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Regulators Ramp Up Pressure on Big Tech

On March 25th, the European Commission initiated an investigation into Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), and Meta (formerly Facebook). The concern was over their compliance with the Digital Markets Act, aimed at ensuring fair competition in the EU’s tech sector. This also added pressure on Big Tech. In a parallel move, the US Department of… Continue reading Regulators Ramp Up Pressure on Big Tech

Unleashing the AI Revolution: The Impact of ChatGPT on the Economy

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) has been nothing short of revolutionary. Among the myriad of AI innovations, one stands out: ChatGPT, a text-generating marvel developed by OpenAI. This ground-breaking technology has ushered in a new era of possibilities, sparking a frenzy of innovation and investment as businesses race… Continue reading Unleashing the AI Revolution: The Impact of ChatGPT on the Economy

Investing in AI: Private Start-ups versus Public Markets

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The past two years have been challenging for investors in the technology sector. SoftBank, a prominent Japanese investment firm emblematic of the venture capital boom of the 2010s, is facing challenges. These challenges stem from shifting dynamics, characterised by higher interest rates and reduced corporate valuations. Despite these challenges, investing in artificial intelligence (AI) remains… Continue reading Investing in AI: Private Start-ups versus Public Markets

Living with Super-AI: Exploring Human Existence through Economics

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In the realm of science fiction, envisioning a world dominated by super-intelligent Artificial Intelligence (super-AI) sparks curiosity and contemplation. Films like “Wall-E” and literary works such as Iain M. Banks’ “Culture” series paint vivid pictures of societies. In these societies, humans coexist with advanced AI, freed from the constraints of traditional labour. While these narratives… Continue reading Living with Super-AI: Exploring Human Existence through Economics

The top-ranking large language models of 2024

Large language models (LLMs) are sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) systems that are revolutionizing text processing across various applications. Although LLMs have been incubating in research laboratories since the late 2010s, their proliferation accelerated following the emergence of ChatGPT. This article outlines the top-ranking large language models of 2024.   Understanding LLMs A large language model… Continue reading The top-ranking large language models of 2024

The Evolution of AI and Its Economic Implications

The arrival of ChatGPT and similar large language models (LLMs) signals a significant milestone in the evolution of AI. These developments are poised to trigger a notable shift in the economy. Over the past few decades, we have witnessed gradual progress in automated information systems. However, the latest generation of tools is distinctive, indicating a… Continue reading The Evolution of AI and Its Economic Implications

Investment Screening for Sensitive Tech in the Netherlands

In May 2023, the Dutch government announced the enforcement of a newly passed law. This law empowers them to scrutinize foreign technology investments and prevent takeovers on national security grounds. The government’s focus is particularly on sensitive tech. Micky Adriaansens, Minister of Economic Affairs, will oversee the newly established Investment Review Office. She announced the… Continue reading Investment Screening for Sensitive Tech in the Netherlands

#AmazingProjects: let’s talk about “Empath Design”

Andriotto Financial Services is very pleased to support Empath Design during their journey with the Horizon Europe programme! About the company: Empath Design Factory helps create mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their customers.   They have created the first social identification code that brings together owners of the same product. Thanks to this innovation, it… Continue reading #AmazingProjects: let’s talk about “Empath Design”

#AmazingProjects – INFI: Transforming entertainment, enriching lives

Andriotto Financial Services is proud to support INFI in the launching of an innovative entertainment platform perfectly formulated for emerging content creators, film-makers and audience worldwide!   INFI uses blockchain to power a unified platform for visual, sound, smart and creative needs. It allows smooth changes between different types of content.   INFI’s Features: Watch… Continue reading #AmazingProjects – INFI: Transforming entertainment, enriching lives

Horizon Europe Calls: Renewable Energy

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. Horizon Europe calls have supported and incentivised different areas along the years: Health, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, Energy, Transport, Marine Science, Agriculture. They have also shown particular interest in the fields of renewable energy, climate change… Continue reading Horizon Europe Calls: Renewable Energy