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Never forced. Never coerced.
Open discussions about things in life that matter to you most.
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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Never forced. Never coerced.
Open discussions about things in life that matter to you most.
Questions, comments, show ideas? Or would you like to be a guest on the show? Visit https://voluntaryinput.com and select Contact, or feel free to email voluntaryinput@voluntaryinput.com. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, select Register as a Guest - we're always looking for great guests like you!
We would love to hear from you!
Voluntary Input is produced and hosted by Leo Allen.
Find all the ways you can connect with us here - https://linktr.ee/VoluntaryInput

    Overcoming Social Barriers

    Overcoming Social Barriers

    York Campbell, author, sound editor, producer, poet, and host of Welcome To Earth Stories (a Sci-Fi Anthology) joins us to talk about censorship, equity, empathy, and what it means to simply be a good Earthling.
    To learn more about York and to listen to his show, visit https://poeticearthlings.com
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    • 41 min
    From Psychology To Film

    From Psychology To Film

    On this episode, we talk with actor turned self-taught filmmaker Bo Roberts about everything from psychology, life and filmmaking during to COVID lockdown era, self discovery, and his new film "The Great Awakening", which was acquired by Filmhub and is currently available on multiple streaming platforms, including tubiTV. This Indiana-born model/actor turned self-taught was driven to filmmaking through his interest in psychology. On the heels of 17 short films, Roberts took the opportunity during 2021 to make the feature film, "The Great Awakening". Named one of the "50 Sexiest Men Alive," he transitioned from modeling to acting. He has appeared in various projects including Legendary Pictures/Noam Murro's "300: Rise of an Empire"; Fox's "The Mindy Project" and USA Network's "Burn Notice" and most recently in Lionsgate/Kevin Carraway's "Change of Command" with Michael Jai White and Steve Austin.
    Connect with Bo on Twitter - @mrboroberts
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MrBoRoberts
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBoRoberts
    and LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bo-roberts-67134698/
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    • 43 min
    Data Literacy

    Data Literacy

    We seem to hear about data on a day-to-day basis. However, the things we hear about it tend to revolve around Social Media and the likes of Google.
    But is there more to data than the gloom and doom tech stories we tend to get from the media?
    On this episode we are joined by Kevin Hanegan to talk about Data Literacy.
    Kevin is currently the Chief Learning Officer at Qlik, a data and analytics company. He is also the chair of the advisory board for The Data Literacy Project and author of multiple books, including "Turning Data Into Wisdom: How We Can Collaborate with Data to Change Ourselves, Our Organizations, and Even the World."
    To learn more about Kevin and his book, visit kevinhanegan.com
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    • 33 min
    The Impact Of Web3

    The Impact Of Web3

    Expert Sam Kamani joins us to talk about the current and future impact of Web3.
    Sam is the Chief Web3 Strategist for Moonstream.to, Moonstream is the Web3 engine for Blockchain based games. Moonstream has handled over $2.5 Billion in transaction volume to date. Sam is also the founder and host of the Web3 with Sam Kamani podcast, a top 20 Web3 podcast globally and author of the Amazon Best selling "The 30 Day Startup".
    To learn more about Sam, visit his website - https://samkamani.com
    Be sure to listen and subscribe to his podcast - https://web3pod.xyz
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    • 43 min
    Cognitive A.I.

    Cognitive A.I.

    On this final episode in our A.I. series, we speak with Kate Dudzik about one of the most fascinating aspects in the field - Cognition.
    Kate has been researching, writing, and exploring themes in Cognitive Science since 2014. She earned both her Bachelor Degree (Honours) and Master’s Degree in Cognitive Science from the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University, where she specialised in the Biological Foundations of Cognition (2017) and Agent-Based Cognitive Modelling (2019). Kate is a peer-reviewed, published scientist with work spanning multiple disciplines, from Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics (Springer), to Computer Science (Elsevier); published at both academic conferences in Cognitive Science and the Digital Humanities. In addition to her scientific research, Kate has designed Artificial Intelligence products in private industry, has written multiple articles for industry about digital technology and human interaction, and presented to multiple groups including CIMA/CGMA about understanding digital technology, how it impacts thoughts and behaviour, and best practices in the field.
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    • 37 min
    Foundations Of A.I.

    Foundations Of A.I.

    In this episode, we learn a bit more about the foundations of AI, data collection, and the future of AI from Babak Hodjat.
    Babak Hodjat is a serial entrepreneur behind several Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist, and currently serves as CTO - AI at Cognizant. Babak is the former co-founder and CEO of Sentient, responsible for the core technology behind the world’s largest distributed artificial intelligence system, and he was also the founder of the world's first AI-driven hedge-fund, Sentient Investment Management. Babak is widely credited as the main inventor of the natural language technology used in Apple’s Siri. He is an Iranian-American inventor with a passion for storytelling, soccer, and Artificial Intelligence. Born in London, Babak went to kindergarten in Idaho, attended middle school in London, completed high school and undergraduate studies in Iran, and obtained his PhD in Japan. He has been living and working in California since the late nineties. Babak Has published more than 50 peer reviewed academic papers, and is the inventor on more than 30 US patents.
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    • 46 min

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