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Somewhat Frank is a podcast hosted by Frank Gruber about technology innovations, startups, and personal life – while also giving you a slice of what’s going on inside the brain of CEO, entrepreneur, author, journalist, personality, and early-stage startup investor, Frank Gruber. It’s produced with the help of his new company Established.

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Somewhat Frank is a podcast hosted by Frank Gruber about technology innovations, startups, and personal life – while also giving you a slice of what’s going on inside the brain of CEO, entrepreneur, author, journalist, personality, and early-stage startup investor, Frank Gruber. It’s produced with the help of his new company Established.

    #0040 - All Things AI, ChatGPT, Lensa.ai, CES 2023, And More

    #0040 - All Things AI, ChatGPT, Lensa.ai, CES 2023, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber) and John Guidos (@JohnGuidos) discuss the following topics and articles…
     
    AI is taking over everything…get ready! Here’s a good guide from a search engine analyst perspective. Google Faces a Serious Threat From ChatGPT - https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-12-07/chatgpt-should-worry-google-and-alphabet-why-search-when-you-can-ask-ai?tpcc=nltermsheet&utm_source=website&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=mobile_web_share  
    AI taking over the news - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/10/technology/ai-chat-bot-chatgpt.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare  
    AI taking over portrait art with viral Lensa app - https://news.northeastern.edu/2022/12/09/portrait-ai-app/  
    Lensa.ai is pretty amazing - https://flip.it/jkdKZr  
    ChatGPT can detect Alzheimer's disease with 80% accuracy - https://flip.it/sigJB_  
    Frank talks about his work with TechStars and CICLA - https://cicla3d.cl  
    Mia Consalvo, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair In Game Studies & Design, Communication Studies (https://www.miaconsalvo.com/) also chats about the implications of AI impacting education.   
    Lastly, we hear about our upcoming trip to Las Vegas for the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show, where we'll be on the floor again at Eureka Park, where we'll be hosting the Consumer Technology Association Foundation Pitch Competition. Come join us at the Startup Stage on Friday, January 6th from 2 - 4 PM PT, for an electrifying pitch competition featuring startups with technologies that help people of all ages and abilities get out into the world, whether for work or play!
     
    While in Las Vegas, we will also be hosting the Startup of the Year Coffee Meetup on Friday, January 6th from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time at Off the Strip coffee joint. Please join us by registering at: https://soty.link/CES-Coffee 
     
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    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
     
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    • 37 min
    #0039 - Tesla Robots, Solar Vehicles, FTX, Hottest Holiday Gifts, And More

    #0039 - Tesla Robots, Solar Vehicles, FTX, Hottest Holiday Gifts, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) discuss the Small Business Administration’s 2nd Innovation Ecosystem Summit, which is coming up on December 6th and 7th. 
     
    The SBA Innovation Ecosystem Summit was curated to connect entrepreneur support organizations from around the country to learn from one another as we work together to build a thriving national ecosystem that promotes equitable access to capital and resources for innovators across the country. Learn more over at: https://est.us/ESOSummit2022 
     
    We’re also busy getting ready for a startup event that we are hosting in which we will be showcasing five startups from our Startup of the Year community on December 13th. More details over at: http://soty.link/growpitch2022 
     
    Lastly, we’re working with the CTA Foundation on their 5th Annual Pitch Competition which will take place on January 6th at CES in Las Vegas. Details can be found on the CTA Foundation’s website:  https://bit.ly/ctafpitch23 
     
    The crew also talks about the following topics and articles…
     
    The first solar electric vehicle is in production - https://lightyear.one   
     
    Tesla has robot, and it’s real, not just a guy in a white body - https://techcrunch.com/2022/09/30/teslas-robot-is-a-real-robot-now-not-just-a-guy-in-a-suit   
     
     
    The FTX situation - https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-bankruptcy-what-happened.html  
     
     
    Kanye West, now known as Ye, has completely lost it - https://www.newser.com/story/328645/kanye-west-to-alex-jones-i-love-nazis.html  
     
     
    Olivia Pichardo, a Brown University freshman, is making history as the first female baseball player to be on an active NCAA Division I roster - https://atmlb.com/3tMNfgz   
     
     
    College football at 49? A North Dakota lineman has the right stuff - https://apnews.com/article/nfl-college-football-sports-north-dakota-795486fcc3892bbc8e250f0ed11eb5fa   
     
     
    What are the hottest gifts this holiday season? - https://shopping.google.com/m/holiday100/   
     
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    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
     
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    • 38 min
    #0038 - National Coffee Day, Queen Elizabeth II, Planetary Defense, AI Art Generator, And More

    #0038 - National Coffee Day, Queen Elizabeth II, Planetary Defense, AI Art Generator, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about the following topics and articles…
    Did you know it is National Coffee Day? Health benefits of coffee - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/well/eat/coffee-health-benefits.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare Health benefits of decaf - https://coffeeaffection.com/benefits-of-decaf-coffee/  Queen Elizabeth II passed away. She had a pretty impressive life and reign as monarchy. - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-61585886  Serena Williams retired but went out with a bang with a pretty impressive match. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/03/sports/tennis/serena-venus-williams-us-open.html  NASA shared video and images of its first ever planetary defense mission. - https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci_hwGVNHGG/?igshid=MmIxOGMzMTU= The genes of a jellyfish show how to live forever. - https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2022/08/31/the-genes-of-a-jellyfish-show-how-to-live-forever Could ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in Chicago really be done? We found out. - https://twitter.com/FrankGruber/status/1570921161768443907  Child Predators Are Using Twitch To Track Kids Livestreams. - https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2022-twitch-problem-with-child-predators/?curator=MediaREDEF AI art generator - www.Craiyon.com  AI creates "New" Nirvana song “Drowned In The Sun” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf6eOSJgN0Y  ………..
    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
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    • 34 min
    #0037 - WeWork Founder Adam Neumann’s Latest Startup Funding Round, U.S. Water Cuts, And Dinosaur Tracks

    #0037 - WeWork Founder Adam Neumann’s Latest Startup Funding Round, U.S. Water Cuts, And Dinosaur Tracks

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about the following topics and articles…
     
    Adam Neumann has a new backer - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/15/business/dealbook/adam-neumann-flow-new-company-wework-real-estate.html  
    U.S. demands more water cuts as Colorado River hits dire lows - https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/16/colorado-river-bureau-of-reclamation/  
    Jupiter Images Released By NASA Showcase Auroras, Hazes - https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/08/22/webbs-jupiter-images-showcase-auroras-hazes/  
    What alcohol does to your body, brain, and health - https://hubermanlab.com/what-alcohol-does-to-your-body-brain-health/  
    'Very distinct' dinosaur tracks made 113 million years ago revealed by severe Texas drought - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/08/23/texas-drought-reveals-dinosaur-tracks/7879831001/?fbclid=IwAR0U3XZydjdtc2Azawr9JIzOVqS7Ze4Ombo3KoS9jH7QWIyL6WSYa3a9RTE  
    The space race for your cell phone - https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-space-b7819bcb-2c9b-4064-b6bd-f02e1ebcd75d.html?chunk=0&utm_term=emshare#story0  
    Rumors are also swirling that Apple might be set to announce its own direct-to-satellite iPhone partnership with Globalstar next week - https://www.macrumors.com/2022/08/26/apple-globalstar-iphone-14-satellite-rumor/   
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    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
     
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    • 35 min
    #0036 - We Got Covid, Pickleball, 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention Hotline, And More

    #0036 - We Got Covid, Pickleball, 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention Hotline, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about Frank and Jen’s first bout with Covid.The group also chats about the following topics and articles…
    Can Pickleball Save America? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/07/25/can-pickleball-save-america HQ is wherever you are, and it’s not going back to a specific city anytime soon.  https://twitter.com/FrankGruber/status/1550158895594741760  Costa Rica Just Made It Ridiculously Easy To Live There as a Digital Nomad. https://matadornetwork.com/read/costa-rica-digital-nomad-visa/ Text your Friends. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/well/family/check-in-text-friendship.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 9-8-8 is a new phone number for anyone having harmful thoughts about themselves. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/12/well/988-suicide-prevention-hotline.html Scientists have picked up a radio signal 'heartbeat' billions of light-years away. https://www.npr.org/2022/07/14/1111471532/space-science-stars-radio-waves-signals-galaxy-lightyears-mit Scientists Discover Space Travel Accelerates Aging. https://www.slashgear.com/946243/scientists-discover-space-travel-accelerates-aging/ Earth Is Suddenly Spinning Faster. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2022/07/28/earth-is-suddenly-spinning-faster-why-our-planet-just-recorded-its-shortest-day-since-records-began/amp/ What if the pavement you drive on charged your car? https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/regional-news/purdue-researchers-are-developing-pavement-that-can-charge-electric-vehicles-as-they-drive/ ………..
    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
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    • 29 min
    #0035 - The James Webb Space Telescope, Nuclear Waste Turned Into Diamond Batteries, 100 Year Old Lobster, And More

    #0035 - The James Webb Space Telescope, Nuclear Waste Turned Into Diamond Batteries, 100 Year Old Lobster, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about America’s Seed Fund Week 2022. 
    America’s Seed Fund Week is a free and virtual opportunity for small businesses to learn about non-dilutive funding available through America’s Seed Fund that delivers $4 billion annually to small businesses in R&D. Learn more at: www.americasseedfund.us
    The group also chats about the following topics and articles…
    Comparing Hubble to James Webb: The Difference in Detail is Astounding - https://petapixel.com/2022/07/11/comparing-hubble-to-james-webb-the-difference-in-detail-is-astounding/ Three Drivers of the Lifeguard Shortage - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/3-drivers-critical-lifeguard-shortage-200905442.html Psychosis, Addiction, Chronic Vomiting: As Weed Becomes More Potent, Teens Are Getting Sick - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/well/mind/teens-thc-canabis.html?referringSource=articleShare Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries Which Last 1,000's of Years - https://www.thebrighterside.news/post/scientists-turn-nuclear-waste-into-diamond-batteries-which-last-1-000-s-of-years New drug increases the human lifespan by 30%, according to Mayo Clinic -  Senolytic drugs boost key protective protein - Mayo Clinic Press It is summer in Maine and this is one that is close to home…Massive Lobster Found in Maine May be 100 Years Old  - https://weather.com/science/nature/video/massive-lobster-found-near-maine-may-be-100-years-old ………..
    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
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    • 22 min

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mjlev ,

Stay up to date

Great way to stay informed and a nice easy listening style, very natural

pm9090 ,

Always good insight.

Somewhat Frank pods are a great way to check the pulse of the startup community.

JohnGuidos ,

Frank the Tank

Frank always talks with the best and brightest. Good stuff!

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