Ever since ChatGPT entered the scene in December, it seems there is a new AI tool launching daily. It can be confusing to keep up and to know which tools work best for different tasks. Fear not, Human Driven AI presents generative AI tools explained. Here is a breakdown of what’s available right now and how they work.
AI Chat and Search:
- ChatGPT: It’s a conversational AI trained on lots of text from 2021 and earlier. It’s free, but if you want faster responses and use during peak times, it costs $20 per month.
- Bing: Bing now has ChatGPT-based conversations and search results. It’s in limited beta, so you’ll need to join a waitlist.
- Perplexity.ai: Ask questions and get direct responses with citations. It’s free to use without any limitations.
- YouChat: Ask questions, have conversations like with ChatGPT. It’s free, but you need to sign in.
- NeevaAI: Get direct AI-generated responses with citations and standard search results. It’s free, but signing in is required.
- Poe: Conversational AI from Quora with multiple assistants. It’s currently available for iPhones and it’s free.
AI Artwork Generators:
- Stable Diffusion Online: A free artwork generator that uses Stable Diffusion. No login needed.
- El Pintador: Free Stable Diffusion artwork generator for iOS with a “Learn” section that gives prompt crafting advice.
- DiffusionBee: Stable Diffusion artwork generator for MacOS that works offline with no usage limits.
- Craiyon: Online artwork generator using the Dall-E Mini model. You’ll need a $5-per-month subscription to remove watermarks.
- Dall-E: OpenAI’s image-generation tool that lets you create up to 15 free images per month.
- Nvidia Canvas: Windows software that turns brushstrokes into artwork. Requires an Nvidia RTX graphics card.
- Playform: Online app that transforms sketches into artwork. It’s free to try, but downloading watermark-free images requires paid credits.
AI Writing Tools:
- PicsArt AI Writer: Generate marketing copy, slogans, product descriptions, and more. It’s free to use.
- NotionAI: Use prompts to create text in any Notion document. Free for up to 20 prompts, then $10 per month.
- Chatbot tools like ChatGPT, YouChat, and Poe can also generate copy.
AI Content Summarizers:
- Eightify: Create text summaries of YouTube videos with clickable highlights. You can have up to three free summaries per week, then pay as you go.
- Summarize.tech: Another YouTube summarizer that provides less in-depth summaries but with no usage limits.
- Gimme Summary: Chrome extension for summarizing web articles. It’s free, but can be slow as it asks ChatGPT to condense the content.
- SkimIt.ai: Email an article link to firstname.lastname@example.org and get a summary in 10 minutes.
- WordTune Read: View article and PDF summaries next to the full text with highlighted excerpts. Three free summaries per month, then $120 per year.
- OtterPilot: A feature of the Otter meeting assistant that transcribes and summarizes video calls. Free for up to 30 minutes per call and 300 transcription minutes per month, then $17 per month.
- Sonoteller.ai: Paste a YouTube song link and get an analysis of its lyrical content, instrumentation, genres, and moods. It’s free to use.
AI Speech-to-Text Transcriptions:
- Whisper: Online transcription of audio files using OpenAI language models. It’s free.
- Buzz: Offline version of Whisper for Windows, offering unlimited free use.
- MacWhisper: Offline version of Whisper for Mac. Pay what you want or $14 for larger language models and translation.
AI Visual Editors:
- Runway: A photo and video editor with various AI tools like green screen, image expansion, and 3D texture creation. It’s free with limitations on export resolution and AI tool use, then $15 per month.
- Genmo: Turn still images into animations using text prompts. It’s free with usage limits.
AI Audio Tools:
- Eleven Labs: Generate speech from text. It’s free for up to 10,000 characters of text per month. With a $5-per-month subscription, you can clone an existing voice.
- Riffusion: Generate music from text descriptions using Stable Diffusion. It’s free.
- Boomy: Generate music tracks by specifying genre, instruments, and production values. It’s free.
- Beatoven: Create music by specifying genre and mood. You can use it for free with up to 15 minutes of monthly downloads, then it’s $20 per month.
If there is something missing from this list, please post it in the comments and look for monthly updates as we continue to test and explain these and all the new generative AI tools hitting the market.
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