Artificial Intelligence: Applications to Watch Beyond ChatGPT

Artificial Intelligence: Applications to Watch Beyond ChatGPT

Giovanni Blandino Published on 4/19/2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize our living and working habits in the near future. With the advent of ChatGPT, an AI capable of responding to a wide array of queries, interest in AI technology has surged dramatically.

Both industry specialists and investors are keenly observing, while everyday users, businesses, and the curious are increasingly engaging with trends in AI-based applications.

AI platforms and applications aim not only to interact and respond to questions but also to enhance online search experiences, assist companies in customer service, facilitate the creation and optimization of written content, images, and videos, recommend programming solutions, and offer strategies to boost business productivity.

Upcoming AI Applications to Watch
Upcoming AI Applications to Watch

What AI applications are currently available, and what technology powers them? What functions do they serve? We will delve into the specifics and updates of both existing and soon-to-launch products.

Here are the AI applications, examples, and platforms to keep an eye on in the upcoming months:

  • ChatGPT – the globally renowned chatbot powered by conversational AI
  • Google Bard – Google’s ChatGPT counterpart, aiming to transform search engine use
  • Midjourney – an AI for generating images from textual prompts
  • DALL-E 2 – a notable AI application for converting text to images
  • Writesonic – AI technology for article and content creation on social media
  • Synthesia – AI for producing video presentations
  • GitHub Copilot – an AI tool aiding developers in coding


Leading the discussion is ChatGPT, the AI application that has garnered extensive attention and discussion since its release in November 2022, likened by many to the debut of the first iPhone in 2007.

"Apps based on artificial intelligence: ChatGPT.
Apps based on artificial intelligence: ChatGPT

Primarily, ChatGPT functions as a chatbot or conversational AI application, understanding and responding to user inquiries in natural language. It caters to a broad spectrum of requests, from translation tasks to historical queries, poetry creation, coding assistance, and more, serving over 600 million users monthly.

An example of an artificial intelligence-based app: ChatGPT
ChatGPT is asked to play an evil artificial intelligence. Source: Reddit

Powered by the GPT-3.5 model, a neural network trained on vast online text collections, ChatGPT was developed by OpenAI, co-founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, with significant backing from Microsoft.

However, ChatGPT, as of March 2023, has its limitations, notably its training data ceases in 2021, leaving it unaware of more recent events. It also lacks the capability to comprehend or produce images, videos, or voice commands, limitations expected to diminish with the forthcoming GPT-4 update.

Access to ChatGPT is currently free, although high demand may impact availability.

Google Bard

Google’s Bard, poised as a competitor to ChatGPT, remains under wraps and available to only a select few users as of March 2023.

Examples of artificial intelligence: Google Bar
Examples of artificial intelligence: Google Bar

Like ChatGPT, Bard is a conversational AI, though specifics of its functionality remain scarce. Google aims to integrate Bard with its search engine, enhancing search experiences with more intuitive, language-based interactions. Bard is built on Google’s LaMDA technology, initiated in 2020.


Midjourney, akin to ChatGPT’s image counterpart, generates images based on text inputs. Users can direct the software to produce specific illustrations, which it then allows for further customization. Launched in beta in July 2022, Midjourney has sparked both interest and debate regarding its legal and ethical implications.

App di intelligenza artificiale: Midjourney
Artificial intelligence app: Midjourney


Similar to Midjourney, DALL-E 2, launched by OpenAI, transforms textual inputs into images. Its technology, shared with ChatGPT, outputs images that are generally more realistic compared to Midjourney’s creations.

Example of an image generated by AI DALL-E 2. Source:


Writesonic stands as an AI-powered digital copywriter, creating and refining articles and social media content. It incorporates NLP models and machine learning to enhance textual content and is accompanied by ChatSonic, an AI chatbot capable of generating images and understanding voice commands.

App di intelligenza artificiale: Writesonic
Artificial intelligence app: Writesonic


Synthesia offers a platform for AI-generated video presentations, founded by researchers from prestigious universities. It synthesizes natural-sounding voices and synchronizes them with avatar lip movements, streamlining video production for companies.

Examples of artificial intelligence: Synthesia
Examples of artificial intelligence: Synthesia

GitHub Copilot

GitHub Copilot supports developers by suggesting code completions, leveraging GPT-3 technology to understand and generate both human and programming languages, currently serving as an assistant rather than a standalone solution.

Esempi di intelligenza artificiale: GitHub Copilot
Examples of artificial intelligence: GitHub Copilot

These early AI applications represent just the beginning of what’s possible. Have you explored any of these AI tools? What are your thoughts on these initial forays into artificial intelligence applications?