TEDx Speaker and Digital Consultant Nicole Ramirez explores the latest trends and topics in digital, AI, tech, and innovation.
017: What are Deepfakes?
Deepfakes are everywhere. Between big Hollywood movies like Star Wars to short YouTube clips of celebrities saying some crazy things. While some of them are for amusement, there are some deep concerns behind this technology involving politics and faked pornography. This episode talks about what deepfakes are, how they are created, and what they are being used for and could be used for in the future.
016: COVID-19 & Digital Marketing
I recently spoke at the Women Tech Global Conference on how COVID-19 has affected and will continue to affect digital marketing trends and strategies and how companies can keep ahead of the game. This was the audio of my presentation that I am sharing with my podcast listeners today.
015: Cannabis Industry & Technology
Technology has been a game-changer for all industries, and the marijuana industry is no exception. With many states legalizing it for both recreational and medicinal use, the market has had some major changes and has lead to numerous technological advancements in the growth and production of the products. Today we are going to talk about the different tech advancements in the industry ranging from personalized cannabis products based on your DNA profile to how law enforcement will be breathalyzing for THC.
Special Guest: Lewis Koski, Chief Operating Officer of Metrc which is an elaborate tracking system that serves to monitor cannabis production from day one until its sale. METRC ensures compliance in the cannabis industry by identifying and tagging plants, cannabis, and cannabis products; it also serves as a unique point of sale (POS) platform that further serves to monitor the growth of marijuana, its transportation, and the sale of cannabis.
014: TDTM FEMTECH-What is FemTech?
When it comes to the tech world, it is mostly a male-dominated industry but things are starting to change. When it comes to tech that is specifically designed to help with the female body- who better to lead the charge than women coders, engineers and tech leaders?
This specific tech is what they refer to as FemTech and it has opened a lot of doors for women and has also raised a lot of questions and even controversy about what exactly FemTech means? So I decided not just to do an episode on the topic but an entire series of episodes devoted to the subject because it is a passion of mine being a woman in the STEM industry.
Today I have a special guest on the podcast to talk about the topic of FemTech. Prasha Dutra is the host of Her STEM Story a weekly podcast about extraordinary stories of real women in STEM. She has some great insight on what FemTech is and what it means to her.
013: Preventing Crisis with Big Data
The use of data collection and digital technology helps to lessen the impact of a crisis. There are some great ways that data is currently being used to keep track of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, landslides, and droughts that often lead to wildfires. The most relevant of course is the use of data to fight the spread of COVID-19 at this time. There are some great benefits to the use of big data, but also some controversy surrounding how it is used and if it crosses a line into invasion of privacy.
012: Cyber Security & Hackers During COVID-19
As sad as it is to say, in times of crisis it is also, unfortunately, the prime time for scammers. People are desperate right now for information and news that they are willing to click on things that would usually throw up red flags and prone to believing a lot of what they read online.