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The State of Artificial Intelligence Adoption in LATAM

The State of Artificial Intelligence in LATAM

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 emerging technologies; artificial intelligence underpins them all. And the race is on for the crown of having the Holy Grail of computing, the countries that are leading in the adoption of AI are China and the United States.

Thomas Koulopoulos: AI Isn’t About Tech, It’s About The Survival of Humanity

Revealing the invisible with Thomas Koulopoulos

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 emerging technologies, underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. AI is buzzword that comes with many expectations that have yet to come true. When it does become smarter and truly autonomous, will it leave humans without jobs? Will we become slaves to it?

These are the types of questions that get the headlines and the clicks, but AI will be revolutionary in many ways; the benefits outweigh the fears.

Join Our Webcast: Ethics of Using Technology to Capture Emotions

emotion recognition ethics

EmTV – Channel on Global Innovation and Social Impact – is an online channel that brings biweekly Live Chats at the confluence of Design, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Social responsibility and Sustainability with a true global perspective. It is co-hosted by Sunil Malhotra in New Delhi, India, and myself in Tijuana, Mexico.

Demystifying Design Thinking with Sunil Malhotra

Demystifying Design Thinking with Sunil Malhotra

Just like innovation and artificial intelligence, design thinking is a buzzword. There is a cottage industry of practitioners who, with good intention or not, are hoping to get their pockets full from enterprises who want a step by step process that reduces the uncertainty behind innovation.

Gartner’s Lewis Farran Explains Technology Trends And Managing For The Future

Technology Trends And Managing For The Future Lewis Farran

In the future you’re either a digital business or a dead business; and it’s up to you to decide whether that happens or not. This was Lewis Farran’s message from a recent presentation he gave at a conference in Tijuana focused on Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends list, which include: AI foundations, intelligent apps, intelligent things, digital twins, cloud to the edge, conversational platform, immersive experience, blockchain, event-driven and continuous adaptive risk and trust.

The Future Of Emotionally Intelligent Technology with Sergio Langarica

The Future Of Emotionally Intelligent Technology Sergio Langarica Netek

Computers are increasingly able to figure out what we’re feeling. A recent report predicts that the global affective computing market will grow from $12.2 billion in 2016 to $53.98 billion by 2021. The report by research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets observed that enabling technologies have already been adopted in a wide range of industries and noted a rising demand for facial feature extraction software.

Affective computing is also referred to as emotion AI or artificial emotional intelligence.

On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast I’m joined by Sergio Langarica, President of Netek – a neuro applications technology company, to talk about the future of emotionally intelligent technology.

Sergio has 20 years of experience in Information Technology ranging from Start-Ups to Global Players. He is an avid promoter of these industries in Mexico and abroad in various Board of Directors roles at the Mexican Chamber for the Electronics, IT and Telecommunications Sectors.

Netek, based in Tijuana Mexico, has recently finished developing it’s technology after two years of R&D. Their first product, still in beta, is a an affective computing platform called Vibetek.

Below are some questions and our chat:

  • Talk to me about Netek
  • What is affective computing?
  • Why does emotion recognition matter? How do businesses benefit?
  • In what types of applications does emotion recognition have a big impact?
  • What applications have caught your attention recently that use emotion recognition?
  • Which industries have adopted affective computing faster and why?
  • How do we combat people’s fear that emotion AI will replace them? And on the flip side, how do we combat consumers fear that this technology is to invasive to their privacy?
  • How far are we from mass adoption from companies? What has to be true for the adoption to happen?
  • What is your advice to B2C companies that want to embed emotion AI into their business? How do they get started? What strategies will lead to success?
  • How can communities connect with NETEK?

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Intro audio is by Arturo Arriaga, outro audio is Candyland by Guy J.