The Roundup: Photoshop AI, Microsoft All-In on Devs, Google AI Search

Hello and welcome to my weekly AI roundup!

I have been dealing with illness and some bigger projects in my consultancy so I have not been able to write as much I would have liked. However, we are back to it and tackling the next big module in LangChain - "Indexes".

Now for a recap and the 3 stories I found most interesting this week


Since the last roundup I've released two new articles.

The first went in-depth on "Prompts" - what they are, how to build them, and the different types in LangChain. Understanding this is crucial to building robust LLM applications since prompts are the "code" to our Language Models.

LangChain Prompts: Programming Language Models
Learn how to use LangChain Prompts, a powerful and easy way to construct inputs for language models and chat models.

Next I started my Indexes series with "Document Loaders". These are tools to ingest and transform data from a variety of sources into a standard "Document" structure we can pass onto the next parts of our Index Chains.

LangChain Indexes: Document Loaders
Dive into the world of LangChain Document Loaders, understand how they work to transform and load text from various sources and learn how to use them in your language modeling tasks.

I'll continue the "Indexes" series over the next several posts.

3 Stories

Adobe is adding its AI image generator Firefly to Photoshop
Generative Fill is available now in the Photoshop desktop beta.

Adobe has add a new "generative fill" feature to Photoshop, allowing users to simply type prompts to create new images using their "Firefly" AI product.

It's expected that the trend of integrating AI into products will gain more momentum as the year progresses. However, it is likely that some companies may use AI as a mere gimmick to follow the trend, whereas others may find valuable use cases for it. As time passes, we will witness which companies truly make the most out of AI.

Microsoft Build brings AI tools to the forefront for developers - The Official Microsoft Blog
You only need two simple letters to accurately convey the major shift in the technology space this year: A and I. Beyond those letters, however, is a complex, evolving and exciting way in which we work, communicate and collaborate. As you will see, artificial intelligence is a common thread as we em…

Microsoft continues to throw huge punches in the AI world with big announcements at their "Microsoft Build" event. The focus was all on devs with new tools such as Windows Co-Pilot and Dev Home. Co-Pilot will act essentially as a built-in ChatGPT but with system access.

With Google coming out with their huge announcements a few weeks ago this space is becoming more and more exciting. The competition to stay on top of the AI ecosystem will push these companies to provide better and cheaper options to consumers.

Google Search starts rolling out ChatGPT-style generative AI results
If you opt-in to generative AI, big, colorful boxes will appear in search.

Could this be the end of SEO? Google is starting to beta test AI search results to its famous search page. If a user searches for a product like handheld vacuum cleaners, a box will appear summarizing different options with links. The key thing to note is that this box effectively covers a lot of screen real estate where the top results use to go.

The writing on the wall's pretty clear to me: search is fundamentally going to change with AI. We now have a tool that is smart enough to understand our questions, search the internet if it needs to, and return only the information we require to answer our query. Google has to see this coming and will try to get ahead of it as much as it can. It will be very interesting to watch this space evolve as the year progresses.