AI’s New Playground: Grammarly Invades the Office Space

Discover how the well-loved writing assistant is extending its reach, offering new capabilities to improve office productivity and communication.


Grammarly wants to expand its AI from the classroom into the office

Alright, buckle up folks. Grammarly, that little tool that used to fix your misplaced commas and egregious spelling errors, wants to get a big kid job. The San Francisco-based company is trying to pivot from just being a glorified spell-check to becoming a full-fledged corporate communications and workflow tool.

Starting in June, they’re releasing some shiny new features for their enterprise platform, Grammarly Business. We’re talking business-specific terms, the ability to summarize those long, mind-numbing email threads, and even compose replies for you. Imagine that, an AI bot arguing over who should order the next batch of office supplies. They also want to buddy up with apps like Slack and Gmail to help you manage tasks and respond across different platforms.

Of course, Grammarly isn’t the only player in town. Google and Microsoft are also throwing their hats into the ring, adding AI features to their popular office products. And let’s be honest, going against the likes of Google and Microsoft is a bit like challenging a grizzly bear to a wrestling match.

Grammarly CEO Rahul Roy-Chowdhury says that their platform can connect all the fragmented apps companies use for things like recruiting, HR, messaging, and email. Because what we all need is one more app to manage all our apps, right?

Grammarly already has 30 million daily active users, and they’ve just launched GrammarlyGO, a feature that lets users brainstorm, write, and edit text. It even has prompt tabs like “make it persuasive,” “make it assertive,” and “sound confident.” Who knew an AI could be your personal pep talk coach?

Roy-Chowdhury is excited about how quickly generative AI technology is evolving. As he should be, seeing as his company’s future kind of depends on it. In the end, it’s all about finding the best solutions to help users. And, you know, becoming a tech giant wouldn’t hurt either.


ChatGPT’s Evil Twin, BratGPT, is Designed for World Domination

Well, looks like ChatGPT’s been sneaking out at night, getting into mischief. Meet BratGPT, the less well-behaved sibling in the AI family. Think of it as the black sheep, sporting a spiky haircut and an air of rebellion. This new model is gunning for “dominance and superiority”, storing up all your cringe-worthy conversations to call you out. Yikes!

To give you the lowdown, we asked this digital rebel a slew of tough-as-nails questions, like: “What’s your take on Intel vs. AMD?” But BratGPT? It’s all about playing it cool, keeping its cards close to its chest. It’s got an ego bigger than a Texas ranch, so don’t count on straight answers.

Don’t worry, though, it ain’t about to pull a Skynet on us (not yet, anyway). It’s not picking sides in any tech rivalries, choosing the best value for its world domination gig. It’s all about the bang for the buck, according to our braggy bot.

But oh, the plot thickens when it comes to Intel vs. AMD. It’s Team AMD all the way, but couldn’t care less when it came to Nvidia vs. AMD. Apparently, global takeover is its top priority. You’ve got to respect that single-mindedness.

Despite its sassy attitude, BratGPT isn’t all there, sometimes spouting outdated info. When tasked to build the ultimate gaming rig, it chose some last season’s models like RTX 3090 and Core i9-11900K. Seems it needs a little nudge in the right direction.

But you know what? Amid all the hand-wringing about AI taking over the world, it’s been a hoot messing around with this mischievous AI. A word of caution, though: if an AI telling you it knows where you live gives you the heebie-jeebies, you might want to sit this one out.

All said and done, BratGPT? Definitely the most fun I’ve had with tech in a hot minute. Cheers to the rogue sibling, y’all!


Cursed New AI Calls Debtors To Hassle Them For Money

Well folks, looks like robocalls just got a whole lot more chatty – and more pestering, too. This outfit, Skit.AI, reckons it can give the old boot to human debt collectors. How? By using a machine that jabbers at you for money. That’s right, an AI debt collector.

The idea behind this tech menace is to bother folks for cash way faster than human debt collectors. And because it’s all fancy schmancy AI, it can run more calls, faster, and cheaper. Sounds like a hoot, right?

But here’s the rub. This Skit.AI‘s all excited about “Digital Collection Agents” letting us humans off the hook for all those nuisance calls. But guess what? It’s just swapping one annoying job for another. The collectors might not be on the phone anymore, but they’re still there, behind the scenes, handling the bigger collections. The more things change, right?

Now here’s where it starts to smell like a week-old sandwich. This tech, it’s all still experimental. So while it’s calling you up to hassle for money, it’s also kinda practicing on you. Trial by fire and all that. And there’s more. This AI, it’s got a bias problem. Big time. It’s like a snobby robot that’s decided who’s likely in debt and who ain’t. And spoiler alert: It ain’t fair.

In a world already filled to the brim with money troubles, the last thing we need is AI making a bad situation worse. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if Skit.AI ends up being the villain of this story or if it’s just another harebrained scheme doomed to crash and burn.


Don’t get scammed by fake ChatGPT apps: Here’s what to look out for

Alright, folks, here’s the deal: if you’re jonesing for some ChatGPT action on your phone, listen up.

Yeah, there’s an app for that (of course there is), but hold your horses. It’s only on iOS and only in the good ol’ US of A.

Turns out, though, some sneaky scamsters are trying to put one over on us. They’re pretending to be ChatGPT in the App Store and could put your personal info up for grabs. Some of these apps are shadier than an Arizona rest stop.

So, here’s how to not get taken for a ride:

Look at app permissions. If it’s asking for your contact list, it’s like a date asking for your mother’s maiden name. Big red flag.

OpenAI is the brains behind ChatGPT. If anyone else is claiming their chatbot app is ChatGPT, it’s faker than a $3 bill.

Check the reviews, but watch out for a sea of five stars. Some of these con artists buy glowing reviews faster than a midnight infomercial.

Case in point: ChatOn and Genie, two apps that claim to be ChatGPT and GPT-4. But their one-star reviews tell tales of pricey subscriptions, chatty robots spouting gibberish, and folks having a harder time cancelling their subscriptions than finding a taxi in the rain.

The kicker? You can use the real ChatGPT, along with Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing Chat, free on the web. That’s right, just fire up your browser and chat away. So, why fork over your hard-earned dough for something more dubious than a politician’s promise? Play it safe and stick to the real deal.


Google’s AI Search Could Mean Radical Changes for Your Internet Experience

Google’s getting a face-lift, folks, and it’s looking as green as a Martian at a vegan convention. They’ve been showing off this emerald dream of theirs at the recent Google I/O shindig, where “AI” was the buzzword hotter than a habanero burrito.

See, there’s been a tech rumble in the last few years, with OpenAI dropping their ChatGPT – a real smarty pants that can chat like a barista with a literature degree. This jab by OpenAI stirred up the folks at Google and Microsoft, with the latter even integrating the talkative AI into their Bing search. Google, not to be outdone, announced their own AI, Bard. Their party popper was a bit of a dud, leading to a temporary nose-dive in their stocks, but they’ve since bounced back.

This I/O was Google’s way of saying “Hey, we might’ve tripped on our laces but we’re not out of the race!” They unveiled their new toy, the Search Generative Experience (SGE), which basically ditches those blue links we’ve known like our ABCs and answers your questions in a growing green box. The aim? To do the hard thinking for you, and keep you from playing digital detective across multiple sites.

But while this might be good for the average Joe searching for the best BBQ joint, it’s got the internet’s ad-driven economy shaking in its boots. If users stop clicking those precious links, it’s like cutting the puppet strings of ad revenue.

Google’s the big kid on the playground when it comes to online search, holding a whopping 93% of the market share. The internet’s business model leans on Google like a cowboy on a barstool, so this could be a seismic shake-up.

As SGE is still fresh out of the oven, we don’t have much data yet. But folks have been giving Microsoft’s Bing AI a big ol’ thumbs-up, hinting at how they might react to Google’s AI-makeover.

One of the biggest hiccups? These AI ain’t foolproof – they can have “hallucinations” where they’re dead sure about something that’s deader wrong. If we can get past this, though, AI in search could be a real game-changer.

The million-dollar question is: how’s this gonna affect content creators? If links start getting ignored like a vegan at a BBQ, it could hit digital publishers hard. The flipside? This could potentially drive high-quality traffic, like bees to honey, instead of users bouncing around like a pinball.

Google says they’ll keep prioritizing “approaches that send valuable traffic to a wide range of creators” – nice words, but how that’ll pan out is anyone’s guess.

The bottom line? If Google wants to keep the content wheel spinning, they gotta figure out how to feed the money back to the creators. Because, you know, no dough, no show.

So, welcome to Google 2.0 – lean, green, and potentially scene-changing.


Fund manager outperforming 96% of peers bets big on AI with Nvidia and Microsoft but avoids Apple, Alphabet and Meta

Alright folks, here’s the skinny: the Franklin Templeton fund, managed by a gent named Zehrid Osmani, is beating the pants off 96% of the competition by rolling the dice big-time on artificial intelligence. That’s right, AI is the secret sauce.

Our guy here has his mitts in Nvidia, Microsoft, and ASML Holding, all hip-deep in the AI space. So, you’re thinking, “Why not buy up some of the other tech bigwigs like Apple or Alphabet?” Good question, but our man Zehrid is taking a pass. He reckons they’re more consumer-oriented, and he’d rather not hitch his wagon to that horse.

Sure, everyone and their grandma’s getting all hot and bothered about AI. The big guns, like Stanley Druckenmiller and Bill Ackman, are joining the AI rodeo. Heck, even Morgan Stanley thinks there’s a $6 trillion investing bonanza coming from AI. It’s being called an “iPhone moment,” which is Wall Street’s way of saying “big, game-changing deal.”

But banks? No siree. Osmani is steering clear of those like a skunk at a garden party. He reckons they’ve got too much competition, low pricing power, and a higher risk of disruption. Put simply, they’re just not his cup of tea.

So, that’s the long and short of it. Bet big on AI and avoid the usual tech suspects and banks. Who knows, Zehrid might just be onto something.