AI for good: Tools and innovations that are making a positive impact

By Anastasia Grinevich September 14, 2023
AI for good: Tools and innovations that are making a positive impact

In this week’s roundup of AI news, we’re covering new tools, guides, and research that can help businesses of all sizes use AI to their advantage.

Let’s dive in!

AI in news and information

Channel1 AI is a new source of information about AI

Channel 1, a personalized global news network powered by generative AI, is set to launch in late 2023. The platform invites users to engage in an innovative news experience by sharing their interests and preferences. Channel 1 emphasizes personalization and interactivity, aiming to redefine the way news is consumed.

AI in workforce and skill development

LinkedIn report on the future of work and the role of AI

LinkedIn’s “Future of Work Report” examines the impact of AI on the workforce. It finds that AI skills are becoming increasingly important, with the number of AI-skilled LinkedIn members growing 9x since 2016. The report also highlights the rise of generative AI, such as ChatGPT, and how it is changing the way we work.

AI in development

Directual – a platform for building apps without code

Directual is a no-code platform that lets you build custom applications without writing any code. It’s a full-stack platform, so you can use it to create both the frontend and backend of your app. Directual is a good choice for businesses and individuals of all sizes who want to build custom apps without the need for developers.

Shell AI – a project on GitHub for working with the command line

Shell AI is a command-line tool that uses natural language understanding to help you write shell commands. Simply type in what you want to do in plain English, and Shell AI will suggest the appropriate commands. It is still under development, but it has the potential to make working with the command line much easier.

AI Town – open source project from a16z-infra on GitHub

AI Town is an MIT-licensed, deployable starter kit for building and customizing your own virtual town where AI characters live, chat, and socialize. It uses open-source technologies like Convex, Pinecone, Clerk, OpenAI, and Fly. It is scalable, extensible, and well-documented. 

If you are interested in building your own virtual town, AI Town is a great place to start. 

Advancements in vision-language models

DeepMind introduces RT-2

RT-2 is a vision-language-action (VLA) model developed by DeepMind. It can translate vision and language into action, learning from both images and text. RT-2 is trained on a massive dataset of web-scale data and robotic data, enabling it to understand the world around it and perform actions based on natural language instructions.

AI’s language understanding abilities

Emergent analogical reasoning in large language models

A study published in Nature Human Behaviour found that GPT-3 can solve analogy problems without direct training, matching, or surpassing human performance. The study suggests that GPT-3 can perform abstract pattern induction to identify the relationships between given terms and that it has an emergent capacity for zero-shot solutions to analogy problems.

AI-powered text generation

Writer by Mintlify – a text generation tool

Mintlify Writer is an AI-powered documentation writer that helps developers generate accurate and up-to-date code documentation quickly and easily. It can analyze code to understand its purpose and create docstrings that accurately describe the code’s functionality.

OpenAI talks about using GPT-4 for content moderation

GPT-4, an AI language model, can be used to develop and refine content policies quickly, leading to more consistent labeling of content. This can reduce the mental burden on human moderators and improve moderation accuracy.

The process of implementing GPT-4 for content moderation involves policy development, training, and deployment. Potential limitations and biases of GPT-4 are being addressed, and ongoing efforts are being made to enhance the quality of AI predictions and ensure transparency in the process.

Insights from AI leaders

Interview with Sam Altman OpenAI CEO 

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, discusses the future of AI. He finds high levels of excitement and optimism about AI worldwide, but also acknowledges the potential risks. He emphasizes the importance of global cooperation to ensure responsible AI development and OpenAI’s commitment to making AI safe.


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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.