AI Insights Newsletter – 1st April 2024

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”

Albert Einstein

Greetings, Innovators and Dreamers!

As we step into the new month, let’s explore the fascinating advancements and discussions that are shaping our digital landscape. From universe simulators to the debate on AI’s role in search engines, there’s much to ponder and even more to be excited about.

Claude3’s Universe Simulator Goes Viral First up, Claude3 has taken the internet by storm with their universe simulator. It’s not just a game; it’s a testament to the power of dreams and AI hallucinations. Their latest feature is aptly named “Dreams,” and you can witness the magic unfold in their latest video here.

SIKE Dreams and AI Versus Series Our new series, AI Versus, kicked off 2 weeks ago, comparing AI’s approach to tasks against human methods. Catch episode 1 here where we look at how the Aus DeFi Association would have been setup versus what AI thinks.

Then, we showcased episode 2 last week and we delved into how SIKE Dreams is revolutionising startup hubs here. Much more to come.

Neuralink’s Mind-Controlled Computing The future is now as we witness a Neuralink patient playing chess and controlling a computer with just his mind. Learn more about this groundbreaking technology here.

The Dawn of Robot Workers The age of robot workers is upon us, starting with mundane tasks but with limitless potential. What’s next for this technological evolution? Find out here.

Databricks’ AI Breakthrough Databricks is making waves in AI, outperforming other models in programming and math. Discover their innovative approach here.

Will AI Replace Google Search? The Verge presents an intriguing article on why AI tools might not replace Google Search. Do you agree with their perspective? Read the full article here.

The Human Mind vs. AI A thought-provoking piece challenges the notion that human thinking is akin to AI’s next token prediction. Dive into the debate here.

Voice engine from OpenAI: another interesting update from OpenAI is their lifelike voices. When coupled with tools like HeyGen where you can upload a video of yourself talking, you can create new videos in other languages that look as good as native speakers (at least for some of them). See more here.

As we wrap up this edition, remember that the world of AI is ever-evolving, and we’re here to keep you informed and inspired. Stay tuned for more insights from us next week.

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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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.