Bay Area Ventures airs Mondays at 4:00pm Pacific Time / 7:00pm Eastern Time, on SiriusXM’s channel 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School and replays throughout the week.
Almost every one of the guests on Bay Area Ventures talks about the importance of their company’s culture in terms of focusing their teams on the company’s vision or being the compelling force that drives their team to look forward to coming into work every morning.
It’s a recurring theme and hugely important aspect of the most successful companies we study.
As usual, the responses were great and we gained a lot of insight into the commonalities that people share regarding what work means to the individual.
Raise your hand if you feel housing costs are out of control where you live…
Okay, you can put your hands down now 😉
On a more serious note however, many of Americans (in-fact, 53% according to a recent Washington Post article) are sacrificing significant aspects of their lives to make up for an overall increase in housing costs nationwide. Items such as better healthcare, putting money away for retirement, better neighborhoods they once lived in and schools they sent their children to; while at the same time taking on more hours at work or picking up another job…which of course come with their own set of sacrifices.
With the housing crisis of 2008 still fresh in peoples minds, many are concerned that housing costs could be one of the top threats to the US economy.
In light of this, we decided – in partnership with Donald Landwirth, host of Bay Area Ventures on SiriusXM’s channel 111 Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School – to use Glimpzit‘s machine learning platform to analyze the unstructured data (images, video, text) generated from asking a targeted audience the question:
Do you feel the cost of renting an apartment or owning a home is currently, or will become, a top threat to the US economy (consider current costs and the next 5-10 years)? Please explain why you feel this way about the cost of housing’s effect on the economy.
Can you trust the responses you’re getting from surveys and focus groups? Maybe you feel like better methodologies and tools must exist, but you’re far too busy to go find them…let alone learn how to use them.
It makes intuitive sense that visuals are chock-full of insights. A picture is, after all, worth a thousand words as the old saying goes. At GlimpzIt, however, we’ve really spent time thinking about the real underlying benefits of visual data. So here are our thoughts on the power of visuals as it relates to unlocking human behaviors and emotions:
The next generation of AI will actually transcend information processing, which is quantitative nature, and step firmly into the qualitative realm.
In the not so distant future machines will become sentient. Not in a
“Terminator” kind of way, but more in a way where they genuinely feel
empathy, happiness, even serenity. They are our trusted counselors; our thought partners that understand our ways of life and accompany us on the human journey. Continue reading “Teaching Machines to Feel”