Hey HackerNoon Readers! I’m Nicolas and I’m the founder of Fortuitapps.
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Learn more about my thoughts and opinions on the emerging technology of 2022 and my journey in the tech industry via the interview below.
Currently in tech what I consistently try to do is to apply imagination to solving real world problems with the help of AI, mainly using Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Representation techniques.
Today’s most advanced software technology is at the very early stages of truly modelling our 3D reality, which (possibly) is an infinitely powerful super-duper computer (matrix) in which we are all “immersed”. So, today’s AI and 3D VR/AR technology are heading towards emulating some of this functionality.
At Fortuitapps we envisage AI Powered 3D VR/AR software experiences that transcend all types of “devices”, from cars to basketballs to swimming pools.
Books are an interesting case as they should be turned into personalized 3D immersive experiences that adjust to who is the reader while addressing all human senses simultaneously (vision, sound, touch, smell and so on). Books will be smart enough to learn from these interactions and will learn to autonomously communicate with each other. Who knows where all that will lead to.,.
I got started in all this since realizing in high school that programming was very easy for me. That, along with a natural curiousity eventually led to a Master’s Degree in AI, and from there to founding Fortuitapps.
We make custom ML Models.
We make custom NLP systems that create and model knowledge.
We mine the internet not for website addresses but for knowledge extracted from chaotic unstructured data.
And we make critical real world applications that work and have worked in large banks for many years, where we sometimes combine crazy innovative ideas with tough business world realities (compliance, ethics, efficiency, reliability).
Creativity, Imagination and innovation are at the core of any modern business and the essence of its long-term viability. In today’s volatile business world, a competitive advantage is not enough anymore. So how do you consistently infuse creativity into your business?
One way is to create an AI Powered Creativity Machine that, given a set of objects (products), it “imagines” never seen before objects (products) each with several different and several similar characteristics.
To implement this an AI technique known as “disentanglement” is used which attempts to partially mimic human intuition, imagination and innovation.
Thats where I would invest. Following is an article I am preparing on this subject.
Overall the most exciting development in tech is Artificial Intelligence.
It is all just at the beginning and the more AI is integrated into daily functionality the more AI will be generated.
I am passionate about any technology that combines imagination and innovation to resolve real world problems and that makes people happier.
I have no concerns about how fast tech is evolving.
But Ethics is a different issue, and safeguards must always be considered in advance of developments.
AI transparency must be a given, and I am sure that almost all AI professionals want to protect the AI industry by strictly adhering to ethics and transparency concerns.
That is a hard question.
Professional courtesy and ethics do not allow me to point out any company, large or small, in those terms.
In all cases, I believe that middle to long term the market itself resolves these kind of concerns.
Besides AI, I am not learning enough.
But what I want to learn is to play the bass guitar.
It is a close emulation of a human heartbeat and the secret sauce of music.
The best advice I have given is to do what you are really good at, and not necessarily what you enjoy as is the consensus.
So if you are an exceptional programmer, but not a geek, becoming a programmer anyway.
If you are really really good at soccer but don’t like soccer too much, become a soccer player anyway and make money.
What determines whether you are “rich” or “poor” (within reason) is not how much money you make per month, but the difference between how much you make and how much you spend per month.
If you make 3000 and spend 2000, you are richer than someone who makes 10000 and spends 12000.
Now you can navigate your financial future on more stable ground.
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