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Also, OpenAI's GPT-4o offers free tools, AI surpasses humans, and Instagram Co-founder joins Anthropic.

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In today's lineup:

  • Google I/O: Everything Google just announced.

  • OpenAI's GPT-4o enhances ChatGPT and offers free tools.

  • Stanford reports AI surpasses humans in benchmarks.

  • Instagram Co-founder joins Anthropic for AI development.

  • Glitter AI: Create step-by-step guides quickly.

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Just one day after OpenAI's GPT-4o demo, Google showcased its latest AI advancements at the Google I/O 2024 event, demonstrating their ongoing efforts to remain at the forefront of AI innovation.


  • Project Astra: New AI assistant supporting real-time audio, text, video, and image sharing.

  • Veo: Advanced video generation model producing high-quality 1080p videos with various styles and masked editing.

  • Gemini 1.5 Pro comes with two versions: lightweight Gemini 1.5 Pro Flash with 1M token context and enhanced Gemini 1.5 Pro with 2M token context, available via waitlist.

  • Privacy and Security: New Android features including AI-powered call scam detection, on-device threat detection, and Theft Detection Lock.

  • Google Maps Geospatial AR: New AR content for Google Maps, launching in Singapore and Paris.

OpenAI launches GPT-4o, enhancing ChatGPT with faster, smarter capabilities, and makes advanced tools freely available to all users.

Why This Is Important: This update makes powerful AI tools available to everyone for free. It means anyone can use advanced AI to improve their daily tasks, like translating languages or analyzing data.

A comprehensive report from Stanford University reveals that AI is now outperforming humans in a wide range of tasks, highlighting the rapid progress in artificial intelligence.

Why This Is Important: AI technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace, surpassing human abilities in areas like image classification, reading comprehension, and visual reasoning. As AI continues to evolve, it will play an increasingly vital role in various sectors, driving innovation and efficiency. However, this also raises important questions about the future of work and the ethical use of AI.

Mike Krieger, Co-founder of Instagram, is now Anthropic's Chief Product Officer, bringing his expertise to help expand their AI applications.

Why This Is Important: With Krieger joining the team, Anthropic is ready to take its AI products like Claude to the next level, making them easier to use and more effective. His background in helping Instagram succeed will be crucial in refining Anthropic’s AI tools to meet the needs of both consumers and businesses better.


Glitter AI helps you create step-by-step guides quickly and easily. It's like having a friendly helper for any task.

  • Easy Guide Creation: Make simple, clear guides in seconds. No need for long explanations—just straightforward steps.

  • Teach Anyone: Whether it's your co-workers, customers, or even your mom, Glitter AI makes it easy to show them how to do things.

  • Save Time: Automate the process of making guides so you can focus on more important stuff.

  • Stay Organized: Keep everything clear and easy to follow, helping everyone stay on track and get things done.



Actions performed by AI agents autonomously or semi-autonomously, making decisions and interacting with environments on behalf of humans. These AI agents utilize techniques like machine learning and natural language processing to achieve specific goals and adapt to new situations. Examples include virtual assistants, autonomous vehicles, and customer service bots. Agentic systems enhance productivity and personalization while reducing costs and improving efficiency in various applications.


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