Unveiling the Latest Trends and News in IT and Development Industries – Our Weekly Roundup. 29-Sep, 2023

Unveiling the Latest Trends and News in IT and Development Industries – Our Weekly Roundup. 29-Sep, 2023

ChatGPT can now search the internet to answer prompts
OpenAI has introduced a significant enhancement to ChatGPT’s capabilities. In addition to enabling users to engage in conversations with ChatGPT and analyze images, a new feature has been announced. This feature empowers ChatGPT to access the internet, delivering users with the latest information and citing the sources from which it retrieved that data.
Prior to September 2021, ChatGPT operated in isolation from the internet, responding solely with information from its training data. Consequently, if you inquired about the winner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, ChatGPT wouldn’t have had the capacity to provide an answer.
This upgraded version is exclusively accessible to Plus and Enterprise chatbot users. To activate it within their Beta features settings, users can navigate to ‘Profile & Settings,’ choose ‘Beta features,’ and opt for ‘Browse with Bing’ under GPT-4. ChatGPT’s newfound ability to conduct online searches leverages the Bing search engine, a product of Microsoft, which is a significant investor in OpenAI.

Adobe Launches Web Version of Photoshop Featuring Firefly-Powered AI Tools
Adobe has officially unveiled the web version of Photoshop, accessible to all users with paid plans. This web iteration, which spent nearly two years in beta testing, now boasts Firefly-powered AI tools, including generative fill and generative expand.
The company has emphasized that the web toolbar tools are designed around workflows, such as image reproduction and object selection. Notably, Photoshop on the web displays the full names of these tools for beginners, eliminating the need for tooltip descriptions.
In a previous announcement made in May, Adobe introduced Firefly-powered features like generative expand, which allows users to enlarge an image and auto-fill it based on a prompt, as well as generative fill, capable of adding or removing objects while preserving the image’s context. Initially, these features were exclusive to the beta version of Adobe Photoshop. Now, they have been extended to the web version, potentially serving as a platform for Adobe to roll out faster updates and test new features.

Vivaldi Debuts iOS Version of Its Browser, Expanding Its Multi-Platform Presence
Vivaldi, the browser company founded by former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, has introduced its iOS version nearly eight years after its inception for desktop users. Adhering to iOS requirements, Vivaldi employs the WebKit engine as its core. Von Tetzchner explained that this compelled them to develop the iOS version from the ground up. Notably, the company previously launched its browser for Android devices in 2018.
Von Tetzchner also expressed optimism that forthcoming EU regulations could permit developers to utilize engines other than WebKit, potentially leading to enhanced performance and customization.
In addition to the iOS release, Vivaldi is extending its browser to the iPad, complete with a sidebar for easy access to bookmarks, reading lists, history, and notes.
This expansion onto iOS further solidifies Vivaldi’s presence across multiple platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, and integration with Android Auto in vehicles. Google even added Vivaldi to the Play Store for Android Auto in September last year.

Meta Unveils AI Studio for Custom Chatbot Development Across Messaging Services
At its annual Connect developer conference, Meta has introduced AI Studio, a platform enabling businesses to construct AI chatbots for Meta’s messaging services, encompassing Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.
Initially launched for Messenger, AI Studio empowers companies to “craft AIs that align with their brand’s ethos and enhance customer service interactions,” according to Meta. During the conference, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg specified that the envisioned use cases primarily revolve around e-commerce and customer support.
AI Studio will commence its availability in alpha, with plans to expand the toolkit further in the upcoming year. In conjunction with the launch of AI Studio, Meta is developing a sandbox tool scheduled for release in the following year. This tool will allow users to experiment with creating their own AI. The long-term goal is to integrate this sandbox into Meta’s metaverse platforms, including Horizon Worlds, enabling AIs generated with AI Studio to power NPCs across various metaverse games and experiences.

GitHub Unveils Copilot Chat for All Developers, Revolutionizing AI-Powered Software Development
GitHub has made Copilot Chat available to all developers, marking a significant advancement in AI-driven software development. Originally introduced for ‘Business’ users in July, Copilot Chat is an AI assistant designed to assist developers in their preferred natural language, promising to reduce repetitive tasks. Developers can leverage this assistant to explore new languages or frameworks, troubleshoot bugs, and seek answers to coding queries, all while staying within their integrated development environment (IDE). This minimizes context switching and streamlines the development process, allowing developers to maintain their concentration and productivity.
GitHub Copilot Chat offers real-time guidance, providing suggestions, best practices, tips, and tailored solutions for specific coding challenges. This guidance accelerates the learning curve and skill enhancement for developers. Furthermore, GitHub Copilot Chat conducts in-depth code analysis, simplifying complex concepts and offering explanations for code snippets.
Security remains a paramount concern, particularly when employing AI-powered tools. Copilot Chat enhances security by suggesting remediations for issues. It also aids in debugging by identifying problems and presenting suggestions, explanations, and alternative approaches to streamline the debugging process. One of the most notable impacts of GitHub Copilot Chat is its potential to democratize software development. The tool empowers developers to learn and build in their preferred language, breaking down barriers and enabling individuals worldwide, from beginners in Brazil to seasoned professionals in Germany, to participate fully in software development.

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