AI Insights Newsletter – 11th March 2024

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Hi folks! Welcome to another week of the new NotCentralised AI focused newsletter. We’ve brought it over from doing it for the year at DSAI (Data Science and AI Association of Australia). We’re here to keep you informed about what’s going on in the world of AI as well as our own updates with our AI tool, SIKE. So with that said, let’s get to the news. 

Local Highlights

This week we also saw Arturo over in Japan for Fintech week which covers more of our blockchain work with our Layer-C platform but AI is never far. In this case, we are helping with one of the talks at the Blockchain Governance Initiative Network where we take the transcript from the talks and run it into SIKE to help with the creation of insights, next steps etc. See more on Chloe White’s post about it here https://www.linkedin.com/posts/policyeconomist_is-ai-another-overhyped-web3-narrative-or-activity-7170212604693450752-pjzN?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

If you want to keep up to date with what’s going on in AI regulation globally you need to follow our friends Raymond Sun. Here’s his latest on India https://www.linkedin.com/posts/raymond-sun-64576a122_ai-artificialintelligence-airegulation-activity-7170592182037405696-G6dQ?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android

In our SIKE AI app, we published a new video showcasing how our ideation feature works. This is perfect for when you need to talk to your notes about projects, enhance other notes you have and to get AI into your creative mind workflows. Check it out below,

Global Highlights

In the case of GPT4 versus the world, there’s this piece of news from Anthropic about its latest models surpassing OpenAIs. 

But there’s definitely been interesting behaviour in the testing of it by others though. An AI self aware of being tested introduces a whole lot more new problems and maybe opportunities. 

New Sora videos from OpenAI came out this week too and one is coupled with some other tools to produce some pretty interesting music https://www.tomsguide.com/ai/ai-image-video/openai-dropped-new-sora-videos-and-they-have-to-be-seen-to-be-believed

We mentioned last week that Elon is suing OpenAI and this week they drop their emails between each party showing that Elon was on board with the for profit pivot and saw it as necessary. Obviously, there are arguments that thoughts have changed since then but it’s interesting nonetheless https://openai.com/blog/openai-elon-musk

AI is still getting negative views from consumers and this just highlights the need to do more to educate out there https://futurism.com/the-byte/public-against-ai-poll 

AI is certainly getting into every aspect of life, even adult entertainment it seems https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/arts-and-culture/ai-dream-girls-are-coming-for-porn-stars-jobs-20240301-p5f94n

In this week’s SVIC podcast they take down the claims from another YouTube, David Shapiro and the 40k+ jobs lost to AI claim plus other highlights from the week. Interesting takes so check it out below

If you’re still interested in the news from DSAI, it now covers more of the overall list of AI related newsletter from us and the other folks in our community. You can check them out on Medium and LinkedIn

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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.

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.