💡 Apple buys AI Startup

Plus: Figure's humaniod robot

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The Breakdown

🚨 Latest Developments 

Source: Apple

Big Takeaway: Apple has acquired DarwinAI, a Canadian AI startup specializing in vision-based technology for observing manufacturing components to enhance efficiency.

  • Apple's AI group may find several uses for DarwinAI's technology, which is currently utilized for visual inspections in the production process across multiple industries.

  • The acquisition hasn't been officially announced, but several DarwinAI team members joined Apple's machine learning teams in January, according to their LinkedIn profiles.

  • DarwinAI had raised over $15 million in funding from investors such as BDC Capital’s Deep Tech Venture Fund, Honeywell Ventures, Obvious Ventures, and Inovia Capital. BDC Capital's website confirms an exit from DarwinAI, and Obvious Venture's portfolio indicates the startup has been acquired.

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Big Takeaway: Figure and OpenAI announce "Figure 01" a robot that can have full conversations and plan and carry out tasks on its own by using GPT-4.

  • "Figure 01" can describe its surroundings, interpret daily scenarios, and perform tasks based on requests, demonstrating actions that are fully learned rather than remote-controlled all at a regular speed. (Video here)

  • Unlike previous demonstrations by companies like Google, which showcased robots navigating and executing complex actions without being conversational, "Figure 01" can hold full conversations.

  • Figure 01" can understand and execute complex commands, such as "Can you put that there?" by referencing previous parts of the conversation to identify specific items and their intended locations.

🔎 Extra Insights 

CTO Mira Murati said OpenAI's text-to-video AI model, Sora, will be released in a few months. It can generate realistic videos from scratch and extend and alter existing recordings. Sora will generate videos without audio before adding sound with a later update.

Covariant, a leading AI robotics company, has released RFM-1, the world's first robotics foundation model that provides commercial robots with human-like reasoning abilities by combining an understanding of language and the physical world.

OpenAI themselves have leaked information indicating that the company plans to release GPT 4.5 Turbo soon. OpenAI stated that GPT 4.5 Turbo will provide better speed, accuracy, and scalability than the current version in a but the blog post was quickly taken down.

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💻 Real Life Use Cases

Chat GPT Prompt: Facebook ad template

Use ChatGPT to create a Facebook ad for your app.

Copy and paste the prompt below:
Develop a Facebook ad for your app (Insert app name) that solves a common problem (Insert problem, e.g., 'tracking daily expenses'). Highlight key features like (Insert feature, e.g., 'easy-to-use interface') and include a call-to-action encouraging downloads.
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$190k-$215k

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