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Delta(Δ) X Podcast

Ellen Xu

delta(Δ) x: a change in x conversations with change-makers, innovators, and self-starters who have made their mark on the world at a young age. breaking down the journeys of those who are changing the status quo and building the future, today. learn things you aren't taught in school, from Δtech to Δstartups to Δinvesting and beyond. the future is in our hands. let's change the world together. Δx
Youngest Research Assistant At India’s Department Of Defense To Founding A Medtech Startup | A Conversation With Nikin Tharan | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
Nikin discovered his love for electronics at 9, and became the youngest research assistant at India’s DoD. He discusses his journey in accelerated learning pathways and founding a medtech startup.“Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help or to ask for opportunities. Very few opportunities land in your lap… you have to hustle and create the opportunity.”From piloting projects on anti-train collision and smart homes starting from when he was 9 to attending Northeastern on a full ride scholarship when he was 16, Nikin Tharan describes how he paved his journey through curiosity and a passion for reading/learning.In this episode, we talk:Accelerated learningEntrepreneurshipSocial impactFor anyone interested in generating social impact, this podcast episode provides actionable insights, lessons, and mindsets for future founders and technologists._______________________GuestNikin TharanOn LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ntharan/______________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine 👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________This Episode’s Sponsors ______________________Resources ______________________For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________Want more? Catch this week’s episode and previous ones on the DeltaX newsletter: https://newsletter.deltaxpod.com/
Nov 5 2021
49 mins
A Mirror On Society: Debiasing Artificial Intelligence (AI) And The Importance Of AI Ethics | A Conversation with Catherine Yeo | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
Harvard CS and English undergraduate student, Catherine Yeo, talks about her journey founding an AI ethics organization with tens of thousands of article views and discovering her interests through her love of writing.Besides founding her organization Fair Bytes, Catherine is also lead venture partner at Contrary Capital and has previously worked at Disney’s StudioLab, Dover, IBM Research, and Apple in AI research and software engineering roles.“I want to help others really look at AI from both technical and ethical perspectives… and also consider who they are also designing this algorithm for and how they can maximize the help for them.” - CatherineIn this episode, we talk:AI ethicsComputer science + EnglishEducation and impactFor anyone interested in developing tech solutions to impactful problems, this podcast episode provides insight into important implications and how we can work together as a society to de-bias our algorithms._______________________GuestCatherine YeoOn LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-yeo/On Twitter | https://twitter.com/catherinehyeo______________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine 👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________This Episode’s Sponsors ______________________ResourcesFairbytes: https://fairbytes.org______________________For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________Want more? Catch this week’s episode and previous ones on the DeltaX newsletter: https://newsletter.deltaxpod.com/
Oct 22 2021
26 mins
Welcome To The Metaverse: Virtual Reality For Immersive Education | A Conversation With Nicolas Barone | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
Nicolas is creating the next reality for online learning using VR - the intersection of accessible education and movement towards the metaverse.After realizing the difficulties and lack of immersiveness of online learning, Nicolas took a gap year from his studies at Cornell as an Applied Mathematics major to found a VR company, combining technology with his passion for educational accessibility. They have now taught over 10,000 students and are currently the 3rd largest VR events producer.But education isn’t the only application for VR. 3D interactions in a virtual setting form the foundations of the “metaverse”.“A new reality but a digital life, just like you would do things in real life in a new location and meet people, but in a digital sense and represented as a 3D avatar.”Nicolas discusses the applications of VR to education, trends of online and in-person education, and the rise of the metaverse._______________________GuestNicolas BaroneOn LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-barone______________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine 👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________This Episode’s Sponsors ______________________Resources ______________________For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________Want more? Catch this week’s episode and previous ones on the DeltaX newsletter: https://newsletter.deltaxpod.com/
Oct 6 2021
26 mins
AI Or Human? Exploring GPT-3 Disinformation, Artificial Intelligence, And Creativity | A Conversation With Andrew Lohn And Micah Musser | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
In this special Black Hat episode, Andrew Lohn and Micah Musser explain “Disinformation At Scale: Using GPT-3 Maliciously for Information Operations” - the double-edged sword of large language models.The Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3, or GPT-3, is an autoregressive language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text, created by OpenAI. In other words: “Autocomplete on steroids.” It is currently the largest and most powerful natural language model in the world, and can write realistic text from almost any genre.In this episode, I discuss with guests Andrew Lohn and Micah Musser:How can GPT-3 be used to amplify disinformation?What are the implications GPT-3 has for Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)? Can GPT-3 be considered “creative”?What are the future trends for this technology, cybersecurity, and society?And… Did I use any GPT technology to write parts of this show notes? I guess we’ll never know for certain ;)_______________________GuestsAndrew LohnOn LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/anlohn/On Twitter | https://twitter.com/andrewjlohnMicah MusserOn LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-musser-a485b5121/On Twitter | https://twitter.com/mrmusser______________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine 👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________This Episode’s Sponsors ______________________ResourcesGeorgetown CSET Report: https://cset.georgetown.edu/publication/truth-lies-and-automation/______________________For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________Want more? Catch this week’s episode and previous ones on the DeltaX newsletter: https://newsletter.deltaxpod.com/
Sep 22 2021
26 mins
Don’t Trust Everything You See: Deepfake Social Engineering And Cognitive Psychology | A Conversation With Dr. Matthew Canham | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
Sep 8 2021
39 mins
High School Mathematics Research To Harvard Business School Associate Professor & Conundrums Author | A Conversation With Scott Kominers | DeltaX Podcast with Ellen Xu
Scott Kominers is the Associate Professor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Management at Harvard Business School. His love for math started with a research project on quadratic form representation theory.“It’s like it’s always been there; you just didn’t know how to express it.”Through his high school research project, Kominers got into the world of mathematics, which later led him to discover his deep interest in economics. Now, he teaches courses on market design to students at Harvard University, investigates the optimization of economic systems to vaccine allocation and other pressing problems, and writes a column of original puzzling conundrums.In this episode, we’re talking about the fascinating world of math, economics, scientific research… and how solving puzzles and conundrums draws a fun parallel to delving into complex topics._______________________GuestScott KominersOn Twitter | https://twitter.com/skominersOn LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-kominers/______________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine 👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________This Episode’s Sponsors ______________________ResourcesKominers' Conundrums: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/storythreads/2021-03-21/kominers-s-conundrums-a-treasure-trove-of-puzzles______________________For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________Want more? Catch this week’s episode and previous ones on the DeltaX newsletter: https://newsletter.deltaxpod.com/
Aug 27 2021
46 mins
Spinal Reconstructions, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, And… Just Dance? Winning The International Science And Engineering Fair | A Conversation With Krithik Ramesh | DeltaX Podcast with Ellen Xu
Aug 12 2021
38 mins
Signals From The Villages | DEF CON 29 — Cryptocurrency And Cybersecurity | A Conversation With Justin Ehrenhofer And Michael Schloh Von Bennewitz | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
The Cryptocurrency Village at DEF CON 29 will explore blockchain technologies, the regulatory landscape, and the general cryptocurrency ecosystem — the intersection of cryptocurrency and cybersecurity.In this episode, I connect with two organizers of the Cryptocurrency Village for a preview of what’s to come at DEF CON 29 and the crypto landscape. We discuss security and privacy, the biggest problems faced by crypto today, and future potential for innovation._______________________GuestsJustin EhrenhoferOn Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/JEhrenhoferOn LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinehrenhoferMichael Schloh Von BennewitzOn Social Media  🤔______________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine  👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________This Episode’s SponsorsImperva: https://itspm.ag/imperva277117988ReversingLabs: https://itspm.ag/reversinglabs-v57b______________________ResourcesCryptocurrency Village Website: https://cryptocurrencyvillage.net/On Twitter: https://twitter.com/DEFCONCCVillage______________________Listen to all of our conversations about Catching The Signal from DEF CON 29 here: https://www.itspmagazine.com/defcon29Catch more On Location conversations on ITSPmagazine here: https://www.itspmagazine.com/on-locationFor more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________Want to sponsor this coverage? Visit: https://itspm.ag/dc29spAre you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________Want more? Catch this week’s episode and previous ones on the DeltaX newsletter: https://newsletter.deltaxpod.com/
Jul 28 2021
27 mins
A 6-Figure Acquisition At Age 16: Building And Exiting Two EdTech Startups As A High School Student | A Conversation With Calix Huang | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
16-year-old startup engineer, Calix Huang, has sold 2 EdTech companies, scaled to 20k users in 6 months, and underwent a 6-figure acquisition. Here’s his story on how he did it.From self-learning Python and web development online to getting his first software engineering internship at 14, Calix talks about his approach for rapidly learning new skills and how going out of your comfort zone can be a faster, and more fun, way of building new things. Learning is not a linear journey - you’ll hear about the hidden challenges behind growth, getting your product in front of people, and the unconventional method of community-based user acquisition.This is the authentic and down-to-earth story of how Calix built, scaled, and sold his startup Hours (among others), and valuable lessons for anyone wishing to learn or build something new.______________________________GuestCalix HuangOn Linkedin 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/calix-huang/On Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/calixo888______________________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine  👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________________This Episode’s Sponsors ______________________________ResourcesHours: https://hours.zone/______________________________For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________________Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________Want more? Catch this week’s episode and previous ones on the DeltaX newsletter: https://newsletter.deltaxpod.com/
Jul 14 2021
41 mins
To Meet Interesting People, You Have To Work On Interesting Things: Building The Largest Community Of 13k+ Teenage Hackers And Coders | A Conversation With Zach Latta | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
What do Elon Musk, dinosaur-shaped Arduinos, and the largest network of HS coders have in common? Zach Latta brings us through his journey dropping out and moving to SF at 16 to founding Hack Club.“To Meet Interesting People, You Have to Work on Interesting Things.”At age 7, Zach took apart his parents computer, then created top chart games and apps used by 5 million people at 16 after moving away alone to SF. In doing the unconventional, Zach set himself on a path to doing interesting things - and meeting and working with interesting people, including Elon Musk and Tom Preston-Werner.In this episode, you’ll hear about how to get in rooms with interesting people, why you need to prioritize actually helping people, and getting backed/raising money to support your causes.______________________________GuestZach LattaOn Linkedin 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachlattaOn Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/zachlattaGuest Co-HostAadit GuptaOn Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/aaditgupta21______________________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine  👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________________This Episode’s Sponsors ______________________________ResourcesHack Club: https://hackclub.com/______________________________For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________________Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________Want more? Catch this week’s episode and previous ones on the DeltaX newsletter: https://newsletter.deltaxpod.com/
Jul 1 2021
29 mins
How Chaos Engineering Ensures Seamless Delivery For Over 200 Million Netflix Subscribers | A Conversation With Amy Smidutz | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
Jun 18 2021
22 mins
Building Resilience — From Earth To The Depths Of Outer Space | A Conversation With Manuel Retana | DeltaX Podcast with Ellen XuBuilding the Most Popular COVID-19 Tracking Site at 16 Years Old | A Conversation with Avi Schiffmann | DeltaX Podcast with Ellen Xu
At 16 years old, Avi Schiffmann built the very first and most popular website for COVID-19 with 30 million daily visitors at its peak. Listen along to his incredible backstory and what's coming next.Avi created nCoV2019.live when the first signs of COVID-19 hit - little did he know it would quickly become one of the most popular COVID-19 tracking sites with 30 million+ daily visitors at its peak, and help inform the public and epidemiologists in monitoring and curbing the spread of the pandemic.Since then, Avi has been recognized by Webby Awards as the 2020 Person of the Year presented by Dr. Fauci, created numerous other websites on causes ranging from protests to voting information, and recently has been accepted into Harvard University!His message? “You can learn anything online."Listen along to this Delta X podcast episode to hear about his journey and vision for the future (spoiler alert: includes cybernetics, vertical farming, reading/writing to the mind, and more!)GuestAvi Schiffmann, Creator @ nCoV2019.live (@AviSchiffmann on Twitter)HostEllen XuThis Episode’s SponsorsIf you’d like to sponsor this or any other podcast episode on ITSPmagazine, you can learn more here: https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorshipsResourcesCOVID-19 Tracker: https://ncov2019.live/For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcastFor more content from DeltaX, check out the Substack newsletter: https://deltax.substack.com/Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships
May 16 2021
36 mins
13-Year-Old Investor And Youtuber On Stock Market Investing | A Conversation With Zach Cox "Young Investor" | Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu
$40. 12 years old. Self-taught from the Internet. That’s how Zach Cox got his start in investing. Since then, he has made high gains on his portfolio- and in this episode, you’ll learn how you can too.Investing is often seen as inaccessible, too difficult, and requiring high amounts of prior knowledge. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Zach is changing the landscape of investing by showing that anyone can get started and learn about investment - regardless of age or background. From stumbling upon an ad to investing his first $40 to where he is now, Zach shares his tips and tricks for those wanting to get into investing and his journey to investment success. Since then, he has amassed 28k+ followers on Twitter and 7k+ subscribers on Youtube listening to his perspective on stock choices.This podcast episode is one you won’t want to miss - and it’s kickstarting a new wave of podcasts to come from young changemakers and innovators who are redefining the status quo.___________________________GuestZach Cox, Young Investor (@investor_2 on Twitter)___________________________HostEllen XuOn ITSPmagazine 👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu______________________This Episode’s Sponsors If you’d like to sponsor this or any other podcast episode on ITSPmagazine, you can learn more here: https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________For more podcast stories from Delta X Podcast With Ellen Xu: https://itspmagazine.com/delta-x-podcast______________________Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships______________________________DISCLAIMER: All guests’ opinions are their own and do not constitute financial advice in any way whatsoever. Nothing published by ITSPmagazine or any of it affiliates constitutes an investment recommendation, nor should any data or content published by ITSPmagazine be relied upon for any investment activities.
May 3 2021
19 mins

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