AI Insights Newsletter – 8th July 2024

The ETF-Blockchain Connection: A Parallel Evolution Towards Efficiency

Seeing SIKE on the new Digital Nexus podcast, Sam Altman and his Aspen Ideas appearance with AirBnB founder, Brian Chesky as well as new ways you can use SIKE to have content written in your style. All that and more in this weeks AI Insights newsletter.

AI Insights Newsletter – 24th June 2024

The Problems of a Broken Construction Industry

2 big AI pitch events we attended last week along with trying out the latest OpenAI killer with Claude 3.5 Sonnet and a deep dive into how experts get the most out of AI with an Ethan Mollick article.

AI Insights Newsletter – 3rd June 2024

This week we welcome a new episode of The NC Show with an international guest,
a new home for the Build Club, Control Theory when it comes to LLMs and more in this week’s AI Insights.

AI Insights Newsletter – 27th May 2024

OpenAI fallout from using similar voices to Scarlett Johansson, Google’s AI coming up with funny results and job cuts at well as AI regulation alignment between Australia and others.

AI Insights Newsletter – 20th May 2024

Having Fun with ChatGPT

OpenAI and Google with the major announcements but the alignment team at the former departs. We showcase SIKE and what it can do diving into the Federal budget papers and also show episiode 3 of The NC Show.

AI Insights Newsletter – 13th May 2024

Human Reviewing AI Output

Another AI news roundup and this week it’s more about bringing humans into the loop when it comes to AI as well as news updates like Google DeepMind bringing AlphaFold updates and much more.

Reducing Stochasticity in Dreams

Beyond Blockchain Week: A Tale of Decentralisation, Privacy, and the Emergence of NotVault

In this article we explore how we can further reduce randomness in terms of AI outputs even in other areas of SIKE such as the Dreams area. Dreams is where users can add various ideas (in a post-it notes type format) and make queries from them. This is great for project management, meeting tracking, managing clients/users, ideation and more. What’s great is that users can then write queries and get answers from what’s in these notes and answers will only stem from there. This is an easier way of managing information but can lead to issues of stochasticity as we detail below.

A Hitchhikers Guide To Knodules

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Discover Knodules, the knowledge containers of the Secure Intelligent Knowledge Engine (SIKE), designed to revolutionise information management through modular organisation, sophisticated access controls, and innovative knowledge monetisation. This article examines the functionalities of Knodules, including their ability to enforce compliance, enable precise searches with advanced tagging, and manage data securely and efficiently.

AI Insights Newsletter – 18th March 2024

Laying the Foundations: How Blockchain is Transforming Payments in Construction

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!

Navigating the Complexities of AI-Prompt Management: Insights from SIKE

Navigating the Complexities of AI-Prompt Management

In the rapidly evolving world of AI-driven tools, understanding the mechanics behind AI interactions, particularly in custom models, is crucial for businesses aiming to leverage these technologies effectively. A recent video on YouTube (see below) delves into the complexities and challenges faced by users of popular AI platforms like ChatGPT, specifically addressing the issue of prompt management and its impact on AI output quality.

Having Fun with ChatGPT

Having Fun with ChatGPT

Whilst we may have highlighted some of the prompt injection vulnerabilities of GPT assistants in ChatGPT last week, we also want to highlight that they can be quite fun to use too.

In this case, we used it to create a fun video game akin to an NBA simulator like NBA 2K, NBA Live or other games this author used to play. It will be a turn-based simulator style of game and the style of play can easily be adjusted later.

Prompt Injection Vulnerabilities in AI Models

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The rapid advancement in AI technologies, particularly in the realm of GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) models like ChatGPT, has brought about incredible innovations and efficiencies in various sectors. However, as with any technology, these advancements are not without their vulnerabilities. A recent discovery in the AI community has brought to light significant security concerns around these models, specifically related to ‘Prompt Injection’ attacks.

Update to File Vulnerability with GPTs (aka ChatGPT Assistants)

Update to File Vulnerability with GPTs (aka ChatGPT Assistants)

So a quick update to the story on GPTs and the issues with being able to get at their underlying instructions (bad but not horrible) and the files that people have been attaching to them (absolutely horrible if you’ve got a commercial model relying on that info).

Celebrating a Year of ChatGPT

Celebrating a Year of ChatGPT

As we mark the first anniversary of ChatGPT (they introduced it on 30th November 2022 — see https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt), it’s a moment to reflect on how this remarkable technology not only reshapes our work and leisure but also mirrors humanity’s ceaseless journey towards innovation and self-understanding.

AI at a Crossroads: Ethical Development and Leadership Transition

AI at a Crossroads: Ethical Development and Leadership Transition

As we mark the first anniversary of ChatGPT (they introduced it on 30th November 2022 — see https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt), it’s a moment to reflect on how this remarkable technology not only reshapes our work and leisure but also mirrors humanity’s ceaseless journey towards innovation and self-understanding.

Navigating the AI Landscape: Insights from McKinsey and Lessons for AI Startups

Navigating the AI Landscape: Insights from McKinsey and Lessons for AI Startups

McKinsey’s recent report, “The state of AI in 2023: Generative AI’s breakout year”, provides valuable insights into the current state of AI, particularly generative AI. As the report highlights, the adoption of AI technologies is rapidly increasing, with one-third of surveyed organisations using generative AI in at least one business function. However, the report also raises concerns about the risks associated with AI, including inaccuracy, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance.

Safe and Responsible AI Consultation

Safe and Responsible AI Consultation

The Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science & Resources published a consultation paper in June 2023 looking at “Safe and responsible AI in Australia”. Given our work at NotCentralised in the AI space (as well as blockchain), we felt it pertinent for us to give a response.

Bridging the Gap: Fairness, Attribution, and AI in the Age of Web3

Bridging the Gap: Fairness, Attribution, and AI in the Age of Web3

In the throes of the AI revolution, we find ourselves facing dilemmas that are as much ethical as they are technological. Among the most poignant of these concerns is the unease of creative professionals — authors, musicians, actors — who fear their livelihoods are being threatened by AI’s rising proficiency in content creation. Their worry is valid as can be seen in this article “‘Bargaining for our very existence’: why the battle over AI is being fought in Hollywood”.

The ETF-Blockchain Connection: A Parallel Evolution Towards Efficiency

The ETF-Blockchain Connection: A Parallel Evolution Towards Efficiency

In the realm of financial markets, few developments have been as transformative as the advent of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and blockchain technology. Parallels between the two may seem unconventional at first glance, but upon closer inspection, similarities abound, particularly in the context of their disruptive potential and the efficiencies they bring to the world of finance.

Unlocking the Future: Turning AI Fear into Fuel for Innovation

Unlocking the Future: Turning AI Fear into Fuel for Innovation

It’s time for us to have an essential conversation about Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI. In an age marked by rapid technological progress, there’s a pressing need to move beyond a restrictive, overly cautious viewpoint towards an informed understanding and adoption of AI technologies.

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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.