May 20, 2019

Are we being downgraded? Interview with Justin Hendrix & Dr. Jess Carbino about our complicated relationship with tech

How have our relationships been impacted by emerging technology? Is technology respecting our human dignity? Should it creep us out that our devices may understand our emotional state? In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Justin Hendrix (Executive Director of NYC Media Lab) and Dr. Jess Carbino (Relationship expert & former sociologist for Tinder & Bumble).

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May 11, 2019

Has AI raised the ceiling with marketing? An interview with Kate Bradley Chernis & Joey Camire

Has AI raised the floor but not the ceiling with marketing? Have we over-indexed on having content at scale? And is there a way for marketers to understand when hyper-personalization will cross the line into creepiness? In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Kate Bradley Chernis (Founder & CEO of Lately) and Joey Camire (principal & founding team of Sylvain Labs).

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May 6, 2019

Building bots with empathy requires finding the right balance

Research indicates people are more likely to disclose sensitive information anonymously to an AI interface than a human-operated virtual therapy platform. Learn more about how one company has built an empathetic bot to assist with mental health services.

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April 30, 2019

Balancing personalization with brand consistency: Podcast interview with Tameka Vasquez & Oliver Christie

In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Tameka Vasquez (marketing strategist and professor) and Oliver Christie (futurist and founder of Foxy Machine). We talk to Tameka and Oliver about creating customer experiences that resonate, the beauty of simplicity and being jargon-free, and whether or not AI will replace human creativity with marketing. We also tackle whether marketers have been tone deaf and the difficulties of hyper personalization.

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April 29, 2019

Behind the Code: Meet Bill Higgins

We're excited to kick off a new series for the Watson blog, focusing on AI and the developers at IBM Watson. AI is one of the hottest topics in tech, and we want to take a deep dive into AI, but more importantly, for you to get to know the people that help bring Watson to life. To kickoff the series, meet Bill Higgins, distinguished engineer, AI for developers, data and AI. 

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April 26, 2019

Fuzzy or Techie?! Why AI needs more interdisciplinary thinkers

Does AI need more fuzzy thinkers? How can we increase interdisciplinary perspectives in emerging tech? Can an interdisciplinary lens help us better foresee unintended consequences? In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Scott Hartley (author of The Fuzzy and The Techie: Why Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World) and interdisciplinary artist Carla Gannis.

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April 24, 2019

Making mom proud with collaboration solutions

In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Michael McCabe, Vice President of WW IBM Go to Market at Box, who talks about how companies are leveraging collaboration tools to drive insights and outcomes, the evolution of content, and the future of AI in managing unstructured data.

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April 16, 2019

Can AI Help Us Find Love? A Podcast Discussion with Ryan Matzner & Rori Sassoon

Can we use AI to help us find love? In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Rori Sassoon (co-founder of Platinum Poire and author of The Art of the Date) and Ryan Matzner (founder of Fueled). We discuss and debate whether AI is an effective and efficient matchmaker, how AI may be able to know us better than we do, the amount of data a dating platform needs, and the prospect of using visual recognition technology to find a match that looks like your favorite celebrity.

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April 9, 2019

Product design, ethics and human-centric digital transformation

In this episode of thinkPod, we dig into the news regarding Stanford’s newly-announced Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence, whether ethics has a central role in product design, and the intersecting roles of consumers, government, and companies.

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