&A, photos, real-time translation, and nutrition analysis via food images.
Humane sees the device as a hands-free replacement to phones, and the subscription comes with its own number and service via T-Mobile.
Our thoughts: We first wrote a piece on Humane’s device in July, but these new details shed some serious light on one of the first pieces of consumer AI wearable hardware available on the market (startup since 2018).
Is it weird that of all the features mentioned, we’re most excited about the health and nutrition feature? (Demo’d at 5:55 in full launch video here)
TOGETHER WITH CONVEYOR
The Rundown: There’s nothing more tedious than answering security questionnaires all day. We’d rather fight Bowser in Super Mario Bros.
So, Conveyor got AI to do it (the questionnaires, not fight Bowser 🙃).
And, they created a fun 8-bit video game to show you how it works.
Check out the interactive adventure about how you can use Conveyor’s GPT-security questionnaire automation software to destroy pesky ‘questionnaire villains’.
(It's really fun, we promise)
The Rundown: Researchers have developed an AI system that can detect type 2 diabetes with up to 89% accuracy just by analyzing characteristics of a smartphone recording of a person's voice.
The AI studied pitch, strength, vibration, and shimmer (breathiness/hoarseness) in 18,000 voice recordings from 267 people.
It flagged subtle differences imperceptible to humans but correlated with diabetes, with 89% accuracy in females and 86% in males.
The cause of why diabetes changes a voice is unclear — but may relate to vocal cord neuropathy and muscle weakness.
Broader trials are needed to validate accuracy — but If proven, voice screening via smartphones could enable low-cost diabetes detection.
Why it matters: With half of adults with diabetes going undiagnosed and 86% in low and middle-income countries, a test that requires just a voice recording would be a game changer for getting diagnosis and treatment to the masses.
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Custom GPTs are now available for ChatGPT+ subscribers — making it easier than ever for you to create your very own chatbot. Follow the steps below to access the new tool:
Craft your builder profile: Navigate to settings → Builder profile and update your information to enable the creation of publicly shared GPTs.
Open GPTs: Click on your name to open the menu, and select ‘My GPTs’.
Describe your creation: Talk with ChatGPT conversationally to describe what you’d like to build.
Knowledge, capabilities, and actions: ChatGPT will suggest conversation starters and more in the ‘configure’ area — which is where you can also make updates like uploading relevant files, selecting which models the GPT should use (Browsing, Code Interpreter, DALL-E), and adding API integrations.
Save and publish: Once satisfied with your creation, you can save, share, and make the GPT public with the drop-down menu.
Happy creating! While future tutorials will dive deeper into specific use cases, here are some awesome ones that have already been built since Monday’s DevDay.
Sam Altman just announced that the new custom GPTs feature is now available to all ChatGPT+ subscribers after the company showed off the new builder at Dev Day earlier this week. We went deeper into the new features in Tuesday’s newsletter.
Snapchat is tapping ChatGPT to power a new wave of AR lenses, the company announced at its annual developer event. The lenses will now be able to respond to questions and queries on the fly, create filters, and generate 3D masks with the AI chatbot integration.
Outages plagued OpenAI systems this week after hackers slammed its servers in a massive DDoS attack. OpenAI blamed "abnormal traffic patterns," but hacking group Anonymous Sudan claimed responsibility for the issues — which forced delays in new offerings like customizable GPTs.
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