Artificial intelligence

Impressive AI-tools are getting even more powerful

February 28, 2024

Keeping track of the news surrounding AI tools and gathering a sense of where the technology stands today can be a full-time job. Here’s a look at some of the latest significant developments from this past month.

Just as many of us were starting to get the hang of prompting ChatGPT to do our bidding, the company behind the revolutionary chatbot – OpenAI – has changed the game yet again. In February, the company released Sora: a text-to-video model that can create minute-long photorealistic videos from the user’s text prompts.

A few days later, Google also updated the large language model powering its chatbot, now called Gemini. The latest version of the model, Gemini 1.5 Pro, can process enormous prompts. Gemini 1.5 Pro is multimodal, meaning it can understand various forms of input – text, video, audio, etc. – and it reportedly has a long-contextual understanding.

According to Google, the chatbot can process prompts consisting of over 700,000 words, an hour of video, 11 hours of audio, or over 30,000 lines of code. You can see an impressive demonstration of this here:

Another prominent player in the generative AI landscape, Stability AI, also updated its flagship product this month: Stable Diffusion 3. The tool is a text-to-image generator and, even though it has not yet been released to the public (there’s a waiting list), the online AI community is already hyped about the new version.

Not least because it has seemingly solved one of the hardest problems for AI-generated images: text.

We’ll leave you with a link to some of the many new AI applications that were showcased during this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. If the examples in the article are any indication of what’s to come, soon we’ll have anything from AI-powered bathroom mirrors to robotic pet sitters.