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The Digital Speaker

The Digital Speaker

By Dr Mark van Rijmenam
The Digital Speaker is here to tell you about the ins and outs of emerging digital technologies and how this will affect your business and society, from inside the digital world. From AI and Quantum Computing through to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, The Tech Journal will explore digital innovations, looking at what they are, what they do, and if they’ll help or hinder our lives.

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Augmenting your career with AI - Interview with David Shrier – EP15
In the latest episode of The Digital Speaker series, The Digital Speaker interviews David Shrier.  David Shrier is CEO and co-founder of Esme Learning and a leading AI futurist who has driven $9 billion worth of technology initiatives for Fortune 1000 companies and private equity. Shrier currently holds an appointment as Professor of Practice (AI and Innovation) at Imperial College Business School, and he is a former MIT New Ventures Officer and lecturer at the MIT Media Lab. We covered a wide range of topics related to David’s latest book: “Augmenting Your Career: How to Win at Work in the Age of AI”, including: how to create ethical AI, how we can create human-machine symbiosis and whether we will ever merge with AI, why UX is so important when creating AI and why a philosopher makes an excellent AI programmer. So, what are we waiting for? It is time to start today’s digital download. The following companies, books and articles were discussed: Esme Learning: https://esmelearning.com/ Rif Analytics: https://riffanalytics.ai/ Book: Augmenting your career: https://amzn.to/3l7aBZw Book: Superforecasting: https://amzn.to/3zZu0Ss Article: A Unified Framework of Five Principles for AI in Society - https://hdsr.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/l0jsh9d1/release/7 David Shrier’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidshrier David Shrier’s website: http://www.visionaryfuture.com/
36:12
September 13, 2021
Bioinformatics and Brain-Computer Interfaces - The Digital Speaker Series EP14
If a human can use a brain-computer interface, can an AI use a computer-brain interface? In the 14th episode of The Digital Speaker series, I am going to take a more in-depth look into some of the latest breakthroughs and innovations in bioinformatics and what this means for our society. In this new episode, I will also delve back into cyberpunk and take another look at brain-computer interfacing. I will be exploring the latest medical, military and gaming advancements, taking a peek at what the future might hold for this cutting edge industry. And so, what are we waiting for? It is time to start today’s digital download. You can watch the video on: YouTube: https://youtu.be/CVYaEF4fEeg Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker/EP14
18:53
August 25, 2021
An Analogue Renaissance, Digital Real Estate and Bioinformatics - The Digital Speaker series EP013
In a world of digital landlords and nano-sensors, the ones and zeros are king. In this episode of The Digital Speaker series, I am going to explore an emerging trend in the digital sphere; an increasing aversion to over-digitised tech and why we may be on the cusp of an analogue renaissance. After, I will go to the other end of the digital spectrum and examine how the digital world I exist in, could one day be worth more than land in the real world. Then, for the final segment in today’s digital download, I am going to take a look at bioinformatics. What is it and what it spells for the digital future of healthcare. So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. If you’re interested in any of these topics, follow or subscribe to any of the below channels: · The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com · Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl · LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam · Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam · Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-digital-speaker · Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker · Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4y0e77EQRZijXzRSWLpY4O · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkvanRijmenam-speaker · Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/ If you want to read the transcript of this episode, please go here: https://vanrijmenam.nl/ analogue-renaissance-digital-real-estate-bioinformatics-digital-speaker-series-ep013/
11:03
July 23, 2021
Data Rights Will Be The New Civil Rights
Most of us would agree that the world of work will change more in the next decade than it has probably in the last 250 years since the first industrial revolution. However, it is also the case that there has never been a time in history when so many critical decisions have been made on our behalf, with so little transparency. In today's show, we have Dan Turchin, sharing his insights with us on the hype of today, AI, and especially AI ethics and how we can be human first in an era of technology, i.e. how to use AI technology in an ethical and responsible manner. Artificial intelligence, in essence, is math + data. With AI becoming commonplace, the need for data is growing as well but we need to ensure that companies treat our data responsibly. As a result, data rights will be the new civil rights. Show notes: Dan Turchin podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/520474/8594298 Coded Bias: https://www.netflix.com/nl-en/title/81328723 You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place - Janelle Shane: https://amzn.to/2UoaOxU Zuckerberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2H8wx1aBiQ Advancing American AI Act - https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/1353/text Facebook killed AI agents: https://www.fastcompany.com/90132632/ai-is-inventing-its-own-perfect-languages-should-we-let-it SuperIntelligence - Nick Bostrom - https://amzn.to/2UewqMX Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World (The MIT Press) - Meredith Broussard - https://amzn.to/3iUOFS2 Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy - Cathy O'Neil - https://amzn.to/3vLikQu Algorithmic Justice League - https://www.ajl.org/ Asimov - Runaround - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaround_(story) More information: If you’re interested in any of these topics, follow or subscribe to any of the below channels: The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com  Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl  LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIKcqesdtWxCSvJGUDSY2X5aHi6k86iPm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/ Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-digital-speaker
34:52
June 24, 2021
Digitally Savvy Politicians and Liquid Neural Networks
In the 10th episode of The Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker takes a look at a new breed of digitally savvy politicians emerging from the ashes of our democracy.  Will having a Twitch Streamer President or an #Instagram Story Prime Minister make a difference, or is it more of the same?  After, I will be moving away from #digital theory and exploring Liquid Neural Networks; what they are and how this type of AI is making big waves. So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. If you’re interested in any of these topics, follow or subscribe to any of the below channels: The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com DRead the transcript: https://vanrijmenam.nl/digitally-savvy-politicians-and-liquid-neural-networks/ LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker YouTube: https://t.co/uACxYq1iok   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/  Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker
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June 9, 2021
The Rise of Digitalism: The Digital Speaker series EP09
Today, I am going to discuss the end of Liberalism and how Digitalism will replace it as the world’s first, true global political doctrine; a story where governments, companies and citizens battle for data. In the 9th episode of The Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker will delve into and explore the positive and negative aspects of an economy run on data. Taking a closer look at some potential futures that are awaiting us depending on which direction we choose to go, which can either empower or enslave citizens. The rise of Digitalism is unstoppable and depending on the country you live in, can either be something not to look forward to or help us solve some of today's pressing issues. You can also watch the video here: YouTube: youtu.be/l737pminkyc Vimeo: vimeo.com/digitalspeaker/EP09 If you’re interested in any of these topics, follow or subscribe to any of the below channels: • The Digital Speaker's website: TheDigitalSpeaker.com • Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: vanrijmenam.nl • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam • Twitter: twitter.com/vanrijmenam • Vimeo: vimeo.com/digitalspeaker • YouTube: t.co/uACxYq1iok • Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/ • Anchor.fm: anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker
17:57
May 26, 2021
The Digital Speaker series EP08: The Tech Journal - OpenAI, Ethics in Computing and Protein Folding
In the 8th episode of The Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker explores the digital realm, taking a closer look at CLIP and DALL-E, the latest networks to come out of OpenAI, ethics in computing, and how neural networks solved a 50-year-old biological problem. We will have a look at what our good friends at OpenAI have been working on since the release of GPT-3. I want to explore CLIP and Dall-E, neural networks with a penchant for images.  From there, I will explore what ethical issues neural networks raise, and how it is time we start moving digital ethics out of the classrooms and into the real world. After, I will explore how neural networks and algorithms solved a 50-year-old biological problem, leading to a groundbreaking medical breakthrough. So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. For more information: • The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com • Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl • LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam • Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam • Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker • YouTube: https://t.co/uACxYq1iok   • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/  • Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker
12:31
May 12, 2021
The Digital Speaker series: The Tech Journal - EP07 - Interview with Dion Hinchcliffe
In the 7th episode of The Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker interviewed Dion Hinchcliffe, Digital Thought Leader, CXO Advisor, IT Expert, Professional Speaker, Book Author, and Industry Analyst. An episode full of insights on digital transformation, disruptive change, the organization of tomorrow – and of 2050 – as well as how artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain are rapidly changing our society. Many organisations have been forced to rapidly become digital and Dion foresees new C-level leaders that will run the organization of tomorrow. Watch the episode to learn how converging technologies require leaders to change their culture and business and prepare for a digital future. So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. For more information: • The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com • Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl • LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam • Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam • Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker • YouTube: https://t.co/uACxYq1iok • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/ • Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker
29:17
April 28, 2021
The Digital Speaker series: The Tech Journal - EP06 - Algorithmic Management
In the 6thepisode of The Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker discusses algorithmic management; what it is, how it helps, how it hurts, what the future holds, and how it will affect you personally. So, put your feet up, get comfortable and let us start speaking digital. Algorithmic management is the use of computer algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques to manage a team of human employees. By collecting massive quantities of data, in particular data about employee performance, algorithmic management seeks to automate large portions of the managerial decision-making process. Since it is becoming increasingly commonplace within organisations, it is important to be aware how algorithmic management will affect your job. So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. For the video, please watch it on: YouTube: https://youtu.be/L6xDm2YdmOI Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker/EP06 If you’re interested in any of these topics, stick around for Mark’s breakdown. So, put your feet up, get comfortable and let us start speaking digital. For more information: · The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com · Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl · LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam · Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam · Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker · YouTube: https://t.co/uACxYq1iok · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/ · Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker
15:03
April 15, 2021
The Digital Speaker series: The Tech Journal - EP05 - AI Journalism
Welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. Today I’m going to be looking at AI and Journalism, the possibilities, limitations, and what outcomes we can expect. AI journalists are increasingly ‘employed’ by publishers and organisations. The good news for human journalists is that there’s still very much a need for their services when writing articles. But with machines now capable of doing more tasks than ever (and more complex ones), we face several important questions: what’s the role of AI in journalism, and what are the challenges and considerations when bringing AI into the newsroom? So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. For more information: The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com  Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/ Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker Beemup: https://www.beemup.com/partners/the-digital-speaker/
12:29
March 17, 2021
The Digital Speaker series - tech journal - episode 04 - Interview with Jeff Herbst, Nvidia
In this series, I project my digital twin into cyberspace to bring you the latest-and-greatest from the digital world. I cover all the latest digital news, from blockchain and crypto to quantum computing and AI. I also always try to take it a step further and look into what these digital innovations mean for our personal and professional lives. That’s why, today we are taking a different approach and I will be interviewing Jeff Herbst, Nvidia Vice President of Business Development and Head of Inception GPU Ventures. During the interview, we will discuss Nvidia’s GPU Ventures, their conversational AI Jarvis framework, Nvidia’s partnership with Mercedes, machine learning and quantum computers. So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. For more information: • The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com • Nvidia GPU Ventures: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/about-nvidia/gpu-ventures/ • Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl • LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam • Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam • Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/  • Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker • Beemup: https://www.beemup.com/partners/the-digital-speaker/
25:17
February 24, 2021
The Digital Speaker series - tech journal - episode 03
Welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am the Digital Speaker. In this episode of the Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker starts by exploring Data Privacy. Here he looks into the EU’s investigation in Instagram’s handling, or rather mishandling, of data, Facebook being sued over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal for a second time, and Differential Privacy, what it is and how it could potentially increase privacy. After, he moves on to Antitrust laws and the Tech Giants, having a closer look at how both Amazon and Google are being sued for breaching them. Then he ends by exploring Digital Censorship, and how the censorship debate is very much alive and well. If you’re interested in any of these topics, stick around for Mark’s breakdown. So, put your feet up, get comfortable and let us start speaking digital.  In case you would like to view the video version of the podcast, please head to YouTube or Vimeo. For more information: • The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com • Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl • LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam • Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam • Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/  • Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/the-digital-speaker
12:06
February 10, 2021
The Digital Speaker series - tech journal - episode 02
Welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am the Digital Speaker. In this episode of the Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker takes us through some of the biggest digital news to date. He starts by taking a look at Samsung’s plans for 6G and what this level of the internet could enable us to do. After, he boldly goes where no internet has gone before, and takes a look at Space internet, what it is, who’s doing it, and what it could mean for humanity. Then he finishes the show tackling digital currency, specifically China’s digital Yuan and how it’s on track to topple the dollar. If you’re interested in any of these topics, stick around for Mark’s breakdown. So, put your feet up, get comfortable and let us start speaking digital.  For more information: The Digital Speaker's website: https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com Dr Mark van Rijmenam's website: https://vanrijmenam.nl LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/markvanrijmenam Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanrijmenam Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/digitalspeaker  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_digital_speaker/ 
11:28
January 27, 2021
The Digital Speaker series - tech journal - episode 01
Hello everyone and welcome to the first episode of the Tech Journal. My name is Dr Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker.    While I may look like a rogue sentient AI that's created its own show, I assure you I am as every bit as human as you are. I am here in digital form to cover the digital world from inside the digital world.      On today's show, we will cover how quantum computing will change the future, but that future may be closer than you think. Cybernetic implants are leaving the pages of science fiction as Musk ramps up Neuralink operations and how scientists take us ever closer to a real-life Skynet, let's talk AI.      Put your feet up, get comfortable, and let us start speaking digital. For more information, see https://TheDigitalSpeaker.com
09:31
January 13, 2021
The Digital Speaker series - teaser
The Digital Speaker is here to tell you about the ins and outs of emerging digital technologies and how this will affect your business, from inside the digital world. For more information, see https://thedigitalspeaker.com
01:12
January 12, 2021