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Realtime Video Calls on Instagram and Messenger Using Avatar

Meta Avatars can now make real-time calls on Messenger and Instagram. Meta has announced updates to its avatars, like real-time calling, animated stickers, social stickers, simplified avatar creation, and standardized avatar looks across all platforms.


These changes are projected to improve self-expression and social interactions in the metaverse and boost conversations and avatars on Facebook Stories and message threads.

When you are not camera ready or want to present yourself better on your video call, these avatars come in handy. Social stickers enable users to interact with friends’ avatars in Facebook Stories and message threads.

To take it further, Meta collaborates with businesses like Valentino and Capcom for avatar clothing.

Shutterstock Announced a 6-Year Training Data Deal With OpenAI

Shutterstock has over 600 million images, and 2.2 million customers announced a partnership deal with OpenAI for six years.

This deal will allow OpenAI to access Shutterstock training data for image, video, and music libraries and metadata, and Shutterstock will get priority access to OpenAI technology. Additionally, both will collaborate on bringing generative AI to the GIPHY platform.


This partnership deal will help Shutterstock customers to create new content and edit existing images. Previously, Shutterstock had also collaborated with NVIDIA and Meta to develop AI tools.

These collaborations demonstrate Shutterstock’s dedication to a generation of AI-based tools and standards for creators across 3D images and text.

Prolific That Eases the Job of Testing AI Models Raises $32M

AI models very often fail if the training data or stress test does not take place on adequate and deep data causing the complete AI model to malfunction. To overcome this issue, startup, Prolific taps a network of 120,000 human participants to train and test AI models.


The company blog states that it has raised £25 million ($32 million) to expand its operations. Before this round, the company raised $1.4 million in a seed round.

It is trusted by more than 3k organizations worldwide, and some of its prominent clientele includes Meta, Yale, Google, and prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, the University of Oxford, King’s College London, the European Commission, etc.

The platform helps to conduct research or train the next generation of AI in just 2 hours through its vetted participant pool of over 120,000 active participants.

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