Next levels for AI-generated images

Updated on September 30, 2022 Look at these four images of some well-known people who have died in the past 30 years. They probably look familiar and I’d guess you will be able to easily identify all of them. Left to right from top: Princess Diana (died 1997), Freddie Mercury (1991), Michael Jackson (2009), and Heath Ledger (2008). Each of them is imagined as representing what each might look like today, years after their deaths. And that imagining was done…

Jerry Harrison, the entrepreneurial rock star turned rockstar entrepreneur

In August, I had the great pleasure and distinct honour of being in conversation with Jerry Harrison, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee through his role with Talking Heads, one of the most critically-acclaimed New Wave rock bands of the 1980s. Our conversation was for an episode of the Ideas to Innovation Season 2 podcast I host for Clarivate, a global company I’ve been working with since early 2021 in a range of communication areas. The podcast season…

It should be adiós and not hasta la vista baby

Today, Boris Johnson formally stood down as UK Prime Minister and has been replaced by Liz Truss who accepted an invitation from the Queen to form a new government. Thus culminates a fraught summer in which Truss and former Chancellor Rishi Sunak battled it out in a leadership contest that started in July with eight candidates vying for the top job after Johnson resigned as Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party. And so we have a new Party…

The human imagination in AI-generated art

Last week, a man in the US entered an artwork in a competition and won first prize in the digital art category with a work called “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial.” As reported by Vice: The image is gorgeous. It depicts a strange scene that looks like it could be from a space opera, and it looks like a masterfully done painting. Classical figures in a Baroque hall stare through a circular viewport into a sun-drenched and radiant landscape. It is beautiful,…

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