Welcome to the Browsertech Digest!
On Wednesday we held an AI×UX event in NYC. We had some great talks and our best turnout yet. A recording is now online.
Here’s a recap:
Paul (that’s me) from driftingin.space presented wirebind.dev (demo). I’ll talk more on Wirebind in a future digest.
Yiren of Frindle demoed a way to turn videos into markdown
Adam walked through What Language Models have Learned
Kyle showed us dreamwalker.ai
Grant demoed wand.app
Carolyn demoed TRASHBABY
Ofir demoed a magic plotting UI
Brett showed us Rewind.ai
The browsertech mapping tool Felt put out a great technical post on the reasons for their switch from SVG to canvas rendering, backed up by perf measurements.
Cloudflare’s Constellation launch caught my eye, because it’s the first hosted inference product I’ve seen that does the inference (as far as I can tell) entirely in WebAssembly without hardware acceleration.
I’ve written before about examples of Wasm CPU-only inference for running in the browser. It looks like Cloudflare is taking basically the same approach (onnxruntime with Wasm target), but running in a hosted V8 isolate instead of in the browser.
Until next time,