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The Practical Futurist Podcast

The Practical Futurist Podcast

Author: Andrew Grill

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International Futurist Keynote Speaker and Practical Futurist Andrew Grill looks at what's new and what's next, providing practical and actionable advice in each bi-weekly episode, where he is joined by global experts to talk about the near-term future.
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In Episode 3 we speak with James Poulter, the co-founder of Voice Agency Vixen Labs and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Voice?”.In this show we covered a range of topics including:Why James started podcasting back in 2007Key learnings from being an early podcasterHow the next generation will interact with computers using voiceHow smart speakers will drive the growth of all voice servicesIs there a voice “killer app” yet?What will Google Duplex do for voice?Building empathy into voice servicesThe science of voice phrasing for successThe notion of a “brand tone of voice”Predictions for voice in the next 18 months?The possibility for dedicated voice departmentsAmbient listening - what is it and what are the implications?How voice is growing thanks to “screen fatigue”The rise of voice + ARVoice in the enterprisePrivacy vs utility - crossing the “privacy chasm”Three things listeners can do next week to experiment with voiceOffer of a free Amazon Echo to the first listener to contact James @JamesPoulter with the hashtag #practicalfuturistpodcastMore about JamesTwitter: @JamesPoulterCompany: vixenlabs.coVoice 2 CommunityFor more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill
In Episode 2 we speak with Minter Dial about the future of AI and Ethics and answer the question “What’s the Future of … AI & Ethics?”.In this show we covered a range of topics:What is "Heartificial empathy"?The need for empathy in businessCan we create empathy in a machine?Feeling vs cognitive empathyEthics in AIAvoiding conscious biasHow can we learn to be more empathetic?The case for reading great novelsEmpathy as a key competitive advantageThe rise of the "Empathy Index"3 Practical tips for next weekMore about MinterTwitter: @mdialBlog: minterdial.comPodcast: minterdial.com/podcastFutureProof bookHeartificalEmpathy bookThe Last Ring Home bookFor more information, please visit the episode page.For more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill
In the 1st episode of the Practical Futurist Podcast, we spoke with Impacttologist Martin Brooks and answered the question “What’s the Future of Communication?”.In this show we covered a range of topics:What is an Impacttologist and who would hire one?What levers can you pull to make you a better communicator and maximise your impact?How we communicate in a world without face-to-face communication (eg messaging apps, Skype etc)?Tips to become a better presenterTips to communicate more effectively in conference callsHow persuaders are irreplaceable and how those with these skills will transcend the threats from AI3 Suggestions for next weekWhat’s been the greatest technology threat/opportunity for your business?More about MartinTwitter: @ImpactTologistLinkedIn: Martin BrooksA video interview with MartinFor full show notes and full transcript, visit the Episode Page.For more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill
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