Many of us will by now have played around with Chat-GPT, Dall-E and other generative AI products. We will have seen how powerful and impressive these tools are. We have probably also wondered exactly where this is all heading, what it means for our business, and how quickly things willContinue Reading The Generation Game: Points to consider when leveraging generative AI in business
“Slow and steady wins the race.”
All of us will have heard a multitude of variations on Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare. The overconfident hare is so sure he can win a race with the tortoise that he races off, and is then so confident of his…Continue Reading Hare-brained scheme: Why the AI tortoises will inevitably lose the race…
On 6 December 2022, the Council of the European Union (“EU Council”) announced that it had adopted a position on its general approach to the development of a harmonised regime for regulating AI in the EU (the proposed EU AI Act (“AI Act”)).
The adoption is…Continue Reading A new approach to regulating AI: EU Council announces adoption of a general approach to the harmonisation of AI regulation
Red tape binds the nation together
The ‘80s sitcom “Yes, Minister” has been a favourite of mine for many years. I was a bit young to watch it when originally shown, but I came across it on VHS when doing a Government and Politics A-Level in the mid-90s, and it…Continue Reading AI Returns Policy: The case for investing in AI standards to drive profit
The only example of an information processing system capable of human-level general intelligence that we have (at present) is the human brain itself.
This ‘wetware’ contains about 80 to 100 billion neurons, and about 100 trillion (or 1000 times as many) synapses. With each synapse being a ‘trainable’…Continue Reading Immeasurably better? Non-digital AI and the regulatory challenge
You wake up early to the sound of an alarm that only exists inside your own head, and it is silenced automatically as soon as you’re awake. You get up to shower and the water is already running, at exactly the temperature you like. While drinking your coffee you receive…Continue Reading Regulate your thoughts: the age of brain-machine interfaces and the neural lace is almost here
As AI intersects into ever more areas of everyday life, legislators across the world are increasingly focused on ensuring that intersection does not become unwelcome intrusion. In recent months the EU has taken centre stage with the release of drafts of its proposed EU AI regulation (the “EU Regulation…Continue Reading AI-gatha Christie: What clues does the AI Policy Paper provide about the future for regulation of AI in the UK?
Glimpsing blue whales in your tears
What’s the difference between a teardrop and an ocean? The question might seem ridiculous, but oceans and teardrops have more in common than might first seem the be the case. Both are largely composed of salty water, both have creatures living in them (tiny…
Continue Reading Emerging definitions: Capturing the essence of Artificial Intelligence
Days of future past…
There are movies I enjoyed in childhood that strongly date themselves, presenting visions of a possible future on dates that are now in the past. The ultimate example is Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, depicting the arrival of commercial passenger space flight and…
Continue Reading 2024: The year that the future arrives
A jet aircraft for the mind
Of the many stories about Steve Jobs at Apple, one that resonates with the authors is his early ‘80s description of computers as a ‘bicycle for the mind’. Jobs had seen a chart showing that many animals were much faster and more efficient moving…
Continue Reading Far from an Edge Case: The employee impacts of the Hardware Renaissance