The Weaponisation of Words AND A Brighter Vision For Our Futures!

The Weaponisation of Words AND A Brighter Vision For Our Futures!

In the 1960s, progressives like Gene Roddenberry imagined a future where words weren’t used as weapons. A scene from a 1969 “Star Trek” episode shows this hope. Captain Kirk introduces Uhura to Abraham Lincoln, who innocently uses an outdated (and now considered racist) term. Uhura responds kindly, saying, “But why should I object to that […]

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Want to be a better presenter? Here are some Linguistic Tools I use: Help Yourself!

Want to be a better presenter? Here are some Linguistic Tools I use: Help Yourself!

Last week’s post about transitional phrases definitely created interest, so I thought I’d share some other approaches I use in my keynotes. I’ve tried to describe what each tool is and provide real-life examples from my speeches. “Linguistic tools” are essential in keynote speeches. They make them engaging and help audiences connect with a message. […]

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How can I do what you do? 20 tips for delivering a great keynote speech!

How can I do what you do? 20 tips for delivering a great keynote speech!

I’m often asked the question, ‘How can I do what you do?’. Broadly speaking, recognise that there’s the craft 𝗔𝗡𝗗 the business of being a keynote speaker. If you want a fast track on the business of speaking, I’ll always recommend a preliminary conversation with Maria Franzoni! This post isn’t about the business, but rather […]

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GPT4o – The TLDR: What It Means For Our Human Future!

GPT4o – The TLDR: What It Means For Our Human Future!

Following OpenAI’s announcement about the release of their evolved ChatGPT model, here’s the lowdown: Enhanced Accessibility and Inclusivity GPT-4o’s multimodal abilities enhance accessibility, making it more inclusive for people with disabilities. For instance, combining vision and speech will help people use digital platforms more easily. Education It points to a future where personalised education is […]

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“Air Head”: The First Short Film powered by Open AI’s Sora

“Air Head”: The First Short Film powered by Open AI’s Sora

Check out “Air Head”, the very first short film made with the cutting-edge tech of OpenAI Sora. Created by Shy Kids, a creative multimedia team in Toronto, this project shows off what’s possible when OpenAI Sora’s tech is put to work in making films. What Makes It Special: Fresh Storytelling: Shy Kids used Sora to […]

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“Simply, creativity needs soul.  AI has no soul. No life energy.”

“Simply, creativity needs soul. AI has no soul. No life energy.”

This statement was taken from a Facebook post I read recently. It got me seriously thinking. And inspired a response. The idea that “creativity needs a soul,” suggesting AI can’t be truly creative because it lacks consciousness, comes from a traditional view of creativity. However, this view evolves if we consider how AI’s development affects […]

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Why do I focus so much on AI nowadays?

Why do I focus so much on AI nowadays?

It’s a question that comes my way often. The answer’s straightforward: AI is the foundational technology of the 21st Century. For me, it’s not the tech that’s mind-blowing — it’s the seismic shifts it’s triggering. Sure, the road ahead has its bumps — think significant job disruptions and a pressing need for societal adaptation. But, […]

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