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AI Disrupts the Job Market: BuzzFeed's 12% Workforce Cut and Other Shocking Developments

In today's email:

  • BuzzFeed's 12% workforce cut: AI-generated content takes over

  • AI powered eye contact: the future of video communication

  • Death to stock photography: Shutterstock launches an AI Image Generator

  • Microsoft's new partnership: why Microsoft is betting billions on OpenAI

  • Unveiling ChatGPT Pro: OpenAI's top secret upgrade

BuzzFeed's 12% Workforce Cut

The harsh truth: AI is costing jobs at BuzzFeed. Last month, the company announced a 12% cut in its workforce, with CEO Jonah Peretti stating that AI-inspired content will soon become a core part of their business. This shift towards automation is evident in their recent announcement of adopting OpenAI's ChatGPT technology to generate specific content, including quizzes.

Jobs aside, the announcement was well-received by the public and led to a significant rise in the company's stock, with gains as high as 177%.

AI Powered Eye Contact

Nvidia has released a new feature in its Broadcast app that uses AI to make it look like the speaker is always looking into the camera, even if they're not. Known as 'Eye Contact', the feature is in beta and aims to help content creators maintain eye contact with the camera at all times. However, the feature is unsettling and not perfect, as it can make the speaker's eyes look like they're staring straight into the camera even when they're not.

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The feature is yet another example of AI becoming easily usable by everyday consumers. Expect to see this used in various settings such as by YouTubers, news broadcasters, in Zoom meetings and job interviews.

Death to Stock Photography?

Shutterstock has introduced its own AI image generator, Shutterstock.AI, in collaboration with OpenAI. The tool uses text-to-image technology and allows users to generate images in seconds, using any of the languages the website offers.

The company promises that the images are “larger-than-life” and “ethically created” and will comply with the platform’s terms of use. However, this raises the question of whether this could be the end of stock photography as we know it, as AI is getting better at generating all sorts of scenes, including landscapes, cityscapes, animals, and everyday objects.

Microsoft's New Partnership

Microsoft and OpenAI are partnering through a multiyear, multibillion dollar investment to accelerate AI breakthroughs and share their benefits with the world. The companies will increase investments in supercomputing and Azure's AI infrastructure, and OpenAI's models will be deployed across Microsoft's products. The companies also committed to building trustworthy and safe AI systems.

Unveiling ChatGPT Pro

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OpenAI is reportedly offering a paid version of its popular AI chat tool, ChatGPT, called ChatGPT Pro. The subscription service offers faster responses, a better connection to the tool, and early access to new features. It is currently only available to a select group of users at a cost of $42 per month, or $504 per year.

OpenAI has not officially announced the launch of ChatGPT Pro, and it is unclear if there will be an annual option available at a discounted rate. Interested users can sign up on a waiting list on OpenAI's website.

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  • Present AI- Create presentations 10x faster with AI (link)

  • Andi- Personalized smart search assistant(link)

💰 Side hustle of the week

AI is on track to contribute $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030. Here's this weeks idea to take advantage of the opportunity right now:

Idea: Sell API's leveraging ChatGPT

Problem: Creating an API can be a complex and time-consuming task. Additionally, it can be difficult to find inspiration for an API and to determine what kind of API would be in demand by developers.

Solution: Use ChatGPT to generate code for an API and to help find inspiration for the API. Additionally, use marketplaces such as RapidAPI to easily discover and connect to APIs in a variety of categories, and also provide testing and integration tools for the APIs.

Example: You want to create an API that provides weather data for different cities around the world. You ChatGPT to generate the code for the API and to help you research the different features and functionality that similar APIs offer. They then publish the API on Microsoft Azure and list it on RapidAPI. Other developers can then use the API to access weather data in their own applications.

Step-By-Step: 

  1. Use ChatGPT to generate the code for your API

  2. Research popular API marketplaces such as RapidAPI, ProgrammableWeb, and The Postman API Network to get an idea of what kind of APIs are in demand and what features they offer.

  3. Publish your API on a platform such as Microsoft Azure, AWS Lambda, or Google Cloud.

  4. List your API on marketplaces such as RapidAPI to make it easily discoverable by developers.

  5. Use ChatGPT to rewrite the code in any programming language you prefer, this way you can target different developers community and increase your potential customer base.

  6. Use a monthly recurring membership, where customers pay a recurring fee to access your API.

🐦 Tweet of the week

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