Humans, Machine Connected: Finding human relationships in AI

Connecting ourselves to a digital world is like drinking water from a fire hose. While technology such as AI and the internet allow us to operate at scale, we are finding ourselves overwhelmed not only by the amount of information we deal with but also how these technologies affect they we have behave towards ourselves and each other.

What does it mean to be human when it feels like technology will overwhelm us? Can we navigate our way through a digital world and use AI to reconnect with who are, the people we love, and even with people we may not readily relate to?

In this week’s Let’s Talk, we will connect with Dana Griffin, Co-Founder and CEO of Eldera, to brainstorm how AI can help us redefine positive relationship experiences in a period when we are so far apart. Dana will share her motivations for creating a platform that pairs kids and vetted mentors with the goal of bridging intergenerational gaps. She will also discuss her perspectives on the role conversational and relationship-facilitating AI plays in our lives, and what it means for us to rely on AI to augment an inherently unique human experience, both now and in the future.

Let’s Talk is AI for Good’s series of live and interactive fireside chats focused on human-centric conversations around AI presented straight to social media.

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

    Co-Founder and CEO
    Dana Griffin is the Co-founder and CEO of, the global platform for wisdom sharing and intergenerational connection on a mission to activate our elders as assets to society and their wisdom as a service to humanity. Dana is a former data and advertising executive turned Age Tech entrepreneur and AI for Good advocate. Raised by her grandparents in Transylvania and then guided by elders throughout her life, Dana authored multiple trademarks and patents focused on aging, wisdom and the impact of longevity. She serves as the NY Director of AI Commons and an Encore Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow and has been advising, consulting, and speaking internationally about principled uses of AI for innovation, policy, and social impact. Named by AdAge one “40 under 40 changing the advertising industry", she has a C-suite background in global expansion, strategy and data, partnering with Fortune 500s, high growth startups and non-profit organizations. A Vedic meditator and outspoken fan of interesting people and good food, Dana spends her time cooking, training in Krav Maga and exploring human wisdom.


20 Nov 2020


14:00 - 14:40