Chaos & Amazement #2317 BeReal’s Slow Fade, Grammarly’s AI Writer, and Black Mirror Season 6
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Apple’s Health Tech Ambitions
The intention is to help users stay motivated to exercise, improve their eating habits, and sleep better using knowledge of their behaviour. It’ll even be able to use Apple Watch feeds to tailor personal programmes.
techcrunch.com: Apple is reportedly developing an AI-powered health coaching service
BeReal’s Slow Fade
In Belgium, BeReal isn’t even in the top10 of actively used social media apps any more.
BeReal in an unsigned blog post: “BeReal has over 20 million daily active users around the world.” Is it just me or is the tone and voice of this text really… weird?
“The reason for that slow fade should be obvious. The team failed to ship more than a couple of user-facing features over the past nine months: a private archive of your past posts and the ability to add what song you were playing to your posts.”
How Microsoft Names Hacker Groups
“Many of the new names sounded so absurd that I actually double-checked Microsoft hadn't published the new labeling system on April 1. Periwinkle Tempest. Pumpkin Sandstorm. Spandex Tempest. Gingham Typhoon.”
wired.com: Hacker Group Names Are Now Absurdly Out of Control
How to make content in 2023 - @garyvee
“Good content isn’t about “selling” your product or service…good content is about understanding culture and inserting yourself or your brand into the relevant conversations taking place online.”
garyvaynerchuk.com:How to make content in 2023 - Gary Vaynerchuk
Runway ML has an app now!
I believe that currently Runway is in pole position in the AI Generative Video Race. Some of their features are indistinguishable from magic.
The magic of Gen-1. Now on your phone. Download the new Runway iOS app today: https://bit.ly/3AnlLkZ
From my blog
Black Mirror Season 6 Is Coming Up! https://bnox.be/2023/04/black-mirror-season-6-is-coming-up.html
How to Create Quality Content Using Grammarly Go https://bnox.be/2023/04/how-to-create-quality-content-using.html
Esther Perel: Is AI Capable of Replicating Human Connections? Esther Perel, a Belgian-American psychotherapist and author, recently discussed the impact of technology on relationships and the concept of artificial intimacy at SXSW 2023. It’s a must-watch: she’s knowledgeable, inspiring and funny. https://bnox.be/2023/04/esther-perel-is-ai-capable-of.html
Weird and Wonderful
A Social Turing Game. Chat with someone for two minutes, and try to figure out if it was a fellow human or an AI bot. Think you can tell the difference?
Cat Park A 15-minute game that boosts your defense against disinformation.
Elon Musk Today: great work exposing Musk's shameless charlatan carnival barking.
Gorillaz and Beck's gorgeous, haunting "Possession Island"
Koi Pond Something to ease your mind
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