Artificial Intelligence: You Are Here
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2022 has brought about an explosion in the world of artificial intelligence. Some have described the current AI trajectory as a shift more profound than the discovery of fire, or the birth of the internet. Google's Transformer architecture—introduced just a few years ago—has permanently changed the landscape, giving rise to hundreds of new AI models around the world, from Abu Dhabi to Switzerland.

The capabilities of these models are only limited by human imagination, as they generate new code, conceptualize images from scratch, write books, control robots, and much more. Discover the latest models and frameworks beyond GPT-3, from Meta NLLB to Google Pathways.

See popular AI applications and use cases. And understand what all of this means for the future of artificial general intelligence, and you.

Alan D. Thompson

Dr Alan D. Thompson is a world expert in artificial intelligence (AI), specializing in the augmentation of human intelligence, and advancing the evolution of ‘integrated AI’.

Alan provides AI consulting and advisory to intergovernmental organizations including member states of the European Union, the Commonwealth, and the World Trade Organization. Alan’s applied AI research and visualizations are featured across major international media, including citations in the University of Oxford’s debate on AI Ethics in December 2021. His 2021-2022 experiments with Leta AI and Aurora AI have been viewed over 1.5 million times.

Prior to his work in AI, Alan was a major contributor to human intelligence research and practice. As chairman for Mensa International’s gifted families committee, Alan served two consecutive terms sharing best practice among 54 countries, and his work on gifted education was referenced in the Department of Education’s High Potential policy.

Alan’s best-selling book, Bright, was made available to families at Elon Musk’s gifted school. A copy of the book will be sent to the moon aboard the Peregrine lunar lander in 2022.

Alan continues to advise intergovernmental organizations, enterprise, and international media in the fields of artificial intelligence and human intelligence, consulting to the award-winning series Decoding Genius for GE, Making Child Prodigies for ABC (with the Australian Prime Minister), 60 Minutes for Network Ten/CBS, and Child Genius for Warner Bros.

Alan completed his Bachelor of Science (Computer Science, AI, and Psychology) at Edith Cowan University, 2004; studied Gifted Education at Flinders University, 2017; became a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching affiliated with Harvard Medical School, 2017; and received his doctorate from Emerson, 2021. Alan’s dissertation was adapted into a book featuring Dr Rupert Sheldrake, Connected: Intuition and Resonance in Smart People.

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Advancements of Artificial Intelligence and its Potential for Creativity
AI Surpassing Human Capabilities
AI has become more powerful than ever before, surpassing the capabilities of humans in some areas. AI has been used to create chat bots, generate images and solve fashion dilemmas.
Early Days of Computer Science
The early days of computer science saw the development of AI to solve complex problems. Dr Alan Turing published a paper in 1947 laying the foundations for modern AI. IBM Watson's victory over Ken and Brad on Jeopardy in 2011 demonstrated the power of AI.
Transformer and Self-Attention
Transformer was almost discovered accidentally by Google scientists and works by using self-attention, which allows a model to look at all words in a context to generate a response. OpenAI has trained large datasets such as Wikipedia, books and the internet using this concept. Google has created an even larger model called PALM, and Tsinghua University has developed a model called Code Geeks.
Code Generation Tools
Code generation tools such as Copilot and Transformer are being used to quickly generate code and HTML pages. They are being used by Fortune 500 companies, retail, engineering, fashion, and pharmaceutical companies.
GPT-3 and Edmondson Fringe Festival
GPT-3, an AI model, has been used to generate 10.5 terabytes of data and can be used to answer questions and generate books, comic books and film scores. It has been used in performance at the Edmondson Fringe Festival.
AI Generated Art
AI generated art has become increasingly popular and has even won first place at the Colorado State Fair. The Economist and Cosmo have used AI models to generate their front cover. Microsoft has created a text-to-image generator called \"Stable Diffusion,\" which can generate arbitrary resolution images from a prompt. Google Imagine Video has been released to create moving images.
This talk has discussed the advancements of artificial intelligence and its potential for creativity. It has explored how AI is amplifying and augmenting human roles, as well as replacing menial tasks like cashiers in retail. It has also discussed how AI is being used to generate images, solve fashion dilemmas and answer questions. The talk concluded by looking at the future of AI and its potential applications. AI is becoming increasingly advanced and is capable of creating highly detailed images using just a few prompts. With this technology, AI is transforming many industries and creating enormous value.
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