New Documentary ‘Awakening the Machine: The AI Revolution’ Set for 2024 Release

Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Humanity: 'Awakening the Machine: The AI Revolution' Documentary Explores the Present and Future Impacts of Artificial Intelligence, Featuring Insights from Leading Tech Visionaries

"Awakening the Machine: The AI Revolution," a major new documentary focusing on the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence, is currently in production and set for release in 2024. This timely and crucial film began production in early 2023, amidst a global surge in AI development and growing concerns about its potential risks.

Produced by Machina Productions, the documentary aims to provide a comprehensive and nuanced exploration of AI's impact on society. The project is spearheaded by Carolyn Rogers, a seasoned technology professional with a notable stint at IBM and credits including the 2017 Discovery Channel documentary "This is AI," and by Mark Soares, Founder and CEO of emerging technology agency Blokhaus Inc. The film is directed by Chris Hershman, recognized for his cinematic work for top music acts as well as commercial projects within the tech industry.

"A key goal of 'Awakening the Machine' is to offer the public an in-depth understanding of the implications of AI – not only the future risks but also the very real issues it is creating today," said producer Carolyn Rogers. "We are technologists who believe in the potential of AI, but also want to foster a discussion about what it means to develop it responsibly. A central question the film strives to answer is: how much human agency are we willing to give up to machines?"

In collaboration with Room 608, the production company behind Netflix's "A Trip to Infinity," the documentary is set to be one of the definitive AI documentaries of our time. Despite challenges in the entertainment industry, the project has made significant strides, having completed interviews with experts including Dan Hendrycks, Director of the Center for AI Safety and advisor to Elon Musk's company, xAI; Max Tegmark, a renowned MIT professor and prominent AI researcher; Tim Urban, a popular blogger and writer known for his insightful commentary on scientific and sociological topics; and Jaan Tallinn, a billionaire investor, co-founder of Skype, and a leading figure in the tech industry.

The documentary "Awakening the Machine: The AI Revolution" is actively in production, advancing with ongoing expert interviews. In parallel, the project is exploring opportunities with potential investors and distributors to further support and extend the reach of this impactful project. Potential investors and distributors are invited to learn more. 

For inquiries or to express interest in supporting "Awakening the Machine: The AI Revolution," please contact [email protected]. For more information and regular updates, please visit awakeningthemachine.com.

About Machina Productions

Machina Productions is a forward-thinking production company specializing in technology-focused documentaries and content. With a team of industry veterans and creative minds, Machina Productions is committed to producing insightful, informative, and engaging narratives that resonate with audiences worldwide.

Contact Information:
Carolyn Rogers
Producer
[email protected]


Original Source: New Documentary 'Awakening the Machine: The AI Revolution' Set for 2024 Release

productionglue (A TAIT Company) Expands Its Creative Services Offering With the Hiring of Mo Husseini and Stephanie Gray

The appointment of Gray, formally with Nike, and Husseini, whose career spans both Industrial Light & Magic and Freeman, marks a significant enhancement in TAIT's creative arsenal, embodying the company’s commitment to offering clients comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for live experiences.

productionglue (A TAIT Company) Expands Its Creative Services Offering With the Hiring of Mo Husseini and Stephanie Gray
productionglue New Creative Services Team Members

Adam Davis, Stephanie Gray, Tom Bussey, Mo Husseini

TAIT is proud to announce the dynamic addition of two industry trailblazers to the team, Mo Husseini and Stephanie Gray. They infuse an exciting blend of expertise, innovation, and passion to an already vibrant and accomplished award-winning creative team. They will work within the producing division of TAIT, known as productionglue. The appointment of Husseini and Gray marks a significant enhancement in TAIT's creative arsenal, embodying the company’s commitment to offering clients comprehensive, end-to-end solutions.

"Mo and Stephanie's integration into our team marks a significant milestone," states Tom Bussey, CEO of productionglue. "Their extraordinary talents and vision will not only complement but significantly enhance our creative endeavors, embodying the forward-thinking ethos that is fundamental to what we deliver to our clients."

From TAIT’s headquarters in Lititz, Pennsylvania, CEO Adam Davis warmly welcomes the addition of Husseini and Gray to the team, highlighting the positive impact they are expected to bring. "Mo and Stephanie both embody the qualities we look for in leaders - bold, empathetic, deeply passionate, and committed to growing their teams. We are thrilled to welcome them to the team, and we are looking forward to exploring possibilities together."

Mo Husseini, Executive Creative Director

Mo Husseini's role focuses on translating our clients’ goals into a creative vision that will deliver powerful results. With a rich background from Political Economics at U.C. Berkeley to roles at Industrial Light & Magic and Freeman, Husseini brings expertise in storytelling and innovation. He aims to elevate the quality of work and skillsets within the team, aligning closely with the business development team to expand the company's presence in the brand experience market. His strategy is centered on proactively engaging in the earlier stages of the client process, helping to foster a collaborative environment that drives outcomes and KPIs and strengthens client relationships. Husseini's contribution is crucial in integrating creative ideation ensuring excellence in both execution and strategic planning.

"I’m incredibly excited to be part of the dynamic and profoundly talented team,” says Mo Husseini. "As someone whose career has always been about leveraging creativity to tell powerful stories, I’m all-in on the mission to create innovative work that elevates our already excellent creative output, deepens our client relationships, and moves us forward towards our long-term strategic goals—Integrating creativity into our projects and elevating the impact and effectiveness of everything we do."

Stephanie Gray, Director of Creative Services

Drawing on her rich professional background, including 12 years’ experience at Nike and in the sports industry with the Seahawks and Sounders, Stephanie Gray is elevating the organization’s creative services. Her expertise in brand development and marketing informs her strategy to expand beyond traditional services, integrating advanced storytelling, and cutting-edge technologies like VR and AR. Gray's focus includes streamlining processes and expanding the team, leveraging her past experiences to better meet a diverse range of client needs.

"I'm honored to be part of this team, and I see incredible potential for our creative services to reach new heights,” says Stephanie Gray. “With a dynamic team and a forward-thinking approach, we're poised to redefine the industry's standards and deliver unparalleled experiences."

About productionglue:

For over 17 years, productionglue has been collaborating with innovative global brands including Nike, the NBA, Hulu, and Princeton University to create some of the most talked-about events of our time. In 2016, we became part of The TAIT Group, leveraging TAIT’s global footprint and depth of technical expertise to produce out-of-this-world immersive activations both in-person and virtually, helping A-list celebrities, global CEOs, world leaders, and dignitaries shine from center-stage. 

Website: www.productionglue.com

About TAIT:

TAIT brings extraordinary ideas to life, collaborating on visionary concepts, and delivering precision engineering, technical innovation, manufacturing, and production. Engineering complex movement for artists, brands, performing arts spaces, and venues around the world with industry-leading show control and automation technology.

Website: www.taittowers.com

Contact Information:
Lauren Hall
VP, Global Marketing
[email protected]
+1 (929) 536-3211


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Ampcera’s All-Solid-State Battery Technology Surpasses U.S. DOE’s Extreme Fast-Charging Goal of 80% Charge in 15 Minutes
Ampcera's All-Solid-State Battery Technology Achieves Fast 80% Charge in Less Than 15 Minutes

Charging profile (left) and capacity retention (right) of Ampcera?s ASSB pouch cells under repeated fast charging

Ampcera Inc., a pioneer in solid-state electrolyte manufacturing and next-generation solid-state battery development, announces that its all-solid-state battery (ASSB) technology has achieved a fast-charging milestone of 0 to 80% state of charge (SOC) in under 15 minutes at a peak C-rate of 4C. This advancement demonstrates the fast-charging potential of ASSB – a key requirement for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

Ampcera’s ASSB technology, which comprises IP-protected sulfide solid-state electrolyte materials, is engineered for extreme fast charging. A high-capacity NMC cathode and a silicon-based anode are used to achieve a high energy density goal of 400 Wh/kg. The ASSB is devoid of any liquid or semi-solid electrolyte ensuring the highest levels of battery safety, which is particularly crucial during rapid charging cycles. Lab-scale pouch cells exhibited less than 5% capacity decay after 300 cycles of repeated fast charging (4C peak C-rate) demonstrating the potential for a long cycle life of greater than 1000 cycles in commercial cells once fully developed.

“Ampcera’s high-performance solid-state electrolyte materials have propelled ASSB technology beyond the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s ambitious fast-charging benchmark of achieving an 80% charge in under 15 minutes,” said Sumin Zhu, Co-Founder and CEO of Ampcera Inc. “Our primary objective is to introduce a commercially viable fast-charging ASSB technology that addresses consumer charge anxiety caused by extended wait times at charging stations.”

The mounting concern regarding prolonged wait times at public charging stations, particularly in urban areas with limited at-home charging options, has significantly heightened charge anxiety among current and potential EV owners hindering widespread adoption. Ampcera is committed to tackling this critical challenge by advancing plans to develop and commercialize its fast-charging ASSB technology through strategic partnerships with industry leaders.

Last year, Ampcera was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) as part of the EVs4ALL program. This grant underscores Ampcera’s commitment to advancing the development and commercialization of all-climate, fast-charging ASSB technology in collaboration with key industry partners, including a major U.S. automaker. It’s noteworthy that achieving an 80% charge in 15 minutes or less is considered an extreme fast-charging goal for lithium batteries, as outlined by both the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) and the U.S. DOE.

About Ampcera Inc.

Ampcera is a U.S.-based innovator and global leader in the development and commercialization of solid-state electrolyte materials and scalable manufacturing processes for next-generation solid-state batteries. With over 25 U.S. and international patents and patent applications safeguarding our core technologies, we continue to lead the charge toward a sustainable energy future. Discover more about Ampcera's groundbreaking innovations at www.ampcera.com.

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Sumin Zhu
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duPont REGISTRY Group Welcomes Colleen Cash as President of Sotheby’s Motorsport and Chief Digital Officer of duPont REGISTRY Group

duPont REGISTRY Group Welcomes Colleen Cash as President of Sotheby’s Motorsport and Chief Digital Officer of duPont REGISTRY Group
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New President of Sotheby's Motorsport and Chief Digital Officer of duPont REGISTRY Group

duPont REGISTRY Group, the trailblazer in the luxury and exotic automotive ecosystem, and RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house by total sales, announce the appointment of Colleen Cash as President of Sotheby's Motorsport and Chief Digital Officer of duPont REGISTRY Group, a dual position that will allow her to build a cohesive experience for both platforms. This marks a significant milestone in duPont REGISTRY Group's commitment to elevating the luxury automotive marketplace.

Colleen Cash will play a pivotal role in knitting together a cohesive experience across all ecosystems within Sotheby's Motorsport and duPont REGISTRY Group.

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With over a decade of expertise, Colleen Cash stands as a seasoned senior executive. Her specialized focus lies in optimizing secondary markets and online marketplace models, with knowledge spanning the realms of fine art, collectibles, and luxury goods.

"I am honored to accept these tremendous positions and embark on this exciting journey to redefine the luxury automotive marketplace," says Cash. “My vision is to enhance the digital experience, weaving together the best of all we are delivering, while connecting clients to the story behind each luxury vehicle."

As the former Senior Vice President of Marketplace at Artnet, Colleen orchestrated a comprehensive overhaul of the Auctions and Galleries divisions. Under her leadership, the team achieved unparalleled milestones, setting new records in revenue, profitability, and audience expansion. 

“Her extensive background in sales and revenue, coupled with a keen understanding of the audience lens, positions Colleen to shape the digital storefront experience of our group,” adds Bryon Madsen, President of RM Sotheby’s. 

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duPont REGISTRY Group is the epitome of the high-end automotive lifestyle, bringing together culture, community, and commerce. duPont REGISTRY Group is a vibrant community of automotive enthusiasts. Its portfolio includes duPont REGISTRYSotheby’s MotorsportCanossa EventsCavallino, and FerrariChat.

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Moreover, the MESH booth will serve as a hub for interactive experiences, including video presentations and live discussions. These sessions will delve into the comprehensive range of packing, palletizing, and machine tending solutions that MESH proudly offers. These solutions span a wide array of applications, encompassing the utilization of sophisticated robot and vision technologies for the packing of cases, palletizing of diverse items such as bags, cases, totes, pails, buckets, and sheet goods, as well as the expert handling of pallets, dunnage, and slip sheets through MESH's suite of standard solutions.

In today's competitive landscape, achieving an edge is paramount. MESH understands this imperative and responds with its line of "ready now" pre-engineered cell systems. These systems are meticulously designed and proven to significantly reduce labor costs, minimize ergonomic claims, and deliver consistent throughput, thereby streamlining production planning processes.

MESH Automation, headquartered in Dawsonville, Georgia, is renowned for its extensive line of pre-engineered robotic function modules and bespoke automation equipment, catering to a myriad of industries and applications.
 

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productionglue (A TAIT Company) Expands Its Creative Services Offering With the Hiring of Mo Husseini and Stephanie Gray

The appointment of Gray, formally with Nike, and Husseini, whose career spans both Industrial Light & Magic and Freeman, marks a significant enhancement in TAIT's creative arsenal, embodying the company’s commitment to offering clients comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for live experiences.

productionglue (A TAIT Company) Expands Its Creative Services Offering With the Hiring of Mo Husseini and Stephanie Gray
productionglue New Creative Services Team Members

Adam Davis, Stephanie Gray, Tom Bussey, Mo Husseini

TAIT is proud to announce the dynamic addition of two industry trailblazers to the team, Mo Husseini and Stephanie Gray. They infuse an exciting blend of expertise, innovation, and passion to an already vibrant and accomplished award-winning creative team. They will work within the producing division of TAIT, known as productionglue. The appointment of Husseini and Gray marks a significant enhancement in TAIT's creative arsenal, embodying the company’s commitment to offering clients comprehensive, end-to-end solutions.

"Mo and Stephanie's integration into our team marks a significant milestone," states Tom Bussey, CEO of productionglue. "Their extraordinary talents and vision will not only complement but significantly enhance our creative endeavors, embodying the forward-thinking ethos that is fundamental to what we deliver to our clients."

From TAIT’s headquarters in Lititz, Pennsylvania, CEO Adam Davis warmly welcomes the addition of Husseini and Gray to the team, highlighting the positive impact they are expected to bring. "Mo and Stephanie both embody the qualities we look for in leaders - bold, empathetic, deeply passionate, and committed to growing their teams. We are thrilled to welcome them to the team, and we are looking forward to exploring possibilities together."

Mo Husseini, Executive Creative Director

Mo Husseini's role focuses on translating our clients’ goals into a creative vision that will deliver powerful results. With a rich background from Political Economics at U.C. Berkeley to roles at Industrial Light & Magic and Freeman, Husseini brings expertise in storytelling and innovation. He aims to elevate the quality of work and skillsets within the team, aligning closely with the business development team to expand the company's presence in the brand experience market. His strategy is centered on proactively engaging in the earlier stages of the client process, helping to foster a collaborative environment that drives outcomes and KPIs and strengthens client relationships. Husseini's contribution is crucial in integrating creative ideation ensuring excellence in both execution and strategic planning.

"I’m incredibly excited to be part of the dynamic and profoundly talented team,” says Mo Husseini. "As someone whose career has always been about leveraging creativity to tell powerful stories, I’m all-in on the mission to create innovative work that elevates our already excellent creative output, deepens our client relationships, and moves us forward towards our long-term strategic goals—Integrating creativity into our projects and elevating the impact and effectiveness of everything we do."

Stephanie Gray, Director of Creative Services

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"I'm honored to be part of this team, and I see incredible potential for our creative services to reach new heights,” says Stephanie Gray. “With a dynamic team and a forward-thinking approach, we're poised to redefine the industry's standards and deliver unparalleled experiences."

About productionglue:

For over 17 years, productionglue has been collaborating with innovative global brands including Nike, the NBA, Hulu, and Princeton University to create some of the most talked-about events of our time. In 2016, we became part of The TAIT Group, leveraging TAIT’s global footprint and depth of technical expertise to produce out-of-this-world immersive activations both in-person and virtually, helping A-list celebrities, global CEOs, world leaders, and dignitaries shine from center-stage. 

Website: www.productionglue.com

About TAIT:

TAIT brings extraordinary ideas to life, collaborating on visionary concepts, and delivering precision engineering, technical innovation, manufacturing, and production. Engineering complex movement for artists, brands, performing arts spaces, and venues around the world with industry-leading show control and automation technology.

Website: www.taittowers.com

Contact Information:
Lauren Hall
VP, Global Marketing
[email protected]
+1 (929) 536-3211


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