The Only AI Updates Summary You Need// Stay Ahead #25

Big players spice up the AI game with key updates from OpenAI and Google, Copilot + PCs, and a tool to build your own AI apps with prompts.
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 22, 2024
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Welcome to Stay Ahead #25 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: OpenAI’s using Scarlett’s voice (?), a social media presence that can help you get a new job.
  4. Job Board: Future-forward remote roles. 

Let’s dive in!

Highlights of the week

The Only AI Updates Summary You Need To Know

There were many AI updates in the last week from the two most prominent players, OpenAI and Google. Don’t feel overwhelmed; not all of the updates will immediately turn your daily work upside down.

I have put together some critical updates that can help you tremendously streamline your workload and boost your productivity.

ChatGPT-4o voice chat

With the GPT-4o model, ChatGPT can now understand and speak to users in real-time. 

You can use ChatGPT-4o for real-time translation in a conversation or a coaching session (take it on a walk). 

Tips: Provide ChatGPT context and instructions such as “Translate only when I finished my sentence,” “Don’t give out the answer, only step-by-step instructions.”

ChatGPT-4o Integrations

You can now connect ChatGPT to Google Drive and OneDrive to upload files to the chat from these platforms, without downloading them to your computers.

These integrations also allow users to interact and adjust the tables and charts ChatGPT generates.

ChatGPT-4o image and video

ChatGPT-4o can access the camera to “see” your screen and receive video inputs. 

Use cases: You can now treat ChatGPT-4o as a partner to share your screen and work on a task together. It can be a math problem, a brainstorming session, or a coding project.

Gemini AI teammate

The AI teammate has its own email address and can appear alongside you in group chat, email, and documents like any human co-worker. The team can assign the AI teammate a specific role and optimize it toward the goal.

What you can do: Ask an AI teammate to collect and restructure receipts, summarize an email thread, and ask a specific question about something mentioned in a group.

Gemini is Everywhere

Gemini is now integrated into every Google product to support you in real-time.

You can call for Gemini everywhere, whether in Gmail or Spreadsheet. For Android users, you can even ask Gemini about things happening around you, such as “Tell me about this bridge.”

“Google will do the Googling for you”

When you type your question in the search bar, Google will no longer only provide article links but also an AI overview to provide you with an answer summarized from different sources. This can be a game-changer for our searching behavior.

Some of these features are in alpha and will be rolled out soon. The potential is limitless. 

I have no doubt that these mind-blowing updates today will soon be norms in only several years to come.

Are you excited or anxious about these updates?

Read more news at the end.


Introducing Copilot+ PCs

Microsoft is launching a new category of Windows PCs designed for AI, Copilot + PCs from June 18. 

These Copilot + PCs can instantly recall everything you have browsed, cocreate images and videos with you, and provide Live Captions that automatically enhance every piece of content into English subtitles.

Read more about Copilot + PCs here.

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Best Productivity Tools To Try Out This Week

  • CreateAICourse - An AI-powered online course creation.
  • LightFeed - Track, filter, and summarize news from public websites. 
  • FoxyApps - Build your own AI apps with simple prompts. 
  • PrometAI - Generate a business plan with AI.
  • Cognosys - Let the AI agent automatically break down complex objectives and work on your tasks. 

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. 

Scarlett Johansson says that OpenAI approached her to use her voice

The actress shared that she was shocked when hearing the voice in the demo after declining OpenAI’s offer to use her voice.

Google is redesigning its search engine — and it’s AI all the way down

Google is stepping up the search game and integrating AI in every aspect of the original search engine.

EU warns Microsoft it could be fined billions over missing GenAI risk info

Microsoft failed to provide some information about systemic risks posed by generative AI tools that the EU asked for. 

Your Social Media Presence Can Help You Land (or Lose) a Job Opportunity

Your digital footprint can have a significant impact on your job search. How can you strategically manage your presence on social media when searching for a new role?

Lars Schmidt: Leaders Should Experiment with AI Weekly

Lars Schmidt, an HR thought leader, shared how HR can lead business transformation, foster innovation, and reap the opportunities of an AI-driven world of work.

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. Salesforce: Lead Solution Engineer | $128.2K/yr - $256.1K/yr
  2. PwC: US Tech - Tech Lead - Generative AI Solutions
  3. REI: Director, Voice of Employee | $137.5K/yr - $233.9K/yr
  4. Mayo Clinic: Senior Director Marketing | $177.2K/yr - $265.8K/yr
  5. Mayo Clinic: AI Solutions Sales / Partner Enablement | $128.5K/yr - $186.3K/yr
  6. 1Password: Head of Account Management | $187K/yr - $265K/yr
  7. Calm: Lead Product Manager | $122.4K/yr - $235K/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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