AI breakthroughs and innovations: A look at the latest trends

By Anastasia Grinevich August 24, 2023

Artificial intelligence is constantly evolving, with new breakthroughs and innovations being announced all the time.

In this article, we take a look at some of the most exciting recent developments in AI, new tools and courses, and research.

Let’s dive in!

  1. Language models and applications
  2. Creative AI applications
  3. AI in technology and automation
  4. AI-enhanced tools and resources
  5. AI education and development
  6. AI impact and implications
  7. AI in a creative field
  8. Conclusion

Language models and applications

OpenAI files a trademark application for GPT-5

OpenAI has filed a trademark application for GPT-5, a next-generation language model that could be used to create AI-powered voice assistants, translate languages, and generate other large language models. The application is still under review, but it suggests that OpenAI is planning to make GPT-5 available to the public.

OpenAI abandons AI-written text detector

OpenAI has abandoned its AI-written text detector due to low accuracy. The tool was launched in January 2023, but it was only able to correctly identify 26% of AI-generated text as such. OpenAI acknowledged that the tool was not yet ready for public use, and it has since been shut down.

ChatGPT ventures into Harvard

ChatGPT visited Harvard as part of an experiment to see if a large language model could pass a freshman year and achieve a respectable GPA. It earned mostly As and Bs, along with one C, for a GPA of 3.34. The experiment showed that ChatGPT is capable of learning and performing at a high level, but it is still a machine learning model and does not have the same level of understanding as a human student.

AWS launches AI-powered healthcare-focused services

AWS recently launched two new healthcare-focused services: HealthScribe and HealthImaging. HealthScribe uses speech recognition and generative AI to create clinical documentation, while HealthImaging makes it easier to store, transform, and analyze medical imaging data. These services are part of AWS’s growing portfolio of healthcare solutions.

Creative AI applications

Pika AI art generator

Pika Labs is a powerful tool that makes it easy to create engaging videos from text. Simply type in your ideas and watch as they come to life in stunning visuals. With Pika Labs, you can create videos for any purpose, from marketing to education.

AI image generator by Freepik

The AI image generator plugin designed for Figma is a tool that allows users to create unique images using AI technology directly within the Figma design platform. Users can input text prompts, and the AI algorithm interprets these prompts to generate corresponding images. This plugin is aimed at both experienced AI users and those who are new to the concept. AI trend is a web-based app that uses generative AI to turn your selfies into Barbie-like avatars. It is a parody project that is not affiliated with Mattel, the company that makes Barbie dolls.

To use, you simply upload your selfie to the website and choose whether you want to be imagined as Barbie or Ken. You can also choose your hair color, skin color, and, if you want, your race. The AI will then generate a personalized Barbie image and deliver it to your email.

AI in technology and automation

Robotics Transformer 2 – a leap forward in robotics

Robotics Transformer 2 (RT-2) is a new vision-language-action (VLA) model that learns from both web and robotics data to translate text instructions into robot actions. RT-2 has been shown to generalize to new objects, environments, and tasks, and to reason about the world and make plans. It has the potential to revolutionize the field of robotics by making robots easier to use and more autonomous.

Aistro – streamlining process automation with AI

Aistro is an AI-powered process automation platform that helps businesses automate their repetitive and manual tasks. It uses a variety of AI technologies, including machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision, to understand and automate processes.

Custom PC builder by Newegg

Newegg’s Custom PC Builder is a free tool that lets you create a custom computer by selecting the components you want. It shows you a compatibility warning if any of the components are not compatible with each other. You can also view a price estimate for your build.

OverflowAI – a new product from Stack Overflow

OverflowAI is a new product from Stack Overflow that uses AI to help developers find answers to their questions more quickly and easily. It’s still in development, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way developers learn and collaborate.

AI-enhanced tools and resources

Uizard – AI for design

Uizard is an AI-powered design tool that helps you create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes in minutes. It uses artificial intelligence to generate designs from text prompts, convert hand-drawn sketches into wireframes, and transform screenshots into editable designs. Uizard also has a whole host of pre-made design templates and UI components to support rapid and collaborative ideation and iteration.

Lemur by AssemblyAI – AI for text processing

LeMUR is a framework by AssemblyAI that allows you to build applications that can process audio files with large language models (LLMs). LeMUR can be used to search, summarize, answer questions, and generate text from audio files. It is powered by AssemblyAI’s LLMs, which are trained on a massive dataset of text and code.

E2B plugin for ChatGPT

E2B plugin for ChatGPT gives your ChatGPT instance access to a full cloud environment that’s sandboxed. It exposes 3 simple commands: RunCommand, ReadFile, and WriteFile. You can use it to run any language, install headless Chrome, run databases, start servers, etc.

AI education and development

DeepLearning.AI offers new courses

DeepLearning.AI introduces generative AI courses on Coursera, including ChatGPT API, LangChain, and Diffusion Models. Learn to create AI apps, chatbots, LLMs, and diffusion models from experts. Suitable for beginners and experienced learners.

OpenAI platform offers new training materials

OpenAI lets developers fine-tune GPT-3.5 Turbo to improve performance on specialized tasks. Fine-tuning trains models on new data for specific tasks, such as customer service and translation. It can improve performance by making outputs more consistent, reliable, and formatted to match a specific brand’s style. GPT-3.5 Turbo fine-tuning is available now in beta.

Gorilla: Large language model connected with massive APIs 

Gorilla is an open-source project that enables LLMs to use tools by invoking APIs. It is Apache 2.0 licensed and can be used commercially. Gorilla has been fine-tuned on MPT-7B and Falcon-7B and can invoke over 1,600 APIs accurately. You can run Gorilla locally or use the hosted chat completion API.

AI impact and implications

LLM Attacks – a study of attacks on language models

A new study shows how large language models (LLMs) can be tricked into generating harmful content. The attack is automated and could affect both open-source and closed-source LLMs. Fixing attacks is challenging, similar to issues in computer vision. Ethical disclosure and caution advised as LLMs are used more autonomously.

Latent Space – AI for chat 

Latent Space is an AI for chat that uses GANs to generate realistic and coherent chat conversations. GANs pit two neural networks against each other to create realistic data. Once trained, Latent Space can be used to generate new conversations based on a prompt.

GetAnswer.AI – AI for eCommerce

GetAnswer.AI is an AI-powered platform that helps eCommerce businesses with personalized product recommendations, chatbots, fraud detection, inventory management, pricing optimization, and customer segmentation. It can use machine learning to analyze customer data and recommend products, create chatbots that can answer customer questions 24/7, identify fraudulent transactions, track inventory levels, set prices that are likely to maximize profits, and segment customers into groups based on their demographics, purchase history, and other factors. GetAnswer.AI is a powerful tool that can help eCommerce businesses improve their customer experience, increase sales, and reduce costs.

AI in a creative field

Video on the future of AI in music

AI-generated vocals are emerging as a new tool for music production. In this video, the speaker explores how AI can be used to change gendered vocals, imitate celebrity voices, and incorporate AI-generated vocals into music tracks. They also discuss the practical applications and creative possibilities of using AI vocals in music production.


AI is rapidly transforming the way we live and work, and the eCommerce industry is no exception. AI can be used to improve customer interactions, optimize business operations, and increase conversions. However, it’s important to implement AI correctly so that it can deliver the desired results.

At SpurIT, we have a team of experienced engineers and consultants who can help you choose the right AI tools and technologies for your business, and implement them in a way that meets your specific needs. 

If you’re looking to improve your eCommerce business with AI, contact us today to learn more about our services

Anastasia Grinevich

Anastasia Grinevich

Anastasia is a Content Marketing Manager at SpurIT. She specializes in content and social media marketing and helps eCommerce companies and entrepreneurs reach more customers by creating engaging content with the best practices in SEO. Having worked with over 800 brands and influencers, Anastasia is experienced in creating effective campaigns for every type of industry in the market.