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June Roundup: Rabbit R1 Review, Apple Intelligence, Claude 3.5 and Everyday AI Applications

Stay tuned for this month’s highlights from our AI Podcast, Outside Insight with Gecko. Discover the latest developments in AI hardware with the Rabbit R1, explore Apple’s groundbreaking “Apple Intelligence” and learn how to incorporate AI tools like Claude 3.5 and ChatGPT into your daily life.

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Exciting Updates in AI Hardware: The Rabbit R1

The world of AI hardware is continuously evolving, and one of the latest entries is the Rabbit R1. This new device has generated a lot of interest, but how does it hold up in real-world use?

About Rabbit R1:

  • A portable and user-friendly AI device designed for real-time interaction.
  • Perfect for everyday use, offering quick access to AI-powered assistance.
  • It’s Large Action Model enables voice search and making AI generated images to live translations, music playback and voice recordings with summaries.
  • It features a camera that turns photos into 8-bit images.

Initial user experiences highlight:

  • Excitement during unboxing.
  • Connectivity issues and lack of comprehensive onboarding.
  • Limited utility compared to smartphones.
  • Best suited as a novelty item rather than a practical tool.
  • Could be beneficial for children.


The Future of AI: Apple’s Innovations

Apple continues to push the boundaries of technology with its latest AI advancements. Branded as “Apple Intelligence,” these updates promise to make AI a more integral part of our daily lives.

  • Apple announced new AI advancements branded as “Apple Intelligence.”
  • These updates aim to integrate AI seamlessly into everyday devices.
  • Software-based AI solutions may continue to outperform standalone hardware.

Expected features:

  • Always-on, passive recording capabilities.
  • Enhanced AI functionalities in iPhones and other Apple products.


Using AI in Everyday Life

AI tools like ChatGPT are becoming indispensable in both personal and professional contexts and are becoming more sophisticated and user-friendly. Here’s why you should consider incorporating AI into your daily routine.

Benefits of using AI tools:

  • Assistance with writing, editing, and answering complex questions.
  • Quick, detailed information retrieval from photos.


  • Only 2% of the population in the UK and France use ChatGPT daily.
  • Significant opportunity to gain a competitive edge by integrating AI.

Recommended actions:

  • Start using AI tools for personal and professional tasks.
  • Explore AI capabilities to enhance productivity and innovation.


Spotlight on Claude: Leading AI Model

Claude 3.5 (Sonnet) has emerged as a top AI model, potentially surpassing OpenAI’s 4.0.

Key highlights:

  • Claude 3.5 is recognised for its intelligence, speed and superior performance.
  • Versatile applications, known for tasks like creating interactive educational games.
  • Model Variants include Haiku, Sonnet, and Opus, catering to various needs.

Comparison to OpenAI:

  • Noted for its superior text generation, making it preferred for writing tasks.


The Importance of Staying Updated

The AI landscape is changing rapidly. Keeping up with these advancements is crucial for making the most out of what AI has to offer.

Tips for staying informed:

Benefits of staying updated:

  • Appear knowledgeable and up-to-date with the latest trends.
  • Leverage AI effectively for competitive advantage.


Recommended Reads

  • Anguilla, Caribbean Island – IMF article discussing the surge in website domain registrations in 2023 which equated to approximately USD $32 million in revenue for the island.
  • What does the public in six countries think of generative AI – Article discussing an online survey focused on understanding if and how people use generative artificial intelligence (AI), and what they think about its application across areas of work and life across six countries (Argentina, Denmark, France, Japan, the UK, and the USA).


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