🥣 Pika 1.0 (Video AI) Now Open To All

PLUS: Google Staged Gemini Demo Video

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Pika 1.0 Makes Landfall

In the ever-surprising world of AI, Pika 1.0 has emerged as the new cool kid on the block. This isn't just another video generator; it's like the Swiss Army knife for video creation. Text to video? Check. Image to video? Easy. Video enhancements? Piece of cake. Pika 1.0 turns your text prompts into videos that could be straight out of a sci-fi movie. Want a purple alien eating pizza on Mars? Pika's got your back.

But wait, there's more. Pika can jazz up your boring static images with animations and even extend your videos with new scenes. It's like having a video production studio at your fingertips. The tool's outpainting and inpainting features let you play around with video canvases like you're the next big Hollywood director.

The best part? Pika 1.0 is user-friendly and currently free, making it a no-brainer for content creators. But remember, always access it from the official website to avoid any digital shenanigans.

So, if you're ready to jump on the AI video bandwagon and unleash your creativity, Pika 1.0 might just be your ticket.

Google Staged Gemini Demo Video

Oh, Google, caught with your hands in the cookie jar! Turns out, their flashy demo video of Gemini, the supposed GPT-4 rival, was more Hollywood than Silicon Valley. Bloomberg spilled the beans that the video titled "Hands-on with Gemini: Interacting with multimodal AI" wasn't quite as 'hands-on' as it seemed. Sure, they confessed to speeding up the outputs (because who has time to wait, right?), but the real kicker? The voice interaction between the human and AI was about as real as a unicorn.

In reality, the demo was a bit of smoke and mirrors, using still images and text prompts instead of the dynamic, real-time interaction they made it out to be. So much for Gemini responding to drawings or object changes on the fly. And the best part? They conveniently forgot to mention this little detail in their demo.

Google, doing its best impression of an innocent bystander, basically saying, "No harm, no foul, we just wanted to inspire developers." In a world where AI is under the microscope, maybe, just maybe, Google should consider a pinch of honesty in their future 'inspirational' demos


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AI Funding

Essential AI: AI startup raised $57M (BW)

Origin AI: WiFi sensing startup raised $16M (PRN)

Durable: Startup building AI-powered business tools raised $14M (TC)

Relevance AI: Low-code AI platform raised $10M (TC)

Noetica: AI debt transaction platform raised $6M (BW)

CorrActions: AI-based driver safety startup raised $7M (FN)

Spore.Bio: Startup using AI to detect contamination in food factories raised $8M (TE)

AI Tools

Newest AI tools (AI Tool Leaderboards):

  • DeepMake: Transform your content creation with AI-Driven video effects

  • ResumeBuild: Elevate your job application with AI-Powered resumes

  • Actual Chat: Elevate your conversations with Actual Chat

  • Sphinx Mind: Revolutionizing marketing with AI

  • AI ASO Manager: Increase organic traffic to a mobile app

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