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OpenAI’s content deal with Time magazine 📕

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📖 TODAY’S ISSUE

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🧵 Here are some useful AI updates and tools we gathered today:

  • Time Magazine partners with OpenAI and ElevenLabs

  • Latest in tech and AI + dev resources

  • Cool AI tools + see who raised funds

  • Prompt of the day and more

🗞️ HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY

TL;DR 

Time Magazine is collaborating with OpenAI and ElevenLabs to leverage advanced AI technologies for creating and distributing multimedia content, enhancing both editorial and audience engagement experiences.

Summary

  • Partnership Announcement: Time Magazine partners with OpenAI and ElevenLabs.

  • AI Integration: Utilizing OpenAI's language models and ElevenLabs' voice cloning technology to create more immersive multimedia content.

  • Content Creation and Distribution: Enhanced storytelling capabilities for Time Magazine’s editorial team, aiming to engage a wider audience with innovative content formats.

What we think

This partnership is a strategic move for Time Magazine, positioning it at the forefront of media innovation. By integrating AI for content creation, Time can offer unique and engaging experiences for its readers. However, it also raises questions about the balance between AI-generated content and traditional journalism ethics.

⚡ LATEST IN TECH AND AI

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💻 DEV RESOURCES

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🤖 COOL AI TOOLS

Discover mind-blowing AI tools

  1. Spiral

    Automate 80% of repeat writing, thinking, and creative tasks, while maintaining your unique voice and style.

  2. Astrocade AI

    The first platform that makes building games and interactive experiences easy enough for creators to share their ideas in minutes.

  3. Thryve

    An AI-powered companion for emotional and wellbeing support across 50 languages.

💸 WHO RAISED?

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  3. Norm

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💪 POST OF THE DAY

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 PROMPT OF THE DAY

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