Artificial Intelligence in Industry with Dan Faggella (general)

Episode Summary: In this episode of the AI in Industry podcast, we interview Rajat Mishra, VP of Customer Experience at Cisco, about the best practices for adopting AI in the enterprise and how business leaders should think about the man-machine balance at their companies. Mishra talks with us about how the executive team should be able to imagine the future of specific work roles that might integrate AI technology or envision how those roles will shift in the short-term. In other words, how will AI affect workflows?

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In this episode of the AI in Industry podcast, we interview Sumit Borar, Senior Director of Data Sciences and Engineering at Myntra, an eCommerce site for fashion, about the current and future state of eCommerce personalization and how the way customers in India purchase products online affect that personalization. Myntra talks about the challenges of bringing dialed-in personalized recommendations to the physical world and the challenges of bringing eCommerce into the developing world.

In addition, he discusses with us the different ways that eCommerce is being experienced in rural parts of India and some of the unique hurdles that they’ve had to overcome. Business leaders looking to apply machine learning and data science to the eCommerce world in developing markets and business leaders aiming to bring data science to the physical retail world should tune into this episode.

Read the full interview article here: www.techemergence.com/ai-retail-ecommerce-india-challenges-opportunities

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When contemplating a new venture into AI or machine learning, companies need to take on a number of important considerations that relate to talent, existing data and limitations. One way executives can judge how successful or appropriate and AI project would be for their company is to examine use cases of businesses that have previously done something similar.

With AI and machine learning news increasing in tech media, a business leader may find it challenging to cut through the hype and identify valid, useful case studies.

We talked to Ben Lorica, the Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media, to get his insights on what key details executives should be looking for within a case study.

To see the our interview article, visit https://www.techemergence.com/what-executives-should-be-asking-about-ai-use-cases-in-business

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This week’s episode of the AI in Industry podcast focuses on two main questions. First, how should business leaders determine the most fruitful, potential applications of AI in their business? Second, how do they choose the right one into which to invest resources?

This week, we interview someone who has spoken with a number of CTOs and CIOs about early adoption strategies for machine learning for customer service, marketing, manufacturing and other applications. He is Madhusudan Shekar, Principal Evangelist at Amazon Internet Services.

See the full interview article here: www.techemergence.com/how-to-determine-the-best-artificial-intelligence-application-areas-in-your-business

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At TechEmergence, we often talk about the software capabilities of AI and the tangible return on investment (ROI) of recommendation engines, fraud detection, and different kinds of AI applications. We rarely talk about the hardware side of the equation, and that will be our focus today. For hardware companies like Nvidia, stock prices have soared thanks to the popularity of new kinds of AI hardware being needed not only in academia but also among the technology giants. Increasingly, AI hardware is about more than just graphics processing units (GPUs).

Today we interview Mike Henry, CEO of Mythic AI. Mike speaks about the different kinds of AI-specific hardware, where they are used, and how they differ depending on their function. More specifically, Mike talks about the business value of AI hardware. Can specific hardware save money on energy, time, and resources? Where can it drive value? Where is AI hardware necessary to open new capabilities for AI systems that may not have been possible with older hardware? What is the right business approach to AI hardware?

This interview was brought to us by Kisaco Research, which partnered with TechEmergence to help promote their AI hardware summit on September 18 and 19 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View California.

See the full interview article here:

www.techemergence.com/financial-roi-ai-hardware-top-line-bottom-line-impact

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Episode Summary: Facebook and Google’s advertising complex is founded on machine learning, allowing people to self-serve their data needs across a broad audience. India-based InMobi is a company in the advertising technology space that delivers 10 billion ad requests daily.

Today, we speak with Avi Patchava, Vice-President of Data Sciences and Machine Learning at InMobi, which operates in China, Europe, India, and the US. Patchava explains how machine learning plays a role in appropriately matching advertising requests to the right audience at scale,  whether on mobile, desktop or different devices and media. Patchava paints a robust picture of what this technology will look like moving forward and how it will change the game for marketers and advertisers, especially with the emphasis on data and machine learning.

See the full interview article here:

www.techemergence.com/future-advertising-machine-learning-audience-targeting-reach

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This week, AI in Industry features Jeremy Barnes, Chief Architect at Element AI. Jeremy talks about the common mistakes some businesses might make while adopting AI to solve broad business problems. He also sheds light on the problem areas that could raise the market value of businesses through AI adoption, hiring the right talent with the right combination of subject matter expertise and business experience, and the business and technical aspects executives should consider before contemplating the adoption of AI.

For more insights on the B2B applications of AI, go to techemergence.com

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This week, AI in Industry features Dr. David Franke, Chief Scientist at Vast. David talks about how AI can work with scarce transaction data to derive meaningful analytics for big purchases, such as cars and houses. He elaborates on how the AI can glean information from user interaction and marketplace data to provide customers with the relevant product fit, deals and recommendations on big purchases. He also discusses the future trends and business benefits for early adopters of AI for purchase recommendations of high-cost items. 

For more insights on this topic, go to www.techemergence.com

 

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This week on AI in Industry, we speak to Paul Barba (Chief Scientist at Lexalytics) about what how companies are using natural language processing, and what it takes (in terms of expertise, time, and training) to get these systems working. From sentiment analysis to categorization, Paul walks us through interesting and fruitful use-cases and sheds light on the back-end "tweaking" required to keep NLP productive in a changing business environment.

For more interviews on the applications of AI in business, visit:

www.TechEmergence.com

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In this episode, we talk to Murali Aravamudan, Founder and CEO of AI-driven drug discovery startup Qrativ, a joint venture by the Mayo Clinic and biotech/data science firm nference. Murali and I discuss the surge of medical information and data in the medical industry, the role of artificial intelligence in developing drugs for treatments to various diseases, and the future of AI in drug discovery.

For more in-depth interviews on the business applications of artificial intelligence, find us online at:

www.TechEmergence.com

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Natural language processing has gained more and more attention with the raise of (or rather, the "fad" of) chatbots. Despite the flurry of press releases from companies about their conversational agents (only a few of which seem to be delivering real business value), few business leaders understand the value of NLP for customer service, sales enablement, or eCommerce.

In this week's episode of AI in Industry we interview Narjes Boufaden, computational linguistics PhD and CEO of Keatext, an NLP company based in Montreal. Narjes explores the possible business applications of NLP - specifically for customer service and customer experience - and she also explains (in layman's terms) how NLP systems are trained and integrated into businesses today.

The ROI on this episode (in my opinion), is a firm understanding of what NLP can and cannot do, and what business applications it can realistically solve today. I was fortunate to meet Narjes in person during my Montreal trip, and I'm glad we were able to bring her on the program shortly thereafter.

For more expert interviews on the business applications of AI, visit:

www.TechEmergence.com

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As a human, we can often understand the mood, intention, and future action of another person just by looking at them. We see their posture, their facial expression, where their eyes are focused, and we can get a decent understanding of what they might do next. The problem of computer vision for body language is a much harder problem to solve, but we are indeed making progress.

Our guest this week is Paul Kruszewski, an computer science PhD who's spent nearly the last 20 years focused on 3D modeling and artificial intelligence. Today, he's CEO of Wrnch, a Montreal-based AI company focused on reading and understanding human body language.

Paul explains how advances in 3D modeling and computer vision have allowed researchers to get machines to "understand" the posture, movements, and intentions of human being - and he also helps explore the future applications that this technology might have in security, retail, sports, and more.

For more interviews on the applications of AI in business, visit:

TechEmergence.com

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In the future, the vast majority of photos and videos recorded won't be seen and used by humans - they'll be seen and used by machines. This week we interview Allan Benchetrit, CEO at Algolux - a Montreal-based AI company focusing on computational imaging.

If you take an image for a human being in a consumer application (maybe an iPhone app or a recreational DSLR camera), you probably want it to be visually appealing and clear to the human eye.

As it turns out, machines don't need pretty images, they need to do their jobs. If a computer vision system needs to detect road signs, or suspicious people in an airport, or the presence of weeds in a cornfield - it may create images that are ugly to the human eye, but perfectly calibrated for being interpreted by machines for their jobs. As it turns out, this is a complicated AI-related problem itself, and Allan walks us through it.

If your business uses cameras heavily - or may do so in the future - this interview will provide an around-the-corner look at what it takes to create effective computer vision applications.

For more expert interviews about the business applications of artificial intelligence, visit:

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Artificial intelligence is coming - should be worried about our jobs? Well, it depends. Our guest Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur spent the last two years researching the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on society and the job market. In this interview on AI in Industry, we explore the near future of AI's impact on the world of work, and I ask Kevin some important questions, including:

  • What skills are least "automate-able" in the next decade?
  • What middle class professions have the greatest risk of automation, and what should those professionals be doing now to hedge against job loss?
  • What should business leaders be doing now to prepare for "phasing out" work while still taking care of their employees?

For more interviews with AI executives and researchers (and more insight on applying AI in your organization) - visit us online at:

www.TechEmergence.com

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The big tech giants, such as Amazon, Google and Netflix, tend to set the stage in a lot of different domains and set public expectations to raise the aggregate tide of consumer experience. Our online experience is somewhat different each time we use these and other sites. This is because many of these tech giants alter their experience user per user in a real time iterative fashion in order to create sticky experiences and to beat their competitors.

In this episode we talk to Adam Spector, the Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer at LiftIgniter, a company which provide a service which modulates website experience per users, for an array of different businesses. Adam and I discuss what the tech giants are doing to customize their business experiences, what data they’re using to continually alter user experience and what industries and sectors might be impacted by this aggregate trend as it moves forward.

See more interviews with AI industry innovators at:

www.TechEmergence.com

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Imagine you work in a large organization with tens of thousands of employees across multiple countries, a business that’s been around for over a hundred years, and all of a sudden you have people in one department who are interested in applying chatbots, colleagues in another department who wish to implement sentiment analysis and still another department that wants to begin using AI for fraud and risk analysis. How do you manage to put all these pieces together?

That is exactly the situation that Muriel Serrurier Schepper found herself in.  Muriel is the Business Consultant Advanced Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at Rabobank Digital Bank in Naarden, Netherlands. In this episode, Muriel and I discuss the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence at Rabobank, where she manages projects and has connected ad virtual and physical team across the company which is comprised of over 60,000 employees spread across the world.

For more interviews on the applications of AI in industry, visit:

www.TechEmergence.com

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If you work in healthcare, or in an established business that is looking to implement AI for the first time - then this won't be an interview you'll want to miss.

AYASDI is one of those rare AI startups that has raised over $100MM since it's inception in 2008. This week on the "AI in Industry" podcast, Sangeeta Chakraborty of AYASDI breaks down some of AI's important recent applications in the healthcare field. She also explores how hospitals are "modernizing" their processes and systems to include data science and AI applications - and we pick apart those "modernizing" strategies in a way that makes them applicable to nearly any "stodgy" business or industry that is just beginning to implement AI.

For more interviews, research, and case studies on AI in industry, visit:

www.TechEmergence.com

 

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As it turns out, survival of the fittest applies as much to algorithms as it does to amoebas, at least when we're talking about genetic algorithms. We recently interviewed Dr. Jay Perrret, CTO of Aria Networks, a company that uses genetic algorithm-based technology for solving some of industry's toughest problems, from optimization of business networks to pinpointing genetic patterns correlated with specific diseases. Dr. Perrett has been working for years in this domain, testing algorithms that use variations of parameters in order to gradually arrive at a best result, when there's no simple way to program a solution. In this episode, Dr. Perrett discusses how genetic algorithms (GA) work and ways that they can be tested and applied in a business context. He provides two very useful case studies, including a recent example with Facebook that involved planning out an optimal (and massive) data network.

 

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Shopify's Kit - The AI Personal Marketing Assistant

We've interviewed a number of guests on TechEmergence, but very few who have had a serious part of their career in selling automobiles. But Michael Perry did just that for 5 years before founding Kit, his third startup - an AI application that works in marketing for small businesses and was acquired by Shopify in April 2016. In this episode, Perry speaks about how Kit and Shopify leverage AI on a daily basis, and how a “non-tech” person with no formal background in AI or data science can build a team  for an AI project. 

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Comet Labs' Saman Farid - An Investor's Take on the AI Landscape

Fifteen years ago, investing in AI may have seemed a bit far-fetched, but today it's not at all a rare occurrence; however, it's more rare to find entire firms dedicated to investing entirely in AI. In today's episode, we're joined by Saman Farid, co-founder of Comet Labs, an investment firm focused on investment in AI companies across industries. He speaks about his investment hypothesis in the future of AI, why he’s decided to hone his funds in this domain, and the different domains where he believes AI is ripe to disrupt on a global level in the coming few years.

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Insights on the Symbiotic Relationship Between Data Science and Industry

When it comes to data science and machine learning, what are the related skills that are getting people jobs and what are the industries that are supplying those in-demand jobs? These are two important questions that we discuss in this week’s episode with CrowdFlower’s CEO Lukas Biewald, whose company is providing a pragmatic perspective of the industry by focusing on assessing job listings and related information in the field of data science. If you’re a company that is interested in finding someone with in-demand data science and related skills, or if you’re in the market to find a position in this field, this episode will likely be very useful!

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Deciphering the Discovery Engines that Decipher Our Digital Wants and Needs

Ever had the perfect book recommended to you by Amazon or gave a pleasantly-surprised thumbs up for a song selected for you by Pandora? Both services are powered by recommendation engines, which are gaining steam int he commercial space. In this episode, we speak with Entrepreneur Raefer Gabriel, who works for Delvv on the commercial applications of recommendation engines. We talk about how this technology works, and how it comes to learn from reviews, ratings, and consumer interactions. Gabriel also gives perspective on how these engines might be enhanced and applied in the future, a good topic for those of you in the startup world.

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When Many Intelligent Agents are Better than One

The beauty of a platform like eBay is that you can set a price that you’re willing to spend and let eBay do the bidding long after you’ve left the site. What if, in similar fashion, your washing machine could turn on and serve up clean clothes once it had found the cheapest rate and time of day by autonomously communicating with local electricity providers?

In this episode, we discuss multi-agent intelligent systems with Computer Scientists Dr. Mehdi Dastani, who provides a perspective on how this emerging dynamic technology is changing the landscape of how and how companies and governments operate, allowing for greater systemic change that might not be possible otherwise.

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The Spirit in the Machine May Not Be So Far Out

Over 100,00 years ago, it may have been advantageous for human beings to be hyper aware of other living things for the purposes of survival. In the future, between the IoT and advances in AI, we once again find ourselves ever more aware. Erik Davis, the author of TechGnosis and a praised journalist and speaker, explores the intersection of the technical, spiritual, and often mystical. In this episode, we discuss how our gut reactions to AI often spring from evolutionary or cultural reasons, and how this shapes our reactions to technology and guides our development of it in the 21st century.

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Why We Must Hardware AI if We Want to Sustain the Human Race

Is it possible to make AI friendly to humans via software or will we have to hardwire consideration for humanity into an advanced AI? Louis Del Monte, best-selling author and expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence, argues the latter. In this discussion, Del Monte talks about how he came to these conclusions and wrote a book on the topic, in part inspired by a particular AI study that provoked his grave concern for where AI may take us in the future.

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To Get Real with Artificial Intelligence, Take Off the Hollywood Fear Goggles

Dr. András Kornai wants to put emphasis on the real and near-term ethical considerations around AI. In this interview, Kornai peels off the Hollywood myth "layers" around consciousness and AI in order to spotlight the very real, present, and advancing algorithms. He explains how such algorithms, which are slowly taking over the financial, medical, and automotive industries, are increasingly relevant as machines start to govern and make more decisions in our everyday interactions.

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Tuning the Keys for Robot Harmony

Daniel Berleant is an expert in information science and artificial intelligence, and is the author of the book he Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen  - and What to Do. In this interview, we discuss how robots and automation are already affecting industry, and how these impacts might shape not only the future landscape of our economy, but also our conception of what it means to work and earn a living.

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How Unconsciousness and Technology Shape Our Chaotic Worlds

Katherine Hayles is best known for her work as a postmodern social and literary critic. Now a professor at Duke University, Hayles joins TechEmergence for a discussion about the difference between consciousness and cognition, from the features that differentiate the two to the types of technologies that facilitate each. Hayles contributes her views on how the technologies of the future may impact human consciousness and the very role of human being

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Thinking Outside the Body

Could we one day upload ourselves into a computer or chip? Keith Wiley thinks that one day, we might be able to replicate consciousness within another entity. In this episode, Dr. Wiley speaks to us about why uploading human identity in a computer substrate might be possible in the coming decades, and the type of progress we’re making today in the areas of computing and mapping the brain.

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Do Unto Your Smartphone as You Would Do Unto Others

 

When should we care about robots? How quickly should and will that change? These are just some of the thought points addressed by Professor David Gunkel, whose work on the moral valuations of AI is some of the first of its kind. In this interview, we consider the extent to which our “moral weighing” of other entities is arbitrary, and ask what a biased process might imply when we create other aware entities.

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United Neurons Stand Strong, Divided Neurons Fall - with Dr. Bruce MacLennan

Dr. Bruce MacLennan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), as well as past editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation. His research in natural computation has led to active, interdisciplinary involvement in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy.

In this episode, Bruce discusses how studying the mind has influenced, and will continue to influence, the development of artificial intelligence. In a largely digital world, he turns a clarifying light on the topic of digital versus analog computing, and articulates on how the latter may be making a slow comeback in the wake of discoveries in neural information processing.

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What Our Brains are Good at, and Bad at, and Why That Matters - with Dr. Gary Marcus

Dr. Gary Marcus is the Director of the NYU Center for Language and Music, and Professor of Psychology at New York University, and is author of well known books such as The Birth of the Mind, The Algebraic Mind: Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science, and the New York Times Editor’s Choice called Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind.

 

In this episode, Dr. Marcus gives us some insight as to what the brain is good and bad at, and why - in addition to what this might imply for the future of human enhancement.

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We’re Cyborg’s Now, but Here’s What Cyborg’s Will Be in the Future - with Dr. Chris Hables Gray

Dr. Hables Gray graduated with a PhD in applied philosophy from UCAL Santa Cruz, and is best known for his writings on technology, war, and cyborgs (the combination of organic and inorganic, the evolved and the invented).

 

In this interview, Dr. Hables Gray explains his ideas around how seemingly mundane technologies and social media help to blur the line between man and machine, as well as his predictions for how car cyborgs will progress in the coming decades (including the integration of drone technology, brain-machine interface, and more).

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Sean Blacknell has spent the last year working on a filmed called “The Future of Work and Death,” based on interviews with futurists, economists, philosophers, and other experts - with an aim to bring the film to Sundance and other prominent festivals in the coming year.

 

In this interview, Sean explains some of the most meaningful lessons he’s gained about the future of humanity from all of the interviews for his own film.

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Handling Uncertaintly on a Grand Scale - an Interview with Cornell’s Dr. Joe Halpern

Decades ago, Cornell’s Dr. Joe Halpern wrote a book called “Reasoning with Uncertainty.” In this interview, we discuss alternatives approaches to handling large scale uncertainty - as might be applied to broad concerns such as environmental policy, or the management of hard-to-previct emerging technologies.

 

Through thought experiments and some philosophical exploration, Prof. Halpern explains some potential alternatives to “probabilities,” and opens up the door to other, potentially more robust methods of managing large, uncertain, important questions for humanity’s future.

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Fact and Fiction in the Left and Right Hemisphere - Neuroanatomy Basics with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor became remarkably well-known following her TED talk called “My stroke of insight,” where she explained her experience of having a stroke from her perspective… that is to say: perspective of a neuroscientist. Since then Jill has been featured on Oprah, and her book (with the same title as her TED talk) is available in over 30 languages worldwide.

In this interview, Dr. Taylor explains her perspective on the place and purpose of the left and right hemispheres, and how an understanding of neuroanatomy might help us make sense of our own desires / drives, and help us lead a more fulfilling or productive life.

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Basic Building Blocks of Artificial Intelligence - with Dr. John MacCormack

Dr. John MacCormick is the author of the book “Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers,” and in this interview, he shares some of the fundamental algorithms that support modern artificial intelligence, and his optimistic views on the future of AI.

 

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What Would it Take to Model the Human Mind? - Computational Neuroanatomy with Dr. Gregory Hickok

Dr. Gregory Hickok is working on modeling brain circuits related to hearing and auditory information at the University of California, Irvine.

Listen into this interview to hear what Greg believes might be the grandest application of cognitive neuroscience in the coming decade, and why - when asked about modeling the human brain in the coming decades - he says “I don’t see the brain giving up it’s secrets in the next couple of generations.”

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Transhumanist for President? Interview with Author and 2016 Transhumanist Party Candidate for US President, Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan doesn’t believe that issues of life extension, genetic modification, and neural prosthetics are the problems for the president in the year 220, but that they’re among the most important considerations of the future of America, and of human life in general.

In this interview, I ask Zoltan what kinds of technology and health initiatives he’d get behind as a president, as well as his own thoughts as to how concerns of merging technology might be brought to the forefront of American awareness (without a disaster, that is).

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The Y-Combinator Experience - Maximizing Your Success with Accelerators with Survata's CEO Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly founded Survata with an idea of changing the way that the survey marketplace works. With a drive to make his company exceptional, Chris applied to Y-Combinator, Silicon Valley's hottest startup accelerator.

In this interview, he talks about his advice for getting into an accelerator, how to make the most of the experience, and how to keep up the momentum of an accelerator when you leave - making the entire experience as beneficial as possible.  

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

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Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 

www.SentientPotential.com

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Ariel Garten is the founder of Interaxon, the neurofeedback company that developed the well-known Muse headband, one of the first "non-invasive" brain-machine interface headbands on the market. Ariel talks about why the Muse headband is focused on helping users calm their minds and gain clarity and focus, and on what other non-invasive BMI technologies may allow for in the coming 5 to 10 years.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

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Waygo is a company that involves more aumented reality and artificial intelligence than most of us would understand, but they've managed to do real-time translation of asian languages with no connection to the internet. In this episode, Waygo founder Ryan Rogowski talks about how he got into an accelerator, raised serious money from the infamous 500 Startups fund, and got featured in the New York Times. Startup founders - tune in.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 

http://www.SentientPotential.com

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"Bunnies in Newspapers" is what Trak Lord thinks of as "gimmicky augmented realty." You know the stuff, the little character that jumps from the magazine page when you hover your smartphone over it. It usually doesn't ad much value to the user's experience, some people feel that it might be a detriment to the industry. So what does the head of US marketing for one of the world's first Augmented reality companies think WILL be helpful for the field of AR? Listen up.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 

http://www.SentientPotential.com

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Howard Rheingold has a knack for understanding the future. In the 1980's he wrote "Tools for Thought," a book about the personal computer and the coming era of mind-expanding technology, and recently he's published "Net Smart" about how humanity can help itself through collaboration on the web. He teaches a class on collaboration at Standford, and in this episode, shares some of his biggest lessons about the past and potentially revolutionary future of how humans share and collaborate to make everyone's life better.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

http://www.SentientPotential.com

Direct download: TEeps_1.mp3
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There's a lot of talk about Augmented Reality, and when it might become "mainstream." Many leading experts believe that workers who are in front of "screens" all day (office and desk workers) might not be the first to be immerser in augmeted reality - it might just be the mechanic and the warehouse worker wearing headsets and seeing holographic displays in front of them. Augmate CEO Pete Wassell explains talks about his predictions.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 

http://www.SentientPotential.com

Direct download: TEeps.mp3
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Dr. Gholson Lyon is a psychologist, speaker, and researcher at Cold Spring Harbor. He is outspoken about the impact of genomic research in the medical world. In this episode, we talk about the impact of genetic research and integrating of the personal genome in the coming 5 years.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 

http://www.SentientPotential.com

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In this episode - I interview Brad Burge, Marketing and Communications Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

 

Brad gives an overview of the real history of psychedelics, where they got a bad name and how they can be used now for the benefit of the human mind and psychoterapy. 

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Brain-Machine Interface on the Cutting Edge - with BrainGate's Dr. Janos Perge

BrainGate is one of the world's foremost research projects in Brain Machine Interface. Dr. Janos Perge works with BrainGate at Brown University, and offers a deeply insightfu perspective of what problems brain-machine interface may be able to solve in the coming years.

For more interviews on the intersection of technology and psychology, visit:

www.TechEmergence.com

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In this episode, I interview Co-Founder & Partner of NextView Ventures, David Beisel. NextView Ventures focuses on consumer web, mobile, SaaS, and other internet startups.

During our interview, I probe David about the strategic nuances & details of starting a venture fund and the important elements of searching for other investors/growing your fund.

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For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 http://www.SentientPotential.com

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In this episode, I interview Howard G. Zaharoff from Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton. With over 30 years in business law, intellectual property & technology  - Howard helps companies not only secure their assets from infringement but also secure various licensing & distribution channels and other strategic alliances.

During this interview - Howard focuses on common mistakes & oversights that companies often make when pursuing patents, trademark & other licensing arrangements.  He also discusses several valuable resources that companies can access online when researching strategies to protect their intellectual property.

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For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 http://www.SentientPotential.com

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In this episode, I interview Arthur Hughes, founder of The Database Marketing Institute, Ltd.  From IBM to Nestle’, Arthur has helped set up databases for companies with massive market share and he’s helped them market “at scale.”

In this interview - Arthur shares his perspectives on smart email marketing strategies. One must-hear takeaway for any startup is Arthur's three easy-to-implement email marketing “musts." 

You can read the the full article of my interview with Arthur Hughes here

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For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 http://www.SentientPotential.com

Direct download: ArthurHughes.mp3
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In this episode, my business partner Edmond Lowell hosts an "Investor's Perspective" interview with Technology entrepreneur & investor Sergey Gribov.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 

http://www.SentientPotential.com

Direct download: Emerging_Technology_Sergey_Gribov.mp3
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Dan Bacher is a Senior Research and Development Engineer at Brown University. He is also the Founder of the Speak Your Mind Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that emerged out of the BrainGate lab at Brown University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

In this interview, Dan speaks about the synthesis of electrical engineering and neuroscience, which ultimately led to the creation of Brown's BrainGate Group & the Speak Your Mind Foundation. Bacher discusses the future of assistive technologies & the new technologies that BrainGate is currently developing.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

 

http://www.SentientPotential.com

Direct download: DanBacher.mp3
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Josh Maher started off in Microsoft, and since has become engaged in nearly every level of the startup ecosystem in Seattle. His blog at www.JoshMaher.com covers his musings in investing, networking, and more.

Now he runs TechCafe (a startup networking event), and is involved in a number of other events in the Seattle startup scene.

In this interview, Josh talks about the way HE likes to be approached by founders (as an investor himself), and goes into detail about WHERE and HOW to meet investors, and a few simple "no-no"s of contacting networkers (maybe you've done a few of these yourself).

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

http://www.SentientPotential.com

Direct download: JoshMaher.mp3
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In this episode, my business partner Edmond Lowell hosts an "Investor's Perspective" interview with Emerging Markets investor Dean van Drasek.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

http://www.SentientPotential.com

Direct download: van.mp3
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Kickstarter, DNA, and the "Wild West" of Biology - an Interview with uBiome CEO Jessica Richman

Dr. Jessica Richman is a character, but a brilliant one at that. This Oxford / Stanford educated scientist is working on getting the world of citizen scientists united to crack the code of the human microbiome - the countless "bugs" that live on an inside us - in order to determine their relevance for our health.

In this interview she talks about her unique startup story with uBiome, and the entrepreneurial opportunities in the new world of genetic data.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

http://www.SentientPotential.com

Direct download: Jessica.mp3
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Bob Lamkin is a veteran of the sales and marketing world. Having held a number of high positions (currently with Marketing Advocate Inc.) and authoring his own book on sales, he's now managing director for Bay Angels in Boston, MA. In this interview Bob talks with me about some common sales pitfalls of startup companies - and how you can avoid them.

For More Information, Visit the HUB of Startups / Business in Emerging Technology. From Robotic Limbs to Getting Angel Investment, from Biotech to Intellectual Property:

http://www.TechEmergence.com

Interested in the Future of Humanity and the Ramifications of Emerging Tech? Sentient Potential Covers the Ethical Considerations and Future Projections at the Crossroads of Technology and Consciousness:

http://www.SentientPotential.com


Direct download: BobLamkinPOD.mp3
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Ari Popper is a renown consultant and businessman in the technology domain. Also an avid writer - Ari's present business venture at SciFutures involves crafting a story and positive, flourishing future trajectory for companies. His other company, A2O Technologies, uses emerging technology (like augmented reality [AR] and 3-D printing) to bring those visions to life.

Learn more online at:

www.Sentientpotential.com

www.Techemergence.com

Direct download: Ari_Popper2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm PST

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