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🎙 Daily Podcast Episode: Canva’s Magic Studio is a MAJOR sleeper when it comes to AI design productivity. Better yet? We got all the insider tips from Canva’s Head of AI Products. Give it a listen.
🕵️♂️ Fresh Finds: AI user experience insights, Samsung to announce new AI phones, and Amazon Fire TV’s new AI capabilities. Read on for Fresh Finds.
🗞 Byte Sized Daily AI News: Amazon’s new AI shopping tool, China to establish AI guidelines, and Salesforce CEO thinks AI should be a human right. For that and more, read on for Byte Sized News.
🚀 AI In 5: Looking to give your home a refresh? Why not use AI to do it? This tool lets you become an interior designer. See it here
🧠 Learn & Leveraging AI: Wondering how you can best unleash the powers of Canva Magic Studio? We’re showing you how to implement it into your workflow. Keep reading for that!
↩️ Don’t miss out: Did you miss our last newsletter? We talked about what OpenAI got wrong, Microsoft launching Copilot Pro, and OpenAI taking on election abuse. Check it here!
Canva Magic Studio - Revolutionizing AI Design
What if there was a GenAI tool that could combine the best of all GenAI design capabilities, from text-to-text to text-to-image and more?
Well, that magical tool exists and it's Canva's Magic Studio.
You may know Canva as the quick and easy way to create a design but it packs a punch when it comes to its AI features.
We had Danny Wu, Head of AI Products at Canva, join us to walk us through Canva Magic Studio.
We’ve been using Canva for YEARS and even we were blown away by what Magic Studio has to offer!
Join the conversation and ask Jordan and Danny questions on Canva’s Magic Studio here.
Also on the pod today:
• Practical Business Use Cases for Canva 💼
• Discussion of Canva's AI Capabilities 🧑🎨️
• Adopting AI design across a business ✅
It’ll be worth your 34 minutes:
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1. Amazon's New AI Tool Answers Shoppers' Questions 🛒
Amazon is taking customer service to the next level with its latest AI tool that can provide instant answers to shoppers' inquiries about products. The feature, powered by generative AI, saves users from the hassle of scrolling through countless reviews or product descriptions. It even has a creative side, capable of generating haikus or mimicking Yoda's speech style.
2. China Aims to Set Standards for AI Industry By 2026 🇨🇳
China's industry ministry has released draft guidelines to standardize the rapidly growing artificial intelligence (AI) industry. The proposal aims to establish more than 50 national and industry-wide standards for AI within the next five years. Additionally, China plans to actively contribute to the formation of more than 20 international AI standards by 2026.
3. Australia Takes Action to Regulate AI and Boost Trust 🇦🇺
Australia is establishing an AI advisory body to address potential risks. The government plans to collaborate with industry bodies to introduce guidelines, including labeling and watermarking content generated by AI. While AI is expected to boost the economy, the lack of trust in the technology is hindering its widespread adoption. Although the initial guidelines will be voluntary, Australia is taking steps to catch up with other nations.
4. US Lawmakers Question Scientist’s AI Research in China 🤔
Lawmakers in the US are raising concerns over a Chinese-born scientist, Song-Chun Zhu, who received tens of millions of dollars in federal research grants for advanced artificial intelligence (AI) projects. The lawmakers have sent letters to the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), demanding answers regarding the funding and potential transfer of sensitive research to China.
5. Salesforce CEO Thinks AI Should Be a Human Right 👀
Marc Benioff, co-founder and CEO of Salesforce, addressed the impact of AI at the World Economic Forum in Davos. He acknowledged AI as almost a human right along with the positive advancements brought about by AI. He also highlighted the need to be mindful of its potential negative consequences, such as creating inequality.
Design your home with AI?
Generative AI is more than just a tool to help write your emails
You can use GenAI to help you with tasks outside of work like coming up with a new design for your home!
Collov AI is a cool tool that lets you become an interior designer and create your perfect home setup.
🦾How You Can Leverage:
Full disclosure: we friggin love Canva.
And just about any visual you see from Everyday AI (from the headers in this newsletter to our livestream graphics) is made inside of Canva.
You probably know Canva as a design powerhouse.
But, did you know Canva’s new Magic Studio has just about every kind of GenAI tool under its belt?
✅ Literally too much to list
How did they pack so much AI punch into one product?
To find out everything that’s possible with AI inside of Canva, we talked to the person responsible for building it: Danny Wu, Head of AI Products.
Here’s what you need to know:
1 – Design a presentation with text 🧑🎨️
Danny walked us through SOOOO many AI-powered features we didn’t even know about.
Still one of the most underrated features in our opinion, is Magic Studio’s ability to design an entire presentation with just a text prompt. (Seriously.)
See that lil search bar?
Type anything you want there, and Canva’s AI will automagically create an entire presentation for you.
“pitch deck on why to get a puppy”
2 – Think outside of design 🤔
Canva’s just for designers, right?
Danny was pretty straightforward when he answered who Canva is for: Everyone.
If you look under the hood, you’ll find Canva’s Magic Studio is more than just making pretty graphics.
Ready for an unexpected productivity boost?
Magic Write brings all of the text GenAI features you know and love from Large Language Models, or you can tap into Canva’s real-time collaborative features to jam with teammates on docs, whiteboards and more.
3 – Follow the power users 🏃
Got mad FOMO trying to figure out what Magic Studio AI feature to try first?
The good part about talking with the Head of AI Products at Canva? He told us what the most popular AI products at Canva were. Lolz.
With 170 million active users (That’s not a typo), Danny gave us a cheat sheet on Canva’s most-used Magic Studio AI tools.
What are some of the most used AI features? Danny said the Magic Media is one of the workhouses of the Magic Studio platform, with Magic Eraser and Magic Eraser being fan favorites.
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