Some quick news, about GregoryAI) and what me an António Lopes have been up to.

Last week we registered a Non Profit after an epic battle against Portuguese bureaucracy. And during the coming weeks we will be moving everything related to the open source project to that domain. Formal announcement and more details on what we are doing will be made available as soon as we are fully sure we can deliver.

This is not just a way to keep things more transparent, it’s also a great step towards making the Multiple Sclerosis project self sustainable.

And about that, for those who speak Portuguese, I gave an interview for RDP (the Portuguese counterpart of BBC radio) that you can listen to here. Gregory MS @ Isto faz-se por cá.

On a more personal note, finding new treatment options is now urgent. It will be my main focus during the coming months and between that and work, I will do my best to meet deadlines. Sometimes we don’t set priorities.

Some jobs tasks will be replaced by AI

When was the last time you wrote a letter with actual paper and pen, or did math without a calculator?

Whenever there is a technological breakthrough that changes the way we work there is a discussion about how humans will be replaced by computers.

For AI, the consensus is that “AI won’t replace you, someone who knows how to use AI will”. For fun, let’s go deeper in that argument. Which tasks will be replaced by AI ?

If your job is mostly to run a task, then maybe it is possible you will be replaced by an AI.

And what is a task? In the communication world something like taking a product photo can be a task. Post production of that photo and picking which version fits a brand is a decision.

Google and Spotify are shaking the online advertising world by pushing some of their tasks to AI tools.

Google introduces Product Studio, a tool that lets merchants create product imagery using generative AI

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"At its Google Marketing Live event today, the tech giant announced that it’s launching Product Studio, a new tool that lets merchants easily create product imagery using generative AI. Brands will be able to create new imagery within Merchant Center Next, Google’s platform for businesses to manage how their products show up on Google."

Google Search ads will soon automatically adapt to queries using generative AI

Google is going to start using generative AI to boost Search ads’ relevance based on the context of a query, the company announced at its Google Marketing Live event today. Last year, the tech giant rolled out automatically created assets (ACA) for Search ads, which use content from landing pages and existing ads to generate headlines and descriptions.

Spotify may use AI to make host-read podcast ads that sound like real people

With Spotify’s AI DJ, the company trained an AI on a real person’s voice — that of its head of Cultural Partnerships and podcast host, Xavier “X” Jernigan. Now the streamer may turn that same technology to advertising, it seems. According to statements made by The Ringer founder Bill Simmons, the streaming service is developing AI technology that will be able to use a podcast host’s voice to make host-read ads — without the host actually having to read and record the ad copy.

Adobe brings Firefly’s generative AI to Photoshop

Photoshop is getting an infusion of generative AI today with the addition of a number of Firefly-based features that will allow users to extend images beyond their borders with Firefly-generated backgrounds, use generative AI to add objects to images and use a new generative fill feature to remove objects with far more precision than the previously available content-aware fill.

Your AI tools for this week

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