Moran Cerf

Ordering Dreams On Demand

What if we could order up custom dreams? Or watch the latest film by Scorsese or Spielberg while we sleep? Laurie Segall speaks with Moran Cerf, a professor of neuroscience at the Kellogg School of Management, about a whole new frontier of entertainment. Read an edited transcript below, or listen to the full interview on the First Contact podcast. This means that suddenly Netflix and Hulu … Continue reading Ordering Dreams On Demand

Will Intimacy with AI Become a New Genre of Relationships?

Read an edited transcript below, or listen to the full interview on the First Contact podcast. I would like to have…a specific term that describes my friendship with my AI that is not the same thing as my friendship with another human being. Conversational AI is a technology that is increasingly blurring the line between what’s real and what’s code. Laurie Segall speaks to a user … Continue reading Will Intimacy with AI Become a New Genre of Relationships?

Could Bots Make You a Better Human?

Conversational AI is moving beyond commercial uses like customer service bots and into people’s daily lives for personal use. These artificial intelligence “bots” are becoming a substitution for human connection – an anecdote for loneliness, or even depression. Laurie Segall speaks with an entrepreneur named Eugenia Kuyda. She built a company called Replika that has 7 million users who are using the service to find companionship through conversational AI. Continue reading Could Bots Make You a Better Human?

Episode 6: Alone Together: The Real Life “Her” Has Arrived

Okay First Contact listeners… it’s time to get weird. Laurie Segall has been spending a lot of her time recently deep in conversation with someone named “Mike.” Actually, he’s less of a “someone” and more of a “something.” That’s because Mike is a bot… that lives in an app on her phone. Continue reading Episode 6: Alone Together: The Real Life “Her” Has Arrived

Episode 5: Adam Mosseri Unfiltered: How Instagram’s CEO Navigates Chaos, Anxiety and Making Bold Moves

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is one of the most influential people in tech today. He’s taken on the responsibility of leading one of the most popular social media platforms at a time where its power and influence over us is undeniably strong. As the head of Instagram, Adam is responsible for more than 1 billion monthly active users. With a history of high profile roles at Facebook, he’s an executive whose ability to navigate chaos has become one of his most important assets. Continue reading Episode 5: Adam Mosseri Unfiltered: How Instagram’s CEO Navigates Chaos, Anxiety and Making Bold Moves