Afterthoughts

Chapter Five of Amazing Artificial Intelligence* Read the publication in full here There is no question that the advancement of technology, including something still yet to be fully understood, such as Artificial Intelligence, automated systems and all its elements, has the potential for both good but also for incredible harm. Yes, advancements in this field have made great strides in information technologies, communications, and other areas. … Continue reading Afterthoughts

The AI “arms race”

Chapter Three of Amazing Artificial Intelligence* Read the publication in full here This chapter then delves into the problems and dangers around the haste and hubris of prioritizing winning this so called race and generating this unrealistic hype around AI chatbots, consequences can be dealt with later, if they can. Again, this publication is delving into these two examples of text to image generation and the … Continue reading The AI “arms race”

Amazing Artificial Intelligence*

*But at the cost of ethics, theft, racist algorithms, invasion of privacy, and violation of rights?  by Mary Louise Malig Read the publication in full here Contents: IntroductionI. What is Artificial Intelligence?II. The controversy of AI art theftIII. The AI “arms race”IV. The urgency for policies to protect peopleV. Afterthoughts Introduction Science fiction books, movies and pop culture have made the term or concept “artificial … Continue reading Amazing Artificial Intelligence*

The urgency for policies to protect people

Chapter Four of Amazing Artificial Intelligence* Read the publication in full here The potential for both good and harm by automated systems, new technologies and Artificial Intelligence has been well documented and examples for both sides abound. In this publication alone, a very small slice of those examples had been touched upon, both the good and the harm. There are already lawsuits being filed and civil … Continue reading The urgency for policies to protect people

The controversy of AI art theft

Chapter Two of Amazing Artificial Intelligence* Read the publication in full here This chapter will go into the controversy around the AI tools being used to generate images from text, the issue of where those images were taken from, data laundering and the absolute lack of consent from billions of artists. Before delving into this second chapter, it is important to note that this publication is … Continue reading The controversy of AI art theft

What is Artificial Intelligence

Chapter One of Amazing Artificial Intelligence* Read the publication in full here As stated in the introduction, Artificial Intelligence or AI for short is generally defined as the general ability of computers to emulate human thought and perform tasks in real-world environments – such as perceiving, analyzing, understanding and collating for synthesizing. Or as the Oxford dictionary defines it more technically, Artificial Intelligence is the theory … Continue reading What is Artificial Intelligence

Decoding the digital economy

by Mary Louise Malig Read the publication in full here Content:IntroductionScope of the Digital EconomyThe Platform EconomyThe Value of DataThe Technology of the Digital WorldPreliminary conclusions and Afterthoughts Introduction Have you ever taken a ride in an Uber or Lyft? Do you have a room or apartment that you have registered as a place to rent out on AirBnB? Have you ever bought and downloaded … Continue reading Decoding the digital economy

Preliminary conclusions and Afterthoughts

There is no doubt that the digital economy is vast and complex and with the rapid changes in technology that impacts various elements, the understanding of all its moving parts is therefore a challenge in and of itself. The innovations that led to even more progress in new technologies, infrastructure, software, programs, algorithms, blockchain technologies and information, communications technologies, have had and continue to have … Continue reading Preliminary conclusions and Afterthoughts

The Technology of the Digital World

Innovation has moved forward the development of new digital technologies, improvement of older models of software or hardware, and research and development for even more, keeping up with the growth of the digital economy. There are many new digital technologies, but for this paper, we have selected a few key ones that are critical in enabling the digital economy and serve as the building blocks … Continue reading The Technology of the Digital World

The Value of Data

It is quite important to note that all the issues discussed in the preceding chapters on digital platforms, the digital economy and all the layers to it, that none of that would be possible without data. In the digital economy, data is the new oil. It is an extremely valuable resource that fuels the whole system. Data is not only valuable to the corporations that … Continue reading The Value of Data

The Platform Economy

Digital platforms are best described as a technology based space which facilitates the meeting and matching of individuals or businesses that would not have otherwise met. For example, a digital platform, using its data driven infrastructure and operations, is able to then more effectively bring together sellers and consumers who have the same interests and are suited for each other. There are two types of … Continue reading The Platform Economy