Machine Yearning

Machine Yearning

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It’s Machine Yearning from Conversocial. It’s a podcast where we think and dream about the future of AI, the talking internet, and how we’re reshaping our culture.


Cathy Pearl: Compassionate Conversational Experiences
May 7 • 24 min
This episode of Machine Yearning is special. Shane is joined by Google’s Cathy Pearl for a live recording where they take a deep dive into the topic of Compassionate Conversational Experiences. To say conversation design is a passion of Cathy’s is an…
Max Sklar: Full Interview
Sep 24, 2018 • 30 min
It’s Machine Yearning from Assist. Another week where we continue on this adventure where marketers, brands, and entrepreneurs get to have a place to think, dream, and ask questions about the future of AI, the talking internet, and how we’re reshaping our…
Max Sklar: Chapter 1: How to break through with recommendation, anticipation and product design
Sep 24, 2018 • 9 min
This week is a rocket. And the rocket has a name. Max Sklar. Max is machine learning engineer at Foursquare and is a fountain of smart, concise thinking on recommendation, anticipation and how to break through with your product design. In this chapter…
Max Sklar: Chapter 2: Fixing social and the unexpectedness metric
Sep 24, 2018 • 11 min
This week is a rocket. And the rocket has a name. Max Sklar. Max is machine learning engineer at Foursquare and is a fountain of smart, concise thinking and in the next 11 minutes Max and Shane are going to help you sound smarter about the problems of…
Max Sklar: Chapter 3: The possibility of an AI winter and the challenges of multi-language NLP
Sep 24, 2018 • 10 min
This week is a rocket. And the rocket has a name. Max Sklar. Max is machine learning engineer at Foursquare and is a fountain of smart, concise thinking on privacy, social media and whether we’re looking at an imminent AI winter. In this chapter from the…
Deborah Dahl: Full Interview
Sep 17, 2018 • 26 min
A few episodes back, Machine Yearning brought you a series of conversations from the VOICE conference. With over 2000 attendees at the largest gathering of the conversational technology world, VOICE was intense. You heard from voice and machine learning…
Deborah Dahl: Chapter 1: How speech recognition’s past can inform our future
Sep 17, 2018 • 15 min
A few episodes back, Machine Yearning brought you a series of conversations from the VOICE conference. With over 2000 attendees at the largest gathering of the conversational technology world, VOICE was intense. You heard from voice and machine learning…
Deborah Dahl: Chapter 2: From air traffic control to pricing crops, the potential of voice tech
Sep 17, 2018 • 12 min
A few episodes back, Machine Yearning brought you a series of conversations from the VOICE conference. With over 2000 attendees at the largest gathering of the conversational technology world, VOICE was intense. You heard from voice and machine learning…
Daniel Houghton: Full Interview
Sep 10, 2018 • 35 min
We spend our time here thinking, dreaming, and asking questions about the future of AI, the talking internet, and how we’re reshaping our culture. You wouldn’t think paper guidebooks, the repositioning of a travel brand and the future of digital creative…
Daniel Houghton: Chapter 1: Tech and creativity
Sep 10, 2018 • 11 min
We spend our time here thinking, dreaming, and asking questions about the future of AI, the talking internet, and how we’re reshaping our culture. You wouldn’t think paper guidebooks, the repositioning of a travel brand and the future of digital creative…
Daniel Houghton: Chapter 2: The ways person-centric tech makes everyone’s lives better
Sep 10, 2018 • 10 min
You wouldn’t think paper guidebooks, the repositioning of a travel brand and the future of digital creative agencies would be Machine Yearning territory. But they are - when the meeting point is Daniel Houghton. Daniel is the CEO of Pyxl (that’s P-Y-X-L,)…
Daniel Houghton: Chapter 3: How brands win on the basics
Sep 10, 2018 • 14 min
You wouldn’t think paper guidebooks, the repositioning of a travel brand and the future of digital creative agencies would be Machine Yearning territory. But they are - when the meeting point is Daniel Houghton. Daniel is the CEO of Pyxl (that’s P-Y-X-L,)…
VOICE Round-Up 2: Full Episode
Aug 20, 2018 • 37 min
Today, an episode so packed with so many amazing folks, four of them, in fact, that we can’t wait to dive right in. But first, some quick scene setting. A few weeks back, your humble pod accepted the invitation from the team at MODEV and attended The…
VOICE Round-Up: Patricia Scanlon on trust and pioneering children’s speech recognition
Aug 20, 2018 • 10 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Patricia Scanlon at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest gathering of the conversational technology world. Patricia is one of the many folks we interviewed, people who are thriving at the front edge of…
VOICE Round-Up: Adva Levin on building award-winning, voice-driven games for kids
Aug 20, 2018 • 9 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Adva Levin at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest gathering of the conversational technology world. Adva is one of the many folks we interviewed, people who are thriving at the front edge of brand, UX,…
VOICE Round-Up: Bree Glaeser from The Mars Agency on integrating consumer insight into the voice design-build process
Aug 20, 2018 • 9 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Bree Glaeser at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest gathering of the conversational technology world. Bree is one of the many folks we interviewed, people who are thriving at the front edge of brand, UX,…
VOICE Round-Up: Google’s Cathy Pearl explains Actions on Google and the social nature of voice assistants
Aug 20, 2018 • 10 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Google’s Cathy Pearl at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest gathering of the conversational technology world. Cathy is one of the many folks we interviewed, people who are thriving at the front edge of…
VOICE Round-Up 1: Full Episode
Aug 13, 2018 • 34 min
Bias in our culture and in our technology, particularly in AI, is a mammoth issue. For those of you in the Machine Yearning faithful, you’ve probably noticed that we have a point of view about it here at the pod. If you hadn’t noticed, last week’s episode…
VOICE Round-Up: The RAIN Agency’s Will Hall on why systems rule
Aug 13, 2018 • 9 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Will Hall at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest gathering of the conversational technology world. Will is one of the many folks we interviewed, people who are thriving at the front edge of brand, UX,…
VOICE Round Up: Josef Hapli on confident brands and how to avoid getting burned on Twitter
Aug 13, 2018 • 13 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Josef Hapli at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest gathering of the conversational technology world. Josef is one of the many folks we interviewed, people who are thriving at the front edge of brand, UX,…
VOICE Round-Up: Brooke Hawkins on the need for ethical design as we build the talking internet
Aug 13, 2018 • 11 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Brooke Hawkins at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest gathering of the conversational technology world. Brooke is one of the many folks we interviewed, people who are thriving at the front edge of brand,…
Janeen Uzzell: Full Interview
Aug 7, 2018 • 29 min
This week and for the next couple episodes, we’re taking you to the VOICE Summit - the largest single gathering of the conversational design ecosystem. 2 thousand people swarmed the New Jersey Institute of Technology July 24th through 26th. The team at…
Janeen Uzzell: Chapter 1: Winning by Building Inclusive Teams
Aug 6, 2018 • 11 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Janeen Uzzell at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest single gathering of the conversational design ecosystem. Most recently, Janeen was the Head of Women in Technology for GE. There, she worked across the…
Janeen Uzzell: Chapter 2: How to Weed the Bias out of AI
Aug 6, 2018 • 6 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Janeen Uzzell at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest single gathering of the conversational design ecosystem. Most recently, Janeen was the Head of Women in Technology for GE. There, she worked across the…
Janeen Uzzell: Chapter 3: How the Bias in our Code Influences the Bias in our Culture
Aug 6, 2018 • 10 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Janeen Uzzell at the 2018 VOICE Summit - the largest single gathering of the conversational design ecosystem. Most recently, Janeen was the Head of Women in Technology for GE. There, she worked across the…
Christina Mallon: Full Episode
Jul 23, 2018 • 29 min
Today, an episode that matters to every. single. person. Seriously, if you lead product or are a CMO or anywhere in the org chain… you need to take notes and share this one around. Christina Mallon, our guest, is a designer, advocate and authority on…
Christina Mallon: Chapter 1: How to Design for the Disabled
Jul 23, 2018 • 8 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Christina Mallon and she’s talking about a subject area that matters to every. single. person. Seriously, if you lead product or are a CMO or anywhere in the org chain… you need to take notes and share…
Christina Mallon: Chapter 2: The Technology Life of a Person with a Disability
Jul 23, 2018 • 9 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Christina Mallon and she’s talking about a subject area that matters to every. single. person. Seriously, if you lead product or are a CMO or anywhere in the org chain… you need to take notes and share…
Christina Mallon: Chapter 3: What You Need To Know About the Language of Disability
Jul 23, 2018 • 10 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interview with Christina Mallon and she’s talking about a subject area that matters to every. single. person. Seriously, if you lead product or are a CMO or anywhere in the org chain… you need to take notes and share…
Cannes Round-Up 2: Full Episode
Jul 16, 2018 • 30 min
This week, we’re back with more conversations from the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. We figured a place where over 10,000 leaders and innovators in technology, advertising and brand communication were gathered would be a fertile…
Cannes Round-Up: Daniel Hodges: Getting Our Arms Around the AI Market
Jul 16, 2018 • 13 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interviews at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. We went to Cannes to tap the brains and imaginations of an incredible gathering of leaders and innovators in technology, advertising and brand…
Cannes Round-Up: Demitra Sealy: New Frontiers in Mind-Body-Software Collaboration
Jul 16, 2018 • 6 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interviews at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. We went to Cannes to tap the brains and imaginations of an incredible gathering of leaders and innovators in technology, advertising and brand…
Cannes Round-Up: Mario Klingemann: Collaborating with Neural Networks
Jul 16, 2018 • 11 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our interviews at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. We went to Cannes to tap the brains and imaginations of an incredible gathering of leaders and innovators in technology, advertising and brand…
Cannes Round-Up 1: Full Episode
Jul 9, 2018 • 37 min
Only 4 episodes into this podcast, we thought we’d change it up a bit. In this and the next episode, we have a bunch of conversations from the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It’s where over 10,000 folks from 90 countries meet to…
Cannes Round-Up: Rob LoCascio: Modeling Empathy For The Machine
Jul 9, 2018 • 9 min
This chapter is an excerpt from episode 4, a wrap-up of our interviews at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It’s where over 10,000 folks from 90 countries meet to hand out awards and chop up the future of brand communication. We…
Cannes Round-Up: Jessica Allan: So, Why Didn’t The World’s Smartest Computer Have A Woman’s Name?
Jul 9, 2018 • 11 min
This chapter is an excerpt from episode 4, a wrap-up of our interviews at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It’s where over 10,000 folks from 90 countries meet to hand out awards and chop up the future of brand communication. We…
Cannes Round-Up: Eric Oldrin: Social Creatures > Social Media
Jul 9, 2018 • 17 min
This chapter is an excerpt from episode 4, a wrap-up of our interviews at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It’s where over 10,000 folks from 90 countries meet to hand out awards and chop up the future of brand communication. We…
Robin Sloan: Full Interview
Jun 25, 2018 • 41 min
Today, it’s scifi writer, social observer and dedicated AI enthusiast Robin Sloan. Robin’s path into AI has been fascinating, starting with his neighborhood library in the Detroit suburbs, weaving through the early days of Macs and, most recently, Robin…
Robin Sloan: Chapter 1: Good AI Makes Writing Harder, And That’s OK
Jun 25, 2018 • 12 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our longer conversation with Robin Sloan. Robin is a scifi writer, social observer and dedicated AI enthusiast. Robin has been bootstrapping his way into some fascinating co-writing experiments with the machine. We find…
Robin Sloan: Chapter 2: How To Not Make Autocomplete Dystopian
Jun 25, 2018 • 20 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our longer conversation with Robin Sloan. Robin is a scifi writer, social observer and dedicated AI enthusiast. He’s been bootstrapping his way into some fascinating co-writing experiments with the machine. Since we’ve been…
Robin Sloan: Chapter 3: How AI Redefines What We Think Is Possible
Jun 25, 2018 • 9 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our longer conversation with Robin Sloan. Robin is a scifi writer, social observer and dedicated AI enthusiast. He’s been bootstrapping his way into some fascinating co-writing experiments with the machine. Shane and Robin…
Kathryn Hume: Full Interview
Jun 15, 2018 • 34 min
Kathryn Hume came to us via Robin Sloan, a great friend of the pod. One of the things we loved about talking with Kathryn is that she gets the poetry of language. She is also really smart about how that poses some major challenges with AI. Kathryn is also…
Kathryn Hume: Chapter 1: AI Does Not Permit Polite Fictions
Jun 15, 2018 • 9 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our longer conversation with Kathryn Hume. Kathryn Hume came to us via Robin Sloan, a great friend of the pod. She works at IntegrateAI and has done product, marketing, investment, and mentored start-ups. One of the things…
Kathryn Hume: Chapter 2: How Math Gives Us Meaning
Jun 15, 2018 • 12 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our longer conversation with Kathryn Hume. She came to us via Robin Sloan, a great friend of the pod. Kathryn works at IntegrateAI and has done product, marketing, investment, and mentored start-ups. In this chapter,…
Kathryn Hume: Chapter 3: Feedback Loops
Jun 15, 2018 • 13 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our longer conversation with Kathryn Hume. She came to us via Robin Sloan, a great friend of the pod. Kathryn works at IntegrateAI and has done product, marketing, investment, and mentored start-ups. In this chapter, Shane…
Chris Messina: Full Interview
Jun 13, 2018 • 31 min
Chris Messina has been a pioneer in practically everything that has happened in technology over the last 15 years. He was on the original team that wrote Firefox, co-founded BarCamp, invented the hashtag, and coined the term “conversational commerce.”…
Chris Messina: Chapter 1: Great Friends, Great Brands
Jun 13, 2018 • 14 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our longer conversation with Chris Messina. Chris is a pioneer of practically everything that’s been important over the last 15 years. He was part of the team who wrote the original Firefox, he’s a co-founder of BarCamp and…
Chris Messina: Chapter 2: Competing Bots
Jun 13, 2018 • 16 min
This chapter is an excerpt from our longer conversation with Chris Messina. Chris is a pioneer of practically everything that’s been important over the last 15 years. He was part of the team who wrote the original Firefox, he’s a co-founder of BarCamp and…