11 min 2024-03-11

The best AI tools you need to know

No matter how little you interact with media, you have probably heard about various new AI technologies that assist people in their daily lives, especially in creative work.

In this list, we provide you with the most common tools that you should be aware of.

1. ChatGPT

Screenshot of the ChatGPT Homescreen screenshot: chat.openai.com

This is probably the most famous AI platform that has garnered significant attention for AI tools in general. ChatGPT is a text-to-text AI tool that primarily assists with writing tasks, such as rephrasing, summarizing, correcting, and improving text. Now, generating full texts, recipes, and even getting help with problems by simply asking questions is possible.

The main features include:

  • Generating text
  • Translating languages
  • Answering questions
  • Following instructions and completing requests thoughtfully
  • Proficiency in articles, code, scripts, emails, letters, recipes, etc.

Here are some additional details about ChatGPT:

  • ChatGPT AI is a generative pre-trained transformer model, also known as a GPT-3 model.
  • It is trained on a massive dataset of text and code from the internet.
  • False information may be outputted in detailed or very complex tasks.

For further information about ChatGPT AI, visit the following resources:

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2. ElevenLabs

Screenshot of the ElevenLabs Startpage screenshot: elevenlabs.io

ElevenLabs stands out as a prominent AI tool in the realm of realistic audio content creation. This specialized tool focuses on generating lifelike voices, offering versatility for applications such as audiobooks, narrations, or the creation of personalized voiceovers for various projects.

The main features include:

  • Text-to-Speech generation
  • Speech-to-Speech generation
  • Voice Cloning
  • Video translation called 'dubbing'
  • Offers various pretrained voices

Here are some additional details about ElevenLabs:

  • Is multilingual with over 25 languages
  • Offers a free plan (text-to-speech only)
  • Starts at $5, which includes voice cloning
  • Includes an easy-to-use API

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3. Midjourney

Screenshot of the Midjourney Startpage screenshot: midjourney.com

Midjourney is a highly advanced text-to-image generation tool that provides you with landscape, person, product images, and more across a wide range of abstraction and creativity, all with a simple description.

The main features include:

  • Generate photorealistic and artful work via text
  • Image overview on their 'showcase' website (free)
  • Good documentation to improve generated images

Here are some additional details about Midjourney:

  • Only usable via the Discord app
  • The team comprises just 11 full-time staff and a set of advisors
  • Generated pictures are shown publicly unless you pay
  • Low pricing for unlimited generation
  • Offers a free trial

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4. Runway

Screenshot of the RunwayAI Startpage screenshot: runwayml.com/ai-tools

Runway offers multiple powerful creative work AI tools without needing extensive experience. It mainly focuses on video and also provides image, audio, and 3D tools.

The main features include:

  • Video: Generate videos using text, image, or video input; auto face blurring; Super slow motion; subtitle generation; auto greenscreen; depth of field correction, as well as all audio features
  • Image: Generate images from text or image; Expansion; Infinite zoom animation; Inpainting; Object Removal; Upscale; depth of field correction; text to color grade (as LUT); colorize b/w images
  • Audio: Remove music or clean up focused audio
  • 3D texture generation, transcription

Here are some additional details about Runway:

  • Offers multiple tools
  • Includes a free plan
  • Starts from $12/month for all tools
  • Very easy-to-use interface
  • An important player in video generation research

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5. Gemini

Screenshot of the Gemini Homescreen screenshot: gemini.google.com

Gemini is a chatbot developed by Google, very similar to ChatGPT. It can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way, even if they are open-ended, challenging, or strange.

The main features include:

  • Generate text
  • Generate images (paid)
  • Translating languages
  • Answering questions
  • Following instructions and completing requests thoughtfully
  • Proficiency in articles, code, scripts, emails, letters, recipes, etc.

Here are some additional details about Gemini:

  • It is a large language model trained on a massive dataset of text and code.
  • While having fewer features than ChatGPT (plugins), some results are better written and more useful.

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6. Synthesia

Synthesia AI Feature Startpage Screenshot screenshot: synthesia.io/features

Synthesia is an AI video avatar speaker generator designed to create realistic videos of people speaking. Synthesia is a powerful tool that can help businesses and individuals create high-quality videos without the need for a film crew or expensive equipment.

It requires text input, which is then converted into human-like speech, along with a virtual avatar to match the speech. The result is a video that looks and sounds like a real person speaking.

The main features include:

  • Video generation: AI Avatar Speaker for marketing, training, e-learning, social media, etc.
  • AI Voices
  • Video Templates
  • Custom AI Avatars

Here are some additional details about Synthesia:

  • Focuses more on custom voice and video input; SynthesiaAI mostly focuses on presets but highly optimized options.
  • Nearly no difference from a real person.
  • Cost-effective, scalable, and fast way to create high-quality videos with visual speakers.

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7. ResembleAI

Screenshot of the ResembleAI Startpage screenshot: resemble.ai

Resemble AI is a text-to-voice generation tool, which especially focuses on serving different tones like screaming, whispering, conversational, and so on...

The main features include:

  • Voice generation: With a focus on tonality
  • Custom voice creation
  • Real-time speech-to-speech: Transform your voice in various ways
  • AI voice detector

Here are some additional details about Resemble AI:

  • Offers 60+ languages and a huge set of pretrained voices
  • Can be used for fast video translation or live voice chatbot building in fields like E-Learning, Marketing and advertising, entertainment, accessibility, and more.
  • Unlike elevenlabs' voice, there is a huge emphasis on tonality.
  • Easy and cost-effective way to create high-quality audio speech for dozens of purposes.

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8. Bing Copilot

Screenshot of the Bing Copilot Startpage screenshot: microsoft.com/bing

Bing Copilot AI is a new AI-powered search experience from Microsoft that helps you find information and complete tasks more efficiently. It is based on the GPT-4 language model from OpenAI and combines it with live information from the internet.

With Copilot you can:

  • Ask all kinds of questions
  • Get help with writing emails, creating presentations, planning events, etc.
  • Translation of texts
  • Improving and generating texts

Here are some additional details about Bing Copilot:

  • While it's basically ChatGPT in the background, it has a huge advantage in implementing live and providing sources of information.
  • Talks with you much more like an assistant than other chatbots.
  • It is especially designed to be informative and comprehensive.

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9. Sora AI

Screenshot of the Sora AI Startpage screenshot: openai.com/sora

Sora AI is a text-to-video AI tool from OpenAI that allows you to generate videos from text descriptions. It is still under development, but it has the potential to be a powerful tool for anyone who wants to create videos without needing extensive video editing skills.

The main features include:

  • Generate videos from text descriptions: Simply type in a description of what you want your video to look like, and Sora AI will generate a video based on your description.
  • Video Generation for educational content, marketing, advertising, entertainment, and even accessibility, and more.

Here are some additional details about Sora:

  • It's currently under development and not open to the public.
  • Looks often highly photorealistic and has the potential for a new AI revolution.
  • Still has problems with physics.
  • Does not include sound.

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