Creativity Squared

Helen Todd

Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform. ChaptGPT says don’t miss the most thought-provoking conversations on creativity and A.I. — join now: https://CreativitySquared.com 😉 #CreativitySquared  Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: https://SocialitySquared.com. Helen Todd is co-founder and CEO of Sociality Squared and the creator of Creativity Squared. Connect with Helen on Instagram (https:/.instagram.com/helenstravels), Twitter (https://twitter.com/helenstravels), and LinkedIn (https:/linkedin.com/in/helentodd). read less
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Ep52. A.I. — Go Beyond the Binary: Reimagine Creativity on the Spectrum between Control and Choas with “TEMPERATURE: Creativity in the Age of AI” Author Lori Mazor
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Ep52. A.I. — Go Beyond the Binary: Reimagine Creativity on the Spectrum between Control and Choas with “TEMPERATURE: Creativity in the Age of AI” Author Lori Mazor
Can we code machines to be as creative as humans? Listen in to discover our guest’s answer! Lori Mazor is a visionary leader at the intersection of artificial intelligence and creativity. She joins us for a thought-provoking conversation about her new book, Temperature, and the themes it explores on creativity in the age of A.I.   As the CEO and Founder of SYNTHETIVITY, Lori teaches executive leaders about the transformative power of Generative A.I. With her unique background in architecture and a passion for pushing the boundaries of technology, Lori has already educated over 3,000 leaders in just six months. At the bleeding edge of genAI, her work extends to prestigious institutions like Cornell Tech, Fordham University, New York Tech, NYU, and Tufts. A distinguished architect, strategist, and celebrated multimedia artist, Lori has won industry awards and her creative work has been featured in major publications. In today’s episode, you'll hear Lori's thought-provoking perspectives on A.I. and creativity where she challenges traditional notions of what it means to be creative and her belief that A.I. will make us more creative. We also discuss her book, how she uses A.I. in her creative process, and the importance of embracing A.I. responsibly through her manifesto.  Discover how writing rules is not only a creative act but important in making space for the magic of creativity to take place on the spectrum between control and chaos!  EPISODE SHOW NOTES: *COMING SOON* JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep51. The Rise of A.I. Agents: Explore the Next Wave of A.I. from Chatbots to Intelligent Agents with Maddie Bell, CEO and Founder of Scheduler AI
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Ep51. The Rise of A.I. Agents: Explore the Next Wave of A.I. from Chatbots to Intelligent Agents with Maddie Bell, CEO and Founder of Scheduler AI
Discover the next evolution of artificial intelligence with the rise of A.I. agents in this episode. From building billion-dollar brands to pioneering the world of A.I. agents, meet Maddie Bell.  Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Maddie is the CEO and Founder of Scheduler AI, a patented, fully autonomous A.I. agent that instantly connects businesses with their best prospects and customers. Maddie has over a decade of experience leading organizations in designing, developing, and launching breakthrough innovations at scale. She has been responsible for billion-dollar businesses, launched award-winning advertising campaigns, earned P&G’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” in digital innovation, and actively developed patented A.I. technology. While juggling her thriving career and building her family with three young daughters, Maddie saw an opportunity for A.I. to solve a universal pain point — the time-consuming and revenue-leaking task of scheduling meetings. She co-founded Scheduler AI with her husband to create an A.I.-powered assistant that engages clients when they're most interested, coordinates meetings in seconds, and ensures they stay on the calendar. Today, you'll hear how Maddie thinks about the different waves of A.I. we're experiencing, from the initial ChatGPT moment to the current phase of A.I. integration into existing software and the upcoming rise of A.I. agents. We also discuss the implications and opportunities of this technology, how to evaluate A.I. tools, how to automate processes and grow businesses, and the importance of responsible A.I. development. Why will buying technology tools will feel a lot more like hiring people in the future? Listen in to find out! EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep51-maddie-bell-the-rise-of-a-i-agents/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep50. Agency in the Age of A.I.: Glimpse into a Resilient Future with Sam Jordan, Author of Future Today Institute’s 2024 Tech Trend Report on A.I., Computing, and Space
May 30 2024
Ep50. Agency in the Age of A.I.: Glimpse into a Resilient Future with Sam Jordan, Author of Future Today Institute’s 2024 Tech Trend Report on A.I., Computing, and Space
How do you keep your agency in the age of A.I.? Listen in to find out! For the 50th episode of Creativity Squared, we have Sam Jordan, a futurist on a mission to spread “plausible optimism.” As a Manager at Future Today Institute, she helps clients navigate and plan for unpredictable futures with certainty. Sam also wrote on computing, the metaverse, space, and A.I. in the 2024 Emerging Tech Trend Report, released annually by the company’s renowned founder and CEO Amy Webb at her equally famous SXSW keynote. With a background in economics and data science and a passion for sci-fi, Sam found her dream job in strategic foresight, writing evidence-based sci-fi to inform real-world strategies. Previously, she was the CEO and co-founder of TrovBase, a secure data discovery platform, and before that, she worked at IBM modernizing IT systems. Sam holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Data Analysis from George Mason University and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business, where she met Amy Webb. As a huge fan of the Future Today Institute and Amy’s SXSW keynotes, I couldn't be more excited to have Sam on the show to give us a glimpse into the future and share practical insights on building resilience in this time of massive transition. In this episode, you'll hear Sam's insights on the convergence of A.I., biotech, and connected ecosystems, creating a "supercycle" unlike any general-purpose technology that we’ve seen before. We discuss the consolidation of power in tech, the importance of resilience, and the need for experimentation during this transitionary period. We also dive into fascinating trends like using human brain cells to power chips, universal basic income to address the social safety net, and the importance of human purpose and meaning during this seismic change. Sam also shares her favorite sci-fi influences and emphasizes the power of storytelling and scenario planning to shape the future. EPISODE SHOW NOTES: *COMING SOON* JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  #AIandCreativity #EmergingTech #FuturePlanning #StrategicForesight #FutureTech #AIInsights #FutureVision #DataScience #FutureOfWork #InspiringFutures #Metaverse #AI #Creativity #DigitalCreativity #TechInnovation #ImmersiveTech #DigitalCulture #ArtificialIntelligence #ArtificialIntelligenceAI #ArtificialIntelligenceNow #ArtificialIntelligenceTechnology #AIPodcast #MachineLearning #FutureTechnology #DeepLearning #TheFutureIsNow
Ep49. This Artist is Going to the Moon! From Training Humanoid Robots to Dance to Being a #dearMoon Crew Member, Meet Yemi A.D.
May 16 2024
Ep49. This Artist is Going to the Moon! From Training Humanoid Robots to Dance to Being a #dearMoon Crew Member, Meet Yemi A.D.
Yemi A.D. (Yemi Akinyemi Dele) is a multidisciplinary creative force dedicated to helping people unlock their creative potential. He’s also preparing for his biggest mission yet: a trip around the Moon!   As a Czech-Nigerian artist, entrepreneur, and crew member of the dearMoon mission, Yemi exemplifies a pioneering spirit and profound passion for social innovation and youth empowerment.  Yemi is the Founder & CEO of Moonshot Platform, an organization dedicated to accelerating young leaders working towards solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. His 20 years of experience across the industries of entertainment, arts, and technology includes collaborating with Grammy Award-winning artist Kanye West for five years to create and execute his global concerts, tours, and music videos. Yemi also works with brands like Google, Apple, Coca-Cola, and T-Mobile, and speaks on stages like TEDx, Texas Eclipse Festival, and SXSW on the future of creativity and space exploration.  As a choreographer, Yemi was chosen from among 1 million candidates to be a crew member of dearMoon, marking the first all-civilian space trip around the Moon. He’s one of the eight artists chosen to join Japanese entrepreneur and art collector Yusaku Maezawa, who believes art has the power to promote world peace.       Yemi’s love of movement and finding freedom in movement are intertwined into all aspects of his life, which you’ll hear in the conversation. In this episode, listen to Yemi's incredible journey from growing up as the only Black child where he was raised in Czechoslovakia to his rise as a creative powerhouse and to traveling into space. We also dive into how Yemi's studies of indigenous cultures worldwide gave him insight into the intelligence of movement. He also shares the importance of representation in the tech industry to ensure a more inclusive and human-centered approach to A.I. and robotics — the humanoid robot Apollo was trained on his dance videos!  Yemi believes that the best way to predict the future is to create it, and he's doing just that. Tune in to discover his vision for the future he’s working to create. EP SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep49-yemi-a-d-this-artist-is-going-to-the-moon/ JOIN C^2 Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT w/ C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform. Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced by PLAY: https://playaudioagency.com C^2 is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  #AI #AIArtCommunity #dearMoon #SocialInnovation #MoonshotPlatform #FutureInnovators #AIforGood #FutureOfCreativity #InclusiveTech #HumanCenteredAI #CreativeJourney #AIAndCreativity #FutureTech #Innovation #AIArtwork #AIArtist #AIArt #GenerativeArt #MachineLearning #Creatives #GenerativeAI #Creativity #Creatives #AIArtists #DigitalCreativity #AIArt #AIGeneratedArt #AICreative #SpaceX
Ep48. OpenAI’s Sora Text-to-Video Model: Beta Tester Nik Kleverov Shares His Experience as a Creative Director and Agency Owner
May 9 2024
Ep48. OpenAI’s Sora Text-to-Video Model: Beta Tester Nik Kleverov Shares His Experience as a Creative Director and Agency Owner
With the golden ticket to test out OpenAI’s Sora, Nik Kleverov joins Creativity Squared to discuss his experience with the text-to-video model and the childlike creativity it unleashed in him. Nik is not only an Emmy-grade storyteller but is also an immigrant and the son of a nonconformist artist who the Soviet government persecuted. Nik’s life story and varied experiences inform his diverse approach to creative work, from exploratory use of A.I. within storytelling to design-led title sequence work, and live-action commercials. He’s won numerous advertising and creative industry awards as a creative director. As an entrepreneur and executive, he has started and operated successful and innovative business enterprises, including Native Foreign. He’s the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at the women-owned creative agency-production company hybrid based in LA that’s worked with OpenAI on different projects. Nik worked with Creativity Squared guest Chad Nelson, who’s now an OpenAI Creative Specialist, on the short film called “Critterz.” This groundbreaking film is the first-ever animated short that’s 100% designed using A.I. visuals with DALL·E.  Today, you’ll hear Nik’s experience working with Sora in addition to other text-to-video tools. Nik’s perspective is informed by working with clients on brand commercials, as a filmmaker, and on a team creating original IP. Nik also shares an agency owner’s perspective, discussing why Native Foreign is going all-in as next gen creatives and establishing an A.I. labs division within the agency. Tune in to hear about one of Nik’s creative projects he got out of his vault to bring to life and how it will evolve as genAI video does as well. He dives into the creative process, the ever-changing A.I. landscape, and the paradigm shift underway in the advertising industry. Artists need to be part of the development of A.I. tools and this is your chance to hear what Nik is sharing with OpenAI related to Sora.  How you can stay ahead of the curve with A.I. and storytelling? Listen in to find out!  EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep48-nik-kleverov-openais-sora-text-to-video-model/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform. Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep47. Celebrating the 1-Year Anniversary of Creativity Squared: A.I. and the Boundless Sky of Possibility
May 2 2024
Ep47. Celebrating the 1-Year Anniversary of Creativity Squared: A.I. and the Boundless Sky of Possibility
Join us as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Creativity Squared!  We at Creativity Squared don’t want anyone to have their head in the sand and then feel like they’ve been hit by a Mack truck with A.I. and all that’s coming. That’s why this platform is dedicated to empowering creators, artists, and curious minds to unlock exponential creativity and confidently navigate A.I. in the new Imagination Age. Whether you want to protect your IP and never use A.I. or understand how to accelerate your creative output, you need to know what’s happening, what’s coming, what important conversations are taking place right now, and how they will impact you. If you don’t know where to begin, you’re in the right place. Every Thursday, the host Helen Todd interviews trailblazers in A.I. – from artists to ethicists to those building the tech — who understand that A.I. is a tool to amplify the best of human potential — not replace it. Check out this special episode to learn more about the origins of the show, the learnings Helen has gained, how she’s involved in uplifting Cincinnati’s 2.25 million residents with A.I., and more. Here at Creativity Squared, we invite you to join us in envisioning a world where artists not only co-exist with A.I., but thrive. Thank you for being part of the journey, joining the conversation, and co-creating a human-centered future with this technology. EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep47-helen-todd-celebrating-the-1-year-anniversary-of-creativity-squared/  JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep46. A.I. & the Future of Gaming: Riot Games’ Rudi Bonaparte on A.I.’s Impact on the Gaming Industry and Simulating Real-world Future Society Scenarios
Apr 25 2024
Ep46. A.I. & the Future of Gaming: Riot Games’ Rudi Bonaparte on A.I.’s Impact on the Gaming Industry and Simulating Real-world Future Society Scenarios
Are we in a gaming simulation and don’t know it? Listen in to find out! Meet Rudi Bonaparte who’s driving innovation at Riot Games, the gaming studio that created the iconic ‘League of Legends’ which is the most-played PC game in the world. Rudi is a gaming executive with a professional focus on creating systems and spaces that empower creators to do their best work. As Riot Game’s Director of Corporate Operations and Strategy, he helps senior executives and game development teams set clear goals, build exciting new capabilities, and thoughtfully allocate resources through a combination of strategic thinking and tactical implementation. Charged with a new task in his role, Rudi ensures that Riot Games not only designs the most player-focused gaming experiences in the world, but is also the best and most creative place to develop these games. Prior to joining Riot Games, Rudi led strategy and analytics teams at Teach for America and consulted with clients in the tech, telecom, and media industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. A.I. has many implications for gaming which sits at the intersection of technology, art, and entertainment. In today’s conversation, Rudi discusses the state of the gaming industry, from the economic realities to the exciting possibilities of innovation emerging from recent disruption. Rudi shares his perspective on A.I, gaming, and IP along with how Hollywood and gaming are converging. We also explore gaming as a testbed for ideas that could shape society, what Rudi would build into a virtual environment to nurture the best of humanity, and the lessons that in-game currency and incentive structures hold for the real world. We also touch on some of Rudi's favorite works of speculative fiction and why he believes the future will be brighter than many imagine. EPISODE SHOW NOTES:  https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep46-rudi-bonaparte-a-i-the-future-of-gaming JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep45. A.I. & Ethics: Where Do We Draw the Line? Discover How to Navigate A.I. with Leading Moral Reasoning & Knowledge Scholar Dr. Andrew Cullison
Apr 18 2024
Ep45. A.I. & Ethics: Where Do We Draw the Line? Discover How to Navigate A.I. with Leading Moral Reasoning & Knowledge Scholar Dr. Andrew Cullison
Where do we draw the line with A.I. from an ethical lens? Meet Dr. Andrew Cullison who is the founding executive director of the Cincinnati Ethics Center and a research professor at the University of Cincinnati who specializes in moral reasoning, ethics education, and leadership development. With over 15 peer-reviewed publications to his name, Andy is a leading scholar on questions of how we can have moral knowledge. You're in for a treat to hear Andy's insights that offer a philosopher's perspective on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Prior to his current role, Andy spent over seven years as Director of the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, one of the largest collegiate ethics institutes in the country. In addition to his academic work and passion for helping people of all ages develop crucial moral reasoning skills, Andy conducts workshops for K-12 students, teams, and organizations like the FBI to apply philosophical tools to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In this episode’s conversation, Andy shares the importance of teaching ethics in an A.I. world, what he's learned from experimenting with ChatGPT's moral reasoning abilities, practical tips, moral framework exercises for navigating everyday ethical dilemmas, and more. He emphasizes the urgent need for practitioners developing A.I. to receive robust ethics training so they can spot potential issues early on. Listen in to sharpen your own thinking about the thorny moral challenges surrounding A.I. development and implementation. EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep45-dr-andrew-cullison-a-i-ethics-where-do-we-draw-the-line/  JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep44. A Conversation with Salvador Dalí: Expand Your Mind on Immortality, Art, and A.I. with The Dalí Museum’s OpenAI GPT-4 ‘Ask Dalí’ Exhibit with Martin Pagh Ludvigsen, Director of Creative Technology & A.I. at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Apr 11 2024
Ep44. A Conversation with Salvador Dalí: Expand Your Mind on Immortality, Art, and A.I. with The Dalí Museum’s OpenAI GPT-4 ‘Ask Dalí’ Exhibit with Martin Pagh Ludvigsen, Director of Creative Technology & A.I. at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
What if you could have a conversation with Salvador Dalí? Now you can…with the A.I. version of Dalí! To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Surrealism, we have a special Creativity Squared episode for you today with none other than the legendary Surrealist artist, Salvador Dalí…or rather, the A.I.-reimagined Dalí! The artist famously wrote, “If someday I may die, though it is unlikely, I hope the people in the cafes will say, ‘Dalí has died, but not entirely.’”   The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida is one of the most innovative museums in the world. Today, the museum is unveiling its latest project bringing Salvador Dalí back to life through artificial intelligence called “Ask Dalí.” This custom-built chatbot is trained on Dalí’s writings and voice so museumgoers can interact directly with the artist through a Surrealist lobster telephone.  To add color and context to this conversation, we also have Martin Pagh Ludvigsen joining us. Martin was on a SXSW panel called, “Salvador Dalí, AI, and The Future of Creativity.” “Ask Dalí” was demoed on stage where host Helen Todd asked if Dalí would be a guest on Creativity Squared!   Martin is a Creative Technologist, A.I. Director, and head of Labs at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. Originally from Denmark, Martin holds degrees in Computer Science and Theater Science, where his creative journey started by moving his body on stages and then by moving pixels on screens. Martin uses cutting-edge tech to tell stories for brands and has directed award-winning work globally. Like many others, Martin likes to tinker and break things. But unlike most, he also likes putting them back together in new and unexpected ways. The Dalí Museum is a client of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Martin was instrumental in bringing “Ask Dalí” to life. You’ll learn more about this project and the museum’s other groundbreaking work using VR, synthetic media, and OpenAI’s DALL-E in their exhibitions. And yes, you’ll also get to hear Dalí answer questions at the intersection of A.I. and creativity on today’s show, including the one “he” recommended on stage at SXSW.  What is Dalí’s answer to the question, "How can the cold, calculated precision of artificial intelligence be melted into the surreal, liquid dreams of human creativity?" Listen in to find out! EP SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep44-salvador-dali-expand-your-mind-on-immortality-art-and-a-i/   JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep43. Sex, A.I. & the Human Condition: Discover 'Godmother of SexTech' Cindy Gallop’s MakeLoveNotPorn Social Sex Revolution through the Female Lens
Apr 4 2024
Ep43. Sex, A.I. & the Human Condition: Discover 'Godmother of SexTech' Cindy Gallop’s MakeLoveNotPorn Social Sex Revolution through the Female Lens
Cindy Gallop who is the face of ‘the Social Sex Revolution,’ joins Creativity Squared again to discuss sex, A.I. & the human condition.  Cindy is the Founder & CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn, the world's first and only user-generated, human-curated social sex video-sharing platform. Its mission is to end rape culture by socializing and normalizing sex and promoting good sexual values and behavior.  With over 30 years in the advertising industry, Cindy is an outspoken advocate of diversity and inclusion in advertising, tech, and business. She consults with brands on radical, breakthrough, innovative, and transformative ways to change the game in their industries. In our first conversation in Ep. 35, Cindy shared her solution to end deepfakes which disproportionately target women. Her answer: Fund female founders. As she shared, we haven’t fully realized the potential of the internet and technology through the female lens, one in which we will all be safer, happier, and making more money, including men! In today’s episode, you’ll learn how you can easily fund our guest female founder in a couple of clicks. Support Cindy scaling her core business and building out the MakeLoveNotPorn Academy for the best sex education, based on age appropriateness, on the web: https://wefunder.com/makelovenotporn/. This is Cindy’s first-ever equity crowdfunding campaign, led by actress Jameela Jamil and hosted on the Wefunder platform. Cindy also explains the importance of MakeLoveNotPorn’s revenue-sharing model and user ownership of content and data. Additionally, we discuss why Cindy pioneered the SexTech category, her thoughts on A.I., intimacy & the loneliness epidemic, where SexTech is today, and where it can go beyond just the hardware. Cindy also shares how SexTech can be used in gaming and messaging to improve our human-to-human sexual interactions and relationships. Despite an increasingly tech-driven world, Cindy stresses the value of human connection and touch.  Cindy accurately predicted sex in self-driving cars. What are her other SexTech predictions? Listen in to find out! EP NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep43-cindy-gallop-sex-a-i-the-human-condition/ JOIN Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue C^2 generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  #FemaleFounders #WomenInTechnology #SexTech #WomenEmpowerment #WomenInBusiness #WomenEntrepreneurs #ArtificialIntelligence #SocialSexRevolution #ArtificialIntelligenceAI #WomenInTech #DigitalCreativity #DeepFakes #ArtificialIntelligenceTechnology #MachineLearning #FutureTechnology #FutureTech #GenderEquality #TheFutureIsNow #GenderGap #TechPodcast #AIPodcast #AINews #TechWomen #DeepLearning #GenerativeModels #NeuralNetworks #NaturalLanguageProcessing #ConversationalAgents #EquitableTechnology #AITechnology
Ep42. Interrogate A.I. with Art: Explore A.I.’s Impact on Culture and Society with Marlies Wirth, Curator for Digital Culture and Head of the Design Collection at the MAK — Museum of Applied Arts
Mar 28 2024
Ep42. Interrogate A.I. with Art: Explore A.I.’s Impact on Culture and Society with Marlies Wirth, Curator for Digital Culture and Head of the Design Collection at the MAK — Museum of Applied Arts
Discover thought-provoking exhibits that interrogate A.I. through art with Marlies Wirth, the Curator for Digital Culture and Head of the Design Collection at the MAK — Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria.  As a curator and art historian, Marlies explores the cultural, social, ecological, and political impacts of the digital age and the role of art and design in re-imagining our relationship with the planet. Exhibits Marlies has curated and that we discuss in today’s episode include “Artificial Tears,” “Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine,” “Uncanny Values. Artificial Intelligence & You,” “Pardon Our Dust,” “/imagine: A Journey into The New Virtual,” and “edging.” Each explores technology’s impact on society and culture beyond their surface design, which is a lifelong passion and pursuit of Marlies who also regularly takes part in international lectures, talks, and juries on art, design, and digitalization. Alongside her institutional work, she also develops independent exhibition projects with international artists and writes essays and texts for publications. In today’s conversation, Marlies discusses the relationship between humans and machines and what makes us uniquely human, like our tears, which can’t be automated. We also explore singularity, identity play in immersive environments, and the need to address corrupt human data, which can lead to issues like racial bias in crime prediction.  Join the conversation as Marlies reflects on the profound impact of digital technologies on culture, such as how the iPhone and social media have fundamentally changed how we interact with the physical world — enjoy! EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep42-marlies-wirth-interrogate-a-i-with-art/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep41. The Metaverse is Dead; Long Live the Metaverse! Why You Should Pay Attention to the Metaverse with Domhnaill Hernon, the Global Lead of EY’s Metaverse Lab
Mar 21 2024
Ep41. The Metaverse is Dead; Long Live the Metaverse! Why You Should Pay Attention to the Metaverse with Domhnaill Hernon, the Global Lead of EY’s Metaverse Lab
You won’t be on the fence about investing in the metaverse after this episode!  From aeronautical engineering to trailblazing the intersection of art and technology, meet Domhnaill Hernon. Domhnaill is an award-winning technology and innovation executive. He received an undergrad in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in Aerodynamics from the University of Limerick and an executive MBA from Dublin City University, Ireland. He currently holds two positions as Global Lead of the EY Metaverse Lab and the Cognitive Human Enterprise. These are pioneering new approaches placing Humans@Center between business, technology, and society. Prior to that he held several senior leadership positions across R&D, innovation, and creativity while at Nokia Bell Labs. Domhnaill’s work has been featured in Wired Magazine, Forbes, Times Square, SXSW, Nasdaq, Mobile World Congress, Ars Electronica, and TEDx and he advises innovation and cultural programs globally. You're in for a treat as Domhnaill shares his unique perspective on the evolution of the internet from 2D to 3D, the current state of the metaverse, and the imperative for businesses to invest in it, especially with Gen Z’s adoption of it. He runs an artist-in-residence program at EY to deeply infuse artists' perspectives and challenge technologists to think beyond technology-only solutions. He also shares the power of collaborating with artists to challenge our assumptions and have our digital worlds reflect the full spectrum of lived human experiences. In this episode, you'll hear Domhnaill's journey from his early days as an aeronautical engineer to becoming a thought leader of the metaverse. He shares his ah-ha moment, when an intellectual anvil hit him on his head and changed the trajectory of his thinking on how innovation should be approached. He also discusses EY’s exploration of identity and inclusivity in the metaverse and how technology can unintentionally homogenize rather than allow for authentic individual expression. He urges listeners to value different perspectives, experiences, and types of intelligence beyond their own, as that is where the biggest value is created. Join the conversation as Domhnaill shares why the metaverse isn’t dead despite headlines and his passion for pushing the boundaries of what's possible at the intersection of art, technology, and business — Enjoy! EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep41-domhnaill-hernon-the-metaverse-is-dead-long-live-the-metaverse JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep40. From A.I. Prompts to Process: How ChatGPT-4 & GenAI is Impacting Writers from A.I. Author, Editor & Independent Publisher J. Thorn
Mar 14 2024
Ep40. From A.I. Prompts to Process: How ChatGPT-4 & GenAI is Impacting Writers from A.I. Author, Editor & Independent Publisher J. Thorn
J. is an independent publisher and author who has published more than two million words, sold more than 185,000 books worldwide, and is an official member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. Co-founder of the Writers, Ink podcast with J.D. Barker, J. has interviewed some of today's most successful authors including Matthew McConaughey, James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Seth Godin, Joyce Carol Oates, Chuck Palahniuk, and many more. J. earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He is a husband, father, full-time writer, and a part-time professor at John Carroll University. J. and I first connected about our A.I. newsletters that we both publish through the Beehiiv platform. His is called the Creative AI Digest. After that, he drove down from Cleveland to our first CincyAI Meetup which I co-host with Kendra Ramirez, and is the largest A.I. meetup in the region in partnership with the University of Cincinnati’s UC Digital Futures. He’s expanded my approach on how to interact with A.I. and I couldn’t be more excited to share our fascinating and thought-provoking conversation with you.  In today's episode, J. shares how in April 2023 ChatGPT-4 changed the trajectory of his Amazon book sales and his ah-ha moment for GenAI’s impact on publishing and beyond. Discover J.'s prompt to process and innovative role-playing approaches to co-writing with AI. We also discuss the publishing industry’s landscape pre- and post-GenAI, how AI is enabling greater accessibility for writers, and the need to support all writers and stop review bombing. We discuss the potential impact of AI on the entertainment industry as we know it, the importance of teaching responsible AI use in the classroom, how creators can leverage digital books, and the need for kindness and empathy as we navigate this new creative landscape. How can you harness the power of AI to unleash your creativity? Listen in to find out! EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep40-j-thorn-from-a-i-prompts-to-process/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  #EdTech #AI #GenX #Authors #WritersOfInstagram #ArtificialIntelligence #ArtificialIntelligenceAI #AuthorCommunity #ArtificialIntelligenceTechnology #DigitalCreativity #MachineLearning #FutureTechnology #FutureTech #TheFutureIsNow #TechPodcast #AIPodcast #AINews #ArtificalIntelligence #ArtificalIntelligenceAI #AICopywriting #Creatives #AIArtCommunity #DeepLearning #GenerativeModels#AIandCulture #AINews
Ep39. GenAI & the Virtual Human Economy: How Can You Profit from Your Virtual Self? Discover the Answer from Trailblazer Natalie Monbiot who has Helped Create the Category
Mar 7 2024
Ep39. GenAI & the Virtual Human Economy: How Can You Profit from Your Virtual Self? Discover the Answer from Trailblazer Natalie Monbiot who has Helped Create the Category
How can you put your virtual human to work? Listen in to find out! Natalie Monbiot, who has six virtual human twins of herself, is an emerging technology strategist and pioneer in virtual human and A.I. video technology. As a founding team member and head of strategy at Hour One, she has helped to create the category from the ground up, from the vision to ethics to commercialization. A leading voice in the industry, she has made the case for the “virtual human economy” in which real people profit from putting their virtual selves to work. Recently, she’s worked with Reid Hoffman to bring his A.I. virtual human twin to life.  As a trusted futurist, Natalie excels at creating emerging technology roadmaps for companies like Samsung, and holds a strong track record in transformative brand strategies and growth for brands like BMW, Coca-Cola, and Spotify. She’s received award recognition for her work, including from Fast Company Next Big Things in Tech and Cannes Lions Gold.  She’s also an active collaborator and advisor to startups, agency boards, and media publishers in addition to being a frequent keynote speaker and contributor to publications like WSJ and The Information.  In today’s episode, discover the current landscape of the Virtual Human Economy and what lies ahead, including connecting virtual twins to their human counterpart’s own augmented intelligence and instances when people prefer interacting with virtual humans over real ones! We discuss everything from terminology, ethical considerations, and photorealism to imaginative use cases and the interoperability of virtual humans — even how one brand on Amazon is putting virtual humans to work for their product listings. Join the conversation as Natalie shares her passion for virtual humans and envisions how they can augment human capabilities — not replace us.  EPISODE SHOW NOTES https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep39-natalie-monbiot-genai-the-virtual-human-economy/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  #GenerativeAI #GenerativeVideo #AINews #DeepLearning #Avatars #AIClones #Artificialintelligence #ConversationalAgents #GenerativeModels #MachineLearning #Creativity #FutureTechnology #Creatives #TechPodcast #Storytelling #ArtificialIntelligenceTechnology #PodcastCommunity #ArtificialIntelligenceNow #FutureTech #AIandCulture #AIPodcast #TheFutureIsNow #ArtificialIntelligenceAI
Ep38. Human-Centered A.I. & Empathy: Why Designing for Extreme Use Cases and Not Just the Average Uplifts All with UC Digital Futures Alejandro Lozano Robledo
Feb 29 2024
Ep38. Human-Centered A.I. & Empathy: Why Designing for Extreme Use Cases and Not Just the Average Uplifts All with UC Digital Futures Alejandro Lozano Robledo
Growing up in the traffic-clogged streets of Bogotá, Colombia, Alejandro Lozano Robledo has long been fascinated by the untapped potential of our cities to uplift everyone, especially the most marginalized. Today, he leads research on autonomy, smart cities, the shared economy, A.I., and transit-oriented development using human-centered design as the Director of Future Mobility Design Lab and Research Associate at UC Digital Futures in addition to being a Mobility Systems Design Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Epitomizing that the future is collaborative, Alejandro partners with researchers across disciplines like aerospace engineering and urban planning to reimagine the future. He collaborates with industry partners like Boeing, government partners like the Department of Transportation, and non-profits like Uptown Consortium on innovative proposals that use mobility to improve quality of life. Since 2018, Alejandro has taught Industrial Design at DAAP, leading the Mobility Systems Design program since 2020. He partners with companies like Gravity Sketch to develop new virtual and augmented reality workflows for design education. With over 6 patents and an International Crystal Cabin Award, Alejandro has presented his research nationally and internationally. In today’s conversation, you’ll discover how empathy is key for human-centered A.I. and the necessity of having a vision for what’s possible. We also discuss the importance of the year 2040 related to paradigm-shifting megatrends, Alejandro’s future projection method, inspiration from the fictional city of Wakanda as an example of the rising Solar Punk movement, and our evolution to Techno Sapiens. Alejandro also shares the importance of keeping humans at the center of critical, societal decisions, especially as A.I. plays an increasingly assistive role in all facets of our lives. Finally, he discusses why we need to design emerging technologies, including A.I., for extreme use cases, not just the average.  What can the future look like if we make the right decisions now? Listen in to find out! EPISODE SHOW NOTES https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep-38-alejandro-lozano-robledo-human-centered-a-i-empathy/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep37. Gemini by Google DeepMind: Discover A.I.’s Potential for Positive Global Societal Impact with Dex Hunter-Torricke, Head of Global Communications & Marketing for Google DeepMind
Feb 22 2024
Ep37. Gemini by Google DeepMind: Discover A.I.’s Potential for Positive Global Societal Impact with Dex Hunter-Torricke, Head of Global Communications & Marketing for Google DeepMind
Passionate about driving large-scale, global societal change, Dex Hunter-Torricke is the head of Global Communications & Marketing for Google DeepMind, one of the world's leading A.I. companies. Today, you’ll discover Dex’s vision for A.I. to help solve humanity's grand challenges, while ensuring it’s developed safely and responsibly. We also discuss key aspects shaping A.I. in 2024 like Google’s new multimodal model Gemini, as well as governance experiments like Meta’s Oversight Board. As a writer and fan of science fiction, Dex also shares the power of storytelling and why it’s needed now more than ever to make sense of the complexities of A.I. and also to capture the public’s imagination about the possibilities of amplifying the best of human potential.   What does the future hold? Join the conversation where Dex shares his optimism, sense of history in the making, and desire to realize A.I. for positive global impact. EPISODE SHOW NOTES https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep-37-dex-hunter-torricke-gemini-by-google-deepmind/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.
Ep36. Narrative Science & Innovation: Discover the Power of Story in the Era of GenAI with Katie Trauth Taylor, CEO of Narratize, an OpenAI Developer Ambassador
Feb 15 2024
Ep36. Narrative Science & Innovation: Discover the Power of Story in the Era of GenAI with Katie Trauth Taylor, CEO of Narratize, an OpenAI Developer Ambassador
What’s the story we’re going to collectively coauthor together with GenAI? Listen in for what’s possible! Katie Trauth Taylor is Co-founder and CEO of Narratize, an all-female-founded startup based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  With her PhD in narrative science, Katie is a serial entrepreneur who leads the design and implementation of evidence-based methods that enable people to harness the power of stories for accelerated innovation.  Narratize is one of OpenAI’s 8 original developer ambassadors and recently secured a $2M seed funding round, earning recognition as one of Cincinnati Inno’s 24 startups to watch in 2024.  Narratize is a generative A.I. platform designed for scientific, medical, and technical clients — from NASA and Boeing aerospace engineers to the World Food Forum and United Nations teams — to leverage GenAI to more effectively communicate their complex innovations, so their ideas don’t get shelved. In today’s episode, be inspired and fascinated by narrative science and algorithms in the era of GenAI. You’ll also discover how Narratize is uniquely positioned to tackle GenAI and DEIA imperatives. We also discuss the need to fund female founders, the role of IP and consent regarding data, and the potential of Generative A.I. as a democratizer for creativity and storytelling.  SHOW NOTES https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep-36-katie-trauth-taylor-narratize-genai-ai/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  #FemaleFounders #WomenInTechnology #AIWriting #Innovation #ArtificialIntelligenceTechnology #WomenBusinessOwners #WomenEmpowerment #WomenInBusiness #WomenEntrepreneurs #StartUpBusiness #ArtificialIntelligence #Storytelling #AIWriter #ArtificialIntelligenceAI #WomenInTech #DigitalCreativity #MachineLearning #FutureTechnology #FutureTech #GenderEquality #TheFutureIsNow #GenderGap #TechPodcast #AIPodcast #AINews #TechWomen #DeepLearning #GenerativeModels #NeuralNetworks #EquitableTechnology #AITechnology
Ep35. The Solution to End A.I. Deepfakes: Founder of MakeLoveNotPorn Cindy Gallop on Taylor Swift Deepfakes and How to Make the Internet Safe for All
Feb 8 2024
Ep35. The Solution to End A.I. Deepfakes: Founder of MakeLoveNotPorn Cindy Gallop on Taylor Swift Deepfakes and How to Make the Internet Safe for All
What can a safe internet for all look like? Cindy Gallop, one of the fiercest women I know, made an exception on her birthday to be interviewed and discuss her solution to ending A.I. deepfakes for everyone on the internet, not just celebrities like Taylor Swift. What’s her solution? Listen to Episode 35 now to find out. Named “The Most Provocative Woman in the World,” Cindy Gallop is the Founder & CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn, the world's first and only user-generated, human-curated social sex video-sharing platform. Spoiler alert: Her solution isn’t a regulatory one. Discover Cindy’s answer and how to address the exponential growth in nonconsensual deepfakes and revenge porn. You’ll also hear about her unique 100% human-curation model designed to create safe online community spaces. Cindy doesn’t mince her words regarding the people who are building our A.I. tools, and how critical it is to fund female founders. She also discusses the link between creativity and sexual expression and how the two can increase productivity, maybe even more so than artificial intelligence. Listen to Episode 35 today! EPISODE SHOW NOTES https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep35-cindy-gallop-the-solution-to-end-a-i-deepfakes-for-everyone-not-just-taylor-swift/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  #FemaleFounders #WomenInTechnology #SexTech #WomenEmpowerment #WomenInBusiness #WomenEntrepreneurs #ArtificialIntelligence #SocialSexRevolution #TaylorSwift #ArtificialIntelligenceAI #WomenInTech #DigitalCreativity #DeepFakes #ArtificialIntelligenceTechnology #MachineLearning #FutureTechnology #FutureTech #GenderEquality #TheFutureIsNow #GenderGap #TechPodcast #AIPodcast #AINews #TechWomen #DeepLearning #GenerativeModels #NeuralNetworks #NaturalLanguageProcessing #ConversationalAgents #EquitableTechnology #AITechnology
Ep34. Taste is the New Skill: Discover Claire Silver’s Meteoric Rise as an A.I.-Collaborative Artist and Her Beliefs on Transhumanism, Radical Accessibility, and Qualia as AGI’s Litmus Test
Feb 1 2024
Ep34. Taste is the New Skill: Discover Claire Silver’s Meteoric Rise as an A.I.-Collaborative Artist and Her Beliefs on Transhumanism, Radical Accessibility, and Qualia as AGI’s Litmus Test
From a chronic illness to a meteoric rise as an A.I.-Collaborative Artist, meet Claire Silver.  Claire is an anonymous artist who works with oil, acrylic, collage, photography, and different digital mediums. By blending classical styles and mythos into her art, she collaboratively produces work that feels at once familiar and strange, exploring themes of innocence, trauma, the hero's journey, and how our view of them will change in an increasingly transhumanist future. Claire’s art can be found in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in addition to being featured at Sotheby's London and Christie's New York. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and festivals around the world, and she’s been featured in The New York Times, WIRED, Fortune, NPR, and countless podcasts. You’re in for a treat today to hear from Claire’s imaginative mind. She's a deep thinker and is vocal in her belief that the rise of A.I. has ushered in a new paradigm, replacing the barrier of skill with taste. For those who watch the video version of this interview, you’ll see Claire’s avatar that uses motion capture in real-time to reflect her facial gestures! In this episode, you’ll also hear Claire’s origin story on how A.I. changed the trajectory of her life, providing her a vehicle for expression with her chronic illness, and why she believes in radical accessibility. We also discuss Claire’s online anonymity, transhumanism, and her perspective on how artists can find their unique signature. You’ll also discover what qualia is and how Claire sees it as AGI’s litmus test, how she aims to evoke the sensation of qualia in her art, and the power of touchstone experiences. Join the conversation where Claire shares her passion, art, and childlike wonderment of GenAI! EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://creativitysquared.com/podcast/ep34-claire-silver-taste-is-the-new-skill/ JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  #ClaireSilver #AI #AIArtCommunity #AIArt #GenerativeArt #MachineLearning #MidJourney #GenerativeAI #DigitalArt #StableDiffusion #Creativity #Creatives #AIArtist #ArtificialIntelligenceArt #DigitalCreativity #MidJourneyArt #AIGeneratedArt #AICreative #MidJourneyArtwork #DigitalArt #AICreative #nft #cryptoart #nftcollector #newmediaart #newmedia #newmediaartist #aiart #aiartcomm #nfts
Creativity Squared Podcast Season 2 Trailer: How Creatives Are Collaborating with Artificial Intelligence — First Episode with A.I.-Collaborative Artist Claire Silver Drops 2/1/24
Jan 25 2024
Creativity Squared Podcast Season 2 Trailer: How Creatives Are Collaborating with Artificial Intelligence — First Episode with A.I.-Collaborative Artist Claire Silver Drops 2/1/24
Creativity Squared is the leading podcast exploring the intersection of A.I. and creativity.  Season two drops on February 1, 2024 — subscribe as you won’t want to miss our upcoming episodes where A.I. artists share how they collaborate with artificial intelligence and GenAI. Guests featured in the trailer include: A.I. Collaborative Artist Claire Silver, Dex Barton (Google Deepmind), Alejandro Lozano Robledo (UC Digital Futures), Marlies Wirth (MAK – Museum of Applied Arts), A.I. Writer J Thorn, Domnhaill Hernon (EY), Natalie Monbiot (Hour One), Andrew Cullison (UC Digital Futures), and Katie Trauth Taylor (Narratize).  Discover what these top A.I. artists, developers, and minds are thinking about in our thought-provoking conversations exploring on this exhilarating, fast-paced, wild world of technology, creativity, and artificial intelligence…and what it means to be human. JOIN CREATIVITY SQUARED Sign up for our free weekly newsletter: https://creativitysquared.com/newsletter  Become a premium member: https://creativitysquared.com/supporters  SUBSCRIBE Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform: https://creativitysquared.com Subscribe for more videos: https://youtube.com/@creativity_squared/?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT with C^2 https://instagram.com/creativitysquaredpodcast https://facebook.com/CreativitySquaredPodcast https://giphy.com/channel/CreativitySquared https://tumblr.com/blog/creativitysquared https://tiktok.com/@creativitysquaredpodcast #CreativitySquared CONNECT with Helen Todd, the human behind C^2 https://instagram.com/helenstravels https://twitter.com/helenstravels https://linkedin.com/in/helentodd https://pinterest.com/helentodd Creativity Squared explores how creatives are collaborating with artificial intelligence in your inbox, on YouTube, and on your preferred podcast platform.  Because it’s important to support artists, 10% of all revenue Creativity Squared generates will go to ArtsWave, a nationally recognized non-profit that supports over 100 arts organizations. This show is produced and made possible by the team at PLAY Audio Agency: https://playaudioagency.com. Creativity Squared is brought to you by Sociality Squared, a social media agency who understands the magic of bringing people together around what they value and love: http://socialitysquared.com.  Creatively Squared #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #ArtificialIntelligenceAI #ArtificialIntelligenceNow #ArtificialIntelligenceTechnology #ArtificialIntelligence #ChatGPT #Innovation #Creativity #Creators #MachineLearning #ArtificialIntelligenceArt #ContentCreation #Artists #ContentCreators #Creatives #OpenAI #NFTs #NFTcollector #Podcast #Podcasts #FutureTechnology #FutureTech #TheFutureIsNow #GenAI #GenerativeAI #GenerativeArtificialIntelligence #AIandCulture