The f(x) = e^x | OpenAI, ethics in computing & protein folding

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.

Recently, I launched my new concept The Digital Speaker and you can now book me as an avatar or hologram. Also, my tech trend prediction for 2021 is out, read it here!


The Digital Speaker series EP08: The Tech Journal - OpenAI, Ethics in Computing and Protein Folding


My latest episode:

In the 8th episode of The Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker explores the digital realm, taking a closer look at CLIP and DALL-E, the latest networks to come out of OpenAI, ethics in computing, and how neural networks solved a 50-year-old biological problem.

We will look at what our good friends at OpenAI have been working on since the release of GPT-3. I want to explore CLIP and Dall-E, neural networks with a penchant for images.

From there, I will explore what ethical issues neural networks raise, and how it is time we start moving digital ethics out of the classrooms and into the real world.

After, I will explore how neural networks and algorithms solved a 50-year-old biological problem, leading to a groundbreaking medical breakthrough.

So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. You can watch it on YouTube, Vimeo, listen to it as a podcast or read the transcript on my website.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Crypto regulation is imminent, so are legal battles.

Companies behind cryptocurrencies are rushing to hire well-connected lobbyists, lawyers and consultants as the battle over how to regulate them intensifies. (NY Times)

2. Small, smaller, smallest: 2 nanometers it is.

Last week, IBM announced a major breakthrough as they revealed an integrated circuit design with the world's first 2-nanometer process. Available in 2024, it will change the industry. (Network World)

3. Ethical AI is the way forward, even Google thinks so 🧐

Alphabet Inc.’s Google plans to double the size of its team studying artificial-intelligence ethics in the coming years. A good thing, but after their last researcher was fired because of her viewpoints, how serious are they? (WSJ)


Dr Mark van Rijmenam
Dr Mark van Rijmenam

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is The Digital Speaker. He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how technology changes organisations, society and the metaverse. Dr Mark van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker, 4x author and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Datafloq and the author of the book on the metaverse: Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy detailing what the metaverse is and how organizations and consumers can benefit from the immersive internet.

He is the publisher of the ‘f(x) = e^x‘ newsletter, read by thousands of executives, on the future of work and the organization of tomorrow. The Digital Speaker has spoken in 20 countries across the globe and collectively inspired over 100.000 managers, directors and C-level executives.

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is The Digital Speaker. He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how emerging technologies change organizations, society and the metaverse. Van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker, 4x author and entrepreneur.

Share