ChatGPT Now Has A Body // Stay Ahead #17

Besides AI Agents, a new AI wave has heated the race with players like OpenAI and Nvidia: Humanoid Robots. Are you ready for the new wave?
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.
March 26, 2024
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Welcome to Stay Ahead #17 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: Humanoid robots backed by OpenAI and GPT-5 rumors stir the industry.
  2. Productivity Tools: Sounds and tools to track your time and boost your focus.
  3. Must-read News: Nvidia’s AI nurse can provide services at $9/hour.
  4. Job Board: Future-forward roles at Everyday Delta, REI, G2i Inc., and more. 

Let’s dive in!

Highlights of the week

OpenAI-Enhanced’s Robot + GPT-5 Stir the Industry

Business Insider reports that OpenAI will release GPT-5 mid-year 2024. The sources reveal that some enterprise customers have received GPT-5 demos. 

So far, the statements we have known about GPT-5 are that it would be more personalized, smarter, and make fewer mistakes. 

Altman said that OpenAI is releasing new models and updates but has not settled on a name. The coming updates will be “a little bit better than what you’d expect from a GPT-5; I think we have a lot of other important things to release first.”

You can dig deeper into GPT-5 hints here:

Meanwhile, Figure AI, a humanoid robot company backed by tech giants, released OpenAI’s Speech-to-Speech reasoning update.

Figure 01, the humanoid robot, can now perform actions on command, describe what it sees, and explain the reasons behind its actions. 

What stuns people the most is how natural the speech is with all the human-like “uh” and pauses. These videos can give you more details on this topic:

Read more news at the end.


The 18 Best Employee Engagement Survey Providers (Unbiased, Q1 2024)

Gallup reports that only 3 out of every 10 employees are truly engaged with the company. 

Finding the root cause can help us improve this stat. But how can we know?

Here are the 18 best engagement survey providers you can trust to run your survey. 

Let the experts give you actionable insights, and you can finally focus on strengthening your team bond. 

Check out the best Employee Engagement Survey Provider here. 

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Best Productivity Tools To Try Out This Week

  • AI Test Kitchen - A playground where creativity and AI meet in the realms of music, image, and text. 
  • Forest - A tree will grow as long as you stay focused on your work and not open your phone. 
  • Journey - A journaling companion to track your tasks, mood, and store your good memories. 
  • Flow by Moleskine - This Apple App of The Year provides you a space to draw, sketch, and note on the go, and whenever an idea appears. 

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. 

This week, TikTok is facing a threat of being banned in the US:

Nvidia's new AI nurses treat patients for $9 an hour

The collaboration between Nvidia and Hippocratic AI has brought into life AI nurses who can prescribe medicine, answer phone calls, and assure patients at a cheaper price.  

How Leaders Miscommunicate When Tensions Are High

Miscommunication can easily occur in high-tension situations. How can leaders navigate conflict and have a communication strategy that works?

Apple’s MM1 AI Model Shows a Sleeping Giant Is Waking Up

Google DeepMind’s Scalable Instructable Multiworld Agent (SIMA) can perform tasks across different video game settings. 

Nvidia enlists humanoid robotics’ biggest names for new AI platform, GR00T

Nvidia heats up the humanoid robot race with its new project - GR00T. 

How AI is Transforming Recruiting – And What it Means for Companies

While AI in HR might be a new barrier between the company and the application, we believe that if done well, it can make the recruiting process more human, creative, and strategic. 

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:

Emerging Talent (1-5 years of experience)

  1. Everyday Delta: Remote Digital Content Creator and Writer
  2. RGX: Remote Creative Copywriter
  3. G2i Inc.: Remote Software Engineer for AI Training Data
  4. DNSFilter: Marketing Operations Manager
  5. Remotask: AI Training for Marathi Writing Experts

Experienced Leaders

  1. KnowBe4: Snr. Creative Director (Remote)
  2. REI: Director, HR Operations
  3. Protege AI: Remote Principal Software Engineer Full Stack

Need more options? WeWorkRemotely, FlexJobs, Remote, and Jobgether 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.

Daan and the team at FlexOS​

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