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Daily Watch: Amazon's AI Playbook and Handsome AI Jesus

Plus, high-quality video creation just got a whole lot easier.

Did You Know? The latest AI trend involves creating images of Jesus that look like he stepped out of a GQ magazine. If divine intervention was this rugged, we'd all be hitting the gym a bit more.

On Today's Menu: Amazon sidesteps antitrust scrutiny with an AI team hire, AI-generated Jesus images reflect our inner narcissist, and RunwayML's Gen-3 Alpha lets you conjure videos with mere words. Let's dive in!

The Daily Pulse (💓)

  • Amazon Hires Adept AI Team to Dodge Antitrust Scrutiny: Amazon has taken a leaf out of Microsoft's playbook by hiring the majority of the team behind the AI startup Adept AI, strategically avoiding the antitrust radar. Read more about Amazon’s clever move. 🕵️‍♂️

  • Rugged AI Jesus is Here: AI-generated images of Jesus are making the rounds on social media, looking suspiciously like a contestant on 'The Bachelor.' This says more about our aesthetic preferences than we'd like to admit. Find out what this means for our societal standards. 👼

  • AI Needs Some Hoosier Hospitality: Local tech leaders in Indiana are calling for more Midwestern involvement in the AI conversation, emphasizing community and inclusivity. Discover the Midwest’s AI ambitions. 🌽

  • Morgan Freeman vs. AI Deepfakes: Morgan Freeman has called out AI deepfakes as a scam after his voice was replicated on TikTok without his consent. Hear the full story. 🎭

Innovate & Integrate (🔗)

Meta's Label Makeover: Meta has swapped its "Made with AI" label to "AI Info" after photographers complained their real photos were being mislabeled. Learn why labels matter. It's a subtle change, but photographers are breathing a sigh of relief. 📸

Robinhood’s AI-Powered Trading Tools: Robinhood has acquired Pluto Capital to offer AI-driven investment advice, making your stock trading decisions as personalized as your Netflix recommendations. Get the lowdown on this acquisition. 💰

Insight Bites (🎯)

RunwayML Gen-3 Alpha: Creating Videos with Words RunwayML's Gen-3 Alpha is revolutionizing video creation by allowing users to generate high-quality videos through text prompts. Starting at just $12 per month, this tool handles text, image, and video prompts seamlessly, offering enhanced video quality and motion. Dive into our full analysis. It's like having a Hollywood studio at your fingertips for the price of a couple of lattes.

As we close today's chapter of tech tales and AI adventures, remember that the future is not written in code but in our choices. Got an opinion, a laugh, or an eye roll to share? We read every email—yes, even the ones sent in the dead of night when you should probably be sleeping. Hit “reply” and let's make this conversation a two-way street.

Stay savvy, stay curious, and remember: the best way to predict the future is to invent it. See you in the next edition! 🚀