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March 28th was my 13th Tech Talk at Hammock Dunes Club. A PDF of my talk is at https://johnpatrick.com/techtalk13.pdf. The video is now available on my YouTube channel. I need to do some editing. I hope to have the final link next week.

The next talk was for the Economic Round Table – San Francisco  on Wednesday via Zoom. It was members and guests only. I will post here when the Zoom is live on my YouTube channel. 

The next talk will be for the Newtown, CT Men’s Club next week. More talks are scheduled in May and June. 

A near perfect day when we departed Palm Coast to return to CT.
The first thing I saw after we landed in White Plains, NY
Two more brilliant colored pencils by Joanne.
A brilliant keynote speech by Dr. David Langer at the Nuvance Neuroscience Symposium.

BTC price see-saws as halving event approaches: BTC price action remains choppy as we approach the Bitcoin halving, which is estimated to take place April 20th. It will be determined by an algorithm. Some investors believe there is too much optimism priced into Bitcoin, and we could see a correction in the days before and after the halving.

Since it’s already Friday, April 12th, 2024, the information about what’s new in AI this week (typically referring to the previous week) might be slightly outdated. To stay on top of things, let’s explore some of the advancements that captured attention around April 2nd to April 5th, 2024:

1. Personalized Learning with AI: Researchers are making strides in using AI to personalize learning experiences. This week, a study showcased an AI-powered tutoring system that tailors learning plans to individual student needs, potentially improving educational outcomes [Source: Science Daily].

2. Enhanced Dexterity for Robots: The quest for robots that can handle complex tasks continues. This week, a research team unveiled an AI system that allows robots to perform actions requiring dexterity and fine motor skills, like using tools or manipulating objects [Source: IEEE Spectrum]. This could revolutionize automation in various industries.

3. Progress in Explainable AI (XAI): As AI models become more complex, understanding their decision-making process becomes crucial. This week, there were advancements in XAI techniques. Researchers developed methods to make it easier to interpret how AI models arrive at their conclusions, fostering trust and transparency in their applications [Source: VentureBeat].

4. AI Tackles Climate Change: AI is being harnessed to address climate change issues. This week, a group launched an AI platform designed to analyze vast datasets on climate and develop strategies for mitigating climate risks [Source: TechCrunch].

5. Generative AI for Material Discovery: Scientists are exploring the potential of generative AI models to accelerate material discovery. This week, there was news about an AI system designed to generate new materials with desired properties, potentially leading to breakthroughs in fields like medicine and clean energy [Source: Nature Journal].

Staying Updated on AI News:

Here are some tips to stay updated on the latest advancements in AI:

  • Follow AI News Websites and Publications: Websites like AI Weekly, MIT Technology Review, and VentureBeat frequently publish articles on cutting-edge AI research and developments.
  • Subscribe to Newsletters: Many AI research labs and organizations offer newsletters that provide summaries of their latest work.
  • Attend AI Conferences and Events: Attending conferences and events allows you to learn about new research and network with AI experts.
  • Follow AI Researchers on Social Media: Many AI researchers share their work and insights on social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn.

By following these tips, you can stay informed about the exciting progress being made in the field of AI.

I have appeared in two new articles this month:

Sun and Surf Magazine of Palm Coast, FL published, “AI: Should We Fear it or Embrace it?”

A new magazine in Ridgefield, CT called Ridgefield City Lifestyle has published, “AI and Healthcare: A conversation with Dr. John patrick about how AI is transforming the healthcare space

My YouTube channel is at http://www.youtube.com/jrpatric

Following are videos of talks I gave this year. I have been fortunate to be able to share my thoughts on technology with a number of groups. 

On September 14, I gave a talk on AI at the Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, CT.

On July 21, I gave a lecture on AI @FoundersHallCT. I wan’t sure how many would turn out. It was a lot. Great interest in the topic. In addition to current events and outlooks, I told the audience about Robot Attitude: How Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Make Our Lives Better

On March 8th I was the guest speaker at the first meeting of Probus in Palm Coast, Florida on March 8. Probus is a worldwide organization of retired and semi-retired men and women who come together to make new friends, learn new things, and have fun. There are over 4,000 Probus clubs in more than 100 countries, with over 400,000 members. Probus clubs are non-political, non-sectarian, and non-profit. They are self-governing and autonomous, and each club sets its own policies and activities.

On March 30, I gave my 12th annual lecture called Tech Talk at Hammock Dunes Club in Palm Coast, Florida where I live in the winter.

On March 23, gave a town hall-like speech and Q&A with the IT special interest group (SIG) of the New York Executive Forum. The event was via Zoom.

On April 19, I gave a talk and Q&A with a group of Union Carbide retirees. Some years ago, Union Carbide had its headquarters about a mile from where I live in Connecticut. The event was via Zoom.

There are many more videos of my lectures, interviews, etc. on my YouTube channel which you can find here.