The GGD Hit List: OpenAI’s Video Creator, Slayonce’s Headset and Google’s AI Hub in Paris

Graphics in black and white representing innovative items on green plant background. Items include Beyonce, construction hat, bricks, Google logo, OpenAI logo, and the Eiffel Tower.

Photo Credit: Google, Verizon, OpenAI, and Nokia x GGD News

The GGD Hit List is a weekly, curated list of top inventions in tech and science. For this edition, we rounded up innovations in AI, consumer tech, construction, robotics, and yes, Beyonce’s iconic Super Bowl ad. Here are the top innovation headlines for this week:

1. OpenAI, the Creators of ChatGPT Announce Video Generator Tool: Turn simple text into stunning video through Sora, OpenAI’s latest innovation. Take a look below. What would you create?

Photo/Video Credit: OpenAI Sora

2. Slayonce’s Headset is Available: The BeyHive is still swarming. The original headset Beyonce wore in her Super Bowl Verizon ad (aka album drop) is no longer in production. But hold the sad face emjoi—Razer (the same company who produced the kitty headphones) has the Kraken Kitty V2, a similar version available now, part of the “Fit for a Queen” Line.

Photo Credit: Beyonce x Verizon Super Bowl Ad

3. Startup with Bricklaying Robots Land $25 Million Boost: The labor shortage of qualified brick masons in the U.S. and Europe has led to a major housing crunch. Property development projects around the world have slowed down, but Monumental has stepped in to fill the gap. Learn how the Dutch startup’s robots work. Oh, and see who’s behind their $25 million investment.

Photo Credit: Monumental x GGD News

4. Google Opens New AI Research Hub in Paris: France has been clamoring to be Europe’s tech leader. And Alphabet, Google’s holding company appears to be listening. Google’s opened a facility for its AI research teams in Paris, holding 300 scientists and engineers. And they did it right before the Olympics kick off in Paris this summer. Smart move.

Black and white photo of Google AI office in Paris opening, on a pale yellow background.

Photo Credit: Google x GGD News

5. Nokia Introduces Virtual Assistant for Industrial Workers: ‘MX Workmate’ is a new AI-powered assistant created by Nokia to help workers stay safe and efficient. The tool uses live data to send critical alerts to those working with machinery and sensitive industrial material. Nokia also hopes to help companies facing employee shortages become more productive. Get the stats here.

Construction site at dusk in color.

Photo Credit: Google x GGD News

Which one of these innovations make you excited? Let us know in the comments below!

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