AI Insights Newsletter – 8th April 2024

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“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

Stephen Hawking

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.

SIKE Dreams: Guiding Founders to Success We’re kicking things off with a spotlight on our very own AI tool, SIKE, and its Dreams feature. Founders, if you’re seeking advice for your startup journey, SIKE Dreams might just be the oracle you need. Check out how it can guide you towards making informed decisions: Watch the video

DSAI Meetups back on the cards with NVIDIA next week we’re back to IRL meetups with our friends at DSAI running an event with new sponsors, NVIDIA. It will be over at the CreditorWatch offices on the 16th April so make sure to sign up here.

AI in NSW Courts: A No-Go for Character References Moving on to legal matters, NSW courts have drawn a line in the sand, disallowing AI-generated texts for character references. We stand by the principle that AI-generated content should be supervised by humans, especially professionals like lawyers, to ensure its appropriate use. Read more

Financial Times Embraces AI with ‘Ask FT’ The Financial Times is stepping into the future with their own news bot, ‘Ask FT’. This generative AI chatbot is designed to help users navigate stories, but it’s currently exclusive to select users. The Verge has the scoop

Generative AI: A Slowdown in Corporate Adoption In the corporate world, there’s a noticeable deceleration in the adoption of generative AI tools. This isn’t necessarily a setback; it could indicate a more deliberate and ethical approach to integrating AI into business practices. Understand the reasons

Llama’s Need for Speed: Less is More For those in the know, Llama’s performance can be boosted by shedding some layers. It’s a fascinating development for open-source enthusiasts. Dive into the details

OpenAI’s Voice Engine: A Game Changer OpenAI is setting a new standard with their Voice Engine, which requires a mere 15 seconds of audio to generate a synthetic voice. Voice cloning technology is advancing rapidly, and OpenAI is not holding back. Learn more about this innovation

Q Unveiled by OpenAI Employee* Intrigue surrounds OpenAI’s Q*, as an employee sheds light on this mysterious project. The details are still under wraps, but the curiosity is undeniable. Catch the reveal

AI Safety: A Transatlantic Agreement The US and UK have joined forces to ensure AI safety testing is up to par. This agreement marks a significant step towards international collaboration in AI governance. Read the full story

Open Source Homework Project For the DIY AI enthusiasts, there’s an open-source homework project that’s worth a look. Get your hands on it

Arc Browser: AI with a Memory Lastly, if you haven’t heard of Arc browser, it’s time to get acquainted. They’re making waves in the AI space with memory mechanisms for browsers. See it in action

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 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.