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Happy Friday! We’re back for another Product of the Week!

Buckle in. This issue is a long one 🤠


📍🎙️ The Product Report is doing on location coverage! 🎙️📍

Photo Creds: StartupFest Organisers, Embrase Inc.

I'll be attending StartupFest 2024 in Montreal next week! As part of my coverage for The AI Product Report, I'll be writing you a comprehensive post-event feature article (not interrupting your usual News however), giving you an inside look into one of the most exciting startup events of the year.

What is StartupFest and why should you care? Well its an awesome conference assembling Venture Capitalists, Founders, Members of the Media and other players in the Canadian Tech scene. This is going to be 3 days of pitch competitions, demos, networking and more - so for anything AI related you know I’ll be getting you things as fresh off the press as I possibly can. Especially you, dear international readers!

Stay tuned for more of what StartupFest is all about!


After reviewing dozens of AI-powered products, here’s my top pick!

🎉 Product of the Week: – Free Your Imagination (And Your Inner Fanfic Author) ! 🤓🚀

The Logo of a Sweet Community Platform!

This week, we're jumping into an unconventional pick for our Product of the Week. Enter the world of, a free-to-play AI-powered game platform that's all about fun, creativity, and in its own way, a dash of nostalgia. If you're ready to let your imagination run wild, this is the place to be! 🎮✨

Let's Take It to Left Field!

Are you tired of the same old, same old? Well, this week's product of the week is here to shake things up! is a text-based adventure builder that lets you create games inspired by anything your mind can conjure. Remember the days of Flash games and Newgrounds circa 2001? This platform brings back that spirit with a modern twist. It's all fun and games from here on out! 😄🕹️

A Role-Playing Game Fanatic's Dream

As a long-time RPG fanatic, I've been on the hunt for AI-generated tools that go beyond Novel.AI’s creative step by step, and delve deeper into the gaming experience chatbots can provide. hits the mark perfectly, focusing on text-based adventures that turn into interactive narrative games. You, the creator, set the rules, and the game follows your creative direction. Some games on this platform even approach the level of AI-Dungeons and Dragons. And the best part? Creating and playing these games is absolutely free! 🏰🧙‍♂️

A World of Endless Possibilities

The range of games being generated on is truly impressive. From adventure and role-play to mystery, simulation strategy, and choose-your-own-adventure, there's something for everyone. The dialogue is fluid, the non-playable characters (NPCs) are engaging, and the plots are as diverse as your imagination allows. 🌟📚

Gameplay formats are a bit railroaded in the creator, but for what you get, they’re all solid!

Ethical Considerations and Fair Use

Of course, we can't ignore the ethical concerns surrounding the creative rights of the art used to train the image generation models on the platform. With fan-based creations and multimedia elements like text, audio, and visuals, copyright issues can arise. However, fair use becomes more justifiable since nothing on the platform is used for commercial gain. It's all about fun and creativity! 🎨🎶

Beyond Entertainment: Educational Potential

While is primarily an entertainment platform, I see a funny parallel for narrative-based training in corporate settings. Imagine using these interactive narratives for training sessions – it could add a fun twist to otherwise dry material. There's also potential for educational use in creative industries. 📚💼

Hats Off to the Creators! 🎩👏

Reining in a large language model (LLM) is no easy task, and I'm genuinely impressed with how the creators of have managed to robustify the platform. I pushed my NPC interactions to the limit, trying to elicit unwanted behavior, but the platform stayed on track. NPCs remained aligned with the plot while allowing for a loose, character-based response system. Kudos to the team for such a well-designed system! 🌐🛡️

So, if you're ready to embark on a creative journey and explore the limitless possibilities of text-based games, check out It's a blast from the past with a futuristic twist, and it's all waiting for you to dive in! 🚀👾

Happy gaming! 🎉


On Wednesday, July 3, I had the pleasure of attending the Quebec-Korea AI Startup Day in Montréal. The event, hosted by the Quebec Korea Business Association was a showcase of up and coming market players, with amazing pitches presented by all the contestants showcasing their new ventures. It was inspiring to see the cutting-edge ideas and technologies making their way to you. With 60 seconds each for their pitches, the contestants had to get straight to the point. Some clinched more than one prize with the panel of judges, others were not as fortunate. Nonetheless, the spirit of innovation and collaboration was palpable throughout the rest of the evening as I got the chance to meet these driven founders in person, and watch them exchange with each other and with other people in attendance. It was truly an event to remember.

Center Image Creds: Quebec Korea Business Association, 2024

Enough about the setup, onto the ✨stars of the show✨: The startups themselves!

I wish I could feature all of them today, because I’ve had the chance to meet quite a few of their founders and they’re impressive people with so much dedication to their missions! So let’s show them some love and please do check out their work in the AI field! .. I’ll be keeping an eye out for their work, and see what I’ll be able to test for Products of the Week when their time comes 😉

  • HumanFirst: Think data engineering on AI-Steroids. Shake up your workplace with game-changing amounts of productivity and access to way more information that you thought you had! Discover the future here.

  • Studio Free Willusion: They’re building a universe of creativity and innovation with this cutting-edge AI-Powered video design studio tools and services! Dive in here.

  • Bero AI: Supercharge your business with bespoke AI solutions designed to take efficiency and decision-making to the next level! Learn more here.

  • Reelcruit: Transform your job search & hiring paradigm altogether with this AI-Matchmaking powerhouse platform for the modern age! Check it out here.

  • FunarTech: Experience massive industrial gains of efficiency with some of FunarTech’s solutions! Their approach to AI goes well beyond LLMs and to boot, their success stories are no joke. Explore the future here.

  • Prevenotics: This startup is on the way to push boundaries in early cancer detection, and kicking off preventative care with state-of-the-art AI solutions! Discover more here.

  • Aeroport AI: With over 20 airports already using their services, this operations optimization toolset brings flexibility to new heights with AI-enhanced passenger experiences! Explore here.

  • 4Division: Embrace the future with advanced tech integration solutions from 4Division. We’re talking onboard object recognition, 3d scanning and 3d spatial processing in a package the size of a hefty book! Find out more here.

  • SQKCloud: Don;t let the Linkedin profile fool you. This team is working with the heaviest datasets they can get their hands on. They’re working on cloud integrations for real-life Quantum computing use! Watch out Canadian Mining sector, they’re coming in to help sooner than you think. Learn more here.

  • Walla: Don’t let the description fool you, this survey platform is making leaps in helping primary market researchers unveil new knowledge and tackle projects that drive serious growth! Discover it here.

  • Waverly: Join the revolution in social interaction with a platform that prioritizes meaningful connections and captivating content! Check it out here.

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Stay well, and until next week.

-✌🏽 Sam


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