Eight Strangely Brilliant AI Tools You Didn’t Even Know Exist

From dick-pic analyzers to AI-powered shoes and elephants

Tristan Wolff
5 min readDec 30, 2023

Imagine a world where your cat’s health is monitored by an AI analyzing its facial expressions and your whisky brand is as unique as your DNA.

As we head into 2024, another year of AI adoption, the lines between sci-fi and reality are definitely blurring: from high-tech beehives to the prayers of robot priests to sophisticated “dick pic” analysis, brace yourself for some strangely brilliant AI tools you didn’t know existed.


CPD (Cat Pain Detector) is a mobile app to help detect pain in cats. It’s using an AI model that already works with over 90% accuracy by analyzing cats’ facial expressions. The app got quite popular in Japan, attracting over 30,000 users within a month, and has been launched globally in 2023.

Source: https://www.miragenews.com/ai-powered-app-detects-cats-pain-with-over-90-1029624/


HAAR is a model trained to generate hair. Yep. All kinds of hair. And it can even gradually mix them to create an unprecedented hairstyle. As funny as it sounds, this has a real-world use case in the gaming…