Artificial Intelligence in Industry with Daniel Faggella
Swarm Robots - When Will They Enter Society? With Dr. James McLurkin

Dr. James McLurkin works with swarm robots at Rice University, and his unique work on robot communication has landed him on PBS’s “Nova,” in addition to speaking engagements at events like TED and Singularity Summit.

In this episode, Dr. McLurkin discusses how swarm robots have been inspired by insect behavior - and exactly swamp robots are best suited for. In many cases, argues McLurkin, a group of smaller, inexpensive robots can perform a job much better than a single, more capable robot. Dr. James also sheds light on when and how swarm robots might become a part of everyday life and industry in the coming decades.

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Category:Robotics -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

“Finding Quicksand” - The Purpose of Fiction in Building a Better Future - with David Brin

David Brin is recognized as one of the most iconic futurist fiction writers of our time. With huge bestsellers like “The Postman” (later turned into a movie starring Kevin Costner), David’s work explores the ramifications of human choices of our collective future.

 

In this interview, David talks about fiction’s unique role in helping humanity find a beneficial future - a job done in large part by pointing out what we want to avoid most, says David. If you’re an entrepreneur, researcher, or writer yourself, David’s insights into “imagination” as a force for good are important to listen closely to.

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Category:Emerging Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Real Applications of Virtual Humans - Dr. Regis Kopper

Regis Kopper runs the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment, or “DiVE.” His research focuses on the interactions of virtual and real humans. In this interview, he discusses his predictions for the non-gaming applications of virtual reality - and the surprising evidence that virtual reality humans might “relate” to us in much the way that real humans do. What happens when we can’t tell the difference?

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Direct download: RegisKopper.m4a
Category:Virtual Reality -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Technology as a Driver of Behavior Change - with Happify Co-Founder Ofer Leidner

Ofer Leidner is co-founder of Happify, and app aimed at supporting behavior change for well-being. In this interview, Ofer explains his views on the potential for technology to influence habits, and where he feels this particular kind of technology might mold our wearable / technologically immersive future.

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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:

 

Direct download: OferLeidner_Happify.aiff
Category:Brain Machine Interface -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Startup Marketing - Nailing Product Market Fit and Delivering Value Like a Boss - with Seal Ellis

Sean Ellis is recognized as the originator of the term “growth hacking,” and is widely recognized as one of the world’s best startup and technology marketers. Heading up growth at companies like DropBox and LogMeIn, Sean has gone on to found Qualaroo, a qualitative data collection startup.

In this interview, Sean discusses the proper use of qualitative data, polling questions, and customer interviews in order to discover a true picture of the customer’s needs in order to deliver a killer product and soaring sales. If you’re involved in a tech startup - or plan to “feel out” an idea for a company or technology of your own - you won’t want to miss this interview.

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Direct download: Ellis_Use.mp3
Category:Marketing for Startups -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

How to Create a Unique Virtual Reality Experience - with Matt Gase of Tool
Tool creates cool digital experiences for big companies all over the world (including UX work for online giants like Google and Facebook), and when they created a virtual reality experience of South Park - they couldn't have imagined how fast it would catch on. 
 
After tremendous coverage on sites like TechCrunch and WIRED (and many lessons learned), Matt speaks to us about how to create a unique virtual reality experience that people will enjoy as not just novel, but fun and worth revisiting again and again.

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Direct download: Gase_Use.mp3
Category:Virtual Reality -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Enhancing Mental Performance via Brain Stimulation - with Thync CEO Isy Goldwasser
Current brain-machine interface technologies like MUSE or Mellon detect your mental activity with a headband, and represent it in unique apps. Thync is aiming to actively stimulate your mental activity, creating a more excited or tranquil mental state at your discretion.
 
In this episode, we explore the possibilities of cranial stimulation, and the bigger trend of how technology and psychology are beginning to integrate... and what it might imply for consumers and humanity.

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Direct download: Isy_Use.mp3
Category:Brain Machine Interface -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Beyond Ice Buckets: ALS Assistive Tech Tends - with Alisa Brownlee

Our podcast frequently covers the business and research sides of emerging technology, but in this episode we talk about some of it’s direct applications.

Alisa Brownlee of the ALS Association has been working with assistive technologies for decades, and she explains what truly works best to help weakening ALS patients communicate and live full lives and what kind of developments she’d love to see from the tech and maker communities to help more ALS patients worldwide.

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Direct download: Alisa_Brownlee_Use.mp3
Category:Emerging Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Where Augmented Reality Will Change the World FIRST - with the Atheer Labs Team

Ketan Joshi and Vishal Shah of Atheer Labs share their ideas about the immediate future of augmented reality, and how interactive computing can be facilitated though an augmented experience. We explore use-cases of the near future, as well as applications underway now.

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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:

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Direct download: Ketan_Joshi_Use.mp3
Category:Augmented Reality -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

What the World Loses and Gains in a “Virtual” World - with Altitude’s CEO, Dan Ostrower

Dan Ostrower gets to work with some amazing and innovative companies at Altitude (a creative consultancy), and has a keen eye for for the future.

A writer for WIRED and a myriad of other publications, Dan shares his thoughts about the pros and cons of our increasingly digital future, and how companies can keep relationships and interaction alive with technology that doesn’t make us lose what’s “human.”

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:

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Direct download: Dan_Ostrower_Use.mp3
Category:Ethics -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT