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The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity

9/18/2018
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Gigaom publisher Byron Reese is the author of The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity. This is a big conversation with big ideas. Enjoy!

Duration:00:44:46

Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder

9/4/2018
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Author Chip Conley, former Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb, discusses his new book, Wisdom @ Work. When Chip joined Airbnb at age 52, he was twice the age of the average employee. He writes that elders are valuable in the workplace - especially in tech.

Duration:00:16:48

Access The Future | Sina Barham, Prime Access Consulting

7/10/2018
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Today’s conversation starts out interesting, gets even more interesting, becomes mind-blowing, and then gets personal. My guest is tech accessibility expert Sina Barham, the president of Prime Access Consulting.

Duration:00:31:28

AI & Animal Rights | Honeywell's Chris Benson

7/3/2018
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The Chief Scientist for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, Chris Benson is plenty qualified to talk about what AI is doing in the real world today. But he also thinks about the more distant future, when he worries a super artificial intelligence might treat us the same way that we currently treat cows, sheep, and pigs.

Duration:00:15:38

Love People | Integrate.ai’s Kathryn Hume

6/26/2018
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Kathryn Hume is VP of Product & Strategy at integrate.ai, which applies AI in the business world. She’s also very thoughtful about how AI applies to our society at large. Kathryn can philosophize, she can technologize, and she can monetize. Yes my friends - Kathryn Hume is a triple threat.

Duration:00:18:14

Software Is Hungry for Your Business | Pendo CEO Todd Olson

6/19/2018
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Investor Marc Andreeseen has a famous quote that software is eating the world. He wrote that in 2011. Today software seems hungrier than ever. Today's guest can provide some perspective on the feast - Todd Olson is the CEO of Pendo, a software company that helps other software companies make better software.

Duration:00:15:21

“The Creative Curve” for Tech | Author Allen Gannett

6/12/2018
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Allen Gannet is a tech CEO who wrote a new book on creativity called “The Creative Curve.” An expert on technology and creativity? It was bound to be a great conversation - and it was! We talk about how the Internet accelerates trends, why Facebook succeeded when a more advanced competitor failed, and whether creative machines could replace humans.

Duration:00:17:39

Humans Are A Tricky Thing | 15Five’s Emily Diaz

6/5/2018
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Meeting one on one with your boss might sound as pleasant as a root canal. But what if technology could change that? Emily Diaz is the Director of Customer Onboarding at 15Five, a tool that helps managers sync up with their employees. Could software be the key to human fulfillment at work? Or are we letting software eat something that we really should be biting off ourselves?

Duration:00:14:43

What Are You Thinking? | SurveyMonkey’s Lauren Locke-Paddon

5/29/2018
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SurveyMonkey helps companies answer the question: what is my customer thinking? If you have customers or if you are one, you have a stake in how that question gets answered. Senior Product Marketing Manager Lauren Locke-Paddon is here to talk about the monkey business.

Duration:00:14:17

Forgetting She’s Not Human | x.ai CEO Dennis Mortensen

5/22/2018
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Amy and Andrew are artificial intelligence assistants who schedule meetings for you via email. They are the products of a company called x.ai. I first interviewed CEO Dennis Mortensen back in 2014. Now the world looks a little bit different. Are people more accepting of AI in their inbox? Is it ok to be rude to an AI? And what happens when artificial intelligence meets traditional human gender?

Duration:00:14:41

Can Software Replace Capitalism?

5/15/2018
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HowStuffWorks founder Marshall Brain knows something about capitalism: the educational media company sold to Discovery Communications for $250 million dollars. Now, Brain has a plan to replace capitalism with computer software. Could it actually work?

Duration:00:17:30

Who Has Your Health Data? | Validic CEO Drew Schiller

5/8/2018
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Validic connects the health data people generate every day with organizations who want to use it. The CEO is Drew Schiller. In an era of privacy concerns, how does he lead a company built to handle the most personal of personal data?

Duration:00:15:17

Your Commute Won't Suck Forever | TransLoc’s Alex Gibson

5/1/2018
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We are way worse at moving people around than it seems like we should be. But today’s guest is working on it. Alex Gibson is Director of Strategy at TransLoc, a transportation software company recently acquired by Ford.

Duration:00:16:29

Are Tech's Investors To Blame? | Cofounders Capital’s Tim McLoughlin

4/24/2018
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A venture capitalist from far outside Silicon Valley, Tim McLoughlin says that when it comes to funding the future, geography can be destiny.

Duration:00:17:07

Eating Is Solved | Soylent CEO Bryan Crowley

4/17/2018
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Soylent is a complete, plant-based liquid meal in a sleek white bottle. Is it the shape of a homogenized, foodless future? CEO Bryan Crowley says no - although the product does take its name from dystopian science fiction.

Duration:00:15:08

The Gospel of Open Source | Red Hat’s Ross Turk

4/10/2018
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The community-powered innovation of open-source, why it matters in software, and what it can teach innovators in other industries. My guest Ross Turk is Director of Portfolio Evangelism at Red Hat, which helps companies use open source software. We also talked about the quasi-religious nature of his title.

Duration:00:13:43

When Digital Assistants Look Human | PRSONAS' CEO David Rose

4/3/2018
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PRSONAS CEO David Rose on the future of human-machine interaction.

Duration:00:14:01

Democratized Design for Tomorrow's Transportation | Justin Fishkin

3/28/2018
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Justin Fishkin, former Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, talks tomorrow's transportation and democratized design.

Duration:00:13:49