21st Century Influence. Artistic Intelligence with Taryn Southern, Artist and Storyteller
Streaming video on the Internet? The rise of influencers? Incredibly, these were ideas once shot down but did not dissuade our guest from pioneering new channels for the disenfranchised people to tell their stories. Hear the story of Taryn Southern, as she pioneered the use of video to empower the next generation of influencers and artists.
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
– From the disenfranchised to the influencers
– The power of social capital
– The co-evolution of humans and machines
– The familiarity bias
– Technology creates new entry points for artists
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Speakers, Panelists and Moderators
TARYN SOUTHERNArtist and storytellerAn artist, storyteller and digital personality with more than 750 million views across her online videos, Taryn Southern has had a longstanding fascination with internet culture & influence. A former YouTube personality & comedian, Taryn is passionate about the intersection of emerging technology, storytelling, and human potential. Over the past decade, she has architected digital campaigns for personalized genomics, egg freezing, AI, sleep, stem cells, and biotech companies and is passionate about ideas that enhance well-being into the mainstream.
NEIL SAHOTAWorld Wide Business Development LeaderIBM WatsonNeil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, Neil works to inspire clients and business partners to foster innovation and develop next generation products/solutions powered by AI. Neil's work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, he is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.
MICHAEL ASHLEYScreenwriting ProfessorChapman UniversityA Former Disney Story Consultant, Michael Is A Screenwriting Professor At Chapman University. He Has Written Over Twenty Books On Numerous Subjects, Including Four Bestsellers. He Recently Coauthored Own The A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy To Disrupt Your Competition (McGraw Hill). The United Nations Hosted The Book Launch At Its AI For Good Global Summit In May. It Has Since Been Named By Soundview As One Of 2019’S Top Business Books. Michael Also Recently Published It’s Saturday Morning: Celebrating The Golden Era Of Cartoons (Becker&Mayer). A Columnist With Forbes, Entrepreneur And Green Entrepreneur, Michael Began His Career As A Reporter For The Columbia Missourian. He Has Been Featured In Entertainment Weekly, The National Examiner, The United Nations’ ITU News, The Orange County Business Journal, And The Orange County Register. Michael Serves As A Professional Speaker, Delivering Keynotes To Business Groups And Guests On Thought Leader Panels.