Category#ai

Want a cute pet you can cuddle but don’t want to clean up the poop? Get a MOFLIN! (video)

W

Always together. An AI Pet Robot that’s just like a real animal. MOFLIN is an AI Pet created from a totally new concept. It possesses emotional capabilities that evolve like living animals. With its warm soft fur, cute sounds, and adorable movement, you’d want to love it forever. We took a nature inspired approach and developed a unique algorithm that allows MOFLIN to learn and grow by constantly...

AI creates a new Metallica Song: Deliverance Rides (video)

A

A user on YouTube called Funk Turkey, used an AI, more specifically a machine learning bot, to create a new song by Metallica. Even more specifically: Using lyrics.rip to scrape the Genius Lyrics Database, I made a Markov Chain write Metallica lyrics. This is the end result- “Deliverance Rides”.
This song isn’t bad. The rhythm is great even if the lyrics are a bit loose. Enjoy!

Loretta | Google Super Bowl Commercial 2020 (video)

L

So . . . I like many others, loved this commercial from Google. I’m also curious by the fact that many people seem to be missing the point. It shows Google Assistant becoming our personal assistant. This is an essential part of an AI learning about us and facilitating our needs. (It reminds me of Replika in a way.) The rise of personal searches is no secret and this is the next logical step...

Are virtual influencers the future? (video)

A

This is fascinating trend. My students (grads + undergrads) think it’s one of the creepiest things they’ve ever seen. It’s also gaining traction. I’ve been following @lilmiquela since 2018 when she came up in conversation (on stage) as SxSW Then I saw this article from the @nytimes this past June THEN I watched Mark Sagar of @soul_machines map out Will.i.am’s...

SxSW with Daniels College of Business (video)

S

I’ve been taking students to SxSW since 2015 and was fortunate enough to have @scullymon, amazing videographer/world-class skier/entrepreneur in my class and asked him to record the SxSW experience. I was going his video as promotional material but ended up not needing it. Word of mouth is a powerful force and my class for 2020 is at 61 students! Enjoy!

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.

Connect