AI Insights Newsletter – 4th March 2024

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Hi folks! Welcome to our NotCentralised newsletter focusing on AI. We’ve brought it over from doing it for the year at DSAI (Data Science and AI Association of Australia). With all the AI work we’re doing at NotCentralised, we wanted to keep our community informed about all the goings on we’re seeing in the AI space. Also, fun fact, for those who don’t know, we also write the Aus DeFi Association weekly newsletter, so keeping folks informed across the emerging tech space really is our thing (along with all the stuff we’re building!).

So with that said, let’s get to our newsletter. 

Local Highlights

First up, we got to interview the great Steve Nouri founder of Genai Works (the media entity behind Generative AI which is already followed by more than 3 million people and the fastest growing group on the platform in 2023). We spoke about a lot of topics from the good and the bad of AI so check that out here.

We also got to feature our latest feature in SIKE which helps with ideation, brainstorming and getting insights out of your notes in an easy to use manner. You’ll see more of this soon but for now, check it out in the latest Founders’ Journey newsletter from our Director, Mark Monfort here.

Well done to Annie Liao for this feature in the Sydney Morning Herald – see more here.

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And the Builder Club community over in Adelaide doing their thing – see here

Global Highlights

At the start of week Microsoft announced a partnership with France’s open source GPT company Mistral. This gives them a foothold in Europe (helpful when it comes to any upcoming anti AI regulations) and better yet, gives users more choice in Azure

Here’s another take on it, some proper 4D chess being played here.

Let’s talk more about Groq in this deep dive with MattVidPro 

An AI / crypto bubble? Its looking like it.

Implicit bias in different AI models? It sure looks that way when you ask if this question on who is okay to hurt not hurt.

Australia Post is not so quietly getting into the AI space as well. Read more here.

A double-edged sword here with AI agents doing the work of 700 real life humans at Klarna. It’s handling mundane tasks for now which is a safe approach but it just shows the need for more AI education to get out there so humans remain in the loop with processes and work. Read more here.

Matt Wolfe here showing how hard it is to make prediction videos about AI video capabilities.

 

Believe you with this from Alibaba Group and their new emo model which turns images into realistic talking heads. Crazy stuff here.

We’ll leave you with this Elon lawsuit against Sam Altman. Is this just a fishing expedition or legit concerns. Seems like the former for the SVIC guys think that’s the case.

We’ll leave you with this Elon lawsuit against Sam Altman. Is this just a fishing expedition or legit concerns. Seems like the former for the SVIC guys think that’s the case.

Get in touch

Stay tuned for more insights from us next week and if you’re interested in SIKE (our business friendly AI tool), then you can check out more on what it’s about here.

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Or reach out to Nick Bishop CFA Arturo Rodriguez or 📈 Mark Monfort here and get us on email here.

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Mark
Monfort

Mark drives innovation with his deep understanding of AI, blockchain, and data technologies. His experience spans over 15 years of contributions to finance, technology, and operational strategy across Australia, Europe, and North America.

In 2021, he transitioned from Head of Data and Technology at a leading Australian accounting firm to startups. Prior to this, he worked in equity and macroeconomic research in the capital markets space.

Mark brings a passion for data and insights to NotCentralised. His understanding of AI and blockchain technology is central to the development of workplace productivity and financial system modernisation products, including SIKE and Layer-C. Mark’s dynamic and solutions-focused methods enable the navigation of complex technological landscapes and new market potentials.

Mark holds an Executive Master’s and a Bachelor of Commerce. He led the creation of the Australian DeFi Association and serves on the advisory board for the Data Science and AI Association of Australia. His commitment to such communities demonstrates his enthusiasm for emerging technologies and vision of positive change through technology adoption.

Nick
Bishop

Nick spearheads product strategy and institutional business development, leveraging a rich background spanning 23 years in capital markets and financial services across the UK, the US, and APAC.

In 2020, Nick transitioned into startups, bringing extensive experience in asset management and corporate advisory from roles including Director, Head of Australian Fixed Income at Abrdn and Managing Director, Head of Corporate Credit at Gresham Partners. His expertise extends to client management across the government and private sectors.

With a First Class degree in Law and Criminology and Chartered Financial Analyst experience since 2002, Nick is known for his energetic and creative approach, quickly appraising business models and identifying market opportunities.

Beyond his role at NotCentralised, Nick actively contributes to multiple startups and SMEs, holding various Board and advisory positions and applying his institutional expertise to early-stage ventures. Nick is fascinated by emerging technologies with significant societal impact and loves to immerse himself in nature.

Arturo
Rodriguez

Arturo leads product development and software engineering, applying over two decades of experience in technology, capital markets, and data science. With his years of programming expertise, Arturo smoothly transitioned into blockchain, AI, and machine learning.

Arturo has built and sold technology startups across Europe, following quant derivatives roles in global investment banks. His prior experience includes data projects for the NHS in the UK, Strategic Technology Advisor at Land Insight, and Senior Advisor to OpenInsight, where he built predictive models for vessel usage in commodity markets.

A mathematics and statistics graduate from Stockholm University, Arturo’s early grounding in logic problems and data manipulation techniques is evident in his practical applications. His work building equity derivative pricing models for Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Scotland showcased Arturo’s highly specialised skillset.

Arturo relocated from London to Australia in 2020. Beyond NotCentralised, his passion for technology and industry involvement extends to the Australian DeFi Association, which he co-founded, and regular contributions to the Data Science and AI Association.