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June 26, 2024
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Have you heard of Claude 3.5 and SSI?

In this edition: Claude 3.5, Superintelligence, Forbes threaten Perplexity, Snapchat AI, and more.

Welcome to Stay Ahead #30 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: Mira (OpenAI)’s interview on creative jobs.
  4. Job Board: Future-forward remote roles.

You can also read the online version here.

Let’s dive in!

highlights of the week

Claude 3.5 marks an end to ChatGPT’s supremacy

Anthropic has just rolled out Claude 3.5, marking a significant leap in AI conversational abilities. This new version of Claude is designed to be more than just a chatbot; it's a sophisticated AI partner that understands context better, retains information longer, and responds with greater accuracy.

Key Updates in Claude 3.5:

  • Performance Improvements: A “new industry benchmark” in coding, math, visual analysis, and reasoning capabilities. It also performs at twice the speed of Claude 3 Opus.
  • Increased Context Window: With an expanded context window of 100k tokens, Claude 3.5 can process and recall much more information from your interactions, leading to more coherent and relevant responses.
  • Artifact Window: An artifact window displayed side-by-side with the chat. These Artifacts provide contextual information, summaries, or additional data relevant to the ongoing conversation, making it easier to extract actionable insights.
  • A “cooler” friend: Claude 3.5 is better at grasping nuance and has a better sense of humor!

You can try out the new Claude 3.5 here.

Illya Sutskever’s Superintelligence Initiative

In a groundbreaking move, Illya Sutskever, co-founder of OpenAI, announced a new venture called SSI, aimed at developing safe superintelligence. Superintelligence, or ASI, is a theoretical form of AI that is more advanced than the human brain.

This initiative is about pushing the boundaries of what AI can do and ensuring that these advancements are aligned with human values and safety. The goal is to create superintelligent systems that can think and learn far beyond AI's current capabilities while being inherently safe and beneficial.

Does SSI’s mission sound appealing? Yes.

Could they make it safe and transparent? Let’s wait and see.

→ Read more news at the end.

Best Productivity Tools To Try Out This Week

Slack lists - Now you can track your team’s progress directly on Slack.

Humata - ChatGPT, but specifically for your files.

Jusi - Helps businesses to bring their ideas to life.

Bear - Apple Design Award’s winner note-taking app that supports markdown.

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IN the news

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

OpenAI exec: “Some creative jobs maybe will go away, but maybe they shouldn’t have been there in the first place.”

An OpenAI executive suggests that while AI may displace some creative jobs, it raises the question of whether those roles were necessary in their existing form.

Why Perplexity’s Cynical Theft Represents Everything That Could Go Wrong With AI

Perplexity AI's alleged data theft highlights the ethical issues and risks inherent in AI development.

Snapchat AI turns prompts into new lens

Snapchat's new feature allows users to create custom lenses using AI-generated prompts, enhancing creativity and engagement.

How “Carewashing” Alienates Employees

The article explains how superficial care initiatives by companies can alienate employees and harm workplace morale.

Empathy and Efficiency: Ashley Herd's Viral Management Tips

Ashley Herd shares viral management tips that blend empathy with efficiency to improve workplace productivity and satisfaction.

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 Companies Hiring Now

  1. Abridge remote jobs
  2. Parafin remote jobs
  3. Ambient AI remote jobs

More Exciting Remote Job Opportunities

  1. Software Engineering Jobs
  2. Marketing Jobs
  3. Business Development / Sales Jobs
  4. AI Jobs
  5. Human Resources Jobs
  6. Product Jobs

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.”

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