The Feed with Amber Mac & Michael B
TF216 - In the Office at Home

TF216 - In the Office at Home

May 26, 2020

Kirsten Korosec, senior reporter at TechCrunch, discusses the role of robots and the future of contactless delivery. Plus, Envision SQ President & CEO, Scott Shayko, reveals their pivot from battling air pollution to battling Covid-19. Also, OpenPhone co-founder, Daryna Kulya, on their role in the transition from corporate culture to working from home. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the upside and downside to the isolation that is space quarantining.

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TF215 - Technology To Detect The Coronavirus

TF215 - Technology To Detect The Coronavirus

May 19, 2020

How can temperature-measuring cameras assist in detecting the coronavirus? Drew Harwell from the Washington Post joins us to explain. Plus, we talk to Landon Downs, co-founder and President of 1QBit; the artificial intelligence tool that can diagnose lung abnormalities. Also, we find out more about Canada's Ocean Supercluster's new accelerated ocean solutions program from their CEO, Kendra MacDonald. The program aims to help keep the ocean sector afloat during the current economic downturn. In Socially Speaking, we discuss how companies like Twitter are keeping employees working from home permanently and what that looks like.

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TF214 - Keeping Tabs on Contract Tracing

TF214 - Keeping Tabs on Contract Tracing

May 12, 2020

NASA's Earth Science Acting Director, Dr. Paula Bontempi, joins us to talk about the global, virtual hackathon aimed at solving problems brought on by the pandemic in a joint Space Apps Covid-19 Challenge with NASA, the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Plus, author Rick Terrien discusses his new book, Ageless Startup, and launching a startup at any age. Also, what you need to know about contract tracing apps to help combat the spread of Covid-19. In Socially Speaking, we debate the futures of hyperloop and high-speed travel.

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TF213 - Pivoting Business Operations To Help In The Pandemic

TF213 - Pivoting Business Operations To Help In The Pandemic

May 5, 2020

The DNA-testing Spartan Cube has pivoted for use as a fast-acting COVID-19 test. Spartan Bioscience CEO, Paul Lem, joins us to explain how. Plus, we talk to Dr. Jack Pottle, Chief Medical Officer for Oxford Medical Simulation about VR training for preparing frontline workers for emergency situations. Also, we look at 20 years of iRobot with Senior Product Manager, Brent Hild, and discover what's next for the Roomba. In Socially Speaking, we wonder if apps might hold the answer to lifting the lockdowns around the world.

 
 
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TF212 - Fighting The Spread Of Misinformation

TF212 - Fighting The Spread Of Misinformation

April 28, 2020

First Draft CEO, Claire Wardle, is leading the battle against the spread of misinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, helping journalists and everyday consumers alike. Plus, Neil Seeman, CEO of RIWI Corp on what their real-time data tracking is revealing the pandemic. Also, filmmaker Sarah Teale of the HBO documentary, KillChain: The Cyber War on American Elections, divulges how safe our elections really are. In Socially Speaking, we chat about how to curate your social media to be constantly learning and seeing the best in people.

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TF211 - Earth Day Episode

TF211 - Earth Day Episode

April 21, 2020

Maison Tess co-founder, Laura Nezri, joins us to explain how to sleep soundly on sustainable bed sheets that protect the environment. Yellofruit co-founder, Andrew Kinnear, reveals what makes their dessert good for the planet and for people. Next, we discover how everyone can grow vegetables at home with Conner Tidd of Just Vertical. We applaud the small businesses manufacturing products to help the environment. Plus, special recognition to GROHE, a larger company that values sustainability in all their products and in their business operations.

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TF210 - Production Pivoting for the Frontline

TF210 - Production Pivoting for the Frontline

April 14, 2020

Endy is supplying hospitals with mattresses for frontline workers and co-founder, Rajen Ruparell, explains why. Plus, Jeremy Hedges of 3D printing company, InkSmith, shares their fascinating pivot to production of the "Canadian Shield" facemask. Also, founder of Internet of Elephants, Gautam Shah, on their new augmented reality game, Wildeverse, which promotes conservation of endangered species. In Socially Speaking, it's all about the rise of the DIY late-night talk show hosts and living room video production.

TF209 - Hacking Your DNA

TF209 - Hacking Your DNA

April 7, 2020

Jamie Metzl, author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and The Future of Humanity, answers the big questions about biology, technology, and our DNA. Plus, CEO John Porter reveals how BarterPay can help businesses through the pandemic. Also, Babbly CEO, Maryam Nabavi, discusses how their tool uses A.I. to help parents with their child's speech development. In Socially Speaking, Amber and Michael share how they're dealing with isolation and social distancing.

TF208 - How to Work Remotely through COVID-19

TF208 - How to Work Remotely through COVID-19

March 17, 2020

With our workforce moving home to work remotely amidst this pandemic, Amber and Michael are here to help you work a little smarter. Plus, Hasier Larrea, founder of Ori Living, can make your small space multi-purpose with furniture robotics. Lindsay Bryson of BlueDot reveals how AI and Big Data track and anticipate the spread of dangerous infections, including the detection of Coronavirus. In Socially Speaking, the trending topics are all about COVID-19, including #canceleverything and #panicbuying.

TF207 - 5 Picks for a Smarter March Break with Tech, Tips, and Tools

TF207 - 5 Picks for a Smarter March Break with Tech, Tips, and Tools

March 10, 2020

Tech Social Entrepreneur, Winy Bernard, drops her suggestions for keeping kids entertained and engaged over the March Break. Plus, Lauryn Vaughn reveals how the Shop the Upside app is providing sustainable shopping for luxury brands at a fraction of the cost. Also, ConversationHEALTH is using AI to flip the script with your physician, according to co-founder Lexi Kaplin. In Socially Speaking, we divulge our shared fear of robots and what they might do next.