Issue #2: Is This Real? What is Real?
This week covers Amazon's migration from serverless, new AI development language and latest AI updates
This week’s agenda:
Why did Amazon Prime Video ditch serverless in favor of monolith?
Is this new AI really new or cool-packaged ChatGPT?
There’s a new kid in the town to develop AI, a new Python alternative → Mojo.
And Google wants to get rid of the passwords.
Money, Money, Money 👉 📺
Since the announcement of AWS Lambda, everyone has found creative ways of integrating that into the development process. At some point, everyone is talking about moving applications to microservice architecture.
During the earlier days of the serverless approach, I also tried that approach and even built a whole fleet management service solely on serverless architecture.
But the thing is, soon you realize that it is a very costly way of building. Indeed, you are no longer provisioning the servers, that is somebody else’s problem, but now you have a new problem called “money.”
Amazon announced that they are moving from serverless to monolith architecture. So why it’s a big deal? Think about it, if even Amazon can not afford its AWS costs, then who else can?
What is real?
Seeing the success of ChatGPT, people started to compete for their place in this new industry. And one of them is HeyPi. They got $225M in funding and claimed to be a friendly and accurate version of ChatGPT. But some screenshots show that before implementing guardrails, the chatbot itself confessed to using ChatGPT under the hood. You can check it at https://heypi.com/ (use your headphones, it talks)
On the AI front, news continues full steam ahead. MidJourney announced the new version, and Nvidia shared an early version of some of its text-to-video generations.
Speaking of generative AIs, after ChatGPT’s popularity, the internet started to be filled/fooled with the text generated by ChatGPT. So this week, I stumbled upon a tool called ZeroGPT, which tries to detect AI-generated content.
But the thing is, when I tried with a detailed prompt, it showed that only 20% of checked content was generated by AI. So folks, choose your prompts wisely.
And last but not least, we now have a new language to develop AI applications. And if you want to know why this one is a big deal and who created it, then check this video:
Warning of the week!
Google tries to re-invent the password, most accurately, to get rid of it. You can check about it detailed in here. But I warn you, before betting on it, let’s be patient and see if it will end up on the graveyard of Google.
I’ve been using React since it was hot. And Thought I understood how React Render works. But after reading this, I found out how it actually works.
Made me think 💭
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