The f(x)=e^x | Augmenting urban landscapes

The f(x)=e^x | Augmenting urban landscapes
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

ChatGPT's joke of the week:

Why don't AR developers play hide and seek in the city?

Because good luck hiding when you're constantly popping up digital breadcrumbs everywhere!

Augmenting Urban Landscapes: How AR and Generative AI Will Change Your City

My latest article:

Picture a city that comes alive with digital overlays, a city that adapts and responds to your needs, preferences and dreams. Imagine how augmented reality and generative AI can transform the urban landscape, creating a dynamic symphony of information, interaction, and inspiration.

AR is reshaping our cities in unimaginable ways, from enhancing public safety to unique massive art structures to revolutionising the retail experience. Envision navigating through streets guided by AR overlays, uncovering historical facts with virtual tourist guides, or experiencing products with virtual try-ons. Although AR and Generative AI can transform your city, it does come with numerous ethical considerations.

This isn't a sneak peek into a distant future, but the precipice of a transformation happening now. In my latest article, I delve into the revolution of urban life with AR and generative AI. It's a journey into a world where imagination knows no bounds. Are you ready to step into the future?

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Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. AI on the Brink: Risk evaluations and the nuclear safety blueprint

AI experts call for early risk evaluation in AI development, akin to nuclear safety protocols. They suggest identifying 'extreme' risks and, if too high, halting development until mitigated. However, the lack of systematic risk assessment and understanding of AI algorithms' workings could lead to larger unforeseen harms. (MIT)

2. Traditional banks are connecting to crypto networks.

Swift and Chainlink are launching a series of experiments to test the integration of various financial institutions with multiple blockchain networks, marking a significant stride for the crypto industry. (Coindesk)

3. Crypto makes the metaverse go round.

80% of metaverse users are already using crypto, according to a Paypal survey, with a substantial 56% planning to increase their crypto use over the next five years! Even amid market downturns, a solid majority are keen on getting paid in crypto over fiat, affirming the robust and joyful bond between the metaverse and cryptocurrencies. (Blockworks)

4. Navigating the finance maze: profiting from the bias in it.

With the winds of economic challenge blowing stronger than ever, there's no time like the present to bolster your personal wealth game and explore the world of Web3. Luckily, Michael from Breakout Solutions has decoded the enigma of our faltering financial system in a way that truly hits home. Get ready to sharpen your financial acumen in the Web3 space, and remember, knowledge is power, especially in turbulent times. (Breakout)

Say hello to the future: Apple's Vision Pro is here

The world's worst-kept secret has finally been revealed as Apple released the Vision Pro earlier this week. An amazing device, full of sensors and fascinating capabilities. The well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee tried Apple's first-ever spatial computing device, a $3500 VR headset. These are his honest thoughts. (YouTube)

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