Converting to a bi-weekly AI-focused newsletter!
Some major changes happening...
💭 A Quick Word…
Welcome to all of the new 17 subscribers from this past month! For those who are new here, we write content surrounding programming education…. or do we…?
I truly believe that the onset of AI advancements has changed the education landscape; we see this within higher education already (Forbes, Harvard). This will further propagate into more industries and everyday practices, significantly altering how we think, interact, and learn.
AI is an extremely powerful tool, but it’s only powerful if it’s used correctly. As such, I’m pivoting the brand to be educating students and professionals with the knowledge and skills to incorporate AI tools into their programming endeavors. To support this mission, I am going to begin ramping up the social media presence on Facebook and YouTube by providing content on this topic.
I dive into more details below as to what’s changing, but I’m excited for this new integration and focus and look forward to seeing what the future has to hold.Sincerely,
Owner/Founder - Learning Code Online
P.S. This newsletter got a “content facelift” 😉
🍿 Things that are Changing…
As part of the efforts to shift towards more AI-focused content, here’s what we’re doing different:
Social Media: We’re going to be more active on Facebook and YouTube. We will minimizing our presence on the LinkedIn and Twitter platforms. Be sure to follow us on these two platforms (links at the bottom of this section) - I want to hit 1k Facebook followers by August and 1k YouTube subscribers by December. I also want to grow this newsletter to 500 subscribers by August, so please share the link at the bottom of this section to those who may be interested!
Python Tutoring: This was the reason this brand was founded. I will be continuing Python tutoring and look to expand into other topics of programming. However, for the time being, tutoring will be by request only. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact me directly (contact info is at the bottom of this newsletter).
Bi-Weekly Newsletters: Starting this month, these newsletters will be sent out on a bi-weekly cadence instead of monthly with a focus on AI as a whole, from Midjourney images to news to cool tools. Expect these newsletters to be in your inbox every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
🤖 5 AI Tools for Creating Websites
Here’s 5 tools that can help you make a website in under a few minutes:
LandingAI: Choose your branding, explain your website, download. Easy as cake.
SytleAI: Create an SEO optimized website in under 60 seconds.
DoraAI: You’re one prompt away from creating a visually stunning website.
CodeDesign: Over 30k projects built and deployed in 30 seconds.
60Sec: Create a website in under 60 seconds with a prompt.
🖼️ Midjourney Images
Midjourney is a generative artificial intelligence program and service created by Midjourney, inc. It generates images using natural language (“prompts”), similar to OpenAI’s DALL-E.
This newsletter features 2 that I had generated after purchasing a subscription, and the results are absolutely astonishing:
Big dramatic snowy mountains in distance, ice covered lake, child standing on lake looking into the distance, shot from low, high contrast, aurora in distance with green and purple colors.
A young red haired woman in game of thrones princess clothing, large necklace, realistic and detailed, medieval background with high contrast, shadows on woman on right side, fire in background with embers in foreground
🧑💻 AI/Tech Industry Highlights
Holy smokes, it’s been a jam-packed month. I can’t fit everything in this section the way that it’s normally done, so things are condensed and links to external articles are included if you’d like more information.
The “Godfather” of AI, Geoffery Hinton, resigns from Google so he can discuss AI safely. He wants to be able to freely speak about the dangers of AI (NYT article).
Imagine Python, but insanely quicker with a focus on AI. Meet Mojo, a programming language specialized for AI development.
Microsoft’s Bing GPT-4 chatbot is available for everyone now. All you need to do is sign into the new Bing or Edge with your Microsoft account and you’ll have access to it (Verge article)!
Google unveils 2 new AI models at their I/O conference on May 10th: PaLM 2 and Gemini. PaLM2 is a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, whereas Gemini is a multimodel LLM. Gemini is hitting the gym and is currently undergoing training. (Tech Crunch article)
Speaking of Google, they’ve made Bard, ChatGPT’s competitor, public. All you need is a Google account (Bard landing page). It’s also now integrated with the Google suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc).
The EU is tightening regulations against generative AI to ensure that the training data doesn’t violate copyright law (CNBC article).
$20 now gets you access to all of ChatGPT’s plugins. There are over 100 plugins available (at the time of writing, more being added). Check out a list of the plugins on OpenAI. It’s a very well worthwhile investment.
ChatGPT is now available as an app on the iPhone and has extended this to 30+ countries. You can download it in the Apple App Store.
Sam Altman testifies to Congress on AI safety and regulation, calling for regulation on AI (CNN article). He also openly said he doesn’t own any stock and only gets paid enough to cover health insurance, interestingly enough.
Let’s talk the market real quick: NVIDIA (NVDA) stock, as of Sunday, May 28th, is up a whopping 172%! The stock started off at $142/share at the beginning of the year. They also hit a $1T market cap! 😵
Generative Fill is a new feature (currently in beta) in Photoshop. I’ll let this tweet do all the talking.
ChatGPT allows you to share your conversations for GPT+ users. This could be a very handy tool for team collaboration since these links are not indexed by Google (OpenAI Announcement)
📣 I want to hear from you
Yes. I want to hear from you about your programming journey, what you’re looking to learn, etc. Please reach out with ideas!
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