Fintech Podcast Episode 133 – Blockchain, The Dark Side of AI and Jeff Bezos Talks About Day 2

Episode 133

Brian and Mike back on the show for another fun thought provoking discussion across many topics. We first covered Brian’s in person presentation to startup founders, investors and payment executives at Propeler VC last week.

This week’s two special shout outs are:

Jason Fiedler VC Investor @ Red Sea Ventures

https://medium.com/@jasonfiedler/the-magic-of-mobile-pay-60136a886f9a

Brett Caine CEO Urban Airship https://medium.com/mobile-engagement/the-question-for-mobile-payments-isnt-when-but-how-c4b45d78cc58

During the conversation, we discuss banks –  the purpose of them in the past vs the future, and how banks will or won’t survive the change on the horizon. We touch on the benefits of writing on paper vs. typing on a computer to retain information as well as whether it is appropriate to take notes on your phone during business meetings.

We next dive into blockchain in healthcare and talk about some opportunities for innovation there. A healthy portion of the conversation was spent covering the Jeff Bezos’s annual shareholder letter which was released this week. This letter was different than years past for one big reason! Lastly, we wrapped up with an always engaging debate about the power of A.I. and the incredible rate of progress. It remains to be seen how quickly A.I. will catch up to all human interaction capabilities, but recent developments are astonishing.

Enjoy and let us know if you have suggestions for guests, topics or special shout outs!

Topics Covered:

  1. http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/blockchain-faces-tough-roadblocks-healthcare
  2. http://readmultiplex.com/2017/04/12/jeff-bezos-makes-presents-a-rare-insight-into-amazon-voice-first-ambitions/
  3. Will Knight: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604087/the-dark-secret-at-the-heart-of-ai/

 

Episode 114: Newsflash – Samsung’s acquisition of Viv – what does it mean?

Episode 114

Maestro Brian Roemmele and Mike Townsend put on a small show. “Newsflash” talks about the acquisition of Viv by Samsung. What does it mean, Brian lays it out with a little back story on Siri.

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Episode 93: Where is the future of Voice Recognition and AI?

 

Episode 93

This week Brian and Mike discuss where is the future of voice recognition and artificial intelligence.

Show Notes:

Our Speakers in this week’s episode:

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Episode 92: Robots, Conferences, Undocumented, Currency Notes & the Historic Value of Money

Episode 92

This week, Brian, Faisal and Mike discuss the coming of age of Robots & AI and what it means for us. We touch upon the various conferences we will be attending, covering and speaking in. The undocumented work, couple that with the recent news of the eliminating the US $100 Bill, what does all this mean. What has history taught us about value transfer and control.

Show Notes:

Our Speakers in this week’s episode:

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