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My next talk will be at the Rivington Club in Danbury, CT. The topic will be “The Rise of Bitcoin”.

My talk at The Heritage Center in Redding, CT was fun. It was a very nice and very smart audience. The Q&A covered a lot of issues relating to AI, Bitcoin, and Quantum Computing. A similar talk is scheduled in June in Somers, NY.

Two new videos are now on my YouTube channel. The Hammock Dunes Tech Talk 13 video is here. The Economic Round Table – San Francisco Zoom is here. In case you missed it from a prior post, my podcast with Ron Cey is here.

On April 18, I gave a talk on “The Rise of AI and Bitcoin”for the Newtown, CT Men’s Club. The club has existed for more than 100 years. I had previously spoken to this group about healthcare in 2014 when I was just putting the final touches on my doctorate.

The talk by Zoom for the Economic Round Table – San Francisco was on April 10 . It was members and guests only, but is live on my YouTube channel here

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.

Seventh grade string orchestra performing at Newtown High School.
Youngest granddaughter after performance of fourth grade singing and recorder concert at Head O’Meadow Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Second oldest granddaughter after performing on the viola at the seventh grade Spring concert.
The Newtown fourth grade concert.
Mother’s Day at Ridgewood Country Club.
Gala #5 for this year. All good causes but we are ready for a summer break.
Mother and grandmother at Ridgewood Country Club.


Bitcoin Price Rally:

  • Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a resurgence in price this week. As of Friday May 17 BTC had reached $67,430. This upswing is likely attributed to rising Bitcoin ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) inflows, indicating increased institutional investor interest. Another factor is lower bond yields in traditional markets, making Bitcoin a more attractive investment option for some. The halving may be having an effect also.

Please note that this is just a snapshot of the crypto news this week. For the latest updates and a wider variety of sources, you can explore these resources:

Let’s delve into some of the recent advancements and news in Artificial Intelligence (AI) this week, as of May 17, 2024:

  1. The really big news was OpenAI  announcing GPT-4o, its new flagship model which can reason across audio, vision, and text in real time.
  2. AI is increasingly being used to tackle environmental challenges. You might see news about:
    • An AI system being developed to optimize renewable energy production and distribution, helping us transition to cleaner energy sources.
    • AI being used to monitor and predict extreme weather events, allowing for better disaster preparedness and mitigation strategies.
  3. Ethical considerations in AI development and use:
  • As AI becomes more sophisticated, discussions about its ethical implications continue. This week’s news might touch on:
    • Debates surrounding the development of autonomous weapons systems powered by AI.
    • The need for responsible AI development practices that prioritize transparency, fairness, and accountability.

Here are some resources to stay updated on the latest AI news:

Remember, the field of AI is constantly evolving, so these are just a few examples to get you started. I can also try to find information on specific areas of AI that interest you.

My YouTube channel is at http://www.youtube.com/jrpatric The oldest one on the channel was from a speech I gave in Paris in 1996. It is here.