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2024 Q1 Report

· 3 min read
Michael Wade
Founder, Wade Digital

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Wade.Digital Update: Navigating Opportunities and Innovation in Q2 2024

Greetings, Wade.Digital community,

As we transition deeper into the second quarter of 2024, it's an opportune moment to reflect on our recent activities and chart our path forward. The landscape of blockchain and AI continues to evolve, and so does our journey at Wade.Digital, amid successes and continuous learning.

Key Developments and Strategic Reflections

VACOTechSprint and Partner Collaboration: Our participation in the VACOTechSprint, despite its ups and downs, has set the stage for new opportunities. We are still finalizing follow-ups and eagerly awaiting the public announcement of the winners. On a brighter note, our collaboration with [x] has flourished. We've made significant progress on the AiFGE app, which stands out as a highlight of this period. Our discussions with [x] have opened doors to potentially take on a role within their community management or developer relations teams, fostering further collaboration.

Crypto Market and Treasury Insights: The crypto market has treated us well, with Bitcoin maintaining its rally and our strategic trades keeping us within our risk tolerance. Our treasury management strategies, including the recent conversions from USDC to USD and the clearing of less favorable positions, are reflective of our cautious yet proactive approach to finance.

Strategic Vision Reevaluation: Recently, I revisited our strategic vision for 2024. The aim is to position Wade.Digital as a leader in leveraging advanced technology for community engagement and operational excellence. However, it's clear that while technology and strategy are our strong suits, the aspect of community engagement needs reinvigoration and clearer integration into our operations.

Looking Ahead: Operational Focus and Community Building

AI and Automation: We continue to refine our AI tools, with significant strides in the AIFGE project. Our partnership with [x] may also soon yield a new role, helping us bridge community engagement and development efforts.

Content Creation and Community Outreach: In our quest to enhance community ties, we've begun creating valuable content that reflects our development processes and insights. This includes a series of YouTube videos aimed at building a long-term community, though admittedly, this is a work in progress that will evolve with us.

Financial Strategy and Sustainability: As stewards of Wade.Digital's resources, we are mindful of our financial strategies, especially in maintaining the balance between asset retention and operational liquidity. The market's volatility necessitates a conservative approach to asset management, aligning with our vision for sustainable growth.

Reflecting on Our Pillars of Strategy: The five pillars of our strategy—discovery, building, decision-making, deployment, and user engagement—remain central to our operational philosophy. Each pillar is being examined and refined to ensure it supports our broader mission of making science fiction a science fact.

In conclusion, while the paths we navigate are complex, our commitment to innovation, strategic integrity, and community engagement remains steadfast. We look forward to what the rest of 2024 holds and are excited to continue this journey with all of you.

Stay tuned for further updates as we progress through the year and refine our strategies to not just meet but exceed our expectations.

Warm regards,

Michael Wade

Founder, Wade.Digital

LLM Assisted YouTube Video Pipeline

· 3 min read
Michael Wade
Founder, Wade Digital

Header Image We have released v0.1 of our YouTube Video Pipeline repo.

Demo Video

Use and Purpose

This repo is a snapshot of the current workflow we're using to publish impromptu videos to our YouTube channel as part of an exercise in discipline. It's called 100 Days Challenge, and is mainly an excuse for me to spitball topics that I want to talk about. I'm trying to make the process as frictionless as possible, and this is the result.

The current constraints that we have for the project is that we'll record a short video, about 10-15 minutes on my iPhone, and upload it to YouTube without any edits. I am however, using a transcript of the video, fed through an LLM, to provide the title, summary, and other metadata about the video.

This repo relies on a separate WhisperASR service to do the transcription, but you can probably use whatever third-party transcription engine you want.

Workflow

I had originally been doing the process via a kludge of: Airdrop from my iPhone to Macbook; the Obsidian transcription plugin; an ASR-endpoint in my lab; ChatGPT; and the YouTube web app. I would like to automate the entire process. So far we've writen automator files to strip the audio before passing it to the ASR (it's less bandwidth intensive to strip it) and returning the transcript file. From there we swapped out ChatGPT for an API call using CrewAI, which is the latest Agent-Task management tool we've been playing with. We've also added a python-upload CLI tool, written in Python, that we've hacked into today.

There is still a lot of room for improvement here, and we'll be making additional tweaks as we continue to use it over the next eighty days or so. We're releasing it here as-is, and have no plans to support it or maintain it at all.

We will be prioritizing any friction we run into with the model, and will likely be making improvements to the CrewAI loop to make sure it's passing the proper data to the YouTubeUploadTool, so that we might make it a proper tool which we can fork back to CrewAI.

Bridging the AI Literacy Gap

· 4 min read
Michael Wade
Founder, Wade Digital

In the digital era, where technology evolves at lightning speed, staying ahead of the curve is not just an advantage—it's imperative for success. Among the various skills crucial for navigating this landscape, AI literacy stands out as a fundamental necessity. My Image

Exciting News from Wade.Digital!

A recent LinkedIn study shed light on a pressing issue: the AI literacy gap in the workforce. The study revealed that merely a third to half of UK companies are actively fostering AI literacy among their employees. This gap poses significant competitive challenges but also opens up a realm of opportunities for those ready to embrace change.

At Wade.Digital, we're seizing this opportunity to make a difference, and would like to invite you to sign up for our upcoming content dedicated to enhancing AI literacy. Our mission is to equip professionals and aspiring talents with the prowess to harness AI tools for research, data analysis, customer service automation, predictive maintenance, and beyond.

Our course is meticulously crafted to transcend traditional learning boundaries. It's not just about understanding AI; it's about embedding a culture of continuous learning, ethical AI practices, and interdisciplinary collaboration within your organization. We aim to transform AI integration from a mere operational tool to a cornerstone of innovation and competitive advantage.

As we gear up for the launch, we invite you to join us on this transformative journey. Whether you're looking to future-proof your career, lead your organization into a new era of innovation, or navigate the ethical dimensions of AI, Wade.Digital is your compass.

Stay tuned and sign up for exclusive previews, insightful updates, and more as we embark on this exciting venture together. Let's close the AI literacy gap and pave the way for a more innovative, adaptable, and ethically conscious digital future.


Introduction to AI Literacy: Empowering the Future Workforce

This course is designed to equip participants with foundational AI literacy, focusing on practical applications and ethical considerations in the digital age. Through engaging content and hands-on projects, learners will explore how AI can be leveraged across various domains, including research, data analysis, customer service, and predictive maintenance, fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation.

Course Modules:

Week 1: Introduction to AI and its Impact

  • Overview of Artificial Intelligence
  • History and Evolution of AI
  • AI in Today's World: Applications and Case Studies
  • Ethical Considerations and Responsible AI

Week 2: AI for Research

  • Leveraging AI for Enhanced Research Capabilities
  • AI Tools and Techniques in Research
  • Case Studies: AI-driven Breakthroughs in Research

Week 3: AI in Data Analysis

  • Fundamentals of AI in Data Analytics
  • Tools and Platforms for AI-driven Data Analysis
  • Real-world Applications and Success Stories

Week 4: Customer Service Automation with AI

  • Introduction to AI in Customer Service
  • Chatbots and Virtual Assistants: Design and Deployment
  • Enhancing Customer Experience with AI

Week 5: Predictive Maintenance through AI

  • Predictive Maintenance: Concepts and Importance
  • AI Techniques in Predictive Maintenance
  • Implementing AI for Operational Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Exploring Advanced AI Applications
  • The Future of AI and Emerging Technologies
  • Building a Culture of Continuous AI Learning in Organizations

Week 7: Ethical AI and Sustainable Practices

  • Understanding Ethical AI and Its Importance
  • Guidelines and Best Practices for Ethical AI Use
  • Case Studies: Ethical Dilemmas and Solutions in AI

Week 8: Capstone Project

  • Applying learned concepts to a real-world problem
  • Group projects to foster collaboration and application of AI literacy
  • Presentation and feedback session

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the foundational principles and applications of AI across various domains.
  • Apply AI tools and techniques for research, data analysis, and customer service.
  • Implement AI strategies for predictive maintenance and operational efficiencies.
  • Navigate the ethical considerations in AI applications and advocate for responsible AI use.
  • Foster a mindset of continuous learning and adaptability in the face of evolving AI technologies.

This course is designed for beginners with no prior experience in AI. Basic computer literacy and an interest in technology and innovation are recommended to maximize learning outcomes.

This syllabus provides a structured framework for your AI literacy course, blending theoretical knowledge with practical applications and ethical considerations to prepare participants for the AI-driven future.

Welcome

· 3 min read
Michael Wade
Founder, Wade Digital

Welcome to the Future: Introducing Wade.Digital

Greetings, Innovators and Dreamers!

Today marks the beginning of an exhilarating journey into the uncharted territories of blockchain and artificial intelligence — welcome to Wade.Digital! Our mission is clear yet audacious: to turn the fantastical elements of science fiction into the tangible realities of our daily lives. At Wade.Digital, we're not just observers of the digital revolution; we are active participants, builders, and visionaries shaping the future.

Our Philosophy: Building Tomorrow, Today

Wade.Digital is more than a company; it's a movement. Inspired by the boundless possibilities of technology, we've embarked on a quest to design a future where digital innovation enhances every aspect of human life. From streamlining mundane tasks with AI to creating decentralized communities with blockchain, we're laying the foundation for a world where technology serves humanity, not the other way around.

What We Do: Innovation at the Intersection

At the core of Wade.Digital lies a commitment to innovation, particularly at the intersection of blockchain and AI. Our projects range from developing AI-driven tools that simplify complex tasks to exploring blockchain's potential to foster transparent, equitable communities. We're here to build systems that empower individuals to design their lives with technology, fostering personal growth and professional development.

Join the Community: Collaboration is Key

One of the pillars of Wade.Digital is community. We believe in the power of collaboration, shared knowledge, and collective creativity. Our blog will serve as a platform for not just sharing our advancements and insights but also for engaging with fellow innovators, tech enthusiasts, and anyone curious about the future of technology. We encourage you to join the conversation, share your ideas, and collaborate with us on projects that matter.

Looking Ahead: The Journey is Just Beginning

As we chart our course through the ever-evolving landscape of technology, our blog will be your window into the world of Wade.Digital. From deep dives into our latest projects to reflections on the broader implications of digital innovation, we'll be sharing it all right here.

We're excited to embark on this journey with you. Together, let's explore the possibilities, push the boundaries, and build a future where technology unlocks new horizons for humanity.

Welcome to Wade.Digital — where the future is not just imagined; it's created.


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