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What’s in this week’s issue?

🧠 Microsoft brings AI to the Super Bowl with upgraded features

📶 Gemini Ultra is finally here to take on ChatGPT and GPT-4

⛅️ Easy Cloud AI News

📰 AI News

🧰 AI Tools

Bible Verses of the Day

9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. [John 17:9-11, ESV]

Microsoft brings AI to the Super Bowl with upgraded features

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Ad prices for a 60-second Super Bowl commercial have jumped from $5.6 million to $14 million a pop since Microsoft last ran a Super Bowl commercial in 2020. But the tech giant from Seattle is going all out to be a part of the festivities this year with a commercial that shows off what its Copilot AI assistant can do.

In a blog posted to compliment the Super Bowl commercial, Microsoft announced an upgraded design for Copilot in addition to a new feature that lets you pick specific parts of an images and change it. For example, you can change the color of an object or blur the background.

If you’re a Copilot Pro subscriber, you’ll also now be able to easily resize and regenerate images between square and landscape dimensions. Microsoft also said that it’s rolling out a new Designer GPT inside Copilot, which will offer additional features like a dedicated canvas.

If you haven’t tried it yet, you can test Copilot here. All you need is a Microsoft account.

Gemini Ultra is finally here to take on ChatGPT and GPT-4

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Google might be two weeks too late to the “new year, new me” party, but we’re not complaining. First up, the search giant is rebranding Bard and changing its name to Gemini. But what’s in a name, ye asketh? For which we call a chatbot by any other name would prompt just as sweet?

A potentially world-beating AI model roaring under the hood, for beginners. The chatbot now comes equipped with Gemini Ultra, Google’s most powerful AI model, and one that gets close to – or beats – OpenAI’s GPT-4 on several key performance benchmarks.

The new and improved version is available in 40 languages on the web and is coming soon to a new Gemini app on Android and on the Google app on iOS. Oh and of course, there’s a premium (read: paid) version of it too. It’s called Gemini Advanced and it’ll give users access to the Gemini Ultra model.

But no need to pull out your wallet just yet, Gemini Advanced is free for the first two months. After that, it’s $20/month…just about the same as OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus and Microsoft’s Copilot Pro.

It also works with Gmail, Sheets, Drive, Docs, Maps and other products you use for work. More on that later.

Watch Google’s announcement here and check out our tutorial below to see how you can access and use Gemini Advanced.

Easy Cloud News

Beluga AI Sample – Understanding Eschatology

Listen or read the following transcript as Richard Coekin speaks on A Door of Opportunity from Luke 13

The following unedited transcript is provided by Beluga AI.

🤝 Easy Cloud Solutions: Amazon and Anthropic announce strategic collaboration to advance generative AI (link)

📈 Easy Cloud Solutions: Vision Pro is Apple’s first major push into AI, which will help drive a 30% stock gain this year (link)

🧰 Easy Cloud Solutions: Google’s MobileDiffusion: Rapid text-to-image generation on-device (link)

✝️ Easy Cloud AI: Accurate Transcription Service for Christian Universities (link)

⛪️ Easy Cloud AI: Professional Transcription Service for Christian Ministries (link)

AI News

🛟 OpenAI, Google, Microsoft and others join the Biden-Harris AI safety consortium (link)

🔓️ Google saves your conversations with Gemini for years by default (link)

🕵️ OpenAI reportedly developing two AI agents to automate entire work processes (link)

🧰 10 of our favorite GPTs so far (link)

👓️ Frame, an AI-powered AR glasses, helps you search the web, translate languages, and more (link)

AI Tools

💬 Colossyan: Use AI to generate corporate training videos with virtual avatars in over 70 languages (link)

🙊 ChatGPT Prompting: Help for those who are new to ChatGPT and not sure how to create the right prompt (link)

💸 AutoApply: Automate your job applications, create customized CVs, and craft personalized cover letters (link)

🕸️ Dorik AI: Generate beautiful websites from a single prompt (link)

🙋 Coefficient: Automatically import live data into spreadsheets (link)

🪄 Magic: Chrome extension that upgrades your AI workflow with integrations with Bard, Claude, Midjourney (link)

🤝 MeetGeek: Automatically record, transcribe, and summarize every conversation, capturing all the key insights you need (link)

👩‍🦰 Aragon AI: Get stunning professional headshots effortlessly (link)

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