Over the last couple of months, I have been debating internally about creating an AI section on the Stack Diary blog, and I couldn't make up my mind about it until now.
I've decided against it for two reasons:
- I don't think listicles are the best way to go about it.
- I would rather keep my other project strictly about development and design.
Considering those two reasons, I'm officially announcing and launching Centralized.ai - a one-stop shop for all the latest AI products, tools, software, apps, models, and everything in between!
What motivated and pushed me to do this the most was ChatGPT and how freaking good it is. It made me realize that things are picking up pace in the AI space, and over the next couple of years - AI will make a significant dent in how creatives (including myself) do their work online and offline.
Another thing is that new AI tools are being released on a daily basis. And keeping up with it all is practically impossible unless you make it your life's mission. I'm willing to take a significant portion of that "burden" on myself since being active on tech sites is part of my daily routine anyway.
So, let's get this out of the way first...
Is this site free?
This site is completely free, and every single description/review is written by me personally. However, some tools may have an affiliate link in them. This is clarified on every page where an affiliate link might be present.
First, I don't do this for charity, and it takes a significant amount of my time to write reviews and keep up with what is being released or updated. Also, just setting up this site alone cost me nearly $300 (.ai domains are not cheap), including the design.
Second, I'd much rather use affiliate links than plaster this site with crappy ads or other nonsense. So, if you click on my affiliate link and help me make some returns in the process - I'm grateful; if not - I won't hold it against you.
This site uses Ghost, which is generally considered a (paid) subscription-first platform. I'm not interested in that, not for the time being, anyway. As such, the newsletter is entirely free, and I highly recommend that you subscribe if you want to stay in the loop with the latest & greatest. This includes specific AI news and noteworthy links from around the Web.
My plan is this:
- One newsletter every Friday at 14:00 EST.
Why Friday? Because this gives you a chance to look at any new and interesting projects/tools during the weekend. You can, of course, also subscribe to the RSS feed and get the latest news that way. I also plan on writing articles for this site, but for the time being, it will only be important announcements or developments in the AI space, as I have to work on my other project too.
If you want to get in touch, you can contact me (Alex) at firstname.lastname@example.org - I will eventually create a separate email for this project.