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159. AI, VR and a World Without Privacy as We Explore the Cosmos and What it Means to be Human | August Bradley of Mind & Machine

August Bradley - Mind and Machine Futurist

August Bradley (@augustbradley) is a futurist business consultant, founder/host of the Mind & Machine podcast and former COO of the pioneering virtual reality company Kite & Lightning. August’s worked with brands including Coke, Xbox, Kia, Gap, J.Crew, Banana Republic, Fisker Automotive, and many more.

He is also a Board Member & Director of the AI & Machine Learning Society, Chairman of the Technarte International Conference, technology series moderator for The Los Angeles World Affairs Council (LAWAC) and head of the Los Angeles Self Driving Car Meetup.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why August and I won’t let voice assistants in our homes
  • What happens next with VR and where it is headed
  • Which technologies worry August most and why
  • What does privacy look like in a more connected world
  • How Amazon helps transform healthcare
  • The reason AI and automation will be net-negative on jobs
  • What we have to look forward to when it comes to future technologies
  • The reason space exploration is so important and exciting
  • What do we do about big tech and regulation
  • Why August isn’t worried about AI consciousness or superintelligence
  • The reason food science and clean meat is such a promising field to pursue
  • Why immigration is a stupid topic to focus on when it comes to jobs
  • Science fiction as a safety net

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