Boost Productivity With an AI Personal Assistant + Is rabbit the AI iPhone? // Stay Ahead #07

We are here to help you boost your productivity through 2024 "Quitter's Day," and introduce you to the new AI leap - rabbit r1.
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.
January 16, 2024
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Welcome to Stay Ahead #7 from FlexOS!

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

In this week’s edition:

  1. AI tools of the week: Power through “Quitter’s Day” with AI.
  2. Must-read news: rabbit is your new AI pocket assistant, and Sam Altman just revealed key milestones for GPT-5.
  3. Job board: Future-forward roles at Figment, Smartsheet, Publitas, and more.

Let’s dive in!  

Power Through 2024 “Quitter’s Day”

The second Friday in January is called “Quitter’s Day,” where most people doom their New Year’s Resolutions. 

a meme about setting then quitting New Year's Resolutions

23% of people give up their resolutions one week into the new year, and 45% will do so after the first month. 

These AI tools can help you keep yourself organized and not fall into this quitter’s trap. 

You can read more about goal settings from our performance goals.

Plan Your Day Better With Trevor AI

Trevor AI acts as a personal assistant to turn your to-do list into an optimized schedule. 

Interface of Trevor AI

The tool provides AI-driven suggestions, which consider the due date, importance level, and difficulty when arranging your tasks. It creates a suitable plan for you to take action.

You can conveniently integrate Trevor AI into Google or Microsoft Calendar. 

Price: Freemium. 

See our full guide about AI in the Workplace.



From project and team management to workflow automation, Wrike is here to transform the way you work. 

Interface of Wrike

With over 20,000 clients worldwide and 400 app integrations, your team can confidently work smarter with Wrike. 

Try Wrike today.

Organize Your Thoughts With Mem AI

Jot down your meeting notes, random thoughts, and instant inspirations with Mem AI, the tool will connect the dots, organize, and retrieve the most important information for you in the blink of an eye. 

It will also remind you of the task you have been planning to do but haven’t started. 

Interface of Mem AI

Moreover, Mem AI can also help you with writing an email or brainstorming birthday present ideas. You can think of Mem AI as a combination of your personal notes and ChatGPT. 

Price: Freemium. 

Need more AI tools to make your work and life 10x easier? Check out our Top AI Websites, Top AI Tools,  How to Use AI, Free AI Tools, AI Productivity Tools, AI Recruiting, and AI Accounting. Use our Prompt Generator to create 10x more powerful prompts and see more value from your ChatGPT usage.
Want to learn more about AI? Check out our guide to AI Trends, AI Statistics, AI Prediction, AI Cold Outreach, AI in Remote Work, AI in the Workplace, AI in Management, AI in HR, and Women and AI.

In the News 

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

This week, rabbit r1 rocks the AI race – is this the first real competitor to the iPhone?

rabbit r1
Can a striking design set rabbit’s r1 pocket AI apart from a gaggle of virtual assistants?

rabbit r1 is an AI assistant, a device that can help you order food or book an Uber without taking out your phone. For now, rabbit is highly distinguished from Siri or Alexa for its Large Action Model, but the question remains if it can sustain itself as a start-up against big companies in the near future. 

Sam Altman Revealed Key Aspects of GPT-5 in “Unconfuse Me with Bill Gates”

In the conversation with Bill Gates, Sam Altman envisioned the key milestones in the next two years for ChatGPT to be multimodal, with better reasoning, higher reliability, and personalization. 

(Check out our guide to the most fascinating ChatGPT 5 features.)
‘Impossible’ to create AI tools like ChatGPT without copyrighted material, OpenAI says

In the submission to the House of Lords communications and digital select committee, OpenAI believes that an AI system that is only built with out-of-copyright materials would be inadequate, and “legally, copyright law does not forbid training.”

Congress Wants Tech Companies to Pay Up for AI Training Data

At a Senate hearing on AI’s impact on journalism, lawmakers from both sides believe that OpenAI and other AI companies should pay media outlets for using their copyrighted content for AI projects. 

Why 2024 Will Be Your Most Productive Year Yet (Thanks to AI)

The impact of AI in 2024 will only rocket, so we wrote a guide on how to leverage AI to optimize your productivity. From AI tools for specific purposes to the most effective prompt for ChatGPT, you can find everything here. 

Jobs to Level Up

We want you to make the change we need in this world of work. And do it from wherever is best for you. Here are some jobs that caught our attention:

  1. Figment: Customer Success Manager, APAC
  2. Smartsheet: Director, Product Design
  3. Publitas: Marketing Lead (Growth) ( SaaS / Remote )
  4. Belden Inc.: Director, Talent Acquisition
  5. BlackLine: Director, Global Benefits & Wellness

Need more options? WeWorkRemotely, FlexJobs, and Remote 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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