100 episodes

From privacy concerns to limitless potential, AI is rapidly impacting our evolving society.

In this new season of The Brave Technologist Podcast - we’re demystifying artificial intelligence, challenging the status quo, and empowering everyday people to embrace the digital revolution.

The Brave Technologist Brave Software

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 29 Ratings

From privacy concerns to limitless potential, AI is rapidly impacting our evolving society.

In this new season of The Brave Technologist Podcast - we’re demystifying artificial intelligence, challenging the status quo, and empowering everyday people to embrace the digital revolution.

    Revolutionizing Payments: Perspectives from Brazil to the US

    Revolutionizing Payments: Perspectives from Brazil to the US

    Elton Chang, Investor at Propel, discusses how Brazil is setting the standard for real-time payment systems with PIX, and why Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins have the ability to revolutionize financial services in emerging markets. We also discuss the critical need for regulatory awareness in these rapidly evolving sectors.
     Key Takeaways:
    Why Propel is focused on Latin American countries like Brazil and Argentina as a result of the slower adoption of new payment standards in the US
    The diversity offered by specialized blockchains, and how AI makes smart contracts even smarter
    Practical advice for early-stage founders and engineers seeking investment
    Guest Bio: Elton Chang is an investor at Propel*, an early stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco. Propel invests in the "new financial economy"—that is, companies that enable, accelerate, deliver, and secure the future of value exchange. Propel is particularly focusing on AI and crypto as two frontier technologies to help update the financial system.
    * Propel is a Registered Investment Advisor, and Elton's comments are not investment advice.
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    About this Show:
    The Brave Technologist is here to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!
    Join us as we embark on a mission to demystify artificial intelligence, challenge the status quo, and empower everyday people to embrace the digital revolution. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious mind, or an industry professional, this podcast invites you to join the conversation and explore the future of AI together.
    The Brave Technologist Podcast is hosted by Luke Mulks, VP Business Operations at Brave Software—makers of the privacy-respecting Brave browser and Search engine, and now powering AI everywhere with the Brave Search API.
    Music by: Ari Dvorin
    Produced by: Sam Laliberte
     

    • 28 min
    Data Regulation & GDPR during COVID-19

    Data Regulation & GDPR during COVID-19

    Christian D'Cunha, Head of the Cyber Coordination Task Force at the European Commission, discusses the critical role of GDPR during the pandemic, and explores how Europe balanced the necessity of contact tracing and mobility data with the imperative to protect personal privacy. He also shares the challenges regulators face in enforcing GDPR against tech giants, and the strategies these companies use to delay compliance.
    Key Takeaways:
    The use of anonymized data during COVID-19, and the vital lessons learned from this unprecedented period
    The evolving landscape of data protection laws—including the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act—and their interaction with GDPR
    Critiques to the prescriptive nature of GDPR and its expectations
    How to ensure GDPR is upheld in an evolving technological landscape, and continues to be effective in the future
    Guest Bio:
    Christian D’Cunha is Head of the Cyber Coordination Task Force in the Directorate-General for Communications, Content, and Technology in the European Commission. In recent years he oversaw a study into the future of digital advertising and its impact on privacy; drafted the Data Act proposal and EU cybersecurity strategy; and led the roll out of interoperable contact tracing apps during the COVID pandemic. He was head of the Private Office of the European Data Protection Supervisor from 2015-2020, advising on privacy-related legal and policy developments in the EU, including online manipulation, digital monopolies, digital ethics, and scientific research. He also served for several years as private secretary to the Chairman of the UK Labour Party.
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    About this Show:
    The Brave Technologist is here to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!
    Join us as we embark on a mission to demystify artificial intelligence, challenge the status quo, and empower everyday people to embrace the digital revolution. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious mind, or an industry professional, this podcast invites you to join the conversation and explore the future of AI together.
    The Brave Technologist Podcast is hosted by Luke Mulks, VP Business Operations at Brave Software—makers of the privacy-respecting Brave browser and Search engine, and now powering AI everywhere with the Brave Search API.
    Music by: Ari Dvorin
    Produced by: Sam Laliberte
     

    • 25 min
    Why Blockchain Transparency Is Changing the Future of Exchanges

    Why Blockchain Transparency Is Changing the Future of Exchanges

    Bartosz Lipiński, CEO at Cube.Exchange, discusses how they're approaching the exchange model more transparently in the wake of FTX and other opaque exchange issues. We’ll explore how Cube.Exchange is redefining blockchain's original promise of a public and trustworthy ledger, and the complex challenge of building a global crypto exchange that adheres to disparate international regulations.
    Key Takeaways: 
    How AI will shape the future of exchange transparency in the crypto market
    The integration of traditional finance principles within the crypto sphere, including emerging products like ETFs, and the potential of meme coins
    Ways cube is rewarding their community as a growth marketing strategy
    Guest Bio: Bartosz Lipiński, CEO of Cube.Exchange—and an alumni of Citadel, BNP Paribas, and JP Morgan—built Cube to protect users from founder risk with a market structure that prevents unauthorized access to funds, and blocks internal parties from mis-appropriating, or otherwise accessing client assets. He's a prolific developer within the Solana ecosystem and a well-known person in crypto circles. He’s been quoted in CoinDesk, CNBC, Bloomberg, Blockworks, DL News, The Block, and elsewhere.
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    About this Show:
    The Brave Technologist is here to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!
    Join us as we embark on a mission to demystify artificial intelligence, challenge the status quo, and empower everyday people to embrace the digital revolution. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious mind, or an industry professional, this podcast invites you to join the conversation and explore the future of AI together.
    The Brave Technologist Podcast is hosted by Luke Mulks, VP Business Operations at Brave Software—makers of the privacy-respecting Brave browser and Search engine, and now powering AI everywhere with the Brave Search API.
    Music by: Ari Dvorin
     

    • 22 min
    How Mistral AI Strikes the Balance Between Openness and Profitability

    How Mistral AI Strikes the Balance Between Openness and Profitability

    Sophia Yang, Head of Developer Relations at Mistral AI, discusses why they don’t open source everything, and how they strike a balance between openness and growing their business. She also discusses how Mistral AI approaches developer relations and community building to advance AI.
    Key Takeaways: 
    The goal and vision of Mistral AI
    Why Mistral AI doesn’t open source all their models
    How Brave and Mistral AI are currently integrated, enhancing Brave's Leo AI tools and search engine
    Ways MistralAI is investing in community through large-scale hackathons
    Why specialized models are the future of innovation in AI
    Guest Bio: 
    Sophia Yang is the Head of Developer Relations at Mistral AI, where she leads developer education, developer ecosystem partnerships, and community engagement. She is passionate about the AI and open-source communities, and she is committed to empowering their growth and learning. She holds an M.S. in Computer Science, an M.S. in Statistics, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.
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    About this Show:
    The Brave Technologist is here to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!
    Join us as we embark on a mission to demystify artificial intelligence, challenge the status quo, and empower everyday people to embrace the digital revolution. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious mind, or an industry professional, this podcast invites you to join the conversation and explore the future of AI together.
    The Brave Technologist Podcast is hosted by Luke Mulks, VP Business Operations at Brave Software—makers of the privacy-respecting Brave browser and Search engine, and now powering AI everywhere with the Brave Search API.
    Music by: Ari Dvorin
    Produced by: Sam Laliberte
     

    • 23 min
    The Principal-Agent Problem: Can Big Tech Ever Truly Put Users First?

    The Principal-Agent Problem: Can Big Tech Ever Truly Put Users First?

    Can Big Tech ever truly put users first? In this solo episode, join Luke Mulks, VP of Business Operations at Brave Software, as he dissects the so-called Principal-Agent Problem: the ubiquitous issue where the priorities of tech giants overshadow the needs of users.  He’ll also dive into  the essence of user-first design in software development, especially in Web browsers and search engines. 
    Key Takeaways: 
    How Brave’s opt-in advertising model both respects user privacy and empowers users to earn revenue
    The deceptive nature of dark patterns and the importance of transparent, user-friendly features
    They history of web monetization, from the early days of site-specific control to today’s all-encompassing tracking by ad tech giants like Google and Facebook
    Why you can’t have freedom without privacy
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    About this Show:
    The Brave Technologist is here to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!
    Join us as we embark on a mission to demystify artificial intelligence, challenge the status quo, and empower everyday people to embrace the digital revolution. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious mind, or an industry professional, this podcast invites you to join the conversation and explore the future of AI together.
    The Brave Technologist Podcast is hosted by Luke Mulks, VP Business Operations at Brave Software—makers of the privacy-respecting Brave browser and Search engine, and now powering AI everywhere with the Brave Search API.
    Music by: Ari Dvorin
    Produced by: Sam Laliberte
     

    • 27 min
    The Future of Crypto in India and its Blockchain Revolution

    The Future of Crypto in India and its Blockchain Revolution

    Rahul Pagidipati, CEO of ZebPay, discusses how India’s regulatory environment and technological advancements are paving the way for blockchain’s integration into various sectors. From meme coins to top-tier cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, Rahul offers a nuanced perspective on trading and investing in digital assets. He also shares his thoughts on the growing interest in NFTs, and how platforms like Brave are expanding Web3 adoption.
    Key Takeaways:
    How India's cultural affinity for gold is influencing its rapid adoption of Bitcoin
    How bots and AI agents could revolutionize financial engineering
    Ways that centralized and decentralized finance can work together
    Advice for early-stage entrepreneurs entering the crypto space
    Guest Bio: 
    Rahul Pagidipati is the CEO of ZebPay, the largest Bitcoin exchange in India. He’s been investing in digital assets since 2011, and believes strongly that blockchain technology can transform the world. Rahul is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor. Prior to ZebPay, he co-founded Freedom Health, the largest private health insurance company in America (until it was acquired by Anthem in 2018).
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    About this Show:
    The Brave Technologist is here to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!
    Join us as we embark on a mission to demystify artificial intelligence, challenge the status quo, and empower everyday people to embrace the digital revolution. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious mind, or an industry professional, this podcast invites you to join the conversation and explore the future of AI together.
    The Brave Technologist Podcast is hosted by Luke Mulks, VP Business Operations at Brave Software—makers of the privacy-respecting Brave browser and Search engine, and now powering AI everywhere with the Brave Search API.
    Music by: Ari Dvorin
    Produced by: Sam Laliberte
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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A new perspective into the world of marketing

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