Spotlight on the latest AI breakthroughs and innovations

By Anastasia Grinevich August 1, 2023

AI’s ever-growing capabilities continue to amaze and delight users. To keep ourselves at the cutting edge and well-informed, we have curated a roundup of the latest tools, innovations, and news from the world of AI. 

Let’s dive in!

  1. AI in eCommerce
  2. AI in healthcare and medical applications
  3. Tools and frameworks for AI development
  4. AI integration and data manipulation
  5. AI in video content and virtual try-on
  6. AI in conversational agents and chatbots
  7. AI advancements and innovations
  8. Language Models
  9. Conclusion

AI in eCommerce

Shopify’s AI-powered eCommerce assistant

Shopify’s CEO, Toby Lutke, introduced an eCommerce assistant on Twitter. This assistant uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help online merchants. It can do tasks like setting up promotions, managing products, and customizing websites. The chatbot is expected to make life easier for merchants and revolutionize the way they handle their online stores.

AI in healthcare and medical applications

Google tests AI Med-PaLM 2 in hospitals for medical questions

Google’s medical AI chatbot, Med-PaLM 2, is undergoing testing in hospitals since April, including the Mayo Clinic. It answers medical questions using AI and aims to assist areas with limited access to doctors. Though it has some accuracy issues like other language models, it performs well in other aspects. Customer data will be encrypted and Google won’t have access. The project is still in early stages, and Google envisions significant AI expansion in healthcare.

Smartwatches spot Parkinson’s long before the diagnosis

Smartwatches can detect Parkinson’s years in advance through movement pattern analysis. Researchers used data from smartwatches worn by people later diagnosed with Parkinson’s. They used artificial intelligence to analyze the data and found that subtle changes in movement patterns recorded by the smartwatches could predict Parkinson’s disease up to seven years before a formal diagnosis. This early detection could potentially lead to better treatment options and interventions to slow down the disease’s progression.

Tools and frameworks for AI development


Truss is a cutting-edge, open-source framework designed to streamline the deployment of machine learning models in production environments. With Truss, developers can package, test, and serve AI/ML models effortlessly, ensuring consistent behavior across both development and production phases.


GPTCache is a versatile open-source tool that has been meticulously designed to enhance the efficiency and speed of GPT-based applications. Its primary objective is to optimize performance by implementing a cache system capable of storing and retrieving responses generated by language models

AI integration and data manipulation

Integrate Azure Cognitive Search with OpenAI and Langchain

This article is about how to use Azure Cognitive Search with OpenAI and Langchain. The author will guide readers through the necessary steps to integrate Azure search (non-semantic) with OpenAI and Langchain. Before starting, the article lists some prerequisites, including having an active Azure account with a subscription and setting up an instance of Azure Cognitive Search service.

A beginner’s guide to structured data with LLMs

This article is a beginner’s guide on using OpenAI’s large language models (LLMs) with structured data, particularly SQL tables. It explains how to convert natural language queries into SQL code using LLMs and introduces LangChain for refining prompts with additional data. The goal is to leverage LLMs effectively to generate SQL code from natural language, enabling seamless interaction with structured data in various applications.

AI in video content and virtual try-on is a service that enables users to try on clothes virtually in different styles. To use the service, users need to upload a photo of themselves and then remove the existing clothing item using an erasing feature. Afterward, they can select a new style, either by choosing a different color or by adding text to the image. Finally, by clicking the “Make Magic” button, the service generates a virtual look with the chosen style applied to the photo. is a tool that enables users to efficiently produce captivating video content using their existing blog posts or AI-generated scripts. The tool offers several powerful features, including automatic resizing, one-click translation, AI voiceover, an AI video assistant, instant sharing, subtitles and transcription, bulk creation capabilities, and a REST API for integration with other applications. is ideal for creating various types of videos, such as blog post teasers, testimonials, and how-to videos. Additionally, it can assist users in achieving higher rankings on Google and gaining attention on social media platforms.

AI in conversational agents and chatbots

AI officiated wedding

The Colorado wedding was officiated by ChatGPT, a language-based artificial intelligence model from OpenAI. Initially hesitant due to its lack of physical form, ChatGPT proceeded as state law allowed weddings without human officiants if both partners agreed. The event highlights AI’s integration into human experiences, sparking ongoing debates about its ethical impact.

Messaging using OpenAI

In this example, you can see a conversation with OpenAI about creating a simple Flappy Bird game using HTML5 and JavaScript. The author seeks assistance in developing the game and provides code snippets for the HTML and JavaScript components. The initial version of the game had some glitches, but the author points out the issues and requests help in fixing them. The fixes involve refining collision logic and implementing controls using arrow keys.

AI advancements and innovations

OpenAI makes GPT-4 generally available

OpenAI has released the GPT-4 API, an even more advanced language model, available to customers using its paid API. To keep up with this improvement, older models in the Completions API will be phased out by early 2024. They strongly advise transitioning to the Chat Completions API, which delivers better results and a smoother user experience. Additionally, certain embedding models and the Edits API will be deprecated. OpenAI’s focus is on empowering developers with enhanced capabilities and excellent support through these newer APIs. 

Anthropic announced Claude 2

Anthropic announced Claude 2, an upgraded AI language model. It boasts better performance, longer responses, and improved coding, math, and reasoning skills compared to its predecessor. Claude 2 can be accessed through an API and a new beta website. Safety measures have been enhanced to reduce harmful outputs. Users can now input larger prompts, and Claude can generate longer documents. Businesses are already leveraging Claude 2, and it’s available in the US and UK, with global expansion on the horizon.

Microsoft’s LongNet breakthrough

Microsoft’s LongNet is an advanced AI model that can process a billion tokens, making it 250,000 times longer in context than ChatGPT. Its “dilated attention” mechanism enables linear scaling, offering vast potential to handle web-scale datasets and improve AI understanding. However, more research is needed to validate its advantages over existing models.

Language Models 

Chat Thing

Chat Thing is an AI chatbot software powered by ChatGPT, enabling users to create chatbots with existing data from Notion, files, websites, and more. It offers five data sources, expanding daily. With a free tier, users get 1 chatbot, 1 data source, 600k storage tokens, 80k message tokens. Chatbots can be embedded on websites and connected to Slack, Whatsapp, and other channels. Use cases include finance, legal research, HR, marketing, education. 

Copy AI 

Copy AI is an artificial intelligence writing tool that utilizes machine learning to generate various types of content, including blog headlines, emails, social media content, web copy, and more. Built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3 large language model (LLM), Copy AI is designed to assist users with the copywriting process.


Danswer is a powerful tool for natural language question-answering. It retrieves reliable answers from internal documents, supported by quotes and references. It uses Generative AI models and Semantic Search for accuracy. The platform integrates with Slack, GitHub, Confluence, and others. It also features an AI Helper for user intent understanding, authentication, and document access management. With easy deployment using Docker Compose or Kubernetes, Danswer offers a robust solution for trustworthy information retrieval.


MetaGPT is a tool that allows software companies to use multiple GPT language models together to handle complex tasks. It takes a simple requirement as input and generates various outputs using standard procedures for different roles, making it easier to accomplish diverse tasks in software development.


AI technology’s potential to enhance customer experience, boost conversions, and optimize business operations is undeniable. If you’re looking to provide an exceptional shopping experience in your eCommerce store, SpurIT is your reliable partner. Specializing in creating AI-powered eCommerce solutions, we ensure your business gains a competitive edge and delivers outstanding results. Embrace the power of AI, and let us take your business to the next level, unlocking its full potential.

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.