Years ago, I asked a very intelligent friend what he thought of Artificial Intelligence. After the briefest pause he replied, “I think we are a pretty good simulation of it.” It took me a moment to understand what he meant. I guess Turing had it right in 1950 (or Denis Diderot in 1746, or René […]
Yes we can! What we have today is a form of AI that is trained to solve a particular problem. (Let’s save Chat-GPT et al until later.) We’ll focus on machine learning using neural networks. We start with a set of data about a particular problem. It could be handwritten characters we want to recognise, […]
I first considered this question forty years ago. In the early 80s I had become fascinated with the use of computers in art and design. Studying architecture, I was frustrated with the process of drawing my designs and intrigued by the promise of computer aided design. I have always had an attraction to the counter-intuitive, […]
Having decided to give up full-time work my successor and I decided that we should make a final trip together to visit key customers in the US. It was a great trip to NY and LA, visiting many of the major post-production, film and television production facilities. At one such visit I had just explained […]
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