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Exciting News: I Co-Authored a New Edition of a Best-Selling Book!

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In this newsletter, read about:

  • 🕵️‍♀️ My Latest Achievement - Co-Authoring a Book!

  • 🗞 News and Top Reads

  • 📌 AI Art Tutorial: Adding Details in Midjourney V6

  • 🎨 Featured Artist: Joshua Vermillion

  • 🖼 AI-Assisted Artwork of the Week

  • 🤓 A Comprehensive Midjourney Guide

🕵️‍♀️ My Latest Achievement – Co-Authoring a Book!

I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you all! As you know, my passion lies at the intersection of AI and art, and I've been dedicated to exploring and sharing insights in this fascinating field. Today, I'm delighted to announce the release of the second edition of the acclaimed book, Applied Artificial Intelligence: A Handbook For Business Leaders, which I've co-authored.

Note: The mockup with hands holding a book was created using Midjourney 😄 

The first edition of this book was not only a best-seller on Amazon but was also honored by CES as one of the top technology books of 2018. However, the landscape of AI has evolved significantly since then, with groundbreaking advancements in generative AI and large language models. In this new edition, we've meticulously updated the content to reflect these changes, ensuring that readers stay ahead of the curve in understanding the latest developments.

While the book continues to offer a fundamental introduction to AI tailored for business leaders, it also delves deeper into advanced topics, making it relevant and engaging for anyone intrigued by the intersection of AI and business. From predictive AI applications, which drive substantial returns on investment for companies, to cutting-edge generative AI technologies, the book covers a wide spectrum of AI applications across various business functions, including marketing, sales, software development, HR, legal, finance, and more.

If you are interested in these topics, make sure to get a free Kindle version of the book during our special 5-day promotion ending this Saturday. Don't miss this opportunity to enrich your understanding of AI's role in shaping the future of business.

I hope this book serves as a valuable resource in your journey to understand and leverage the power of AI in your respective fields. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm.

~ Kate

🗞 News and Top Reads

  • Midjourney opened image generation via the website for everyone who created 1000+ images on Midjourney.

  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released a new guidance document, which clearly specifies that only “natural humans” can be awarded patents.

    • However, AI-assisted products can still be patentable if there is at least one human that can be named an inventor of any given claim.

    • A person can be recognized as a proper inventor of an AI-assisted product if “a significant contribution could be shown by the way the person constructs the prompt in view of a specific problem to elicit a particular solution from the AI system.”

    • Also, “a person who takes the output of an AI system and makes a significant contribution to the output to create an invention may be a proper inventor.”

  • Stability AI introduced Stable Cascade, a new text-to-image model that is exceptionally easy to train and finetune on consumer hardware.

  • Apple released a new AI model that lets users make image edits by simply describing them.

    • The model can crop, resize, flip, and add filters to images all through text prompts. 

    • The company did not say what its plans for the model are beyond research.

📌 AI Art Tutorial: Adding Details in Midjourney V6

Midjourney V6 demonstrates significantly improved prompt coherence compared to earlier versions, yet mastering finer details remains a challenge. In this video tutorial, Christian Heidorn provides a walkthrough that guides you from a basic prompt to a masterpiece, revealing the techniques for incorporating layers of detail that Midjourney V6 can now comprehend.

Joshua Vermillion is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While his teaching, as of late, has been focused on beginning design foundations, his research deals with architectural applications of computational design methods and parametric design, digital fabrication tools and techniques, robotics and responsive systems, and other emerging technologies. Generative AI is one of the technologies that he has experimented with a lot recently. Check out his artwork on Instagram @joshuavermillion.

🖼 AI-Assisted Artwork of the Week

🤓 A Comprehensive Midjourney Guide

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