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The first-ever AI software engineer

Are you looking for the latest AI tools and updates? If so, you’re in the right place. If you’re looking for stale French fries, however, you are in the wrong place. 🙃

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Today’s Menu

Appetizer: Cognition introduces first-ever AI software engineer 🤖

Entrée: Amazon releases new AI feature for sellers 📦

Dessert: EU approves world’s first AI regulations 👨‍⚖️


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Programmer: a machine that turns coffee into code. ☕️

What’s new? Cognition, a US-based start-up, has unveiled Devin, the world’s first AI software engineer.

How does it work? Unlike AI coding tools, Devin can autonomously write, debug, and deploy code, crafting fully functional websites and videos from a single command. This AI engineer is akin to Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot but takes assistance to the next level. Equipped with its own command line, code editor, and browser, Devin operates independently—identifying and rectifying bugs in real-time—streamlining the development process significantly. Devin’s achievements speak volumes—acing industry-standard benchmarks, passing rigorous engineering interviews, and even completing real-world tasks on platforms like Upwork. As Cognition Chief Executive Scott Wu aptly puts it, teaching AI to code is “a complex algorithmic challenge,” but with Devin, Cognition has rewritten the rules, ushering in a new era of AI-driven software engineering.


Amazon sales keep getting easier and easier, with the help of AI. In fact, before we know it, Amazon might just be filled with AI bots selling stuff to their AI bot friends. 😳

What’s new? Amazon has released a new AI-powered feature aimed at simplifying the listing process for sellers on its platform.

How does it work? Through this new functionality, sellers with direct-to-consumer (DTC) websites can seamlessly integrate their product listings onto Amazon by providing their website URL. From a simple URL, Amazon’s new feature leverages generative AI technology to generate high-quality product listings tailored to its marketplace, promising to save sellers time and effort while ensuring listings resonate with customers and drive sales. According to Amazon’s press release, this new feature is currently being rolled out and will be available to U.S. sellers within a few weeks.

Has AI helped Amazon? This rollout follows the success of previous AI-powered features introduced last fall, which enabled sellers to generate product listings from minimal input such as text or images. The effectiveness of these tools is evident, with over 100,000 sellers utilizing them and nearly 80% of AI-generated listings receiving approval with minimal edits.


Q: What nationality are you while you are in the restroom?

A: Eur-o-pean 🚽

What happened? The European Union (EU) has approved of the world’s first set of AI regulations, dubbed the AI Act.

What are the regulations? Initially introduced in 2021, the act categorizes AI applications based on their risk levels, ranging from “unacceptable”—which would see the technology banned—to high, medium and low hazard. This regulatory framework is set to come into effect by the end of the legislative term in May, pending final checks and endorsement from the European Council.

“Artificial intelligence is already very much part of our daily lives. Now, it will be part of our legislation too.”

-Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament,

Why is this significant? Whether to regulate AI development or how to do so has been a hot topic across the globe. The EU has been looking for ways to aggressively regulate AI, while countries like the United States have been more passive in their regulative efforts. The EU’s proactive approach outlined by this AI Act sets a global standard for AI regulation, potentially influencing other nations to follow suit. Or, if things go south for the EU, it will serve as a lesson for the rest of the world to learn from.


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