🎉 On Monday, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary, a milestone filled with cherished memories and a reflection on our incredible journey. 🌟
Thaumatec founders, Jan-Willem Deutekom & Barend Smet
👨🏫 We were honored to have Professor Andrzej Dragan engage our guests with a thought-provoking lecture, “Will AI Eat Us?” Unveiling the rapid growth of AI, he showcased its transformative potential.
Here are some key takeaways:
🧩 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐮𝐳𝐳𝐥𝐞𝐬: Professor Dragan delved into the realm of linguistic and logical puzzles, focusing on the advancements in LLM models, particularly GPT-4.0.
💡 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦-𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬: GPT-4.0 showcased remarkable problem-solving abilities, reaching the level of an 8-year-old child, highlighting the rapid pace of AI development.
🎨 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥: The lecture illustrated AI’s creative prowess, exemplified by DALL-E generating unique visuals like public figures with chickens, showcasing creative potential beyond replication.
🏆 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: From Creative Move 37 in Go to AlphaFold predicting 3D protein structures, the lecture highlighted AI’s achievements in various domains, emphasizing its vast potential.
🔮 𝐔𝐧𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Professor Dragan touched upon the unpredictability of AI predictions, as demonstrated by Yann LeCun’s inaccurate forecasts within months of expression.
🌐 𝐀𝐈’𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: AI’s increasing role in disciplines like medicine, pharmacy, and computer vision was discussed, with potential improvements in drug development, diet supplements, and autonomous car systems.
⚠️ 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬: Acknowledging potential challenges, Professor Dragan highlighted the risk of AI being leveraged for destabilizing purposes, such as the creation of intelligent drones, deepfakes, or widespread viruses.
🛠️ 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Training and maintaining large AI models require significant resources, as indicated by Microsoft’s call for nuclear energy specialists.
👏 In conclusion, Professor Dragan’s lecture provided valuable insights into the evolving AI landscape, inspiring Thaumatec to continue embracing innovation.
Some nice pictures from the event:
Barend Smet, President of Thaumatec Tech Group & Nice Memories
Professor Piotr Ponikowski, Rektor of the great Medical University Wroclaw & Team
Kamil Grabarczyk, Thaumatec CFO