An AI tool that decodes babies' needs

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Americans place the most trust in an unlikely set of firms. Plus, former OpenAI employees get a new chance to share their experiences at the company, and a beloved “doge” passes away.

Today’s Insights

  • An AI model that specializes in interpreting babies

  • Prompt: Keep your kids busy

  • 5 new AI tools to boost your productivity

  • Everything else you should know today

  • Chart: Do Americans trust AI companies?

  • AI-Generated Images: Who let the dogs out?


An AI-powered app that ‘translates’ babies’ cries

Source: Nanni AI

Soothing a crying baby can be an all-night affair for parents. But even more difficult: Figuring out why an infant might be upset in the first place. Machine learning expert Charles Onu thinks of it like trying to decode a foreign language without a dictionary. He wondered whether he could create a translator of sorts with the help of AI, CNET reported.

While studying babies’ cries in Nigeria, Onu came up with a hypothesis: What if different types of cries correspond to different needs? An “I’m hungry” cry, for instance, might sound different than an “I’m tired” one. To test his theory, he set out to record as many baby cries as he could from hospitals around the world.

He’s gathered thousands so far, along with information about what might have caused each baby’s discomfort. For example, if an infant cries while getting a shot, it’s pretty clear that it’s because of pain. Next, Onu and a colleague fed that data into an AI model. The result: An app called Nanni AI that can help caregivers figure out what might be making an infant upset.

Here’s how it works: Parents can record a few seconds of their baby’s cries and ask the app to analyze the audio. Nanni will then give some tailored recommendations for how to comfort them. With 150,000 downloads so far, the algorithm is getting even more accurate now that more parents are feeding their recordings into the model.

What’s next? Nanni wants to eventually give recommendations about a baby’s ideal sleep patterns, while also flagging certain health issues. Onu began his research by trying to detect certain neurological issues with cries, and he thinks that’s only the beginning. “We believe that the sound of a baby’s cry is as important a vital sign as their heart rate, blood pressure, or temperature and is key to improving infant care,” he told AI Business.


How to automate customer support tasks and reduce support tickets with AI

Dealing with customer requests and complaints can be one of the most painful parts of running business operations - especially when the requests are repetitive and should be automated. Try this to automate both customer support training and support tickets:

  • Download the Guidde extension on Chrome. It's an AI-powered tool that records you doing a process and automatically turns it into a video with instructions.

  • Click on the Guidde extension icon in the top right of your browser and do the task that you want to use for customer support automation.

  • Click on the extension icon again when you're done.

  • Go to Guidde’s website and find a recording of the process, along with captions and instructions that are automatically added to the video.

  • Make any adjustments that you want to the captions and instructions.

Create a recording for each type of recurring customer support ticket and share the clip with customers to help reduce the amount of time it takes to deal with repetitive tickets and automate the process along the way.


How to connect your apps with ChatGPT

  • Go to ChatGPT and click the paper clip option near the text box.

  • Press the "Connect Apps” button and choose your source.

  • Now connect your Drive or OneDrive by Signing In to your account.

  • Choose any document from your Drive and ask ChatGPT to analyze the document.

While ChatGPT does give users the option to opt out of data sharing, please make sure any data you upload to ChatGPT is compliant with your company’s data policy.


No Summer camp? No problem.

Prompt: What recommendations do you have on meaningful or possibly impactful independent research projects high school students (ages 14-17) can do without mentors or supervision during summer?

Source: Ask Ms. Sun


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Everything you need to know today

Source: Reuters

  • Speak Your Mind: OpenAI said it would release former employees from non-disparagement agreements that had prevented them from criticizing the company following a wave of backlash.

  • xAI-ting News: Elon Musk’s xAI is closing in on around $6 billion in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and other major investment groups.

  • CEO Scores: Nvidia head Jensen Huang’s net worth has now surpassed $90 billion — up from just $3 billion five years ago — thanks to the company’s stock market success.

  • Reggaeton Remix: Spotify is reportedly working on a Spanish-speaking version of its AI DJ, which gives personalized song choices to users.

  • In Memoriam: Kabosu — the Shiba Inu who became the face of the world-famous internet meme “doge” — has died in Tokyo at the age of 18.


The US public trusts AI companies more than social media platforms

Out of 100 major companies, Nvidia ranked highest in an Axios-Harris poll that asked Americans which firms have the best reputation. OpenAI, Microsoft, Alphabet, and other tech companies that prioritize AI also earned high ratings for trust.

Major social media companies have started embracing AI too, but most haven’t yet managed to convince Americans that they’re trustworthy. Meta, ByteDance, and X all landed in the “very poor” category this year.

In fact, X came in second-to-last overall, beating out only the Trump Organization. Spirit Airlines, Fox News, and Boeing all scored higher than the Elon Musk-owned social media company.

Still, embracing AI isn’t necessarily a surefire way to build trust, since fewer than a third of Americans say they’re more willing to buy a product because it uses AI, according to the study.


Who let the dogs out?

Source: @ttio. on Midjourney

Prompts: a poster of torn photo collage featuring cool medium and large breed dogs wearing sunglasses or bandanas with a headline of "howlidays co.",

--ar 3:4

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