Practical AI for Everyday Life: Notes from my lecture.

I held a lecture recently about the practical AI use for Everyday Life,  the group as expected was a bit older; everyone was over 40 and there was even an 80-year-old.  That gentleman couldn’t wait to talk to his morning walking partner. We gathered to explore Artificial Intelligence (AI)—a concept they’d all heard of but…

How AI is Transforming Education: Engaging Students while Empowering Teachers

Across the US, AI fears have rendered knee-jerk AI bans in some schools. Fortunately, many of those schools have reversed their decisions. Many schools have embraced AI and have included the tech in their curriculum. This is the correct answer. Obviously, generative AI is raising valid concerns among educators about plagiarism. That’s the first thing…

AI is Getting Better at Just Making Stuff Up

I recently read a book entitled The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel.  It is about a man named Christopher Knight who lived in the woods of Maine for 27 years without human contact.  It’s a decent read for the sheer logistics of living off the grid illegally for nearly 3 decades.  It reminded…

Stable Audio: A New Way to Make Music with AI

People who are not Musicians or music producers now have an exciting new AI tool at their disposal – Stability AI’s Stable Audio. This new text-to-audio model allows anyone to generate music and sound effects simply by describing what they want in text prompts. It’s still early, but users can generate music in any genre…

Creating Object Portraits with Midjourney

Object portraits are an artistic genre where portraits are composed of objects rather than literal likenesses. The objects are carefully chosen for their symbolism and connection to the portrait subject. This allows the artist to convey the essence and personality of the subject through meaningful items. It makes sense that AI can do this well. …