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Is this new AI bot cool or creepy?

Good morning, and happy FRY-day! Get cozy, because we’re about to serve up a heaping portion of AI goodness. 😋

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Today’s Menu

Appetizer: Boston Dynamics’ new mesmerizing AI robot 🤖

Entrée: Salesforce unveils Slack AI 💬

Dessert: Snapchat to add watermark to AI images 👻


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This new AI robot looks like something out of The Exorcist … 😳

What’s up? Boston Dynamics has redesigned their Atlas robot in a way that proves reminiscent of a scene from a sci-fi thriller.

What are the improvements? This new and improved version of Atlas has swiveling joints, which allows it to excel in various tasks, both mundane and hazardous. The unveiling video, though somewhat unsettling, showcases Atlas’ eerie yet mesmerizing agility and flexibility. Its revamped design, featuring longer limbs and a sleeker silhouette, coupled with advanced AI and machine learning, signifies a robotic advancement that is unparalleled in nature.

“We designed the electric version of Atlas to be stronger, more dexterous, and more agile. Atlas may resemble a human form factor, but we are equipping the robot to move in the most efficient way possible to complete a task, rather than being constrained by a human range of motion. Atlas will move in ways that exceed human capabilities.”

-Boston Dynamics

What does this mean? With plans for rigorous testing with select partners like Hyundai, Boston Dynamics aims to revolutionize industries by offering labor solutions that transcend human limitations. Though robots such as Tesla’s Optimus, Google DeepMind’s soccer bots, and many others are being trained by machine learning techniques, the new Atlas bot now leads the charge.


Image: Slack

I asked my boss to give me some slack … I woke up the next day to 500 new group messages. 🙃

What’s up? In a bid to improve workplace communication, Salesforce has released Slack AI, a new suite of AI-powered functionalities for the Slack platform. The new AI tools will be available across all paid tiers for $10 per user per month.

What are the new tools?

  • AI-powered search: Users can now avoid the need to sift through a maze of threads by posing conversational questions, with Slack AI promptly surfacing relevant messages.

  • Conversation summaries: With a single click, Slack AI scrutinizes entire message threads or channels, generating comprehensive recaps spotlighting crucial details such as takeaways, decisions, and action items.

  • AI-generated recaps: Users can get automated daily digests summarizing the key discussions in specified channels.

  • Activity analysis: Slack AI can analyze a user’s activity to recommend which busy channels might be worthwhile recap candidates.

What about privacy? Anticipating inevitable security and privacy concerns, Salesforce emphasizes data sovereignty, assuring users that Slack data remains confined within their environment on a virtual private cloud, safeguarded from external exploitation.


Let’s get to the story … but first, let me take a selfie! 🤳

What’s new? Snapchat is adding a distinctive watermark to images created using its AI tools.

How will it work? According to an official announcement from Snapchat, “[The watermark] will appear on images created with Snap’s generative AI tools when the image is exported or saved to camera roll.” The watermark will depict Snapchat’s small ghost logo with the widely recognized sparkle icon beside it. The hope is that these watermarks will help inform those viewing the image that it was made with AI on Snapchat.

What’s the significance? This move by Snapchat follows a similar trend from Meta to label AI-generated images on Facebook and Instagram, complying with new social media norms. It also comes after the My AI feature went viral a few months ago for its odd replies to user messages and its rogue post of a ceiling fan, calling into question user privacy. The effectiveness of these watermarks in preventing the spread of deepfakes remains uncertain, but they represent an effort to protect authentic imagery.


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