ChatGPT's New Memory Upgrade 🧠

Featuring OpenAI's Custom Instructions, Increased Message Limits, A Wild South Park Simulation and More.

Good morning, AI explorers — happy Friday!

Welcome to another edition of AI Authority, delivering all of the top groundbreaking AI news shaping our world into a bite-sized newsletter.

As always, we’ve got one daily AI headline, two exciting tools, and three pieces of content we love from the community for you today.

In this edition:

✍️ News: ChatGPT’s New Customization Feature
🛠️ Tools: Belva, Wondercraft
🎨 Creator Corner: Spot the AI Mistakes, South Park Simulation, ChatGPT Tinder Troll

Here’s everything you need to know:

One top headline in the AI space to know:

⚙️ OpenAI Launches Custom Instructions

Remember the days of having to start every ChatGPT conversation from scratch? Repeating the same instructions in every session?

Our struggles may be finally in the past after OpenAI’s new Custom Instructions feature launched on Thursday:

With this new feature, ChatGPT can now learn to follow your personal instructions and remember your preferences across conversations — without having to constantly remind or restart a string of thoughts.

The feature, now available for Plus plan users and rolling out to all soon, comes in response to feedback from users in over 22 countries. And the move also coincides with another quality-of-life upgrade — OpenAI doubling the amount of messages Plus users can send to GPT4 (now increased to 50 / 3 hours).

It's also not just the conversations getting smarter — the new feature also enhances the utility of plugins.

Specified in your instructions that you live in San Francisco, and decide to use restaurant reservation plugin? Now, the AI will consider this information, making your workflow that much more intuitive.

If you’re a Plus user and curious how to enable this new feature, we made a quick walkthrough (having to ‘turn on’ a beta feature isn’t always readily apparent):

Still hungry for more AI headlines? Some other news that caught our eye:

— Google Tests New Tool Able to Write News Articles (link)
— Microsoft Closes At Record After Revealing AI Subscription Pricing (link)
— Senator Rolls Out Bills to Protect Workers From AI (link)
— ‘An Evolution in Propagangda’: Expert on AI Influence in Elections (link)
— 1,300 Experts Call AI a Force For Good (link)

Two AI-powered platforms to add to your toolbox:

  • Belva — AI Phone Calling with 5 lines of code (link)

  • Wondercraft — Turn existing content into captivating podcasts (link)

Wondercraft launched a new video component on Thursday:

Three of our favorite tweets, threads, AI generations and more:

This is like a Where’s Waldo for AI enthusiasts. Can you spot the issues with image?

This wild demo from Fable Labs, which has been stirring up the AI space over the last few days (many easter eggs/AI-generated fake people on the website led some to speculate it was a hoax).

Content creation is about to look a lot different:

A ChatGPT Tinder troll:

That’s all for today!

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