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Future Tech deep dive into transformational areas such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Space Exploration, IoT, Blockchain, Gaming, BioTech, and more.
Discussion on the Future. Weekly interview show with people at the forefront of transformational technologies. Exploring future-tech, futurist ideas and the sociological, moral and philosophical impact of these exponential changes. MIND & MACHINE is focused on technologies and cultural forces that will transform our world: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, IoT, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Space Exploration, Life Extension, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, BioTech, Transhumanism and more.Copyright: © 2017 Mind & Machine, All Rights Reserved | Date: 2018-03-10 16:22:38
36: Technology = Nature with Futurist Gray Scott
35: Mental Health & Wellbeing Transformative Technologies with Nichol Bradford
34: John Underkoffler: Sci-Fi Interface Design in the Real World
33: UBI: Universal Basic Income? Build the Floor Founder Larry Cohen
33: UBI – Universal Basic Income? Build the Floor Founder Larry Cohen
Prototyping Future Worlds with Architect/Filmmaker Liam Young
31: Tesla Rideshare Platform with Tesloop & The Carma Blockchain
Roundup: Facebook Backlash – Analysis & Discussion
Massive Facebook data breach escalates debate on privacy and big tech responsibility. Will it accelerate a shift in broad perception of how we view big tech data and social media platforms?
We look at headlines and assess the backlash against Facebook and how this will change the landscape for social media, communication and big data platform companies.
More at: https://www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2018-03-22 23:14:05
Roundup: Future Transportation – Autonomous Vehicles + Flying Cars + Smart Cities
Exploring news about Autonomous Vehicles, Flying Cars and Smart Cities in this roundup analysis.
More at www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2018-03-17 01:03:27
30: Bitcoin & Crypto: What Happens Next, with Tone Vays
As new crypto coins are issued through ICOs at a frenzied pace — Bitcoin, the original, shows the greatest market strength, with the most liquidity, the broadest installed wallet base, and many argue the strongest security.
Today we check back in with Tone Vays, a thought-leader and advisor on everything related to Bitcoin. Our previous episode with Tone was an intro to crypto, and if you're new to the subject I suggest you start there.
Today we expand on the subject of crypto and bitcoin, digging into government regulation, the push-back from large banks, and what separating money from governments could mean for the future.
More at www.MindAndMachine.ioDate: 2018-03-05 23:17:04
T3: Clean Meat - From the Lab rather than from Animals
Clean Meat is coming — meat created in the Lab, instead of from animals but identical to animal meat in every way, down to the molecular level.
We discuss what this is all about, how realistic it is, and what kind of time frame we're looking at (much sooner than you think).
More at www.mindandmachine.io
T2: What is CRISPR? Plus 3 Types of ICO + National Digital Currencies
An introductory look at CRISPR, how it works and why it matters. Plus a Cryptocurrency Headline Roundup: We look at Switzerland's categorization of ICOs into three types, and the first state-sponsored digital currency planned to be issued.
www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2018-02-23 10:00:00
29: Virgin Hyperloop One – The Future of Transportation with SVP of Software Matt Jones
T1: SpaceX: Falcon Heavy Launch + Implications for Mars Colonization
Kicking off a series of shorter "thought pieces" separate from the expert interviews, we dig into SpaceX and explore Elon Musk's broad ambitions to make humans interplanetary with a Mars Colony. And we examine the Falcon Heavy rocket launch.
This podcast references the previous MIND & MACHINE episode #18 with SpaceX engineer Daniel Frohlich.
More at www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2018-02-08 10:00:00
28: Virtual Humans with the USC Director for Virtual Human Research, Jonathan Gratch
27: Origin of the Universe & Cosmic Inflation with NASA JPL & Caltech Scientist James Bock
Today we’re going investigate the past — the most distant past imaginable: the Origin of the Universe. “How did the universe form” is such a profound question, that it informs everything we do today, and everything that will come next.
My guest is James Bock. James is a Caltech Professor of Physics and NASA JPL Senior Research Scientist running experiments on what happened right after the Big Bang. As a leading cosmologist and astrophysicist, he and his team are at the forefront of understanding how the universe came to be.
Today we explore how the universe formed, how such research is conducted, and why understanding the origins of the universe is important.
More on James and his work at: http://cosmology.caltech.edu/
26: Neuromorphic Computing, AI Chips Emulating the Brain with Kelsey Scharnhorst
Today we explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) through Neuromorphic Computing with computer chips that emulate the biological neurons and synapses in the brain. Neuro-biological chip architectures enable machines to solve very different kinds of problems than traditional computers, the kinds of problems we previously thought only humans could tackle.
My guest today is Kelsey Sharnhorst. Kelsey is an Artificial Neural Network Researcher at UCLA. Her research lab (Gimzewski Lab under James Gimzewski) is focused on creating neuromorphic computer chips and further developing their capabilities.
We’ll talk with Kelsey about how neuromorphic computing is different, how neural-biological computer architecture works, and how it will be used in the future.Date: 2018-01-15 10:34:08
25: Building AI Minds & Artificial Intelligence Growth with Michael Miller
24: OpenBazaar: Bitcoin Peer-to-Peer Marketplace with Brian Hoffman
23: Media Tech and A Look Into the Future with Joanna Popper
22: ICO + Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) turned “Organisms" with Ismail Malik
Today we explore Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or DAOs -- blockchain algorithms with the potential to perform the entire functionality of corporations or government agencies... without a single employee.
Our guest today is Ismail Malik, a pioneer in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, pushing the concept even further to what he believes will more accurately be Decentralized Autonomous Organisms -- where the blockchain algorithms’ behaviours go beyond that of an organization into the realm of a dynamic, learning, growing entity that behaves organically.
Ismail is the CEO of Blockchain Lab, which specializes in the most ambitious and hardest Blockchain concept implementations. He is also the Editor-In-Chief of “ICO Crowd” Magazine and a thought leader in ICOs, or Initial Coin Offerings.
We cover ambitious and massively disruptive uses of Blockchains, then we discuss what ICOs are, dispel common misconceptions, and examine where they are most effective.
More at: https://www.MindAndMachine.ioDate: 2017-12-04 10:30:00
21: Discovery’s Experiential Storytelling in Virtual Reality (VR) with Jeff Abramson
Discovery is pursuing bold new methods of storytelling across their media portfolio (Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, etc...). This week we talk with Jeff Abramson, the Head of Virtual Reality Content Development and Programming for Discovery Communications, and get his insights into what makes immersive media (VR, AR, MR and such) compelling as well as where he sees it heading in the future.
More at www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2017-11-27 10:30:00
20: Lytro “Light Field” Photography and Image Processing with Steven Swanson
19: Artificial Intelligence + The Neuroscience of App Addiction with Ramsay Brown
1st Half: The Neuroscience of App Addiction
2nd Half: Artificial Intelligence form a Neuroscience Perspective (at 24:45)
Apps are designed to grab us and keep us hooked as long as possible, as often as possible. Addictive traits built into the apps manipulate us at a primal biological level -- creating a stimulus/response pattern that can re-program our behaviors over time.
The increasing role of Artificial Intelligence will inevitably hand-off some of this addictive-design work, setting up a scenario where we shift from people programming machines, to machines programming humans.
Our guest today is Ramsay Brown. Ramsay is a neuroscientist, working at the intersection of the human mind, software design, and artificial intelligence.
Ramsay has degrees from USC in Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics, working on projects such as a “Google Maps” for the brain, and new forms of human-mind communication with machines.
He’s now the co-founder of Dopamine Labs, a company that uses AI and Neuroscience to increase the addictiveness of apps that reinforce good habits, and to break app addiction where we find it harmful.
More at http://www.mindandmaDate: 2017-11-13 10:30:00
18: Augmented Reality SmartGlasses from ODG + the Future of Media-Tech with Keith Boesky
This week on the show we take a look at Augmented Reality SmartGlasses from AR hardware leader ODG, and explore the fast changing tech landscape, entrepreneurship, and how media-tech in particular is transforming our world.
Our guest is Keith Boesky, an advisor and board member to many of the fastest rising ventures in the west coast tech-media scene — including ODG, an established hardware leader in the augmented reality space.
Keith is a former president of top-tier gaming company Eidos, where he led the introduction of AAA games such as Tomb Raider. He appears as a tech thought leader on news shows across CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC and is sought for insight by numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
More at: https://www.MindAndMachine.ioDate: 2017-11-09 10:30:00
17: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, ICO and Internet Privacy with Tone Vays
Bitcoin is capturing headlines with it’s sharp rise in price, giving credibility to the claim that it has the potential to become major disruptor in the global economy.
Our guest today is Tone Vays. Tone is a former Wall Street guy, having worked as a systems analyst at Bear Stearns and then JP Morgan. He has now become a thought-leader and advisor on everything related to Bitcoin. He’s an influencer in the space at Blockchain trade shows, through his YouTube Channel and Podcast, and via his blog. He has a wide range of consulting clients on issues related to Bitcoin and trading.
We discuss Bitcoin, what makes it promising and why its price is rising so quickly. We compare alternate cryptocurrencies, discuss ICOs, and explore internet security and privacy.Date: 2017-11-06 10:30:00
16: Renewable Energy, Batteries and the Future of Power with Duwayno Robertson
Blade Runner 2049 Technology Review
Review of the Future-Tech vision of Blade Runner 2049 — how it relates to actual development currently underway, and its potential connection to our technological future.
A look at Augmented Reality, Holograms, Synthetic Biological Robots, DNA Storage, Memory-Tech, and Vintage Futuristic,
The first of a series of shorter "thought piece" recordings.
More at http://www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2017-10-26 09:09:41
15: Intro to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency with Hudson Jameson
In this episode we do an introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, beginning with basic definitions and then building into more complex concepts.
Our guest is Hudson Jameson, the COO and Co-Founder of Oaken Innovations, a company focused on enhancing “Internet of Things” smart-devices with Blockchain technology. They’re using blockchain to empower the increasing array of app-controlled smart devices in our lives (from cars to medical devices to household thermostats, lights and much more).
Hudson is also a member of the Ethereum Foundation, governing the popular and rapidly growing Ethereum crypto-currency.
More on Hudson: https://hudsonjameson.com
Oaken Innovations: https://www.oakeninnovations.com
Ethereum Foundation: https://ethereum.org
https://www.MindAndMachine.ioDate: 2017-10-23 09:00:00
14: Entrepreneurship, Startups and Venture Capital Funding in Future-Tech with Nick Bicanic
This week we look at Tech Entrepreneurship — identifying opportunities, funding them and overcoming the biggest challenges.
We also examine the unique opportunities evolving in "exponential technologies", then examine the mobile space and how mobile will emerge as the new premium storytelling platform.
Our guest is Nick Bicanic, a creative technologist and entrepreneur. He's an accomplished mobile tech creator and has raised funding from luminaries including Google Ventures. He's currently the founder of RVLVR labs (http://rvlvrlabs.com).
More MIND & MACHINE at www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2017-10-16 23:06:36
13: Fractals: Coherent Chaos with Anders Hjemdahl
We take a highly visual dive into Fractals — what they are, what they mean and what they reveal to us. It's an astonishing look into mysterious mathematical riddles that create infinite multi-dimensional worlds with a very sci-fi feel.
Our guest is Anders Hjemdahl, a creative technologist who combines bold creative vision with a deep technological skillset. He’s been working in and on fractals for over 20 years, currently creating an extensive book exploring the mystery, science and beauty of fractal worlds.
Anders has a deep history in computer science, computer graphics, and media production. He is developing immersive-media in VR and AR, creating unprecedented windows into fractal worlds through these new technologies. His company, Pacific Virtual Reality, works on a wide range of commercial and artistic frameless media projects.
Extensive fractal visuals that accompany this episode, check out the video on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/bUp7IK7XcdMDate: 2017-10-12 19:30:38
12: SpaceX: Working at SpaceX & Building the Future of Space Exploration
SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk are redefining what it means to be a bold, forward-thinking company. With the goal of making humankind interplanetary, they've shattered expectations of what’s possible in a very short time period, and have re-invigorated our dreams about space exploration.
Our guest today is Daniel Frohlich. Daniel was the very first intern with SpaceX back in 2002 when the company was just starting as a tiny team of fifteen people. Then after completing programs in aeronautical engineering at USC, Daniel returned to SpaceX for a fascinating career on the Dragon space capsule engineering team.
Daniel shares his experience through the years at Space X and gives us an insight into what it’s like working there. Then we look into the near and medium-term future, examining what we can expect in space travel.
More on SpaceX and Daniel:
Space X Website: http://www.spacex.com
Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ziggyfro
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11: Making Artificial Intelligence & Robots with Sabri Sansoy
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are getting a lot of attention these days. But with all the utopian dreams and cautionary warnings effortlessly tossed around in headlines, I get excited looking at real, tangible use-cases happening now.
My guest today is Sabri Sansoy -- he's created a "cognitive" Met Gala Gown powered by IBM Watson, a race car controlled by human voices across the internet, and a robot crab that cleans up trash on the beach.
Sabri focuses on several sectors of AI: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Computer Vision, and Robotics. We’ll talk with him about each.
Sabri is the CEO of Orchanic, a robotics and artificial intelligence lab building the machines and intelligent code paving the way for the future.
He comes from an engineering background at MIT and has worked at leading ad agencies and for top production companies as an AI creative artist.
More at https://mindandmachine.io
Date: 2017-10-02 11:00:00
10: Holograms & Live Holographic Performances with Peter Martin
Holographic Pioneer and Immersive Experience Creative Director Peter Martin is at the forefront of creating holographic live performances, having helped bring to life virtual performances with artists such as Gorillaz and M.I.A.. He is now coordinating with nearly a dozen popular performers and the estates of deceased artists to create iconic live concerts that would be impossible without holographic technology.
Peter is the founder of VALIS Studios. Working closely with cutting edge technology developers like Intel and 8i, Peter is pushing the boundaries of immersive experience, storytelling, and digital art.Date: 2017-09-25 11:00:00
9: Virtual Smithsonian Art Museum Experiences in Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality with Peter Martin
Virtual Artist, Holographic Magician, and Immersive Creative Director Peter Martin has had a remarkable career — from launching an influential music magazine as a teenager, to producing music videos and interactive projects for bands like Gorillaz, to bringing holographic performances to life with MIA, and enabling Smithsonian Art Museum visitors to vanish into immersive virtual worlds as they physically approach the artwork.
Peter is the founder of VALIS Studios. Working closely with cutting edge technology developers like Intel and 8i, Peter is pushing the boundaries of immersive experience, storytelling, and digital art.
http://www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2017-09-21 21:43:45
8: Social Personal Robots & Artificial Intelligence with Roboticist Ross Mead
In this episode we look at natural interfaces with robots, and what the future will be like when personal social robots join us in our homes.
Our guest is Dr. Ross Mead, a robotics and artificial intelligence expert. While getting his PhD in Computer science at USC, he focused on natural interfaces and spatial awareness with robots. Now Ross is the Founder and CEO of Semio, a company that creates software for social robots. Their development tools integrate speech and body language into smart machines, defining the way in which people will live, work, and play with robots in the future.
We talk with Ross about where robots and AI are today, and where they’re heading. We explore opportunities to improve our world through these technologies, and the risks and dangers associated with them.
https://www.MindAndMachine.ioDate: 2017-09-18 16:49:31
7: Working Inside Virtual Space with Computer Scientist Steven Schkolne
While earning his PhD in computer science at Caltech, Steven Schkolne laid the foundations for popular Virtual Reality art programs like Tilt Brush and Quill -- 15 years ahead of the rest of the world.
He is now building a VR-based tool for creating digital objects for video games such as Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto 5. His VR tool, called 3dSunshine, creates objects useable both inside and outside of VR, a new breed of VR software laying the groundwork that will enable the workforce of the future.
Steven shares his insights with us based on 19 years of experimenting with and creating Virtual Reality, insights that often run contrary to current VR conventional wisdom.
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6: Our Augmented Reality Future: HoloLens & Beyond with Leading AR Developer Philippe Lewicki
Augmented Reality is the next computer interface, laying a 3D digital layer over the real world. The AR layer presents real-time, dynamic information and mixes realistic digital objects with the physical space in our line of sight.
In this episode August speaks with Philippe Lewicki, founder of AfterNow — one of very few companies this stage dedicated exclusively to developing Augmented Reality content. Philippe and his team have created some of the most discussed and pioneering applications available for the HoloLens, working as one of the few agencies Microsoft has selected as a development partner.
Philippe is also familiar with the range of the AR hardware currently in development, looking at which platform will create the most potential for future development. While making enterprise AR applications, he’s excited about the possibility for consumers and is actively introducing this new technology to a wide range of people.
More at: http://www.MindAndMachine.ioDate: 2017-09-08 01:50:27
5: NASA Explores Space via AR & VR, with JPL Ops Lab Lead Victor Luo
4: Future of Automotive Transportation with fmr. Head of Marketing for All GM Car Divisions
Today we explore the future of automobile transportation — from driverless vehicles to new consumer models where Uber-like apps serve up on-demand computer-operated vehicles custom tailored to our needs at any given moment... eliminating the need to own, park, or insure our own cars.
Our guest is Mike Jackson. Mike knows the automotive industry inside and out. As the Vice President of Marketing & Advertising for General Motors, he was responsible for the marketing and media efforts for all eight GM vehicle divisions. Heading marketing for GM gave him tremendous access throughout the industry.
Mike is now involved in a number of tech companies transforming the automotive industry — from a social network and vehicle access app for Bentley owners, to Virtual Reality test drives, to redefining how the car auction market works for dealers.
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MIND & MACHINE features interviews by August Bradley with leaders in transformational technologies. More at: https://www.MindAndMachine.ioDate: 2017-08-28 23:41:45
3: Game World Simulations & Modeling Reality to Shape our Future
In this episode we explore what we can learn from video games and multi-player digital experiences as we move into an immersive media future — discussing game models as simulations to understand human behavior.
Our guest today: Spencer Hunt has been the Senior Vice President of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment at Skydance, and prior to that VP of Digital Entertainment at Paramount Pictures. He has been deeply involved in video game development, and has had an insider’s view on a wide range of thinking and analysis of interactive platforms.
Spencer has also been deeply involved in the move into virtual reality, augmented reality, and social platforms in digital and immersive environments. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spencerhunt
Discussion Points in this episode:
• What makes a video games succeed?
• Simulations: Insights on human behavior. Digital Organisms.
• Virtual Societies. What makes communities and digital economies grow in virtual worlds?
• What can we learn form video games and game worlds to bring to other forms of immersive media?
• How will VR/AR add to digital experiences.
• How will social happen in virtual space? Lessons from multiplier games in the non-gaming virtual world?
MIND & MACHINE features interviews by August Bradley with leaders in transformational technologies. More at: ww.MindAndMachine.io
Date: 2017-08-28 23:29:08
2: Virtual Reality Characters & Future of VR with Limitless Founder Tom Sanocki
Pixar and Bungie veteran Tom Sanocki is the CEO and founder of Limitless Ltd, building extraordinary new tools for creating CG animated characters that come to life in VR — responding to voice and other stimuli, interacting in remarkably authentic ways. Having worked on character creation for years at Pixar and video game leader Bungie, Tom is uniquely suited to share insights on virtual character technology today and where it will go in the age of artificial intelligence.
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MIND & MACHINE features interviews by August Bradley with leaders in transformational technologies. https://www.mindandmachine.ioDate: 2017-08-28 20:19:10
1: Future of Virtual Realty with Felix & Paul Studios CCO Ryan Horrigan
Ryan Horrigan, Chief Content Officer of Felix & Paul Studios, talks about the current and future state of Virtual Reality and how it may ultimately impact our world. Ryan has a unique perspective as the head of content development for one of the most prominent VR studios. If there's an inner circle of VR creation, Ryan and Felix & Paul Studios are at the center. So we get an insightful look at where immersive media is heading.
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MIND & MACHINE features interviews by August Bradley with leaders in transformational technologies. http://www.mindandmachine.io
Date: 2017-08-28 20:07:46