What Van Gogh can teach us about the future of jobs.

I recently spent some time tinkering with deep learning algorithms that combine paintings from famous artists with my own photographs to create new images in the style of the artist. I’ve been quite taken with some of the results. I like what a modern-day Van Gogh has done with Brighton pier, his distinctive brush strokesContinue reading “What Van Gogh can teach us about the future of jobs.”

How attitudes to privacy will affect the race for AI superiority.

The past decade has been a productive time for AI. Periods of rapid advancement like these tend to result from just the right blend of environmental conditions. In the case of AI, several factors have played a part, including: important theoretical breakthroughs by AI researchers and scientists like Geoffrey Hinton’s image classification algorithms business investmentContinue reading “How attitudes to privacy will affect the race for AI superiority.”

Why talk of another AI slowdown appears misguided.

Deep Freeze? The 20s are here and, on cue, the past few months have delivered a raft of decade-in-review retrospectives by commentators from the worlds of entertainment to science, sport to politics, and everything in between. These stories are a staple of media outlets whenever we cross another calendar milestone.  So it was no surpriseContinue reading “Why talk of another AI slowdown appears misguided.”