The State and Future of Robotics, Machine Learning, and Digital Celebrities with Michael Dempsey

Village Global Podcast

Aug 8 2019 • 1 hr 6 mins

Michael Dempsey (@mhdempsey), partner at Compound, joins Erik on this episode to talk through a wide array of sectors that he has delved into.

(We apologize for the audio quality of this episode. We had technical difficulties during recording).

They talk about:

- The model and approach at Compound, including how writing definitive blog posts about a particular industry fits into their investing strategy.

- The state of robotics today, including why he’s not as bullish on robots in warehouses as he once was, and how robots can potentially transform food and retail.

- Machine learning, its applications, and why it’s so difficult to reproduce the findings seen in research papers in the space.

- Different approaches to making self-driving cars work, and his predictions for the future of the industry.

- The state of the investment landscape for other applications of ML, including radiology, voice and phone calls, image recognition, and animation.

- Digital celebrities, identity, and how self-expression on the internet will change in the future.

- His deep dive into women’s health, family planning and reproductive health, and what kinds of opportunities exist in the space.

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