AI is ubiquitous nowadays. It’s everywhere – in the news, articles, social media, blog & video posts, everywhere. Let’s not forget – what we see today is a result of the efforts of the technology talents, data and math scientists in the last 10 years. The current AI is not very intelligent yet, but in 10 years from now we’ll probably need to rely to the Three Laws of Robotics. 🙂
Anyway, the current AI technology provides some very useful tools. It’s a blessing to have them at hand. In this regard, I’d like to provide a list of the AI tools I personally use, whenever I need AI assistance. Hope you’ll find them useful, as well.
The AI tools below are grouped in categories for easier search. Of course, the list is not written in stone, and will be updated regularly.
ChatGPT – I’m sure you know this one – the AI chatbot developed by OpenAI. It has two versions – Free and Plus. I would recommend to use the Plus one, because it provides many extras like GPT-4, Plugins or Code Interpreter.
Bing Chat – Under the hood it utilizes GPT-4 and is free to use to every Microsoft user. In this case you can use the new features and extra tools for free, because that are utilized internally (e.g. DALL-E for image generation).
Bard – This is the new kid on the block – the AI chatbot developed by Google. Its advantages are that it has access to the Internet, can include images in the response, it’s good in coding samples, and can suggest relevant Google searches.
Stable Diffusion – A free to use text-to-image diffusion model capable of generating photo-realistic images from any text input. You can also search and explore the shared images, as well as the prompts that generated them. It doesn’t require registration or login, hence it could get overcrowded in there. Have patience.
Leonardo.Ai – Leonardo is a cool image generation app that uses different fine-tuned AI models to generate images. You can select the model, style, resolution, contrast, etc. One cool thing is that Leonardo provides “free forever” subscription. Another one is the prompt ideation feature that helps you create complex prompts out of simple ones.
Runway – This is an invaluable toolset, including video generation, image generation and even 3D texture generation. Video generation can be video-to-video (Gen-1), text-to-video (Gen-2) or turning series of images to animation (frame interpolation, FI). “Free forever” is again one of the subscription options. Cool!
Beatoven.ai – Beatoven uses advanced music generation techniques to compose unique, royalty free, mood-based music to suit every part of your video or podcast. You can select the tempo, genre, mood and even the instruments. The Free-plan gives you 5 minutes of music downloads per month. The Pro-plan – 15 minutes.