Archive for July, 2023

Jell-O’s Retro Rebrand May Just be the Smartest Design Move of the Year

July 31st, 2023 No comments

The new logo design aims to capture the nostalgia and inherent lightheartedness of America’s former favorite dessert product.

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50 Simple Websites You Must Not Miss in 2023

July 31st, 2023 No comments

When we open a browser, we’re bombarded with information from adverts, modals, and sites vying for our attention. When our focus is under siege, a clean, minimal approach is a welcome respite, and as a contrast to the visual shouting elsewhere, it can be the most engaging approach.

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Living In The Moment (August 2023 Wallpapers Edition)

July 31st, 2023 No comments

Everybody loves a beautiful wallpaper to freshen up their desktops and home screens, right? To cater for new and unique artworks on a regular basis, we started our monthly wallpapers series more than twelve years ago, and from the very beginning to today, artists and designers from across the globe have accepted the challenge and submitted their designs to it. Just like this month.

In this post, you’ll find their wallpapers for August 2023. All of them come in versions with and without a calendar, so no matter if you need to count down the days to a big deadline (or a few days off, maybe?) or plan to use your favorite wallpaper even after the month has ended, we’ve got you covered. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their designs with us — we sincerely appreciate it!

As a little bonus goodie, we also added some “oldies but goodies” at the end of this post, timeless wallpaper treasures that we rediscovered way down in our archives and that are just too good to be forgotten. Now there’s only one question left to be answered: Which one to choose? Happy August!

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  • We respect and carefully consider the ideas and motivation behind each and every artist’s work. This is why we give all artists the full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience through their works. This is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us but rather designed from scratch by the artists themselves.
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Summer Day

Designed by Kasturi Palmal from India.

Retro Road Trip

“As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow upon the open road, the retro van finds a resting place for the night. A campsite bathed in moonlight or a cozy motel straight from a postcard become havens where weary travelers can rest, rejuvenate, and prepare for the adventures that await with the dawn of a new day.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Spooky Campfire Stories

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Party Night Under The Stars

“August… it’s time for a party and summer vacation — sea, moon, stars, music… and magical vibrant colors.” — Designed by Teodora Vasileva from Bulgaria.

Japanese Fashion Week

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Train Ride

“We got on a plane and went to the other part of the world to Australia. In this case, we got to Melbourne and we are ready to go to Flinders Street Station to catch a train and move around this wonderful country.” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.


“India had not yet launched its own dedicated space station. However, there have been discussions and plans for the development of an Indian space station in the future. Establishing a space station would be a significant milestone for the country’s space program, signifying its growing capabilities in space technology and exploration.” — Designed by Bhabna Basak from India.


Designed by Sahra Tamo from Turkey.

Oldies But Goodies

Going for a swim, the smell of a summer field, or that sweet feeling of freedom when you’re on vacation — a lot of things have inspired the design community to create a wallpaper for August in the past few years. Here are some favorites from our wallpapers archives. Please note that these designs don’t come with a calendar.

Happiness Happens In August

“Many people find August one of the happiest months of the year because of holidays. You can spend days sunbathing, swimming, birdwatching, listening to their joyful chirping, and indulging in sheer summer bliss. August 8th is also known as the Happiness Happens Day, so make it worthwhile.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Swimming In The Summer

“It’s the perfect evening and the water is so warm! Can you feel it? You move your legs just a little bit and you feel the water bubbles dancing around you! It’s just you in there, floating in the clean lake and small sparkly lights shining above you! It’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?” — Designed by Creative Pinky from the Netherlands.

Subtle August Chamomiles

“Our designers wanted to create something summery, but not very colorful, something more subtle. The first thing that came to mind was chamomile because there are a lot of them in Ukraine and their smell is associated with a summer field.” — Designed by MasterBundles from Ukraine.

Bee Happy!

“August means that fall is just around the corner, so I designed this wallpaper to remind everyone to ‘bee happy’ even though summer is almost over. Sweeter things are ahead!” — Designed by Emily Haines from the United States.

Colorful Summer

“‘Always keep mint on your windowsill in August, to ensure that the buzzing flies will stay outside where they belong. Don’t think summer is over, even when roses droop and turn brown and the stars shift position in the sky. Never presume August is a safe or reliable time of the year.’ (Alice Hoffman)” — Designed by Lívi from Hungary.

Psst, It’s Camping Time…

“August is one of my favorite months, when the nights are long and deep and crackling fire makes you think of many things at once and nothing at all at the same time. It’s about heat and cold which allow you to touch the eternity for a few moments.” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Coffee Break Time

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Work Hard, Play Hard

“It seems the feeling of summer breaks we had back in school never leaves us. The mere thought of alarm clocks feels wrong in the summer, especially if you’ve recently come back from a trip to the seaside. So, we try to do our best during working hours and then compensate with fun activities and plenty of rest. Cheers!” — Designed by ActiveCollab from the United States.

Ivory Tower

“August 12th marks World Elephant Day, highlighting the need for the protection and conservation of wild elephants across Asia and Africa. Today, African elephants are endangered due to wildlife crime, primarily poaching for the illegal ivory trade, whereas Asian elephants face habitat loss due to human-elephant conflict. Driven to the brink of extinction, elephants rely on us to create a non-exploitive and sustainable environment where these magnificent creatures can be safe.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Novi Sad, Serbia.

Love Is In The Air

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.


Designed by Webshift 2.0 from South Africa.

Handwritten August

“I love typograhy handwritten style.” — Designed by Chalermkiat Oncharoen from Thailand.

Oh La La… Paris’ Night

“I like the Paris’ night! All is very bright!” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Live In The Moment

“My dog Sami inspired me for this one. He lives in the moment and enjoys every second with a big smile on his face. I wish we could learn to enjoy life like he does! Happy August everyone!” — Designed by Westie Vibes from Portugal.

Summer Nap

Designed by Dorvan Davoudi from Canada.

I Love Summer

“I love the summer nights and the sounds of the sea, the crickets, the music of some nice party.” — Designed by Maria Karapaunova from Bulgaria.

Shrimp Party

“A nice summer shrimp party!” — Designed by Pedro Rolo from Portugal.

Grow Where You Are Planted

“Every experience is a building block on your own life journey, so try to make the most of where you are in life and get the most out of each day.” — Designed by Tazi Design from Australia.

Traveler In Time

“During bright summer days, while wandering around unfamiliar places, it is finally forgotten that one of the biggest human inventions is time itself, future becomes the past, past becomes the present and there are no earthly boundaries, just air.” — Designed by Ana Masnikosa from Belgrade, Serbia.


Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Treat Yourself

“It’s still winter in my part of Australia so warm coffee and donuts by the open fire is a treat. For warmer climates an outdoor picnic in the park with coffee and donuts sounds fun, too!” — Designed by Glynnis Owen from Australia.

A Bloom Of Jellyfish

“I love going to aquariums – the colors, patterns and array of blue hues attract the nature lover in me while still appeasing my design eye. One of the highlights is always the jellyfish tanks. They usually have some kind of light show in them, which makes the jellyfish fade from an intense magenta to a deep purple — and it literally tickles me pink. On a recent trip to uShaka Marine World, we discovered that the collective noun for jellyfish is a bloom and, well, it was love-at-first-collective-noun all over again. I’ve used some intense colors to warm up your desktop and hopefully transport you into the depths of your own aquarium.” — Designed by Wonderland Collective from South Africa.

About Everything

“I know what you’ll do this August. Because August is about holiday. It’s about exploring, hiking, biking, swimming, partying, feeling, and laughing. August is about making awesome memories and enjoying the summer. August is about everything. An amazing August to all of you!” — Designed by Ioana Bitin from Bucharest, Romania.

Murder Of Crows

“The inspiration for the Murder Of Crows came from ‘The Raven’ – a poem written by Edgar Allen Poe in January 1845. The Murder Of Crows is part of our ‘Wonderland Collective Noun’ collection. Each month a new interesting collective noun is illustrated, printed and made into a desktop wallpaper.” — Designed by Wonderland Collective from South Africa.

The Ocean Is Waiting

“In August, make sure you swim a lot. Be cautious though.” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Vacation Vibes

“Is the time crawling by you’re eagerly awaiting your vacation? Or you’re back in the office, reminiscing the sweet feeling of freedom? Never mind, because our desktop calendar is here to bring a vacation vibe to your life throughout the entire August.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Childhood Memories

Designed by Francesco Paratici from Australia.

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11 Best MySQL Hosting Services for 2023 and Beyond

July 28th, 2023 No comments

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system known for its speed and reliability. It’s based on Structured Query Language (SQL), used to access, manage, and manipulate data. MySQL is widely used in web applications to store data, ranging from small individual projects to large enterprise-level applications.

For example, did you know that web-based content management systems, including WordPress, Craft, and Drupal, all run on MySQL? So, chances are, if you have a website, you’ll need MySQL hosting.

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How To Define An Array Of Colors With CSS

July 28th, 2023 No comments

CSS is mainly known as a language based on a set of property-value pairs. You select an element, define the properties, and write styles for it. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but CSS has evolved a lot recently, and we now have more robust features, like variables, math formulas, conditional logic, and a bunch of new pseudo selectors, just to name a few.

What if I tell you we can also use CSS to create an array? More precisely, we can create an array of colors. Don’t try to search MDN or the specification because this is not a new CSS feature but a combination of what we already have. It’s like we’re remixing CSS features into something that feels new and different.

For example, how cool would it be to define a variable with a comma-separated array of color values:

--colors: red, blue, green, purple;

Even cooler is being able to change an index variable to select only the color we need from the array. I know this idea may sound impossible, but it is possible — with some limitations, of course, and we’ll get to those.

Enough suspense. Let’s jump straight into the code!

An Array Of Two Colors

We will first start with a basic use case with two colors defined in a variable:

--colors: black, white;

For this one, I will rely on the new color-mix() function. MDN has a nice way of explaining how the function works:

The color-mix() functional notation takes two values and returns the result of mixing them in a given colorspace by a given amount.

The trick is not to use color-mix() for its designed purpose — mixing colors — but to use it instead to return one of the two colors in its argument list.

:root {
  --colors: black, white; /* define an array of color values */
  --i: 0; 

  --_color: color-mix(in hsl, var(--colors) calc(var(--i) * 100%));

body {
  color: var(--_color);

So far, all we’ve done is assign the array of colors to a --colors variable, then update the index, --i, to select the colors. The index starts from 0, so it’s either 0 or 1, kind of like a Boolean check. The code may look a bit complex, but it becomes clear if we replace the variables with their values. For example, when i=0:

--_color: color-mix(in hsl, black, white 0%);

This results in black because the amount of white is 0%. We mixed 100% black with 0% white to get solid black. When i=1:

--_color: color-mix(in hsl, black, white 100%);

I bet you already know what happens. The result is solid white because the amount of white is 100% while black is 0%.

Think about it: We just created a color switch between two colors using a simple CSS trick. This sort of technique can be helpful if, say, you want to add a dark mode to your site’s design. You define both colors inside the same variable.

The trick is manipulating the gradient to extract the colors based on the index. By definition, a gradient transitions between colors, but we have at least a few pixels of the actual colors defined in the array while we have a mixture or blend of colors in between them. At the very top, we can find red. At the very bottom, we can find purple. And so on.

What if we increase the size of the gradient to something really big?

background-position: 0 calc(var(--i) * 100% / (var(--n) - 1));

Here’s the complete code:

.box {
  --colors: red, blue, green, purple; /* color array */
  --n: 4; /* length of the array */
  --i: 0; /* index of the color [0 to N-1] */

    linear-gradient(var(--colors)) no-repeat
     0 calc(var(--i)*100%/(var(--n) - 1)) /* position */
     /100% calc(1px*infinity);  /* size */

Note: I used no-repeat in the background property. That keyword should be unnecessary, but for some reason, it’s not working without it. It might be that browsers cannot repeat gradients that have an infinite size.

The following demo illustrates the trick:

After that, we can make our gradient very big by, once again, multiplying it by infinity. This time, infinity calculates the gradient’s width and height.

background-size: calc(1px * infinity) calc(1px * infinity);

We place the gradient at the top to zoom in on the top color:

background-position: top;

Then we rotate the gradient to select the color we want:

from calc((var(--i) + 1) * -1turn / var(--n))

It’s like having a color wheel where we only display a few pixels from the top.

Since what we have is essentially a color wheel, we can turn it as many times as we want in any direction and always get a color. This trick allows us to use any value we want for the index! After a full rotation, we get back to the same color.

See the Pen Colors array using only CSS II by Temani Afif.

Note that CSS does have a mod() function. So, instead of the conical gradient implementation, we can also update the first method that uses the linear gradient like this:

.box {
  --colors: red, blue, green, purple; /* color array */
  --n: 4; /* array length  */
  --i: 0; /* index  */

  --_i: mod(var(--i), var(--n)); /* the used index */
    linear-gradient(var(--colors)) no-repeat
     0 calc(var(--_i) * 100% / (var(--n) - 1)) /* position */
     / 100% calc(1px * infinity);  /* size */

I didn’t test the above code because support for mod() is still low for such a function. That said, you can keep this idea somewhere, as it might be helpful in the future and is probably more intuitive than the conic gradient approach.

What Are The limitations?

First, I consider this approach more of a hack than a CSS feature. So, use it cautiously. I’m not totally sure if there are implications to multiplying things by infinity. Forcing the browser to use a huge gradient can probably lead to a performance lag or, worse, accessibility issues. If you spot something, please share them in the comments so I can adjust this accordingly.

Another limitation is that this can only be used with the background property. We could overcome this with other tricks, like using background-clip: text to manipulate text color. But since this uses gradients, which are only supported by specific properties, usage is limited.

The two-color method is safe since it doesn’t rely on any hack. I don’t see any drawbacks to using it on real projects.

Wrapping Up

I hope you enjoyed this little CSS experimentation. We went from a simple two-color switch to an array of colors without adding much code. Now if someone tells you that CSS isn’t a programming language, you can tell them, “Hey, we have arrays!”

Now it’s your turn. Please show me what you will build using this trick. I will be waiting to see what you make, so share below!

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Artificial Intelligence in Software Development: Advancements and Challenges

July 28th, 2023 No comments

In 2023, we are seeing how artificial intelligence and related technologies are massively evolving the entire world. No doubt, AI has emerged as a game-changer in every industry. Software development is one of them. The research found that companies that leverage artificial intelligence have experienced approx 40% reduction in custom software development costs & almost 25% reduction in overall development time. 

From performance optimization to code automation, AI technology is playing a big role in revolutionizing the entire world of custom software development. So, let’s start to explore key advancements, applications, and benefits of AI in software development. We further discuss some of the AI-related challenges that need to be resolved. 

Advancements of AI in software development

AI is continuously transforming the way we design and develop software applications today. According to the report, 80% of custom software development companies have already started investing in AI technology to streamline their business operations and enhance productivity. Let’s dive into the major advancements of Artificial Intelligence in custom software development:

1. Automated Code Generation: 

AI-powered tools like ChatGPT can help developers by effectively generating code snippets. These tools usually generate codes based on natural language descriptions, predefined templates, patterns, and algorithms. They technically utilize machine learning algorithms for analyzing existing code datasets to create accurate codes. 

This AI advancement makes the development process easier and faster. It also minimizes the necessity for manual code generation and helps developers focus on other complex and high-end tasks. 

2. Natural Language Processing (NLP)

NLP or Natural Language Processing is used to create virtual assistants, chatbots, and other voice-activated devices. In many industries, AI-powered NLP tools are extensively used for generating and optimizing software documentation. 

These tools can accurately analyze feedback, natural language queries and extract insights to create and improve relevant documentation for APIs, software libraries, and other important technical resources.

3. QA Automation & Testing: 

AI-powered system solutions can generate & execute different testing processes like user acceptance testing, integration testing, unit testing, etc. These tools can also identify several test cases and generate test information to ensure faster delivery and higher software quality. 

They can also perform quality assurance tasks and simulate user interactions. By using machine learning algorithms, AI-powered tools can learn from previous testing data, address potential issues & create different test cases to cover multiple scenarios.QA automation & testing helps to improve software quality, fix bugs and enhance the reliability of the software. 

4. Predictive analytics

AI technology can effectively analyze user behavior, large datasets, and historical data of software development like version control systems, project management tools, and code repositories to predict software failures and future demands. The capability of accurate prediction helps in better resource planning, high scalability, and proactive issue resolution.

Apart from that, AI-powered tools can effectively predict software faults, estimate software development timelines, find patterns of code integration & also recommend optimal workflows. These valuable insights allow developers to make data-driven & informed decisions and optimize the overall process of development for positive outcomes.

5. Improved decision making

Decision-making is one of the significant impacts of artificial intelligence on software development. AI technology can address the right patterns in user behavior to enhance the overall user experience of an application. Check out how popular companies are investing in AI for improved decision-making:

  • Netflix: Netflix thoroughly analyzes user information to find patterns & help in making predictions about what a user prefers to watch. This is extremely important for long-term success. This is because personalized recommendations always help to retain subscribers & grow the overall user base.
  • Amazon: Amazon leverages AI technology to make proper decisions and optimize the supply chain and inventory management. The company effectively analyzes information from its transportation network and warehouses to find major areas where it can reduce overall costs and improve efficiency. With informed decision-making, Amazon can streamline its overall operations and boost profitability.
  • Google: With AI-powered solutions, Google makes informed decisions on final search results. They follow a unique algorithm to analyze several factors such as content quality, user behavior, etc to determine the relevant results. This algorithm and smart decision-making strategies make Google the most reliable & popular search engine in the world.
  • Salesforce: Salesforce uses artificial intelligence to allow sales teams to make informed decisions on leads. The Einstein AI platform of the company analyzes information from several sources, including customer interactions & social media to find promising leads. This also helps sales professionals significantly close more deals & improve performance.

Here is a table representing some of the key benefits & advancements of AI in custom software development solutions

Perks of AI Descriptions
Coding automation AI tools can generate code to accelerate development and minimize the necessity for manual coding.
Bug fixing & detection AI code analyzers can find potential bugs and fix them. This leads to high software quality & less maintenance efforts.
Performance & optimization  AI algorithms help in analyzing code & suggesting optimizations that improve overall application performance.
QA automation & testing AI can automate testing processes & find test cases to ensure high software quality.
Natural Language Processing AI-powered NLP can help to analyze user feedback & enhance documentation through language processing.
Predictive Analytics AI can analyze user behavior & data and to predict failures and future demands effectively
Environmental Development  AI  with IDEs provide context-aware recommendations & code completion suggestions to improve productivity

Challenges of AI in software development

Despite the massive potential of AI, it may create several challenges in custom software development services. Some of the common challenges include: 

1. Ethical concerns: 

Ethical implication is one of the major challenges of AI in software development. AI-generated codes may create ethical concerns like biases, accountability, & transparency. For instance, AI code reviewers favor certain programming languages or coding styles unintentionally which leads to biased recommendations. So, it’s important to fix these issues while developing any AI systems. 

2. Data security & privacy:

 AI-powered applications usually require large amounts of datasets for operation & training. This leads to raising data privacy & security concerns. Handling sensitive data & information in AI-enabled systems needs high-security measures & compliance with data protection regulations.

3. Poor understanding:

 Many software developers don’t have proper expertise & skills in AI algorithms. As a result, they might face challenges interpreting AI-generated codes or understanding the internal functions of AI-enabled tools. This gap slows down AI integration in the software development processes.

4. Reliability & robustness:

 AI-enabled systems and tools sometimes create reliability issues. Many custom software development companies suggest checking the reliability and robustness of AI systems while using them in different scenarios. AI-powered systems should be tested and updated rigorously to manage them properly. 

5. Integration complexity:

 Incorporating artificial intelligence into existing workflows & tools is quite complex, specifically in large enterprises with high-end systems. Interoperability and seamless integration between conventional tools and AI are extremely important for adoption.

6. Resource and budget constraints:

 Implementing AI in a software development project needs proper financial investment and skilled experts. It sounds expensive for startups or small-scale enterprises as they might not have advanced infrastructure or budget for AI implementation.

 7. Regulatory compliance: 

Based on the software application domain, AI-powered systems, particularly those used in the financial & healthcare sectors, should comply with specific certifications and regulations. Adhering to such regulations can be a time-consuming and complex task.

Final words

AI-assisted environments, with their smart features, empower custom software development firms to streamline operations efficiently which results in a more productive and enjoyable software development experience. However, as we step forward, it’s important to make a balance between adopting the potential of artificial intelligence in custom software development and addressing the common challenges. So that, we will be able to get the complete potential of AI technology to create more intelligent and advanced software applications for businesses. 

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AI-Generated Content: Opportunities and Challenges in Social Media

July 28th, 2023 No comments

Artificial intelligence (AI) has grown significantly in the last decade and is already present in many facets of our lives. AI has totally transformed a wide range of industries, from self-driving cars to virtual assistants. One area where AI’s effects are most visible is social media.

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter employ AI algorithms to choose content, recommend postings, and even produce content. As a result, it may be good to examine the benefits and drawbacks of AI-generated material on social media.

Opportunities Of AI-Generated Content In Social Media

Efficiency and automation

One of the primary benefits of AI-generated content for social media platforms is its effectiveness. When compared to humans, AI systems can evaluate massive amounts of data and develop content at an unprecedented rate. This automation saves time and resources for both platform administrators and users. It is now possible to have faster reaction times, smoother information delivery, and a better user experience.

Personalization and customization

Artificial intelligence algorithms may tailor social media material depending on user choices, interests, and behavior patterns. AI can select and propose information that is highly relevant to individual consumers by evaluating user data. Personalization, done through different methods such as deep research and username search, may boost user engagement and happiness, resulting in improved platform usage and retention rates.

Almost limitless ideas and content

AI-generated material expands the possibilities. AI may develop fresh ideas and material that human artists may not have considered earlier because of its capacity to process and analyze huge volumes of data. This involves producing original artwork, writing essays, and writing music. AI algorithms may experiment with many combinations and modifications, yielding a potentially infinite pool of creative possibilities.

Challenges Of AI-Generated Content In Social Media


One of the key worries about AI-generated material is its lack of authenticity. On social media sites, users value real and human-driven experiences. When AI creates content, it may lack the human touch and emotional connection that human producers bring to the table. This might cause consumers to feel disconnected and detached, affecting their overall engagement and trust in the information.

Ethical considerations

There are certain ethical concerns with employing AI to produce content. Because AI algorithms are data-driven, if they are fed biased or insufficient data, they may encourage negative attitudes or discriminating actions. Furthermore, AI-generated content might be used to propagate propaganda, hate speech, or other incorrect information to the broader public. Strict ethical standards and oversight are required to ensure that AI-generated media reflects society’s values and develops positive connections.

Legal/copyright issues

AI-generated material also raises issues of copyright ownership and intellectual property rights. When an AI program generates material, determining who owns the rights to that content becomes complicated. This presents credit, plagiarism, and fair use concerns. To provide equitable pay and protection for both human authors and AI algorithms, the legal structure governing AI-generated material must swiftly evolve.

The Future Of Social Media And AI

As AI continues to advance, its integration with social media will evolve. Several upcoming trends highlight the future of AI-generated content in social media:

  • Enhanced user experience: AI algorithms will become more adept at understanding individual preferences and providing tailored content, thus further improving user experience and engagement.
  • Augmented creativity: AI will complement human creativity rather than replace it. Creative professionals can leverage AI tools to enhance their work, generate ideas, and streamline their creative processes.
  • Responsible AI: As this industry’s reach and influence continue to grow, there will be an increased emphasis on developing ethical and responsible AI systems. Regulatory frameworks and guidelines will be put in place to ensure transparency, fairness, and accountability in AI-generated content.
  • Collaboration between AI and humans: AI and human creators will collaborate more closely, leveraging each other’s strengths. AI algorithms can assist with data analysis and content generation, while human creators provide the critical elements of emotion, context, and storytelling. This collaboration will result in more powerful and compelling content that resonates with users on a deeper level.

To strike a balance between AI and human creativity in social media, several measures can be taken:

  1. Transparent disclosure: Platforms should clearly disclose when content is generated by AI. Users have the right to know if they are interacting with human or AI-generated content. This transparency will help to foster trust and allow users to make informed decisions about the content they engage with.
  2. Human oversight and curation: While AI algorithms can automate content generation, human oversight and curation are still essential. Human moderators can ensure that AI-generated content aligns with community guidelines, ethical standards, and legal requirements. This human touch ensures quality control and prevents the dissemination of harmful or inappropriate content.
  3. Continuous improvement and feedback loops: AI algorithms should be continuously refined and improved based on user feedback. Platforms should encourage users to provide feedback on the quality and relevance of AI-generated content. This feedback loop helps AI algorithms learn and adapt to user preferences, ensuring a better user experience over time.
  4. Education and awareness: It is crucial to educate both content creators and users about the capabilities and limitations of AI-generated content. Users may choose the material they consume and share with others with more knowledge by understanding how AI functions and its overall influence on social media. Additionally, content producers may learn how to use AI technologies to improve their work and engage a larger audience.
  5. Collaboration across disciplines: Addressing the challenges and opportunities of AI-generated content in social media requires collaboration across various disciplines. This includes experts in AI, ethics, law, psychology, and content creation. By working together, we can develop comprehensive solutions that balance innovation, user experience, and ethical considerations.

Using AI Responsibly is the Only Way to Get the Potential Benefits AI Can Offer

AI-produced material on social media comes with numerous pros and cons. The effectiveness, customization, and limitless creative options provided by AI algorithms improve user experience and broaden the possibilities for content production. The more opportunities we take now, the more benefits individuals and businesses will have moving forward.

To ensure the appropriate and beneficial use of AI on social media, however, issues like authenticity, ethics, and the law must be addressed. The future of social media is in the seamless fusion of artificial intelligence and human creativity. We can develop a more interesting, individualized, and inclusive social media environment by combining the advantages of both.

Transparency, human oversight, ongoing development, instruction, and cross-disciplinary cooperation are all important requirements. The effective reconciliation of these requirements will benefit consumers, content creators, and society at large as we continue to navigate the evolving social media landscape of AI-generated content.

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How To Use Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning To Summarize Chat Conversations

July 27th, 2023 No comments

As developers, we often deal with large volumes of text, and making sense of it can be a challenge. In many cases, we might only be interested in a summary of the text or a quick overview of its main points. This is where text summarization comes in.

Text summarization is the process of automatically creating a shorter version of a text that preserves its key information. It has many applications in natural language processing (NLP), from summarizing news articles to generating abstracts for scientific papers. Even products, including Notion, are integrating AI features that will summarize a block of text on command.

One interesting use case is summarizing chat conversations, where the goal is to distill the main topics and ideas discussed during the conversation. That’s what we are going to explore in this article. Whether you’re an experienced developer or just getting started with natural language processing, this article will provide a practical guide to building a chat summarizer from scratch. By the end, you’ll have a working chat summarizer that you can use to extract the main ideas from your own chat conversations — or any other text data that you might encounter in your projects.

The best part about all of this is that accessing and integrating these sorts of AI and NLP capabilities is easier than ever. Where something like this may have required workarounds and lots of dependencies in the not-so-distant past, there are APIs and existing models readily available that we can leverage. I think you may even be surprised by how few steps there are to pull off this demo of a tool that summarizes chat conversations.

Cohere: Chat Summarization Made Easy

Cohere is a cloud-based natural language processing platform that enables developers to build sophisticated language models without requiring deep expertise in machine learning. It offers a range of powerful tools for text classification, entity extraction, sentiment analysis, and more. One of its most popular features is chat summarization, which can automatically generate a summary of a conversation.

Using Cohere API for chat summarization is a simple and effective way to summarize chat conversations. It requires only a few lines of code to be implemented and can be used to summarize any chat conversation in real-time.

The chat summarization function of Cohere works by using natural language processing algorithms to analyze the text of the conversation. These algorithms identify important sentences and phrases, along with contextual information like speaker identity, timestamps, and sentiment. The output is a brief summary of the conversation that includes essential information and main points.

Using The Cohere API For Chat Summarization

Now that we have a basic understanding of Cohere API and its capabilities, let’s dive into how we can use it to generate chat summaries. In this section, we will discuss the step-by-step process of generating chat summaries using Cohere API.

To get started with the Cohere API, first, you’ll need to sign up for an API key on the Cohere website. Once you have an API key, you can install the Cohere Python package using pip:

pip install cohere

Next, you’ll need to initialize the cohere client by providing the API key:

import cohere

# initialize Cohere client
co = cohere.Client("YOUR_API_KEY")

Once the client is initialized, we can provide input for the summary. In the case of chat summarization, we need to provide the conversation as input. Here’s how you can provide input for the summary:

conversation = """
Senior Dev: Hey, have you seen the latest pull request for the authentication module?
Junior Dev: No, not yet. What’s in it?
Senior Dev: They’ve added support for JWT tokens, so we can use that instead of session cookies for authentication.
Junior Dev: Oh, that’s great. I’ve been wanting to switch to JWT for a while now.
Senior Dev: Yeah, it’s definitely more secure and scalable. I’ve reviewed the code and it looks good, so go ahead and merge it if you’re comfortable with it.
Junior Dev: Will do, thanks for the heads-up!

Now that we provided the input, we can generate the summary using the co.summarize() method. We can also specify the parameters for the summary, such as the model, length, and extractiveness ( . Here’s how you can generate the summary:

response = co.summarize(conversation, model = 'summarize-xlarge', length = 'short', extractiveness = 'high', temperature = 0.5,)summary = response.summary

Finally, we can output the summary using print() or any other method of our choice. Here’s how you can output the summary


And that’s it! With these simple steps, we can generate chat summaries using Cohere API. In the next section, we will discuss how we can deploy the chat summarizer using Gradio.

Deploying The Chat Summarizer To Gradio

Gradio is a user interface library for quickly prototyping machine learning (ML) models. By deploying our chat summarizer model in Gradio, we can create a simple and intuitive interface that anyone can use to summarize conversations.

To get started, we need to import the necessary libraries:

import gradio as gr
import cohere

If you don’t have Gradio installed on your machine yet, don’t worry! You can easily install it using pip. Open up your terminal or command prompt and enter the following command:

!pip install gradio

This will install the latest version of Gradio and any dependencies that it requires. Once you’ve installed Gradio, you’re ready to start building your own machine learning-powered user interfaces.

Next, we need to initialize the Cohere client. This is done using the following line of code:

co = cohere.Client("YOUR API KEY")

The Client object allows us to interact with the CoHere API, and the API key is passed as an argument to authenticate the client.Now we can define the chat summarizer function:

def chat_summarizer(conversation):
    # generate summary using Cohere API
response = co.summarize(conversation, model = 'summarize-xlarge', length = 'short', extractiveness = 'high', temperature = 0.5)
summary = response.summary

return summary

The chat_summarizer function takes the conversation text as input and generates a summary using the Cohere API. We pass the conversation text to the co.summarize method, along with the parameters that specify the model to use and the length and extractiveness of the summary.

Finally, we can create the Gradio interface using the following code:

chat_input = gr.inputs.Textbox(lines = 10, label = "Conversation")
chat_output = gr.outputs.Textbox(label = "Summary")

chat_interface = gr.Interface(
  fn = chat_summarizer,
  inputs = chat_input,
  outputs = chat_output,
  title = "Chat Summarizer",
  description = "This app generates a summary of a chat conversation using Cohere API."

The gr.inputs.textbox and gr.outputs.textbox objects define the input and output fields of the interface, respectively. We pass these objects, along with the chat_summarizer function, to the gr.Interface constructor to create the interface. We also provide a title and description for the interface.

To launch the interface, we call the launch method on the interface object:


This will launch a webpage with our interface where users can enter their dialogue and generate a summary with a single click.


In today’s fast-paced digital world, where communication happens mostly through chat, chat summarization plays a vital role in saving time and improving productivity. The ability to quickly and accurately summarize lengthy chat conversations can help individuals and businesses make informed decisions and avoid misunderstandings.

Imagine using it to summarize a chain of email replies, saving you time from having to untangle the conversation yourself. Or perhaps you’re reviewing a particularly dense webpage of content, and the summarizer can help distill the essential points.

With the help of advanced AI and NLP techniques, summarization features have become more accurate and efficient than ever before. So, if you haven’t tried summarizing yet, I highly encourage you to give it a try and share your feedback. It could be a game-changer in your daily communication routine.

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Adobe’s New ‘Generative Expand’ Tool Lets Users Extend Images with AI Generated Content

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Adobe just released Generative Expand, their latest update to the Firefly AI program. The tool allows users to expand images by generating new content automatically with AI.

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Ignite Customer Loyalty: Empower Your Business with CX Brilliance

July 27th, 2023 No comments

In today’s hyper-competitive market, establishing and maintaining a loyal customer base is the lifeline for any business seeking sustained growth and success. Achieving customer loyalty is no simple task, but with the right strategies and tools, it becomes an attainable goal. One such powerful tool is none other than customer experience (CX) brilliance. 

In this comprehensive blog, we will delve into the profound significance of customer experience in fostering unwavering customer loyalty and explore how it can empower your business to achieve unprecedented growth.

Understanding Customer Loyalty: The Key to Sustainable Success

Customer loyalty, the holy grail of business, refers to the inclination of customers to repeatedly choose a particular brand or company for their needs and preferences. It goes beyond mere satisfaction; it reflects the deep trust and emotional connection customers have with a brand. Loyal customers exhibit a range of favorable behaviors, from making repeat purchases to becoming vocal brand advocates, fueling the cycle of success.

The Value of Customer Loyalty for Business Growth: By the Numbers

Customer loyalty doesn’t just create a feel-good factor; it has tangible, revenue-boosting effects on businesses. According to a study by Harvard Business Review, increasing customer retention rates by just 5% can lead to a staggering 25% to 95% increase in profits. This emphasizes how vital it is for businesses to focus on nurturing loyalty among their existing customers rather than solely concentrating on acquiring new ones.

Moreover, loyal customers tend to spend more money on a brand’s products or services. Research has shown that repeat customers spend about 67% more than new customers (Bain & Company). This increase in customer spending directly contributes to higher revenue, which can be a game-changer for any business, especially in a competitive landscape.

The Impact of Customer Experience (CX): Beyond Transactions

Customer experience lies at the core of building and nurturing customer loyalty. It encompasses the entirety of a customer’s journey and interactions with a brand, leaving a lasting impression. It’s about creating an emotional bond that goes beyond individual transactions, fostering loyalty that stands the test of time.

The Vital Connection between CX and Customer Loyalty: Let the Numbers Speak

The numbers don’t lie when it comes to the impact of CX on customer loyalty. A study conducted by Zendesk found that an overwhelming 62% of B2B and 42% of B2C customers purchased more after experiencing excellent customer service. In essence, a positive customer experience becomes the catalyst that transforms occasional buyers into loyal, lifelong customers.

Furthermore, a Temkin Group study discovered that companies with a “very good” CX rating had a 16.7% advantage in customer retention over companies with a “very poor” CX rating. This illustrates how delivering an exceptional customer experience can significantly impact customer loyalty and retention, ultimately leading to sustained business growth.

Empowering Your Business with CX Brilliance: Unleashing the Potential

To ignite customer loyalty and truly empower your business with CX brilliance, a series of well-planned strategies can be implemented.

1. Understand Your Customers: The Foundation of CX Brilliance

To provide an exceptional CX, you must first understand your customers inside out. Conducting thorough market research and gathering valuable customer feedback will help you identify pain points, unmet needs, and areas for improvement. According to Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer report, a staggering 72% of customers expect companies to understand their unique needs and expectations.

Furthermore, customer data analysis plays a crucial role in understanding customer behavior and preferences. According to a McKinsey study, companies that use customer analytics are more likely to generate above-average profits, underlining the importance of data-driven decision-making in enhancing customer experience.

2. Personalization: Where CX Brilliance Shines Brightest

Personalization is the heartbeat of a memorable CX. Leveraging customer data effectively allows you to tailor interactions, provide personalized product recommendations, and offer exclusive promotions that showcase your brand’s commitment to meeting individual customer needs. Deloitte’s survey reveals that 62% of customers prefer companies that offer personalized experiences.

Moreover, personalization has proven to have a direct impact on customer loyalty. According to a study by Epsilon, 80% of consumers are more likely to do business with a company that offers personalized experiences. This further highlights the significance of delivering personalized CX to foster customer loyalty.

3. Provide Excellent Customer Service: A Pillar of CX Brilliance

Customer service stands as a critical pillar of CX’s brilliance. Ensure that your customer service team is well-trained and equipped to handle customer inquiries and complaints promptly and professionally.

Additionally, excellent customer service can have a ripple effect on customer loyalty and advocacy. According to the American Express Customer Service Barometer, 81% of satisfied customers are more likely to recommend a brand to others. Therefore, investing in customer service training and resources can yield substantial returns in terms of loyalty and positive word-of-mouth.

4. Invest in Technology: Elevating CX to New Heights

Investing in cutting-edge technology can significantly enhance customer experience processes and overall efficiency. For example, implementing a responsive chatbot can provide round-the-clock customer support, catering to modern customers’ need for instant gratification.

Moreover, technology can drive personalization efforts. AI-powered recommendation engines can analyze customer behavior and preferences to offer relevant product suggestions. According to a study by Segment, 49% of consumers have purchased products they did not initially intend to buy solely based on AI-driven recommendations.

5. Measure and Analyze CX: A Data-Driven Approach to Success

Measuring and analyzing CX metrics, such as Net Promoter Score (NPS), becomes the compass guiding you to success. By utilizing these data-driven insights, you can identify areas for improvement and track your progress over time, ensuring continuous enhancement of CX brilliance.

Furthermore, CX metrics and analytics help quantify the impact of customer experience initiatives on business performance. According to a study by Forrester, companies that excel at customer experience outperform their competitors in terms of stock price by nearly a factor of two.

Final Words

Customer loyalty forms the bedrock of business growth, and CX brilliance emerges as the torchbearer for achieving this goal. By thoroughly understanding your customers, offering personalized experiences, providing exceptional customer service, harnessing the power of technology, and employing data-driven analytics, you can empower your business to thrive in today’s cutthroat market.

Remember, every customer interaction is an opportunity to make an impact that transcends a mere transaction. With CX brilliance as your guiding principle, you can build a loyal customer base that stands strong amidst the fiercest competition, propelling your business toward unparalleled success. Embrace the power of customer experience and unlock the potential of lasting customer loyalty.

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