Google Bard Does (Some) Images, Legal GPT, and a Product Mockups Generator
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It’s Friday and I hope you’ve been able to accomplish everything that you wanted this week! As for me I suddenly realized when I woke up this morning that I have built a morning routine consisting of coffee, a banana (for digestion), and after doing a quick attempt at getting to Inbox Zero I’ll sit down and start drafting my newsletter to you fine folks. I aim to be done in less than 2 hours if I can help it.
I’m still feeling the high from yesterday’s surprise and it gives me an even larger boost of confidence and encouragement to keep doing the things that I enjoy — life doesn’t have to be complicated, does it?
Finally, make sure to block out some time to experiment this weekend with a few tools that I’ve shared or if you’re up for a larger challenge then try installing Stable Diffusion XL on your macOS-powered notebook. Cheers!
Yesterday Google announced an important and meaningful update to Bard which now allows you to create images directly via their chat interface! This is as simple as you might imagine and so it’s worth giving it a shot since the cost is wonderfully zero.
Of course it’s worth remembering that Google is actively mining this data and using your images for their own models so if you’re more interested in a more private and secure experience with your outputs then using something locally might make more sense. But I imagine for most folks this will do just fine. Presently you won’t be able to use it if you’re in the EU or Canada.
I won’t lie as it gave me mixed results, especially with humans despite the fact that it was able to produce a result that I wanted. I gave it a real challenge:
But then when I went to get more specific it kept kicking me out, even when I simplified the input:
If you’re looking for non-human outputs then it can do that easily:
This is a definite reminder that when ever you use hosted services they will necessarily be bound by (legal and geographic) restrictions. C’est la vie.
I gave this a try in my local Stable Diffusion XL build and there were, of course, no limitations to what I could do (and a set with less ***ahem*** cleavage):
It’s probably best to use Bard for non-humans at this point in time. If you want to see a few other iterations then you can check them out on my Twitter.
If you’re looking for real-time legal advice or to design some legal contracts for your project and/or business then this GPT might be one to try! I gave it a whirl with a basic SAFE agreement for investment that startups usually want:
Not terrible. I also tried asking it a few other questions that seemed normal, like a Divorce Decree for the state of Texas:
Finally, I asked it a question about evictions:
Not too shabby! This might be worth saving for later so that you can get some customized legal advice. Naturally, the more specific you are the better.
Finally, creating mockups for your next project or product or business is always essential and in the past this would cost money and time to hire the right person. Well, a number of generative AI projects are trying to tackle this.
Mocky is as simple as you might imagine as you can design and create mockups for pretty much any use-case that you need. I gave it a try (with my face):
So, who wants a sticker of my face?!
Have fun with it! I can see myself giving this a real try if I ever needed anything they have in their library (and they have quite a bit).
Good luck and have a great weekend friends!