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Welcome to Future Positive a podcast from XPRIZE that aims to bring you the most future-forward topics, covering everything from AI to avatars, to climate change, and more. We will share conversations from game-changing leaders, tech entrepreneurs and heavyweights from the creative industry - revealing their inspirations, and how and why they will change the world.
If you’re into data-driven optimism, this is the podcast for you.
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Welcome to Future Positive a podcast from XPRIZE that aims to bring you the most future-forward topics, covering everything from AI to avatars, to climate change, and more. We will share conversations from game-changing leaders, tech entrepreneurs and heavyweights from the creative industry - revealing their inspirations, and how and why they will change the world.
If you’re into data-driven optimism, this is the podcast for you.
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    Neama Dadkhahnikoo sits down with A.I. entrepreneur Anita Schjøll Brede

    Neama Dadkhahnikoo sits down with A.I. entrepreneur Anita Schjøll Brede

    In this week's Future Positive podcats, XPRIZE’s own Neama Dadkhahnikoo sits down with A.I. entrepreneur Anita Schjøll Brede to ask her all about her experience as a thought leader and woman in A.I., her tenacity to identify problems and her incredible ability to solve them. She also shares with us which women have inspired her along the way.
    Anita is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai; an AI science assistant, able to read and connect scientific knowledge, that will grow up to be the world’s first AI Researcher within a decade. Iris.ai are one of 10 semifinals of the the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE.
    Anita was announced by Forbes to be one of the World’s Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018. She thoroughly enjoys her time on stage, has done two TEDx talks and 500 startups, Singularity University Global Grand Challenges Awards and TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alumni.
    Anita has never had what she refers to as “a real job” and Iris.ai is her fourth own startup. The past 10 years of her career have spanned over 9 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, performing theatre for babies, reducing energy consumption in the process industry through heat exchanger network optimization, organizing entrepreneurial conferences and trying to disrupt the recruitment industry.

    Links:
    http://www.xprize.org
    http://ai.xprize.org 
    https://aiforgood.itu.int    
    https://iris.ai
    https://amandapalmer.net/  


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    • 33 min
    Mars Your Ultimate Travel Guide

    Mars Your Ultimate Travel Guide

    This week’s podcast we are bringing you another radical idea written by journalist Amelia Abraham and read by our host Sofie Tapia. Mars Your Ulitmate Travel Guide.
    NASA’s Perseverance Rover made history earlier this month when it touched down on Mars, so it looks like we have liftoff! Or at least we will soon… if the Mars colonizers have their way. Are you going with them? Our Travel Guide to Mars will help you decide, or at the very least give you a whistle-stop tour of the 7 wonders of the red planet not to be missed!
    Links:
    http://www.xprize.org/blog
    Perseverance Rover Landing
    https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/videos/?v=461

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    • 11 min
    Why The World Needs Incentive Prizes

    Why The World Needs Incentive Prizes

    For this week’s podcast we are bringing you another Radical Read written by journalist Amelia Abraham and read by our host Sofie Tapia.  
     
    From the invention of a device to measure longitude at sea back in the 18th Century to our newest and biggest Prize ever, XPRIZE Carbon Removal, incentive prizes make the impossible possible.  Find out Why We Need Incentive Prizes to truly foster genius.
    The XPRIZE Carbon Removal is aimed at tackling the biggest threat facing humanity — fighting climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle. Funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation, this $100M competition is the largest incentive prize in history, an extraordinary milestone. For more information visit www.xprize.org 

    Links:
    https://www.xprize.org/elonmusk 


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    • 8 min
    The World Reacts: XPRIZE Carbon Removal

    The World Reacts: XPRIZE Carbon Removal

    In this special news round-up of the Future Positive podcast we’re talking all things XPRIZE Carbon Removal – our new $100M Prize for a technology that removes carbon from the atmosphere, halting climate change in the process. 
    First, XPRIZE’s Chief Impact Officer Zenia Tata, one of the primary designers of XPRIZE Carbon Removal, runs through one of the most common reactions to the Prize announcement – “But what about trees!” – explaining why trees are no longer enough when it comes to offsetting our emissions.  Thought-leader and climate expert Marcius Extavour brings us up to speed on the exciting potential for turning carbon into products. 
    Plus, we caught up with comedian and self-proclaimed inventor Duncan Trussell about the crazy ideas that the Prize has already sparked online. Including a contraption to turn carbon into mini hot dogs. You heard it here first!
    Links:
    https://xprize.org
    Alchemizing Sky Tours Tweet
    https://twitter.com/duncantrussell/status/1358948891169861639  
    Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast
    http://www.duncantrussell.com/episodes

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    • 18 min
    Radical Read - A Lot Can (Climate) Change in a Week

    Radical Read - A Lot Can (Climate) Change in a Week

    In this bonus podcast we are bringing you a Radical Idea written by journalist Amelia Abraham and read by our host Sofie Tapia.  The article was written in response to President Joe Biden rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and just a few days later Elon Musk teasing the largest prize in human history, the $100M XPRIZE CARBON REMOVAL.  These two events alone have seriously changed the future of our planet by shifting our agenda towards climate change.  
    Released to coincide with the launch of the XPRIZE Carbon Removal which is aimed at tackling the biggest threat facing humanity — fighting climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle. Funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation, this $100M competition is the largest incentive prize in history, an extraordinary milestone. For more information visit www.xprize.org 

    Links:
    https://www.xprize.org/elonmusk

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    • 7 min
    The Future of Us

    The Future of Us

    On this week's Future Positive our host Neama Dadkhahnikoo, Technical Lead of the AI XPRIZE chairs a virtual roundtable with a panel of female innovators in the field of AI.  
    Andy Coravos is the CEO and founder of Elektra Labs, a company that advances healthcare by enabling safe, effective, and personalized use of connected products (wearables and other connected sensors) at home.
    Kishau Rogers is a Computer Scientist, Systems Thinker, Entrepreneur and CEO of Time Study Inc. A venture-backed startup offering solutions for using machine learning, advanced natural language processing, and data science to automatically tell a story of how enterprise employees spend their time and to create more value for the enterprise’s greatest resource, people.
    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman is the Founder and CEO of Women @ The Table,  a global gender equality & democracy CSO based in Geneva. Focusing on systems change by helping feminists gain influence in sectors that have key structural impact: technology, economy, sustainability, democracy and governance.
    Ida Tin is a Danish internet entrepreneur, author and the co-founder and CEO of Clue, an accurate menstrual calendar, ovulation app, and pregnancy tracker.  Clue helps women take control of their reproductive health by discovering unique patterns in their individual menstrual cycle. Ida is credited with coining the term "femtech".
    Less than a quarter of positions in the industry are held by women and gender bias is hard wired into certain algorithms due to under-representation in data sets. Our panel deconstruct and identify AI solutions that empower underrepresented communities and enable an equitable future for all.

    Links:
    XPRIZE AI For Good
    https://www.xprize.org/AIforgood 
    Elektra Labs 
    https://www.elektralabs.com/
    Time Study Inc.
    https://www.timestudy.co/ 
    Women @ The Table
    https://www.womenatthetable.net/ 
    Clue
    https://helloclue.com/ 
    https://xprize.org/blog


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    • 46 min

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