• Welcome to Blueberry Thoughts

    Welcome to Blueberry Thoughts

    A blog at the intersection of human creativity and artificial intelligence Hello and welcome to the blog of Ionut Burchi, father of three, IT consultant, web veteran and AI realist. I have started an awareness campaign on the possibilities, challenges and dangers the recent developments in the field of artificial intelligence have to offer. This…

  • Sunni & Huldra – An AI short for Runway Gen:48

    Sunni & Huldra – An AI short for Runway Gen:48

    I was stoked to be one of the hundreds of participants in the second edition of Runway Gen:48 AI film competition. With very limited time I had to cut some corners but I am still very happy with the result. Enjoy Sunni & Huldra, a tale of ancient creatures that just want to be seen,…

  • More AI Video and Music Experiments

    More AI Video and Music Experiments

    I have been trying out several AI video generators for the past few months and even made a trailer for the YouVille movie using Pika a while back. The one that has so far shown the best results and seems to have been dominating the scene is Runway with its Gen-1 video-to-video and Gen-2 text/image-to-video…

  • Paris in the 20th Century: An AI video tribute

    Paris in the 20th Century: An AI video tribute

    I have mentioned my being a huge Jules Verne fan on this blog before so I was very excited to work on a project this Christmas for a trailer powered by AI tools for a movie based on the fascinating book ” Paris in the 20th Century”. Here it is in all its glory, read…

  • A Year with AI: Reflections on the Future

    A Year with AI: Reflections on the Future

    Exactly one year ago, my book, ‘Blueberry & the Bear and Other Stories,’ made its debut. It holds the distinction of being the world’s first collection of bedtime stories authored using ChatGPT, with illustrations generated by Dall-E2. It meant I collaborated with a Large Language Model and a Diffusion Model, serving as my co-author and…

  • Youville Movie Trailer

    Youville Movie Trailer

    I’ve had the chance to revisit one of my Midjourney projects from back in February and made a short video #trailer for the movie Youville using Pika Labs. I used Pika to animate some of the “movie stills” generated with Midjourney and put them together in Microsoft Clipchamp with the “Digital error” transition and a…

  • Episode 5 on diffusion, audio, video, 3D and multimodal models

    Episode 5 on diffusion, audio, video, 3D and multimodal models

    Hello again, hope you had a great summer! We continue our journey in gen AI land with the rest of the AI models, from pics to vids, 3D objects, voice clones and multimodal models. Enjoy! Transcription Welcome back to another episode of Blueberry Thoughts with your host, Ivor J. Burks. Today, we continue our deep…

  • Podcast episode 4 on the rise of Large Language Models

    Podcast episode 4 on the rise of Large Language Models

    Here is the newest episode of the “Blueberry Thoughts” podcast. Listen to it on your favorite podcasting app or right here on this page. Enjoy! Subscribe on your favorite app: Transcription: Hello and welcome back to Blueberry Thoughts, your favorite spot at the intersection of human creativity and artificial intelligence! I am Ivor J. Burks,…

  • New podcast episode out on UBI, AI and capitalism

    New podcast episode out on UBI, AI and capitalism

    I am thrilled to announce the release of the third episode of our podcast series. This episode, entitled “Universal Basic Irrelevance – UBI, AI, and Capitalism,” offers an in-depth exploration of a highly debated topic at the intersection of technology, economics, and social philosophy. Listen to the episode here on the website or on your…

  • Introducing the Blueberry Thoughts Podcast

    Introducing the Blueberry Thoughts Podcast

    Hello, Blueberry Thinkers! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new project: the Blueberry Thoughts Podcast. This is an exciting new platform where we will continue our exploration into the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence (AI), creativity, and their incredible synergy. As you’ve journeyed through the blog posts and experiments here at Blueberry…

  • Women in AI is not about gender equality. It’s about our survival as a species

    Women in AI is not about gender equality. It’s about our survival as a species

    We are celebrating International Girls in ICT Day today, April 27th, 2023. I’ve seen numerous posts on social and traditional media throughout March and April showcasing women working in tech, including an impressive list of 100 women in the field of AI here in Norway. There has also been an array of events centered around…

  • A prompt for GPT-4 powered debate teams

    A prompt for GPT-4 powered debate teams

    Here’s a prompt I made for getting ChatGPT (GPT-4) to run debates (for/against) on different topics on the model of university debate teams. The topic used as an example is “risks and benefits of artificial intelligence” but I have gotten good results with topics such as “gun control” and “drinking alcohol”. You can read the…

  • Poet-GPT – A.I. writing  Shakespearian Sonnets on autoplay

    Poet-GPT – A.I. writing Shakespearian Sonnets on autoplay

    As an English major, Shakespearian sonnets have been my favorite form when writing poems for quite a few years back in the early 2000s. So no wonder I am mixing things up again at the intersection of human creativity and artificial intelligence. For this experiment, I used Auto-GPT with OpenAI API and Pinecone for the…

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