AI Insights Newsletter – 15th April 2024

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Welcome back to another week of AI news, folks. As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, let’s adapt to the latest developments together.

Another AI Versus update

First up, we have another update for our AI Versus series. This time, it’s how SIKE can be used to help with marketing and events. We use SIKE’s Dreams feature again to highlight how you could use it to help create new ideas and how we use the AI to break this down into easy to use notes you can then query further. Check it out here.

Decentralised AI Perspectives

Emad Mostaque, the former CEO of Stability AI, is now advocating for decentralized AI approaches. His insights are particularly intriguing, as discussed in a recent Bankless interview. Learn more about his vision for AI’s future here.

AI’s Play in Football

TacticAI is merging the strategic depth of football with the analytical prowess of Deep Mind AI. This collaboration is a testament to the potential of AI tools across various industries. Discover more about this innovative approach here.

RAG Flow: A New AI Paradigm

Meet RAGFlow, an open-source Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) engine that’s changing the game in deep document understanding. This new method is set to revolutionize how we interact with information. Read about it here.

Breakthrough Brain Interface

In a remarkable leap forward, a new brain interface has enabled a person to communicate after years of silence. This development is a glimpse into the transformative potential of AI in healthcare. Witness this incredible story here.

Amazon’s AI Revelation

Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology, once thought to be fully autonomous, was actually supported by a large team of humans. This revelation has led to a shift in their service offerings. Delve into the details of this story here.

Reflecting on AI’s Journey

Take a moment to reflect on the broader implications of AI with a beautifully produced video that delves into the philosophical aspects of this technology. Watch the reflection here.

AI for Humans: A New Show

For a lighthearted yet informative take on AI, check out “AI for Humans.” The show covers the latest in AI, including OpenAI training and robo taxis, and draws historical parallels that are both educational and entertaining. Catch the episode here.

Responsible Machine Problem Insights

Sterling & Rose’s Nooriam platform sheds light on the responsible machine problem, offering valuable insights into ethical AI practices. Engage with their thoughts on the matter here.

GPT-4 Turbo: The Next Leap

OpenAI has announced an improved version of GPT-4, boasting enhanced reasoning and analysis capabilities. The AI community eagerly anticipates its integration into ChatGPT and Azure’s OpenAI models. Stay updated on this development here.

Adobe’s Firefly Controversy

Adobe’s Firefly, an AI image generation tool touted for its ethical training, has come under scrutiny for using data from Midjourney. This raises questions about the ethical boundaries in AI development. Read more about the controversy here.

Thank you for joining us for this edition of AI Insights. We hope these stories inspire you to think about the role of AI in our world and its vast potential to transform our lives. Stay tuned for more updates and insights in our next newsletter. 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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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 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 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.