Web Summit: Tech

It's no surprise that the "largest technology conference in the world," covers technology. Which technologies we cover, however, is. By carefully choosing which technologies to cover in our episodes, Web Summit ensures the listener a learning experience that makes them feel as though they're at the very nexus of entertainment, science, and commerce.


Facing Up to Advanced Robotic Capabilities

Social and humanoid robots used to be relegated to C3PO and other Star Wars-style works of fiction. But machines that interact with humans will soon create life-changing user experiences. This panel will dive into several key drivers of robotics that are improving by leaps and bounds in 2018, including consistent and accurate voice and face recognition. Guests: SoftBank Robotics US' Steve Carlin, Simon Fraser University's Angelica Lim, Ever AI's Doug Aley and NBC News' Jason Abbruzzese
00:25:00 11/11/2018

Past Episodes

After raising over $300 million dollars last year, Essential entered the handset market to mixed reviews. Their president, Niccolo De Masi, joins us to outline his vision for the company. Guests: Niccolo De Masi, Essential; JP Mangalindan, Yahoo Finance
00:25:00 11/4/2018
Wolfram Research's Stephen Wolfram and Tusk Holdings' Bradley Tusk tell us that the time has come for us to embrace the blockchain revolution. Guests: Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Research; Bradley Tusk, Tusk Holdings
00:24:00 10/29/2018
This panel debate the pros and cons of AI in society, exploring the topics from different angles in order to educate and inform. Guests: Sairah Ashman, Wolff Olins; Hicham Oudghiri, Enigma Technologies; John Avlon, The Daily Beast
00:30:00 10/21/2018
Technology was supposed to give us freedom. Instead, some of us have become slaves to the screen. There are no simple solutions to tech addiction?but what can be done to live healthy tech lives? Guests: Center for Humane Technology's Tristan Harris, Common Sense Media's Jim Steyer and NBC News' Alyssa Newcomb
00:29:00 10/14/2018
Teaching AI to communicate and facilitate conversations with other platforms is becoming a major facet of technology in 2018. How can we manage and encourage the emotions inherent in the technology? Guest: Convocation Design and Research's Caroline Sinders
00:23:00 10/8/2018
Is Silicon Valley still the epicenter of startup innovation and funding or can companies grow to great heights from other parts of the world or even other parts of the U.S.? Guests: Algolia's Nicolas Dessaigne, Tradesy's Tracy DiNunzio, Jill Ford of Toyota AI Ventures and VentureBeat's Anna Hensel Go to UnTuckIt.com and use the promo code WEB for 20% off your first order.
00:27:00 10/1/2018
With our increasing reliance on technology for even the most basic elements of life, are we in danger of seeing a wider divide between the 'haves' and 'have-nots'. Or is technology the great leveller, with better opportunities available even in the most remote areas? Guests: Verizon's Rose Stuckey-Kirk, Sentient Technologies' Babak Hodjat and Quartz's Georgia Frances King at Collision Conf 2018. Go to UnTuckIt.com and use the promo code WEB for 20% off your first order
00:27:00 9/23/2018
Stripe aims to expand internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions and manage an online business.Stripe now processes billions of dollars a year for thousands of businesses, from newly-launched start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since Stripe powers so many new businesses, it's a snapshot of how the internet is changing; many users are in categories that barely existed five years ago. Listen as Head of Growth James Allgrove details the secrets to growing this billion dollar startup. Guests: James Allgrove, Stripe; Zachary Karabell, Envestnet
00:17:23 9/18/2018
Donald J. Trump's 2016 election and the campaign built around "Making America Great Again" will live long in the memory. How did the campaign come alive online? Brad Parscale, who served as Digital Media Director for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, took to the stage to share the advertising secrets to electing a US president.
18:25:00 9/16/2018
Bryan Johnson of Kernel and Simon Evetts of Blue Abyss sat down on day one of Web Summit to discuss if human augmentation will lead to a loss of humanity.
00:20:38 9/16/2018

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