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This is not my first hype cycle

This is not my first hype cycle

Every time a new technology comes along, we seem to first believe that it will (a) replace all previous technologies and (b) that it will solve all future problems. Inevitably we then discover the limitations and then finally we put the new tool where it belongs, in its own niche where it shines.

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Massive AI technical debt incoming…

Massive AI technical debt incoming…

we are well aware of model drift, where the input variables (the real world), over time, become different from the data distribution the model was trained on. It’s not so much the model that drifts here but rather the input data.

With LLMs the models themselves also ‘drift’ in that

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Why are manhole covers round?

Why are manhole covers round?

When typing this question into ChatGPT I was impressed by the response that suggests deep insight into the relationship between the shape, weight and strength of a manhole cover, the challenges to manufacture and manipulate it as well as worker safety concerns. Surely an AI needs a model of the world and true reasoning capability to arrive at this answer?

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Impact of AI on the legal profession

Impact of AI on the legal profession

19/10/2023 I did a keynote on AI past, present & future for the A&O partners and participated in the super interesting work session discussing the impact of gen AI on the legal profession.

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Exponential Value Creation with AI

Exponential Value Creation with AI

4/10/2023 Keynote and discussion on accelerated value creation with AI for the Heran Partners annual meeting with portfolio company leadership and LPs. BTW. You should care about AI 🙂 But first care about your strategy, and only then figure out how AI can help...

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Impact of AI on Private Equity

Impact of AI on Private Equity

23/8/2023 talk and discussion on the value of AI on private equity across the whole investment lifecycle, including sourcing, pre-LOI & DD, as well as portfolio management.

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Flanders Make Symposium 2022

Flanders Make Symposium 2022

15/10/2022 BEYOND HYPE AND FEAR: HOW TO EMBRACE AI AS A PURELY PRACTICAL TOOL The use of AI by companies suffers from unrealistic expectations and mystifications. This sometimes causes disappointment and at times even fear of what is essentially a practical data...

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AI Monitor – Creating Value with AI

AI Monitor – Creating Value with AI

26/4/2022 CIONET session with talks & round-tables around the state of AI in Belgium. In this session Briteflo will present its AI monitor study. In this study we have gathered feedback from top IT leaders in Belgium on what exactly they are currently doing with...

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Tackling the Myths of AI

Tackling the Myths of AI

22/2/2022 I will share preliminary findings from my study on the state of AI in Belgium. This study is in collaboration with CIONET, you can download it here.

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Executive Forum – the Overview Effect

Executive Forum – the Overview Effect

17/11/2021 The next evolution of humanity: de relatie tussen AI en de mens Gaan we de ruimte koloniseren dankzij AI? Wouter Denayer roept op om eerst en vooral hier en nu actief na te denken over waar we met AI heen willen. De voormalige CTO van IBM relativeert...

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Innovation & value creation

Innovation & value creation

5/10/2021 Technology is evolving at higher speeds than ever before and is becoming a bigger part of companies across all sectors. Even complex technologies, like artificial intelligence, are now accessible for new sectors like fashion, marketing, engineering,...

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De fundamentele vragen komen altijd terug

De fundamentele vragen komen altijd terug

5/10/2021 Dit interview werd geschreven door Wouter Temmerman en werd eerst hier gepubliceerd door House of Executives. Als tiener kreeg hij een computer cadeau van zijn ouders, wat een levenslange liefde voor technologie in gang zette en mee zijn...

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Impact of AI on the legal profession

leyton innovation & value creation

5/10/2021  Technology is evolving at higher speeds than ever before and is becoming a bigger part of companies across all sectors. Even complex technologies, like artificial intelligence, are now accessible for new sectors like fashion, marketing, engineering,...

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AI – a blessing or a curse? – TEDx KULeuvenBrussels

talk - 13/5/2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h6A2h6Kl6M It was such a privilege to share some thoughts on AI at TEDx. I would like to thank following people Pablo Roldán - for the Commodore 64 3D model. The accuracy and level of detail are amazing. See his work...

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CIO Leadership Summit

8/2/2021 I hosted a master class on the future of AI at the 2021 CIO Leadership Summit. To benefit from AI businesses need AI they can trust. I discussed current challenges on accuracy and sustainability, as well as a possible path forward.

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The future of AI – AI4EU Webcafés

talk - 16/9/2020 If you wonder what is next in the evolution towards general AI then this session is for you. We have seen some painful failures of artificial intelligence pointing to a lack of 'common sense'. Are neural networks really the solution we seek or is a...

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