The Emperor’s New Metaverse

I've tried really hard not to write about the 'metaverse' (inverted commas deliberate), but the more I hear about it the more despondent and dispirited I get. So, if you'll indulge me, I'd just like to get this out of my system, then we need never talk about it again. The 'metaverse' is [...]

By |2022-03-25T10:59:18+00:00March 25th, 2022|News, That Space Cadet Glow|0 Comments

AI Explainer for the Housing Sector

Do you work in the housing sector? Would you like a 15-minute explainer of what AI is and how it can help you? In collaboration with our chums at Disruptive Innovators Network we have produced this short video that gives you a quick, non-technical introduction to Artificial Intelligence and how it can benefit the [...]

By |2022-03-14T17:51:18+00:00March 14th, 2022|AI, Housing, News, Strategy|0 Comments

Trust me, I’m an AI

AI is meant to do a better job than humans, otherwise what would be the point of having it? Well, a different approach, taken by researchers at Cornell University, is to try and get AI to do just as good, or bad, a job as humans. The first iteration of the AI, known as [...]

By |2022-01-03T16:01:28+00:00January 3rd, 2022|AI, That Space Cadet Glow|0 Comments

AI’s Awkward Teenager Phase

Yann LeCun, AI guru and co-recipient of the 2018 Turing Award, reckons that the current state of AI is "characterised by trial and error, confusion, overconfidence and a lack of overall understanding".  So, pretty much slap-bang in the middle of that awkward teenager phase then. It is certainly true that we have no [...]

By |2022-01-03T16:02:53+00:00December 23rd, 2021|AI, That Space Cadet Glow|0 Comments

Using AI to Increase Vital Donations to a Cancer Charity

The Covid-19 pandemic put huge pressure on all not-for-profit organisations as donations dried up almost overnight and fund-raising activities were curtailed across the board.  Greenhouse Intelligence had just completed an AI strategy for our client, a well-known cancer charity, but the pandemic meant that our work from then on focussed on finding ways to [...]

Using AI to Help Social Housing Tenants Avoid Rent Arrears

Our client, a large Housing Association that manages over 25,000 social housing properties, wanted to test if it is possible to use Artificial Intelligence to predict the likelihood of a tenant going into rent arrears. If successful the solution would be able to promote discussion with the tenant on appropriate and early interventions, such as [...]

Scraping the Botto of the barrel

On the 2nd December I be presented a keynote talk to artists and art market professionals on behalf of DACS. We looked at the role of AI in art, particularly where AI-generated art has been derived from existing works (this is in response to the UK Government's consultation on AI and Intellectual Property). [...]

By |2021-12-22T16:04:59+00:00December 22nd, 2021|That Space Cadet Glow|0 Comments

Foam, sweet foam

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a smart foam material that allows robots to sense nearby objects, and to repair themselves when damaged. The self-repairing ability comes from creating a spongy material that fuses easily into one piece when it is cut. The sense of touch, as this Reuters report explains, comes from "infusing [...]

By |2021-12-23T15:40:11+00:00December 22nd, 2021|That Space Cadet Glow|0 Comments

Death of an Algorithm

It is not often that you hear of AI algorithms failing in the market, but that is essentially what happened in the case of real estate company Zillow and its house-buying estimator algorithm, Zestimate. The headline writers and tweeters were quick to feed off the wounded animal, asking whether this was the beginning [...]

By |2021-12-22T16:12:23+00:00December 22nd, 2021|That Space Cadet Glow|0 Comments

‘Please put down your cigarette. You have 20 seconds to comply’

In Singapore, the government have been trialling robotsto patrol housing estates and shopping centres in order to detect 'undesirable social behaviour'. It's not quite Robocop, but it's certainly moving in that direction. The robots have 7 cameras and shout out warnings to residents and shoppers whom it detects (using AI) are breaking the myriad [...]

By |2021-12-23T15:41:34+00:00December 22nd, 2021|That Space Cadet Glow|0 Comments
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