Can AI Finally Be Safe? + GPT-4o Use Cases // Stay Ahead #26

In this edition: Claude’s black box problem, 26 ChatGPT-4o use cases, a free AI webinar, and Canva new updates to make your life easier.
Evelyn Le
Evelyn Le
Strategic Product Lead, Stay Ahead, FlexOS
With a rich background in communication research and analysis, Evelyn guides readers with expertise, offering innovative advice in the digital work.
May 29, 2024
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Welcome to Stay Ahead #26 from FlexOS!

Every Tuesday, we share the latest tools and tips to help you work smarter, not harder. 

In this week’s edition:

  1. News of the Week: The latest AI updates that will directly impact your work.
  2. Productivity Tools: Apps and tools to boost your productivity.
  3. Must-read News: Google launched AI tools for retailers; Alphabet and Meta are partnering with Hollywood.
  4. Job Board: Future-forward remote roles. 

Let’s dive in!

Highlights of the week

Is Claude solving the Black Box problem?

The black box problem has long been the most critical headache of AI and machine learning. This problem refers to the struggle that explaining how computers, algorithms, or AI behave the way they do is impossible. Some questions might be: Why do specific posts get boosted while others do not? How can Gemini be “woke”? Why is the Google search result page different for people with the exact keywords?

The black box problem can be considered the biggest hindrance to reaching safe and ethical AI, as the developers could not figure out which part to control. That is why Claude's latest research can be a big deal. 

Claude's researchers have decoded what happens inside these models using "dictionary learning." They have found how manipulating a certain feature can cause the chatbot to behave differently. Think of it as mapping out the brain of an AI to see how it thinks. 

Golden Gate Bridge Feature in different languages.

For example, researchers found features corresponding to specific entities like the Golden Gate Bridge and more abstract ideas such as "inner conflict." This internal mapping helps explain Claude's ability to understand and generate complex, nuanced responses. 

This research is important because researchers can now detect and control harmful features, such as spam mail or racial bias, leading to a safer AI. 

ChatGPT-4o Use Cases

From being a game host, coding assistant, and AI companion to an AI babysitter, here are the 26 use cases for ChatGPT-4o. There is a high chance you will save several hours of your work week using AI. 

A little bonus treat: Dog meets ChatGPT-4o

Read more news at the end.


Free Workshop: Build Your First AI Employee

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Join our exclusive webinar to explore the world of Training AI Agents and learn how they can seamlessly extend your human team’s capabilities, based on the latest ChatGPT 4o model.

Why Attend?

  • Understand AI Agents: Discover how to collaborate with AI for high-quality outputs by providing comprehensive context.
  • Get AI Employee Inspiration: See examples of how to use AI agents that remember your instructions, saving you time and boosting productivity.
  • Build Your Own AI Employee: Work alongside us and peers to build your first AI Employee in real-time.

These “AI employees” are simple to set up and can be tailored to specific tasks, from managing your calendar to executing your social media content, making everyday processes more efficient.

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Best Productivity Tools To Try Out This Week

  • Speechify - Let AI read the text out loud for you.
  • AI Social Bio - Create an appealing social bio with AI.
  • Blend - Create professional product photos. 
  • AI Dungeon - An AI gaming tool for generated text adventure to boost creativity.
  • The AI Toolbox for Innovators—Everything you need to Brainstorm ideas, generate interview scripts, and prepare press statements is here in one place. 

More cool AI newsletters that I love:

  • Morning Brew—Quick and insightful updates about the business world every day of the week from Wall St. to Silicon Valley.
  • Innovating with AI—Courses, community, and coaching on AI.

Need more AI tools? Check out:

In the News 

Every week, we pick must-read articles about the future of work so you can stay ahead. 

Canva Create 2024: Introducing a whole new Canva

Canva just launched a whole new interface and toolkits powered by AI that are tailored for each department.

Alphabet, Meta Offer Millions to Partner With Hollywood on AI

Alphabet and Meta offer partnerships with Hollywood to use their sources for AI training.

Scarlett Johansson brought receipts to the OpenAI controversy

OpenAI is removing Sky after users found it sounded eerily similar to Scarlett Johansson’s AI character in “Her.”

Wearable AI Startup Humane Explores Potential Sale, Sources Say

Humane AI pin is reportedly looking for a potential buyer for its business. 

AI Has Evolved. Have We?

AI is moving fast, and we need to evolve too. We might need to give up some tasks for AI and prioritize other critical tasks.

Jobs to Level Up

We want you to thrive at work, and do it from wherever you want. Here are the this week’s  remote and hybrid jobs that caught our attention:

Trending Remote Jobs:

  1. Crunchbase: Enterprise Solutions Engineer | $130K/yr - $155K/yr
  2. Outlier: Remote AI Tutor
  3. Wrapbook: Senior People Business Partner | $110K/yr - $174K/yr
  5. Instacart: Strategic Partner Manager | $127K/yr - $170K/yr
  6. Zendesk: Principal Product Manager, Web Experience | $160K/yr - $240K/yr

Trending Companies Hiring Now:

More Exciting Remote Job Opportunities:

Need more options? Remote, Jobgether, WeWorkRemotely, and FlexJobs are great places to get vetted remote-friendly roles.

Also, check out our guide on “How to Get a Remote Job Today.”

How did we do?

That’s it for this edition of Stay Ahead, the newsletter that keeps you ahead in the future of work.

We’re here for you, truly.

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