If you're feeling confused about the recent AI hype and would like to understand how large language models (most AI are LLMs) work, this presentation is one of the clearest I've watched. It's an hour long, so grab a coffee.
If you've been around long enough, you've probably seen the Strandbeests of Theo Jansen. Wind-powered kinetic animal-like sculptures that trek across the beaches. He's still at it, now chaining them together.