AI Insights Newsletter – 18th March 2024

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It was another big week in the world of AI and we were here building away, watching on in amazement and just generally having a lot of fun being in this exciting space!

We kick things off with Devin, which became the ironic threat to the industry that brought AI to the world (and so rightfully it seemed under threat itself). If you didn’t already know, Devin is the latest in autonomous AI agents and it had a great showcase video and story highlights such as this one from Bloomberg.

Here’s a video on it from Wes Roth to break it down.

And Ethan Mollick trying it out too (follow him on LinkedIn if you didn’t already).

Also, there’s some really interesting stuff here on how to rethink about systems when we have AI. In this case predefining how social media platforms work where it’s not about popularity but rather semantic connections. Warning, this is along video so you might need AI to help you.

It’s part of what we’re thinking about when it comes to how AI is used and why we’ve created the ideation section in SIKE. We see a revolution in how we bring AI into the way we organise and get insights out of data and whilst we’ll get great advantages from bringing AI into existing workflows, we’ll get a lot more out of building new workflows on top of AI itself.

Over in Europe the EU AI Act has passed making it official law and it means we actually have AI law now. Someone to follow who has all the latest and greatest in the news on regulation in this space is Ray Sun

The Claude3 hype last week has many believing AGI is here. But is it just statistics? According to Yannic Kilcher, it is. 

More on Sora from OpenAI here in an interview with CTO Murati but there was definitely a ball drop on the question of training data. How do you think she should have answered and was there ever going to be anything that would not be seen negatively?

Great tutorial on something you can try out at home if you feel like doing something as homebrew AI build here

Also, it’s great to see that ASIC is hiring folks who will get to use the latest technology.

Speaking of hiring, we wonder if this is the future we’re heading towards as highlighted by Steve Nouri 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.