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Well, yeah… CHatGPT. We all played with it, we all tried it. We all were thoroughly impressed, and we all denied it would fundamentally change the world. Well, I have news for you… we might have to rethink that, and fast.

At SXSW in Austin, the crypto bro’s are quiet for the moment. Apart from an impressive P1, and a lonely Ferrari LaFerrari, the new moneymakers are keeping a rather low profile at the beginning of this festival of innovation.  

As a warm up to the explosion of keynotes and sessions that is going to wreck my weekend, I let myself seduce to some presentations and demo’s of smaller companies and initiatives, and… I am blown away. AI, classic or generative is changing the game in a way that is difficult to phantom. I am not sure that I can think that fast… What is sure is that it is going to shake our way of doing business in the months to come. Months, not years.

Whether you are in charge of HR, Tech, Data, Marketing, Energy, Security, Retail, Manufacturing, Accounting, Legal or Auditing, AI is coming for you. Fast. Rather than a threat, the demo’s I am seeing are promising tools that will give us lightning speed, and tremendous clever data use.   From my walk today I give you four little gems.

Deepfake Detection and Protection

In recent years, deepfake technology has become increasingly advanced and accessible to individuals with malicious intentions. We’ve seen Elvis and Simon Cowell singing on America’s got Talent…  Deepfakes are manipulated audio, images, and video that can be created using machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms. They are incredibly deceptive, and potentially harmful in the spread of “fake news”, false information, damage reputations, and even threaten  corporate and national security. As a result, deepfake detection and protection have become critical issues for individuals, organizations, companies and governments.

This is where Reality Defender comes in. Reality Defender is a comprehensive and proactive deepfake detection and protection platform that uses proprietary deepfake and generative content fingerprinting technology to help enterprises and organizations stay ahead of the curve by detecting video, audio, and image manipulations to detect deepfakes. The platform offers users continuous security as it monitors the information flow.

AI Powered Digital Transformation For  the Energy Industry

Drishya’s AI-driven optimization platform leverages trailblazing technologies, including sensors and cameras, edge analytics, distributed deep learning algorithms, model-driven control, and digital twins. By combining these technologies, the platform provides powerful AI-based interventions for the energy sector. These interventions are designed to gain valuable insights,  to improve profitability and productivity, reduce costs, emissions, and manpower requirements, and enable safer operations.

One of the key benefits of Drishya’s platform is its ability to provide real-time insights and interventions. The platform uses advanced machine learning algorithms to analyze data from online sensors and cameras allowing energy companies to quickly identify and address issues as they arise. By leveraging digital twins, the platform can simulate and optimize operations, reducing the need for manual intervention and improving overall efficiency.

The system can build a digital twin of a powerplant by just scanning the blueprints: mind blown!

Protect the planet for future generations

forTomorrow is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting sustainable development and combatting climate change. The organization works with businesses, governments, and communities to develop sustainable solutions that will protect the planet for future generations. One of the key focuses of forTomorrow is promoting sustainable energy solutions, as well as responsible resource use, sustainable communities, and biodiversity and ecosystem protection.

forTomorrow’s approach to achieving these goals is focused on collaboration, innovation, and education. By building solid partnerships and clever networks with diverse stakeholders, forTomorrow aims to drive real change and create a more sustainable future. One of the ways the organization achieves this is by promoting renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind power, and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. forTomorrow also works to promote energy efficiency and conservation, helping businesses and communities to reduce energy usage, reduce waste and pollution and costs.

When HR struggles, enter the CPO!

When the going get’s tough, the tough get going! One of the new job titles I detected here at SXSW, is the “CPO”, the Chief People Officer. It identifies indeed more correctly what an DHR is about. A human Resource s about people, mostly, well… it should be 😊 is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) platform for HR that embeds DEI metrics into an end-to-end people analytics platform. The founding team, consisting of technologists and DEI practitioners, recognized the need for a platform that would help Chief People Officers (build a people strategy that leads their companies into the future. In 2020, no HR technology was delivering the kinds of solutions CPO’s needed to deliver DEI-inclusive results embedded into their total unified people strategy.

CPOs reported spending hours each month interpreting and translating data reports. set out to build software that would provide a solution to this problem. The platform uses data-driven insights to help organizations identify and address diversity and inclusion gaps, and to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. By providing a user-friendly interface that is easy to understand, makes it easy for CPOs to get the insights they need to make informed decisions and drive change within their organizations.

Mind you… we are just warming up!

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