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The Edge of NFT Newsletter | Issue #52
🎉 Edge Of AI Launch Success! | FWB Fest | All That Matters | Howl | Flake Art DAO & Life Beyond Giveaway | Twitter Spaces | VeeFriends x Reebok | Softbank | NVIDIA | Pod Drops, Nuggets, & More!
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🎙️🚀 The Edge of AI Podcast Launch: A Journey into Tomorrow!
Edge of AI Podcast officially launched! It’s time to subscribe and download episode 1, hot off the presses: https://edgeofai.xyz
Wednesday, August 2: The KINN sparkled with excitement as the Edge of Company launched the Edge of AI Podcast. The exclusive event dazzled with anticipation of the live podcast recording and delectable treats from Emporium Thai. 🔮
The first on-stage podcast was led by co-host Ron Levy delved into trust featuring industry trailblazers like Ramsay Brown, Jyo Deshmukh, and Chris Coughlan. Co-founder Josh Kriger also explored the rapid evolution of entertainment and its AI impact amid Hollywood strikes. He led the discussion with guest speakers Les Borsai and Rachel Joy Victor. 🎬🤖
🙏 A big thank you to our generous sponsors: Artium - driving businesses with high-craft technology, Startup Coil - LA's premier source for innovation events, and AI Podcast Labs by Podetize - where podcasting meets cutting-edge AI experiences!
The night was a revelation, igniting a passion for the future of AI. As attendees bid farewell, they knew it was just the beginning of an extraordinary journey. 🚀🌟
🌞🌳 Touching Grass at the FWB Fest
Get ready for a thrilling ride as the Edge of Company team storms FWB Fest! Our excitement is through the roof as we delve into the future of internet culture at this three-day symposium held at the enchanting Idyllwild Arts Academy. 🍃
Join music lovers, tech enthusiasts, and industry leaders for a mind-blowing experience you won't want to miss! 🎧🎶
🕌🏔️ Prepare for an Unforgettable Journey at the WOW Summit Dubai 2023!
🐪 Experience the extraordinary WOW SUMMIT Dubai, a monumental Blockchain festival on October 8 - 9. With distinguished leaders and government officials, explore cutting-edge Web3 trends and innovations. Held at Atlantis the Royal, The Palm, this opulent affair showcases NFT use cases, DEFi updates, startup competitions, and more. Don't miss the chance to be part of the unparalleled Web3 experience in Dubai!
🕌🏔️ Join us for All That Matters 2023
Conference by day and music festival by night, All That Matters is THE gateway to the Asian Music, Sports, Gaming, Media, Entertainment, and Web3 industries.
ATM is the region's premiere ‘Business 2 Business 2 Fan’ experience, bringing together world-class speakers, senior executives, and thousands of fans for networking, learning, and a whole lot of fun.
Celebrating its 18th year this year, ATM will be held on 11-13 September in the very heart of Asia - Singapore.
Early Bird tickets are on-sale until 15 August, so head to www.allthatmatters.asia for more details!
📸🎨 Artist Lee Jaffe Partners With Howl to Release Open Edition Collection of Never-Before-Seen Image of Bob Marley!
Artist Lee Jaffe released a digital collectible featuring a rare image of Bob Marley, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his US debut. The collection leverages blockchain technology for historical preservation, ensuring its provenance remains intact. The timed open edition release also offers a raffle of a personal video captured by Jaffe during his time with Marley.
The collection will launch on Fair.xyz, a no-code platform that allows creators to launch end-to-end NFTs; secure, accessible, and fair; in collaboration with Howl.xyz, a web3 ecosystem focused on communications, talent management, and products.
This iconic tribute showcases the beauty of truth preserved in art's immutable history on the blockchain!
EDGE 😍 Listener Love: Learn, Earn and Build!
We've been working our butts off to bring you the most mind-blowing giveaways EVER! Seriously, you won't want to miss out on what we've got in store for you. We've handpicked the absolute cream of the crop, and let me tell you, it's gonna be EPIC!
❄️💰 Win Real-World Utility: Dive into the World of Flake!
Flake Art DAO partners with Edge Of NFT for an exciting giveaway:
1st prize: $250 in empty Flake + Garnet Bull ($1,000)
2nd prize: $150 in empty Flake + Sapphire Crane ($750)
3rd prize: $75 in empty Flake + Aquamarine Snowflake ($500)
Flake is a spendable NFT, used by the DAO to create limited-edition collections like the OG5k in the Immortal Museum. Each Flake can be bought, sold, and spent like currency, making it a unique collectible coin with real-world utility. Winners get a chance to own these exclusive NFTs and dive into the world of art and commerce. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity!
Learn more about the giveaway using the button below. (Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM PT on August 10)
🌌🏰 Craft Your Destiny: Your Unreal Engine-Powered Adventure at Life Beyond!
Win epic prizes with Life Beyond Studios and Edge Of NFT! Get a coveted Life Beyond Founder's Key NFT, an exclusive Agent Zero Jacket NFT, a stylish Life Beyond Hoodie, and 5 allowlist spots for the next Life Beyond NFT mint! 💎🔥
Valued over 200 USD, this giveaway opens the doors to thrilling digital collectibles and exclusive access to Life Beyond's futuristic world! Explore an immersive sci-fi realm, build your virtual society on the enigmatic planet Dolos, and trade unique NFTs with fellow players. Join the community and embark on exciting coop missions to save the planet! 💪
Learn more about the giveaway using the button below. (Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM PT on August 9)
🌴🦜 Outer Edge Twitter Spaces
Join us on Twitter Spaces for boundless connections and a limitless future. Unlock the secrets of the Outer Edge and dive into a universe of endless possibilities! 💪
⏪ Replay: #TheAlpha - Top AI Tools for Creators
Discover top AI tools for creators beyond ChatGPT in this exciting Twitter Spaces with Shira Lazar! Experts like James Andrews, Tal Navarro, Dani Vandesande, Manouschka, Fanzo, and TIME join our very own Josh Kriger and Zach Sekar to discuss their favorite AI tools that helped the creative process. Here are some of the tools they talked about:
Zealous for audio highlights
Synthesia for professional videos,
Murf AI for AI voice generation
Remini AI for enhancing photos
Cast Magic & Deciphr AI for creating podcast content with
Vidyo AI for making short-form videos with
Big Room TV for converting landscape videos
DocSum AI for reviewing contracts
Nuseir Yassin’s (Nas Daily) Ruby AI for summarizing WhatsApp group chats
AI PRM for creating curated prompts integrated with ChatGPT
Bing AI for assisted search integrated into Microsoft Edge via chat
⏪ Replay: The Future of Amplifying Community: Exploring Web3 at Kreatorhood
Join Ayesha Kanji, Maani Hariri, and special guests: Josh Ong, Gentle Tornado, Kristina Flynn, and Ed Balloon for a captivating discussion on Kreatorhood, secrets of creative mastery, and the power of collaboration. Stay tuned until the end as the team gets a surprise visit from Scott Page!
📺🚀 Outer Edge Portal: Building Brand Loyalty on Web3 Feat. Animoca Brands!
🪙 "Beyond Points and Miles: How Tokenomics Transformed Loyalty Programs" was an incredible workshop, filled with a stellar lineup of industry experts who dropped some serious knowledge bombs! If you happen to miss it, don't worry! You still have a chance to join Athan Slotkin, Jerry Lai, Mohamed Ezeldin, and Lionel Fock as they share groundbreaking insights at the Outer Edge Portal.
💡🌟 Empower Non-Profits to Thrive with Getchange!
Getchange is the ultimate social impact solution for businesses! Seamlessly launch charitable NFTs and empower consumer giving with over $1,000,000 in donations enabled. With cutting-edge compliance, instant payouts, and nonprofit verification, Change makes social impact campaigns easy. Integrate anywhere you spend, supporting 200k+ charities.
Brands like Lokai, Brex, and SnackMagic use Getchange's Web3-based software tools for charitable NFT royalties, drop-in donation forms, and API wallet integration, enabling donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Girls Who Code.
💡💎 AI’s Journey: From Object Recognition to Artistic Appreciation with Dr. David G. Stork!
In our first podcast episode of the Edge of AI, Eathan Janney interviews Dr. David G. Stork, a distinguished scientist and author from Stanford University. They discuss using AI to analyze art, with deep neural networks revolutionizing art analysis. AI enhances art scholars' understanding without replacing their expertise. Symbolic mathematics and computer-assisted techniques aid in solving complex problems efficiently. David emphasizes being intentional about leveraging computer capabilities while continuing to develop one's own skills!
Subscribe and download episode 1 now!
🚀 BLAST OFF! 🎉 The Edge Of AI Podcast has officially LAUNCHED! 🎧✨
It's been an incredible journey to get to this point, with everyone at The Edge Of Company, Inc working round the clock for weeks to support this epic milestone. The first episode is impactful: "AI's Journey: From Object Recognition to Artistic Appreciation" featuring the esteemed Dr. David G. Stork, adjunct professor at Stanford University. 🤖🎨
We spin an epic tale that reveals the simultaneously humble and ambitious history supporting the current explosion in AI. David explains how we've come all the way from trying to get a computer to recognize a chair or cat to the possibility of AI appreciating fine art. 🖼️🔍
The launch party! We were honored to host scores of erudite early fans joining us to celebrate this milestone at our launch party at KINN in Venice Beach, CA. We featured top-notch speakers discussing AIs impact on everything from entertainment to safety and security.
The countdown to official launch at 8 PM Pacific Time was a thrill! 🕗Pride and satisfaction surged as we watched all the fresh downloads rolling in!🎊
🎙️ Tune in now to the Edge of AI Podcast on your favorite podcast platforms (start with Apple Podcast and leave a review!). Listen to the inaugural episode with Dr. David G. Stork. Subscribe, follow, and share with your network to be part of this engaging AI exploration! 📢
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🎉 Let's embrace the cutting-edge developments in AI, and work together to create an unimaginably beautiful future! 🌐💫
So many thanks!
Edge Of AI Dispatch Partner
Launch Event Speakers
Rachel Joy Victor
Our Lead Host Piloting the Edge of AI Ship
The Edge Of Company, Inc Team:
Shen I & Jenny
Early Episode Guests (sneak peek/spoiler!)
-Charles Lindsay, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and SETI Institute Fellow
-Galen Oakes of Future Factory
-Chris Schmidt of Parallel
-Zohaib Ahmed of Resemble AI
-Joris Mollinga of DuckDuckGoose AI
-Memo Akten, Google Resident Artist 2016 & Prof. at UC San Diego
Thanks to Djerassi Resident Artists Program for hosting our Project Lead as a Resident in the final month before launch. Martin Rauchbauer, Dale Djerassi, Steve Michelson
🐑👟 NFT Culture Connect
The Latest from NFT Culture (nftculture.com)
VeeFriends and Reebok teamed up for a limited-edition Classic Nylon collection, featuring the VeeFriends Aspiring Alpaca. The sneakers blend '80s nostalgia with contemporary style, offering Series 1 token holders an exclusive opportunity to claim a pair. Priced at $90, the collection launches on August 24th, with US & international availability!
🤖💼 SoftBank Allocates $140M to Build Homegrown Generative AI via Newly Established Company
The Latest from Metaverse Post (mpost.io)
SoftBank launches SB Intuitions Corp. to develop Large Language Models (LLM) for Japan's market, focusing on generative AI services. With an investment of over $140 million in its computing platform, set to launch in fall 2023, SoftBank aims to leverage generative AI for diverse sectors like real estate, healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Strategic partnerships with Microsoft and OpenAI's GPT-4 will enhance their offerings. Despite past losses, SoftBank remains dedicated to AI investments, envisioning a revolutionary future with generative AI solutions to boost Japan's productivity.
⚖️👨⚖️ Perfusion: Nvidia Introduces a Compact 100 KB Neural Network with Efficient Training Time
The Latest from Metaverse Post (mpost.io)
Nvidia's "Perfusion generative" neural network, with its compact size and rapid training, requires only 100 kb of space, compared to 2 gigabytes in other models. The innovative "Key-Locking" mechanism optimizes performance by aligning user requests with broader categories, making processing faster and more efficient.
🏫🤝 Blockchain Training Alliance: Answers your Questions about Blockchain!
Blockchain Training Alliance delivers the most relevant course material, instruction, and certification on blockchains around the globe. It has trained the largest companies and many governmental agencies in the United States and around the world since 2017.
Blockchain Training Alliance is a top leader in the field, counting among its clients IBM, Microsoft, Disney, Morgan Stanley, and many more, and offering a wide array of technical and non-technical courses.
So, hurry and sign up for the Blockchain Training Alliance course that best fits your needs! Use discount code “EdgeOf” for 50% OFF, and start your next block today!
📔🤝 Empowering Success: Unleash Your Story with The Edge of Company
The Edge of Company offers media solutions to tackle market challenges! With top podcasts, events, and advisory services, they put companies in the spotlight and refine media approaches. Contact them at email@example.com for captivating storytelling.
📻 Edge of NFT Episode Drops
*3 all-fresh episodes in this edition—Enjoy! 😉
Welcome to a brand-new chapter of The Edge of NFT podcast! We're thrilled to introduce our new host, Crypto Current CEO Richard Carthon, as he takes the reins of this cutting-edge show and leads us into the fascinating world of NFTs with a fresh perspective. In his first episode with us, Richard shares his passion for blockchain…
There are all sorts of different uses for Web3, but supporting independent creators is a really important one, yet it's one that doesn't always get enough conversation. We are doing that conversation now in this Outer Edge LA Twitter Space with the founders of Kreatorhood, Ayesha Kanji and Maani Hariri. Ayesha and Maani share…
The NFT space has become a hub for emerging talents to showcase their creativity in the vast and ever-growing digital landscape. Michael Brooks of Flake Art DAO is on a mission to give them a platform to feature their works for the entire world to see and be preserved for posterity’s sake. Joining Hosts Josh Kriger and Richard Carthon…
In today’s episode of the Edge of NFT Podcast, Josh Kriger sits down with Gordon Gould and Stanley Bishop from New Atlantis, an open platform for ocean and biodiversity regeneration, to unpack the origin of decentralized science and how that movement is serviced by the utilities that NFTs offer. Part of the New Atlantis’ core…
Entertainment is becoming less about watching and more about interaction, all thanks to the power of NFTs. With dynamic NFTs, fandoms and collectors are now beginning to enjoy utility-packed and community-driven experiences. In this NFTLA Live Twitter Space discussion, Jeff Kelley, Eathan Janney, and Josh Kriger talk to…
To really bring about mass adoption for NFTs, those who are already in the space need to think of ways to make participation more inclusive. This is what Andrew Klein and the team at Sweet™ are doing. In this episode, Andrew explains how Sweet™ works with some of the world’s biggest brands to create authentic experiences for creators…
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