Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

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How Blockchain Can Prevent the Spread of Fake News


My latest article:

Recent technological developments such as GPT-3 and deepfakes have raised the specter of highly advanced fake news. When talking about fake news, there are two different issues that we need to think about First of all, users and third-party media outlets misinterpreting the original source or taking it out of context, potentially deliberately. Secondly, media outlets that have a reputation for misleading or false reporting. In the past months, it seems that fake news is the new standard. Fortunately, the good news is that by offering a distributed, immutable ledger, the blockchain can do a great deal to combat the spread of falsehoods and inaccuracies. Existing organisations and startups are working hard to develop solutions against fake news.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. A robot wrote this article.

GPT-3 OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, wrote an essay for The Guardian from scratch. The assignment? To convince us that robots come in peace. (The Guardian)

2. AI ruined chess, now it is making it beautiful again.

A former world champion teams up with the makers of AlphaZero to test variants on the age-old game that can jolt players into creative patterns. (Wired)

3. Can AI cook you a dinner?

A new app, Plant Jammer, promises to rustle up a recipe based on whatever food you have lying around, using artificial intelligence. Can AI personalise your cooking skills? (BBC)