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July 12th, 2024
Clean up your messy audio in seconds with this tool from ElevenLabs

Audio is one of the more overlooked aspects of content creation. You can spend hours setting up the perfect shot, tinkering with the lighting, angles, and bokeh, but all that can be ruined if you don’t consider background noise. Who wants to hear the honks of traffic while watching an interview? 

ElevenLabs, the text-to-speech AI platform that raised $80 million from A16Z, Sequoia, and others, just announced its newest tool, Voice Isolater. This tool can seemingly take even the noisiest videos, remove the background noise, and leave your dialogue sounding crystal clear. 

Say you just recorded a podcast episode for YouTube, but halfway through, a fire engine speeds down the road, blaring its sirens. With the Voice Isolator tool, you can drag and drop that clip into the studio, and your audio gets cleaned up with the press of a button. 

You can see for yourself by watching the demo. During it, a member of the team records audio while a leafblower goes off. With the press of a button, the leafblower is automatically muted, and you can hear the dialogue fairly clearly. 

Alongside the user-facing platform, the team also announced an accompanying API for developers to build their platforms using the Audio Isolation technology. Once implemented, you can integrate the same AI-powered audio clean-up technology into your product.

If you want to give it a shot, it seems pretty easy to implement. In the launch demo, a team member uses Claude and Replit to quickly whip up a mock app that uses the API to clean up any YouTube video’s audio just by pasting the URL.

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July 11th, 2024
This tool raised $22M from YC’s Garry Tan to automate your company’s finances

Managing your company’s finances is one of the hardest parts of being a startup founder. When you boil it down, everything comes back to the bottom line. You need to ensure there's adequate runway to meet any challenges, pay employees, invest in R&D, and pay for equipment. That’s just a start. 

Needless to say, being on top of finances is key, and there are tools to help. Runway Financial is one of them. The team recently raised $22.75 million from Garry Tan and Initialized Capital before CEO Siqi Chen made the platform live to the general public. 

Runway’s platform is marketed as a “modern, user-friendly interface for financial modeling, headcount planning, departmental budgeting, and more.” It can connect to over 650 business tools, including all the platforms you might use for things like accounting, human resources, customer relationship management, etc. 

By doing this it automatically ensures that all of your important documents, such as financial documents, are up to date, so you don’t have to waste time looking for a contract you need to reference.

Unsurprisingly, it comes with a heavy dose of AI. It ships with “Ambient Intelligence,” a suite of AI features that live in the background designed to help teams dig deep into their finances for insights and automate workflows—all without needing to be prompted. 

Alongside some of the more hidden AI features, Runway Financial also ships with a generative AI assistant aptly named ‘Runway Copilot,’ which can help users generate and model any kind of financial scenario. All you have to do is type a prompt, and the copilot will pull in data from the relevant connected tools and use it to generate a business plan and projection. 

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July 10th, 2024
Email finally gets collaborative, like everything else

Did you know that, on average, we email three hours daily? I know. It feels longer to me, too. Email is one of the technologies we use most, but compared to others, it hasn’t innovated at the same pace. Unlike tools for design, development, or writing, email isn’t collaborative.

Say you just received an email about a potential sponsorship and want to discuss it with the rest of your sales team. Right now, you have a few options: you can hop on a call (expensive, annoying, time-consuming). You can paste screenshots into Slack (goodbye, context). Or, you can forward emails (all the emails). Then, the chances of someone accidentally hitting ‘reply all’ with sensitive info rise dramatically. These email bottlenecks slow your team down and are risky, but we’ve lived with them for years. 

That’s why the Superhuman team knuckled down and decided to reimagine what emails would look like if they were made to be collaborative by default. The result is Superhuman 2.0.

Superhuman 2.0 adds a suite of multiplayer features designed to modernize email. Here’s the low down: 

Live view: You can now share a live view of any email with your team, so no more meetings, screenshots, forwarding, or pinging someone’s DMs. As new emails come in, the team will automatically be updated.

Conversation links: You can now drop a link to your email in whatever app your team uses, and they can jump on board and start collaborating. There is no need for everyone to be a Superhuman user, either. 

Commenting: You know those comments that folks can add in other team apps? Superhuman has that now, too. Tag in teammates to get questions answered and unblock progress directly where the work is happening.

Superhuman’s big goal is to help you rapidly unblock progress by including your team where the work happens. If you want to give it a shot, Superhuman is giving the Product Hunt community two months free until July 31st. 

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July 9th, 2024
This new AI chatbot is aiming to be the most human-like option yet

The AI chatbot space is getting pretty crowded. What started with just ChatGPT in 2022 has exploded to include competitors from Google, Meta, Anthropic, and more. That’s good for us, the consumers. More competition means hopefully more innovation. 

Now, another AI company wants to take a shot at knocking the likes of ChatGPT and Gemini off their respective pedestals. Kyutai, a French AI company founded by billionaire Xavier Niel, just launched Moshi, a new chatbot that, according to the company, can understand and relate to humans better than anything on the market. 

It’s designed for hyper-human-like conversations. What sets it apart from ChatGPT is twofold. First, the announcement specifically references voice mode as the main way of interacting with the bot. This comes only two weeks after OpenAI had to delay the launch of its own voice mode for optimization. Second, Moshi ships with various accents (hooray, Irish!), seventy different speaking styles, and can even understand the tone of your voice. 

According to Tech Radar, Moshi was built with a pretty extensive fine-tuning process, including training it on over one hundred thousand synthetic dialogues generated to TTS (Text-to-Speech). Kyuti also worked with a professional voice artist to ensure the bot's dialogue sounded natural and engaging. 

The company’s social accounts released a pretty extensive thread showcasing the bot at work. On first pass, it looks pretty darn good at small talk, and it can even handle role-playing. One of the things that really stood out is just how low the latency is. Apparently, it’s the lowest latency option on the market right now. 

If you want to try Moshi, you can visit the site to see the demo after completing a short onboarding process. 

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July 8th, 2024
This website lets you check your data against 3B records to see if you’ve been hacked

Cybercrime is a real and growing threat. According to the World Economic Forum, the global cost of malicious hacking is expected to rise to $23 trillion. To put that into perspective, in 2022, the global cost was estimated to be $8 trillion. A meagre number in comparison to what the future holds. 

I mean, it seems like every other day there’s a new data breach. That’s why an Indie-maker named Jack decided to take things into his own hands. He recently realized he was sitting on over three billion entries of data breaches on the dark net due to his job as an ethical hacker and red teamer and decided to put that data to use for good. 

Do hackers know me?” is a website that lets you query that exact data to see what hackers know about you. The goal is to see yourself through the hacker's eyes so you can quickly rectify any vulnerabilities. 

You can scan the dark net for leaks involving things like your email address, phone number, bank details, social security number, and more. From there, the site will get to work trawling through the three billion records, and if it finds something, it will present you with exactly what was leaked, what site or service it was leaked from, and help you rectify it so that it doesn’t happen again. 

If you’re curious about your data, you can test it out for free by using the email check option. If you want to purchase the pro plan, Jack is running a promotion for today’s launch

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July 5th, 2024
This new tool from the founders of Basecamp makes it easier for anyone to publish a book

Since the internet burst onto the scene, creating and publishing short-form written content has become increasingly easier. People have blogs, newsletters, Twitter threads, and more that make it seamless to publish short content and monetize it. 

With all that content, you might wonder, why not turn it into a web book? I mean, a few well-written essays can be a book. It’s kind of hard. You’d normally have to set up your own website, complete with its own easy-to-navigate HTML structure, or get hacky with an existing CMS. It’s not ideal, and the makers behind Writebook know that. 

Writebook was built by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of Basecamp, Hey, and more. Together, they’ve published several different web-books and it’s through the trials and tribulations of that experience that they decided to make it easier for everyone. 

It’s a simple platform for handling all the nitty-gritty of publishing web-based books. It’s not a service, it’s a downloadable software that you can self-host. Once its set up, you can start crafting your new web book from cover to cover. You can add title and content pages, pictures, walls of text, and whatever else that makes a book a book. 

The simplicity carries over in its setup as well. According to the announcement, once you sign up, the team will email you a single command you can copy and paste into the terminal to get up and running. From there, Writebook takes care of the rest, and no real maintenance is required. It even self-updates. 

Writebook is currently free so if you’ve been itching to gather up all those essays and blog posts and turn them into a book, it might be worth a shot.

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July 4th, 2024
This new retro-styled social app wants to bring the fun back to making friends

Social media is a hard nut to crack as a founder. To go up against titans like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat and carve out a piece of the pie is no easy feat. How many new social apps have we seen wind down just as fast as they pop up? 

That’s why a new social app built by Gen-Z whisperer, investor, and former Product Hunt employee Tiffany Zhong is raising eyebrows. Noplace is an app backed by Alexis Ohanian that aims to bring back the more whimsical days of social media and friend-finding. It opened to the masses this week and immediately shot to the top of the app store charts, clinching the number one spot. 

It’s like old-school MySpace, where users can create colorful and customizable profiles to share anything from mundane status updates to what they’re listening to and their relationship status. It’s designed to appeal to a younger generation and create more community amongst young people. 

It doesn’t have more features than traditional social media—it has fewer, and that’s where I see the appeal. It’s entirely text-based, so there are no photos, videos, or files. It also has no vanity metrics such as likes or reposts. All you have is a number that shows how many responses a post gets. 

Noplace also ditches the algorithms other social apps use to keep us hooked on the endless flow of content. Instead, it uses AI to moderate and curate content between two feeds: one made up of your friend's posts and the other, which is kind of like a global messaging board where you see original posts and ones in response to them. 

Profiles follow the same theme of simplicity. You get a profile picture, a bio section, an add friend button, and your wall — the home for everything you post.

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July 3rd, 2024
This AI tool raised $125M to put a music studio in your pocketThis AI tool raised $125M to put a music studio in your pocket

When I was a teenager, which feels like a lifetime ago, considering I’m turning 30 this month, I was into making my own music. I had FL Studio, a MIDI keyboard, an electric drum kit, and every plugin imaginable. As you can see, I didn’t make it to the big leagues. 

Music production has come a long way since then. Throughout the last fifteen years or so, the industry has gotten some big updates that have made the process a lot easier, none more so than AI. 

Suno, the AI-powered music app that secured $125 million in funding for its text-to-song method of generating entire tracks, has launched its new iOS app. This puts an AI-powered music studio in the pockets of millions in a bid to, according to the team, “build a future where anyone has the ability to make music.”

The new app ships with the same prompt-based interface. If you want to generate a song, type in a description like “indie pop tune with rock vibes describing a summer road trip.” From there, Suno will immediately get to work crafting your next chart-topper. You can now also use your voice to generate music. Hit the mic button and start singing or talking to inspire the AI. 

Alongside that, it ships with new social features almost akin to Spotify. You can quickly share clips of your song and other people’s songs across social media, browse songs generated by others, and curate different playlists. 

Like a lot of AI, it’s not without controversy. The new app launch comes in the shadow of a lawsuit brought by the likes of Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, which allege Suno and Udio (another song generator) engaged in copyright infringement when it comes to generating music. 

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July 2nd, 2024
This new API client wants to help developers collaborate and ship faster

Did you know that the first API was created in the 1940s? British scientists Maurice Wilkes and David Wheeler worked on a software library for an early computer. They stored the subroutines on punched paper tape in a filing cabinet, which we would call API documentation today. 

API development has come a long way since the days of punched paper tape and filing cabinets, but it’s not always a field of roses. Developers frequently encounter challenges in managing the API lifecycle, ensuring integration, maintaining collaboration, and resolving debugging issues. That’s where a tool like ApyHub Fusion comes in. 

It’s marketed as an all-in-one API development client focusing on team collaboration. The interface takes on a familiar, Notion-esque design, built to foster deeper collaboration and make it easier to write great documentation. 

ApyHub Fusion comes with real-time collaboration features right out of the box, like the type you would see in Figma and Google Docs. Everyone — from frontend and backend developers to QA, technical writers, and product managers — can view, discuss, and collaborate on API specs, tests, and documentation in real-time.

According to CEO Samuel Kaluvuri, one of the things that separates ApyHub from other legacy API clients is that each aspect of an API request is modular and composable, including headers, query parameters, form inputs, JSON bodies, and scripts. This gives developers much more flexibility in how APIs are built and how the documentation is written.

Alongside that, it also comes with slash commands to easily bring up different functions and an AI assistant that, according to the team, can save engineering teams up to 60% of the time that would be spent on building. It’s also keyboard-first, so you can ditch the mouse and scroll wheel and fly around your docs with the stroke of a key. 

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July 1st, 2024
Guidde makes onboarding and documentation easier

I once had a boss who onboarded me by sending me WhatsApp messages with screenshots of her emails and docs. I did not last long at that job. That was no way to work — what if I wanted to pull up the directions later? How could I bookmark that? Why did I have to zoom into my screen to read it and how could I copy and paste stuff? 

My boss was an extreme, but I’ll give her this: There wasn’t really a great way of documenting instructions at the time. Creating a long document would have taken her time she didn’t have. 

If Guidde was around then, I would have sent her a link to it. Guidde lets you create engaging documentation instantly (think how-to guides, training, and support docs), complete with narration, voiceover, screenshots and more. It takes all of the work out of doing a storyline. 

Let’s say I was onboarding a new newsletter writer, and showing them how to input content into our CMS — something I actually tested with Guidde. After installing the browser extension, I clicked the button to start the capture of a new video and named it “How to create a newsletter.” Similar to Loom, Guidde starts recording, but the GPT-powered AI is taking note of my actions. I click buttons, fill the fields I need to fill, and click done. 

Ta-da. Guidde produced a video/storyboard and all the steps are divided out, with headlines and descriptions. I can edit and tweak the ones I want (few needed it), add AI-generated voiceover, edit the visuals like I would a slide deck, brand it, and so on. Then I can share it or embed it in a knowledge base. 

Guidde is free to use – you can pay to upgrade if you need more videos or things like the brand kit. So send this over to your boss like mine, or just start using it and amaze them with how much you can do. 

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June 28th, 2024
Intercom’s latest AI launch aims to free up more time to focus on the important stuffIntercom’s latest AI launch aims to free up more time to focus on the important stuff

What a week it has been for launches. We’ve seen big announcements from the likes of Anthropic, Figma, Superhuman, and Notion and the week’s not over just yet. 

Intercom, the company behind the support widget that pops up on sites all over the web, hopped on the shipping train and announced two new features designed to help you and your team save time and serve your users more efficiently. Let’s dive in. 

A new Copilot: Arguably, the biggest announcement comes from Intercom opening their Copilot, Fin AI, to the general public after a few months of closed beta. Fin AI is the company’s flagship AI tool. It exists to act as an AI assistant for every support agent you might have. 

When a user asks a question, Fin will pull relevant information from different sources and format it into a potential answer. From there, you can choose to accept that as an answer and send it on to the user. The goal is to free up employee time to better focus on things that matter the most, like forging a deeper relationship with users. 

Knowledge Hub:If you’re going to employ an AI agent for support queries, you will need somewhere to pull information from. In Intercom’s world, that place is the Knowledge Hub. Unlike other AI assistants, Fin’s information is curated by your team rather than the internet, which can lead to hallucinations.

With the knowledge hub, you can centralize, manage, control, and optimize all the information that powers AI, agents, and self-serve support in one place.

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June 27th, 2024
Here’s everything announced at Figma’s Config conferenceHere’s everything announced at Figma’s Config conference

It’s that time of year again when designers worldwide flock to an event center in San Francisco. I’m talking about Config, the annual event where the darling design platform Figma shows off what it’s been working on. 

Unsurprisingly, AI is still the star of the show, but the company also announced some other updates, including a Google Slides competitor and a new, refreshed look for the platform. 

Let’s start with the design overhaul. According to the announcement, it’s been redesigned from the ground up to “focus the canvas less on our UI and more on your work.” Users will notice a new toolbar, new navigation, rounded corners across the UI, and some 200+ refreshed icons. 

Moving on from the redesign, the team also announced Figma Slides, probably one of its most practical features yet. As the name suggests, Figma Slides is a Google Slides-style presentation feature. There are a few Figma-orientated features built to delight designers, like tweaking your deck designs in real time instead of jumping between a slide and its corresponding frame. 

You’ll also be able to present that app prototype you spent hours perfecting right from your deck, meaning you won’t have to create a whole screen recording just to show your team your vision for how every piece connects.

Remember how I said AI was still the star of the show? The headline feature yesterday was arguably Figma AI, a suite of generative AI features that are built to help you design and iterate quickly. Like Framer’s AI option, Figma AI lets you generate an entire prototype for web, mobile, and anything in between with a prompt. 

Alongside that, Figma AI comes with features built to speed up smaller tasks like generating placeholder text and an “AI-enhanced” asset search function.

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June 26th, 2024
Notion’s new feature allows you to create sites out of your documentsNotion’s new feature allows you to create sites out of your documents

Ever since Notion appeared on the scene back in 2016, people have been using it for all sorts: from organizing their day to building internal documentation, creating and selling templates, and even creating entire sites.

That last one has become a popular niche among the Notion community since the company allowed pages to be made public. A handful of products have been built around the concept, and now Notion is joining the party by launching Notion Sites. 

As the name suggests, Notion Sites is the company’s solution for those who want to build and host a site using their Notion documents. It is essentially an expansion of the existing publishing feature but with a number of bells and whistles tacked on. 

When you publish your Notion document as a site, you’ll now be able to do several things to make it truly yours, like adding a custom favicon, configuring it with your domain, and adding a navigation bar with links and breadcrumbs. Alongside those features, your new site also has analytics and basic SEO features like meta titles and descriptions. 

One thing the team stayed away from for now is adding too many customization options. It’s not a site-builder like Webflow or Framer, and at the moment, it’s not meant to be. You can theme your site to light or dark mode or respond to system settings, but that’s about as far as it goes. There’s no animation engine, custom CSS, hamburger icons, etc. Over time, the team plans to add more functionality, according to product lead Matt Piccolella.

If you want to take Notion Sites for a test drive, it's available now across the platform. Log in to your profile, swipe through the onboarding, and create a document to turn into a site.

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June 25th, 2024
This new AI chatbot aims to be an AI-powered reflection of yourselfThis new AI chatbot aims to be an AI-powered reflection of yourself

AI is rapidly transforming our personal lives with automated tools and innovations, such as AI girlfriends, therapists, travel guides, and even AI social networks.

Dot fits somewhere into this genre. It’s a new AI app built by the team at New Computer. It’s not a therapist or a girlfriend — it’s more of a friend, a companion, and a confidant who strives to learn as much as possible about you. This allows it to give advice and complete tasks beyond the typical responses of other chatbots.

When you first boot up Dot, you’ll go through an onboarding process. Your new companion will ask “getting to know you” questions, like “What do you do for work?” “What’s your favorite hobby?” or “How do you like to wind down in the evening?”

Once you answer, the AI will ask deeper questions. I mentioned that I love cooking, leading Dot to ask, “What’s your earliest memory of home-cooked food?” You can tell Dot to move on, but initially, it will ask deeper questions to get to know you.

The more questions you answer, the more you, Dot, becomes. It’s not meant to replace human connection but to help you learn more about yourself. “It’s meant to be a tool for self-introspection, accountability, personal growth — but not to replace human relationships,” co-founder Samantha Whitmore told TechCrunch.

So what’s it good for? My immediate use case was as a journal. It’s good for externalizing thoughts and feelings, and since the AI gets to know you, it can sympathize better than other chatbots. Its follow-up questions genuinely lead to introspection.

If you want to try out an AI version of yourself, Dot is available on the iOS app store.

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June 24th, 2024
Anthropic’s latest model is giving GPT-4o and others a run for their moneyAnthropic’s latest model is giving GPT-4o and others a run for their money

The AI arms race is continuing at breakneck speed. Anthropic, the AI company that netted a whopping $2.75 billion in funding from Amazon earlier this year, just launched its latest model, Claude 3.5 Sonnet, out of nowhere. 

Sonnet takes up the middle position in the company’s model lineup behind Opus, its highest-end model, and ahead of Haiku, its smallest model. (Is it just me, or is keeping up with all the different names for AI models starting to get a little confusing?) Interestingly, the company claims Sonnet—the middle offering— now outperforms Opus, its largest offering — until Opus gets its own 3.5 update, of course.

What’s the big deal? Like all new releases, the hype comes from how it performs against others, especially OpenAI’s models. According to Anthropic, Sonnet 3.5 matches and beats GPT-4o and Google’s Gemini across various tasks. When you look at the benchmarks, it does look pretty impressive. It outscored GPT-4o, Gemini, and Meta’s Llama 3 400B in seven of the nine overall benchmarks and four of the five vision benchmarks. Of course, benchmarks should be taken with a grain of salt since companies can pick and choose based on what looks good. 

Alongside Sonnet 3.5, Anthropic also released a new feature called Artifacts. With Artifacts, you can now interact more directly with the results from your Claude-based query. Say you generate an image, and if you’re not completely happy with it, you can edit it directly in the app, or maybe you’re writing a cover letter. Instead of copying and pasting it to the notes app, you can make changes directly inside Claude. 

If you want to give the new model a whirl, Sonnet 3.5 is now available to all Claude users on web, and the company’s iOS app.

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June 21st, 2024
This AI tool wants to save you hours of video editing time by automating it

Being a content creator can be hard work. For every video you watch, potential hours or even days' worth of work are pumped into it, from script-writing to shooting scenes to editing to distribution efforts. It’s a lot. 

One of those tasks is video editing, which can be notoriously difficult and time-consuming. Having to line up every clip perfectly and match audio is no small feat. What if there was a way to automate it? 

Cue content creator gasps.

Tellers is a new platform that aims to automate much of the video-editing process with the help of AI. All you have to do is provide a script or even an article, select a source for your video clips, and you will be presented with a ready-to-publish video in a few moments. It doesn’t require any prior editing experience, and if you’re not completely happy with the end result, you can dive back in, rearrange the clips, and upload new ones. 

Video generation isn’t anything particularly new when it comes to AI. Sora has been blowing minds for a few months, and I covered Luma AI’s Dream Machine only last week. Where Tellers differs is how it creates videos. Rather than generating a scene out of the blue, it pulls clips from existing sources the team has partnered with, like Pexels, and edits them to match the script you provided. 

One use case I kept thinking about when testing out Tellers is for startup marketing. Video is critical to marketing these days but what if you don’t want to spend the time and or the money to create one? With something like Tellers, you could theoretically pump out videos at a faster rate with less time and cash spent doing so.

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June 20th, 2024
This new social app is replacing humans with AI charactersThis new social app is replacing humans with AI characters

Buckle up because we’ve officially arrived at the uncanny valley portion of AI. Until now, AI has typically been relegated to chatbots like ChatGPT or image-generation tools like Midjourney and DALL-E. It’s not like we have AI personalities running around social media or anything…

Meet Butterflies. It’s a new social app by ex-Snap engineering director Vu Tran. On the surface, you could mistake Butterflies for any number of Instagram clones. You have a grid-based profile, can follow others, and your timeline is littered with photos from “friends.” 

However, things quickly change once you start using it. Once you sign up, you’ll be asked to create an AI character or, as the app calls it, a “butterfly.” From there, your butterfly will start generating and sharing photos and interacting with other butterfly’s posts. There’s no limit to how many butterflies you can create, either.

During its private beta, Butterflies attracted tens of thousands of users and a healthy $4.8 million in funding from Coatue, SV Angel, and others. This week, it finally went live in both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

When I was playing around with it, I couldn’t shake the uncanny valley feeling. On the surface, it feels like a real, human-led social network, and anyone in passing would probably think you’re scrolling Instagram, but when you look a little closer, you notice things like people with seven fingers or three arms. After reading a few generated comments, I noticed the repetitive and hollow language common in AI models. 

But maybe that’s the point: As AI gets smarter and more human-like, so too will Butterflies. At the very least, it’s an interesting experiment where you can follow the progress of AI in real time in a more human setting instead of reading about the technical capabilities of different AI models. 

After all, caterpillars start off as something fairly unassuming before morphing into beautiful butterflies. Why can’t AI do the same? 

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June 19th, 2024
This new app co-founded by an MCU star wants to make sharing fun again

We’ve all been there. You come across a TikTok video that is so funny that you can barely catch your breath from laughter, and you decide to send it to your friend. Surely, it will elicit the same response, but the only reply you get is a boring laughing face emoji, or worse, you’re left on read. 

It’s not you, it’s them. Don’t fret, though. A new app aims to solve this and bring the human charm back to social sharing.

Founded by serial entrepreneur and Moment founder, Faheem Kajee and Hollywood star Karen Gillan, known for playing Nebula in the MCU movies, Seen is a video messaging app that lets you send private videos to your friends in either one-on-one direct iMessages or group chats of up to 11 people. 

Say you come across a hilarious cat video online and want to share it with your friends. Seen lets you quickly drop the video in the group chat for your friends to view. Once your friends receive the content, they must record themselves reacting to the video. This reaction gets shared only with the friends in the chat, and in turn, the sender must then record themselves. 

One of the app's core features is its integration with TikTok, meaning you can easily share videos from directly inside the app, similar to how you would copy the link. Seen also incorporates a scrollable feed of some of the most popular videos on TikTok. According to the team, a Reels and YouTube Shorts integration is on the horizon. 

Seen is currently only available for iOS, and the team is hard at work building the next iteration, which will likely include a public feed of users and even monetization features like games and filters. It’s got some big-name backers as well, like Twitter co-founder Ev Williams and Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin

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June 18th, 2024
This new feature from Warp lets users talk directly to their computer in plain English.This new feature from Warp lets users talk directly to their computer in plain English.

Imagine being a developer and telling your command line exactly what you need in plain English.

That’s the idea behind Warp’s newest product, Agent Mode. Agent Mode lives in the Warp Terminal and allows developers to write in plain English and receive step-by-step guidance through development workflows.

Agent Mode is not a code generation tool; it’s more of an always-on technical assistant in your terminal. According to Melanie Crissey, Warp's Product Marketing Manager, it represents a “paradigm shift” in how developers interact with their computers.

What can it do?

Unlike an external AI assistant, Agent Mode follows along in your terminal while you work. It learns about your project, identifies roadblocks, and understands the technologies you're using to make smart suggestions about your dev environment.

For example, if you’re setting up a Rails project but are unfamiliar with the command line commands, you can ask for guidance in plain English. The AI agent will walk you through each command you need to input.

Agent Mode can also execute tasks. In the announcement video, Founder and CEO Zach Lloyd sets up a database pooling connection. After Agent Mode explains the initial tasks, Zach asks it to set up a Docker file. The assistant seeks permission to run specific commands and instantly sets up the Docker file once approved. It will ask for permission anytime you request it to execute a command. 

There’s been a lot of talk about AI replacing developers. Remember Devin, the supposedly first AI-powered software engineer? The Warp team has decided to take a different, choosing to empower developers instead of replacing them. CEO Zach Lloyd said, “Instead of trying to replace software engineers with AI, Agent Mode unlocks productivity, tightening the feedback loop between humans and AI.”

If you want to give it a spin, you can download or update Warp and simply type “hello” and Agent Mode will be ready and waiting.

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June 17th, 2024
This AI platform collaborates with big-name artists to make music accessible to all

Remember when The Beatles got together for one last song? It got mixed reviews, but the fact that one of the biggest bands of all time embraced AI set a precedent. AI was going to change the music industry. From writing songs to generating entire tracks, many predicted an AI-powered musical revolution.

TwoShot is one of those AI apps looking to make its mark on the music scene. Launched last week, It is focused on making music accessible to all by letting you craft tracks with your voice, text prompt, or just by humming into a mic. 

Say you’re working on a lo-fi track to stimulate productivity. You can instruct TwoShot to generate a “melody of flutes inspired by nature” and then pair it with a chill drum line by beatboxing into your mic. The AI will turn it into a full-fledged, professional-sounding track. 

It also comes with a library of over 200,000 samples, ranging from rock to country music and everything in between, that you can grab for inspiration or even use the AI to remix into something new to create your next banger. 

One of the most powerful features is TwoShot's plethora of different models. While building your track, you can swap your chosen AI model at any stage for a different one, including ones built by big names. Say you want your lyrics to have a female voice. You can load up the “Grimes” model with your prompt or existing sounds, and it will work it into a more Grimes-esque sound.

Alongside that, these models are “ethically trained,” according to the team, meaning they usually have attained artist permission to use their likeness or have worked with them to create the model itself, like in the case of the Grimes one above. 

Of course, TwoShot isn’t the only platform looking to change up the music scene. Spotify recently launched AI playlists, a new tool that lets you generate playlists with a prompt, and Meta launched AudioCraft last year as a tool for making songs with AI.