Cancel your ChatGPT subscription now(?) + Something big’s coming // Stay Ahead #27

In this edition: ChatGPT paid features are accessible for free users, whale-sized supercomputer for ChatGPT-5, and AI tools to boost productivity.
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.
June 5, 2024
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Welcome to Stay Ahead #27 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: Anthropic’s new AI safety head, world’s first AI hospital
  4. Job Board: Future-forward remote roles. 

Let’s dive in!

Highlights of the week

Free Users Can Access Features of ChatGPT-4o

You no longer need to pay $20 to browse, file uploads, Google Drive and One Drive integration, data analysis, and customized GPTs; they are now free for everyone

The image is a screenshot of a tweet from OpenAI's official Twitter account. The tweet reads: "All ChatGPT Free users can now use browse, vision, data analysis, file uploads, and GPTs." Below this message is a retweet from OpenAI dated May 13, 2024, which says: "We're opening up access to our new flagship model, GPT-4o, and features like browse, data analysis, and memory to everyone for free (with limits)." The post has garnered significant engagement, with 2,300 reposts, 824 quotes, 17K likes, and 1,969 bookmarks. The tweet was posted at 9:29 PM on May 29, 2024, and has 6 million views.

Does it mean everyone should drop their subscription now? I don’t think so.

While free-tier users can get a sense of what ChatGPT-4o is capable of, their experience is extremely minimal. 

 The image is a screenshot of a social media conversation:  BarnieCooper: "what do you even get for paying anymore?" (63 upvotes) Dotcaprachiappa: "The free version is extremely limited, after like 20 messages it stops" (47 upvotes) Atcollins1993: "20?! I’d say it’s FAR closer to 6 or 7!" (50 upvotes) water_bottle_goggles: No text provided. The discussion is about the limitations of a free service version.

When OpenAI says “with limits,” they actually mean it. Yes, this is still a great opportunity if you are in the free tier and want to explore the new features, but it is not a sustainable alternative to upgrading your workflow. 

Is this paving the way for…something BIG?

People are articulating that OpenAI is giving access to paid features for free because there is something much bigger coming soon. 

Kevin Scott, Microsoft's CTO, promises a whale-sized supercomputer to build the next model of ChatGPT. 

The whale's size is a huge leap compared to the shark-sized to train ChatGPT-3 and the orca-sized for ChatGPT-4. A bigger supercomputer might be essential for ChatGPT to prevent outages like yesterday’s.

A person stands on stage presenting a slide that features a large 3D rendering of a whale, with smaller marine animals in the background. The text on the slide reads, "...just deployed." The presenter is on the left side of the image, wearing a patterned shirt, and the stage is illuminated with blue and purple lighting.

This means that general users and developers can expect more powerful, efficient, cost-effective, and versatile AI tools.

Are you an AI enthusiast who wants to dive into more information?

Read more news at the end.


Free Workshop: Build Your First AI Employee

An event invitation titled "Build your first AI employee" from FlexOS. Date: Thursday, 13th June. Time (EU & APAC): 8AM GMT / 9AM CEST / 3PM SGT. Time (US & EU): 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 4PM GMT. Location: Online. The right side introduces "AI Teammate" from Cymbal's Product Team, described as a virtual teammate to monitor resources, find potential problems, and provide clarity. Key functions: Monitoring projects, organizing information, analyzing data, and facilitating team collaboration. Permissions include access to Google Drive.

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.

Reserve your free spot today

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Best Productivity Tools To Try Out This Week

  • Youtube Transcript - Generate a transcript for any YouTube video in one click.
  • AI Social Bio - Create an appealing social bio with AI.
  • Remini - Get a professional profile picture of yourself, generated by AI.
  • Globe - A combination of Google search, Perplexity AI, and Wikipedia.
  •—Generate competitive Ad creatives at the tip of your fingers. 

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. 

Anthropic hires former OpenAI safety lead to head up new team

Jan Leike, a leading AI researcher who earlier this month resigned from OpenAI before publicly criticizing the company’s approach to AI safety, has joined Anthropic.

China debuts world's first AI hospital where robot doctors will be ‘able to treat 3,000 patients daily’

“Agent Hospital” is an entirely virtual environment where researchers can see how AI bots would work in a hospital environment with virtual patients.

OpenAI signs 100K PwC workers to ChatGPT’s enterprise tier as PwC becomes its first resale partner

PwC, the management consulting giant, will become OpenAI’s biggest customer to date, covering 100,000 users.

Your Team Members Aren’t Participating in Meetings. Here’s What to Do.

Luis Velasquez, MBA, Ph.D., an executive coach who works with senior leaders, shares how to engage team members more in team meetings. 

No AI Skills? 66% of Leaders Won’t Hire You

AI skills are no longer a nice-to-have or a concern; they are a demand that can determine if you can get the job. 

Jobs to Level Up

We want you to advance in your career, and work from wherever you want. Here are the this week’s  remote and hybrid jobs that caught our attention:

Trending Remote Jobs:

  1. Discord: Senior Software Engineer - Core product | $183K/yr - $201K/yr
  2. Modular: AI Technical Program Manager | $198K/yr - $286K/yr
  3. Stitch Fix: Talent Management Manager | $162,000—$173,000 USD
  4. The Browser Company: Product Marketer | $160K/yr - $240K/yr
  5. Postman: Manager, Account Development | $115K/yr - $178K/yr
  6. Check: Product Manager | $164K/yr - $227K/yr

Trending Companies Hiring Now:

More Exciting Remote Job Opportunities:

Need more options? RemoteOK, 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. Reply and give us your feedback: what could we do better?

We’re here for you, truly.

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