If you thought the AI craze would come and go after it first broke into the mainstream a few months ago, you were wrong. The AI comet is continuing to hurtle towards Earth while us lowly humanoids are figuring out practical implications, and the algos have continued to dominate water cooler talk.
Although AI was once again the biggest story of the month in April, it’s far from the only game in town. So while we do have one related story, we’ve been sure to pack the rest of our monthly …now you know post with all sorts of other goodies. Enjoy…
taking a byte at meta
While TikTok’s parent company Byte Dance faces regulatory pressure in the U.S., the company’s not standing still and investing heavily in VR apps by explicitly offering to pay devs who’ve created apps for Meta to switch over to designing for their own Pico headsets. While Meta can’t be pleased, overall the competition will only bring out the best and help further push mainstream adoption of VR. Ultimately everyone wins, especially consumers.
enter roblox, man
Something tells us James Hetfield has never played Roblox (feel free to correct us James), but at the very least someone smart on the Metallica team lined up a sneak peak of the band’s new album on the gaming platform complete with chances to win free UGC items for avatars. The results are beyond impressive; approximately 21 million visits in three days. Now that’s how you ride the lightning.
just your run-of-the-mill promptable segmentation system with zero-shot generalization
Here’s that one AI story we foreshadowed in the intro. The devs at Meta are some of the best on the planet and they’ve turned out yet another damn coo tool. This new SAM tool can almost instantly recognize and cut out any piece of an image. Welcome to (at least) the next 30 minutes of your life.
It’d be shameless self-promotion, except instead of shame, we feel immense pride. After countless hours or work, we’re finally ready to unveil ArkRunr, a new, realtime platform that empowers creators to bridge the physical and digital words at a quality normally reserved for expensive physical setups. If you’re interested in learning more you know we’d love to talk…