Product reviews, deals and the latest tech news

The most exciting development in artificial intelligence this week is the meteoric rise of generative AI

This week, generative AI made headlines all around the globe, from “alternatives” to ChatGPT to the usefulness of large language models (LLMs) in domains as diverse as protein design and note-taking.

Andi Presents ChatGPT, A New Search Engine

Andi is the “first generative AI search assistant that gives factually correct, summary results,” according to the Miami-based Y Combinator company that has come out of stealth mode and made this claim.

Andi cofounder Angela Hoover made the statement, “Gen-Z hates Google,” in a recent news release. We find search to be ineffective. We spend all of our time on mobile messaging apps like TikTok and Instagram, which have visual feeds. Ads, SEO spam, and irrelevant results have cluttered up traditional search engine results. We despise the creepy, intrusive adverts, and the fact that Google is Big Brother and monitors our every move. Generation Z is so anxious for a replacement that they’re utilising TikTok as a search engine.

Andi is now offered at no cost to users, and its developers claim that they make no use of any search data they collect. The startup has said that “dozens of organisations have already come out to Andi asking for an integrated B2B search solution,” suggesting that corporate plans are in the works.

Profluent employs generative AI for protein design

This week saw the creation of Profluent, a startup in Berkeley headed by Ali Madani, who formerly oversaw LLM research at Salesforce AI Research. Their goal? To utilise LLMs to design whole proteins. In addition to announcing a $9 million seed round, the business has published a peer-reviewed article in Nature Biotech that describes how Profluent designs perform as well as real proteins do when first used.

Madani said in a news release, “While firms are experimenting with fascinating new technologies like CRISPR genome editing by reusing what nature has given us, we’re doing something different. In order to understand the language of biology and create novel proteins with therapeutic potential, we leverage artificial intelligence and massive language models like those that enable ChatGPT.

Finally, Lucy enhances business knowledge management with the use of generative artificial intelligence

Minneapolis-based This week, Lucy, an AI-powered “answer engine,” introduced Lucy Synopsis, a new feature that provides a brief summary of the top replies in a manner similar to ChatGPT.

The startup boasts that it can synthesise millions of data points throughout a company’s knowledge ecosystem using generative artificial intelligence. The Lucy platform incorporates synopsis and is compatible with popular workplace chat apps like Slack and Microsoft Teams.

The value of Synopsis lies in the fact that it provides summary responses inside the messaging apps that teams rely on daily. Most staff members routinely consult these avenues when they need assistance resolving a problem or locating a piece of data. In a news release, Lucy co-founder and chief operating officer Scott Litman said that Lucy “engages as a user in the Microsoft Teams and Slack environment, giving you with answers exactly like a colleague would.”

Island IO provides a ChatGPT browser extension for its users

This week, Island IO out of Dallas announced what it calls the first integration of ChatGPT into a browser, which it says goes beyond merely placing generative AI inside the browser to provide “deep contextual awareness, so you receive prompts that are informed by your behaviour and relevant to what you’re working on, as you work on it.”

Island GPT Assistant is a “testament to what is achievable when you redesign the browser for the workplace,” as stated by the company’s founder and chief technology officer in a blog post. It’s a space where businesses can feel safe in the knowledge that they’ll always have access to new tools and resources that will make their employees’ jobs easier, more efficient, and more pleasurable.

5. Supernormal receives ten million dollars to develop artificial intelligence-based meeting notes

Supernormal, located in Stockholm, was founded in October 2022 to use generative AI to revolutionise the corporate practise of taking notes. This week, the company revealed that it had secured $10 million in early investment.

Supernormal uses OpenAI’s GPT-3 and in-house AI models; its founders include a former product manager at Meta and Klarna and a former design lead at GitHub and Splice. Recently introduced compatibility with Microsoft Teams and Zoom has rounded out its list of supported conferencing tools. After each meeting, it generates notes and transcripts using artificial intelligence.