“Art is dead Dude” – the rise of the AI artists stirs debate

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Source: BBC Technology News Date: September 15th, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62788725 Discussion Really the question should be “What is art?”! Does it matter that AI created the art piece? In what ways could this technology be put to good business use? I went to midjourney AI at midjourney.com and put in “professor in a classroom teaching… Read more »

UBC’s new ‘sailbot’ nearly ready for 2,500-km voyage from Victoria to Hawaii

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Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Date: September 1st, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-team-robotic-sailboat-poised-to-set-course-for-hawaii-1.6557653 Discussion “Sailing is a sport of the feel, you look at the sail to see how full it is to adjust its angle” and “Then to try to quantify that … it’s an impressive challenge.” What sorts of sensors and technology will likely have been used to get… Read more »

Undeclared pools in France uncovered by AI technology

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The discovery of thousands of undeclared private swimming pools in France has provided an unexpected windfall for French tax authorities. Following an experiment using artificial intelligence (AI), more than 20,000 hidden pools were discovered. They have amassed some €10m (£8.5m) in revenue, French media is reporting. Pools can lead to higher property taxes because they… Read more »

Leveraging data from conversational AI interactions to improve customer experiences

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Source: TechNative Date: April 19th, 2022 Link: https://technative.io/leveraging-data-from-conversational-ai-interactions-to-improve-customer-experiences/ Discussion “This is where the role of the conversation designer becomes integral for success – and needs to be fully integrated into the business in order to achieve results. ” (emphasis added). “Conversation designer” is a new Future of Work role that did not exist before AI-interactive bots…. Read more »

Soul Machines Human OS 2.0

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Soul Machines is a New Zealand company looking to use AI to provide immediate video digital people which show emotions. Source: Soul Machines (www.SoulMachines.com) Date: April 11th, 2022 Link to 2 minute 22 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjclQ3m5JRw Discussion Why is an AI-powered digital person that shows emotions so important? What are some applications of an AI-powered… Read more »

God and robots: Will AI transform religion?

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Artificial intelligence is changing how we interact with everything, from food to healthcare, travel and also religion. Experts say major global faiths are discussing their relationship with AI, and some are starting to incorporate this technology into their worship. Robot priests can recite prayers, deliver sermons, and even comfort those experiencing a spiritual crisis. Source:… Read more »

n a crowded global market, Canadian AI startups’ fundraising results stand out

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 Matt Cohen, a managing partner at Ripple Ventures, told The Exchange that “while investment in Canadian startups of all varieties has ramped up lately, AI-enabled startups are certainly leading the pack.” We’re behind, it turns out. But not so far behind that we cannot catch up on the Canadian AI startup story. Our questions are… Read more »