Who's Your Data podcast - How Life Affects Data and How Data Affects Life
Ep16 - AI-Generated Art: The End Of Human Creativity?
In this episode we tackle the issue of AI generated art - Recently the news has been abuzz with names like chatgpt, Dall-E, Lensa AI and other services that utilize AI to generate art. Is this the beginning of the end for human creativity and artistry? I am joined by Tery Spataro, an author and creator who uses AI tools to create and enhance her art - we talk about how these tools actually get used and what it means for the future of human artistry, privacy and copyright. Lastly we discuss some current hot topics that have been in the news recently involving AI and art. Tery has some valuable insights that might surprise you!
Ep15 - Using Data To Reduce Maternal Mortality for Women Of Color
Did you know that the US has one of the highest if not THE highest maternal mortality rate in the world? This is especially true for Women of color who suffer from lack of access to quality care and cultural sensitivity. Join me for a conversation with Mohamed Kamara, Founder and CEO of InovCares, an app for women, particularly women of color, that provides access to culturally-sensitive clinicians. It combines real-time metabolic health data gathering with telehealth, computer vision, artificial intelligence in order to provide access to quality maternal healthcare.
We discuss what it means for clinicians to be culturally competent, and how they use data and AI to provide services such as virtual ultrasounds from home, post-partum care and a community of online support. We talk about data privacy and what it means to disrupt the healthcare space, an industry that is so ripe for disruption.
Mohamed also provides insight on his experience as a Black entrepreneur and advice on navigating that space.
Ep14 - Inclusive Product Design
In this episode I chat with Josh LaMar, who after many years of doing Design Research at Microsoft now heads Amplinate, a Design firm that fast-tracks domestic and international product growth, helping tech companies save millions by building the right product for the right audience in the right markets.
We discuss LGBT representation in Tech, what it means to be inclusive when designing software products by being cognisant of cultural and global differences. We discuss the type of data they use, the difference between qualitative and quantitative data and how they complement each other in this field. Josh gives us some tips on how to implement inclusive design in our product management processes as well as what he’s excited for in the future of design research.
Ep13 - Coming Out At Work. Every Day.
In this special episode to commemorate National Coming Out Day on October 11th, I give my perspective on what it means to come out in the workplace, why it's important and why it's not a singular event but rather something that happens continuously throughout our careers.
Ep12 - Cellphones to Satellites: Geo-location Data and the Democratization of Space with Peter Lenz
I chat with Geographer and Data Scientist Peter Lenz, Head of Data Science at Near, about geo-location data - what is it? How is it used and what are some of the ethical concerns around it? We discuss how it’s collected - from cellphones to Satellites, and we talk about the democratization of space and how accessible it has become for private enterprise to launch satellites. Lastly I get Peter’s perspective on some interesting data-related topics that have been in the news lately.
As always Peter is a master storyteller and a veritable encyclopedia of information so this is a special episode!
Episode 11: Building Africa's Financial Data Network with Okra's Fara Ashiru Jituboh
In this episode we talk to Fara Ashiru Jituboh, Co-Founder and CEO of Okra, a Nigerian Financial tech startup who’s mission is to digitize financial services in Africa and connect a Billion Africans to the Global Economy.
We discuss what it means to build Africa’s financial data network, the social consequences like building and strengthening a middle class. We discuss how they think about the financial data they collect and use for anything from personalization of services to fraud detection all while maintaining privacy and security for their customers.
We also touch on Fara’s experience as a Black Female tech startup founder and hear her one word of advice for anyone embarking on the path of Entrepeneurship.
Love listening to the conversations regarding data and the implication it has on our lives and vice versa. Mr.Barash is having a lot of tough and interesting conversations that need to be had about race & data, mental health & data, data privacy, and more. Definitely recommend this podcast to anyone who's interested in learning more about what's really happening under the hood with our data.
Fascinating and refreshing
What a fun and interesting way to discuss how pop cultural and social trend have impact on technology. And also remind us the importance of inclusivity for technologies. I always feel I learn something new after each episode. It’s perfect for a software engineer like me or anyone who is interested in learning something new or hearing hilarious jokes from the host. Well done
Great! And different (in a good way)
Refreshing to listen to a conversation on data science that is accessible and easy to digest, yet insightful.