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New Directions in Trends and Tech with Nora Young and Cathi Bond



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Building Better Chatbots and Customized Diets

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:50:46 +0000

On this podcast, Nora Young mentions research out of Carnegie Mellon into creating chatbots that can respond to humans with more emotional intelligence, picking up on our subtle social cues (via Technology Review). You might want to check out this … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-12-04.mp3?dest-id=237069




Racism in the sharing economy and smart jacket for VIP access

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:59:46 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about this study on racism and sexism with ride-hailing services Uber, Lyft, and Flywheel (via Jalopnik). Is this something you have experienced? Nora Young talks about the Rochambeau Bright BMBR smart jacket, which comes … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-11-21.mp3?dest-id=237069




AI learns from Google Books, and TubeChat combats loneliness

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:46:02 +0000

This time around, Cathi Bond talks about a Google AI project. The AI was trained on 11,000 genre fiction novels in order to chat more naturally. Cool, but the hitch is that some authors are ticked off that their fiction … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-10-24.mp3?dest-id=237069




Food Trends: Robotic Pizza and Reputation Economy for Diners

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:58:56 +0000

On this podcast, Nora Young talks about Seven Rooms (via Fortune), an online reservation service that also stores data about diners and club-goers. Is the reputation economy coming to the hospitality sector? It reminds Nora a bit of Super Sad … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-10-11.mp3?dest-id=237069




The Future of Skyscrapers and New Tool for Managing Info Overload

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:44:22 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about recent awards for futuristic skyscraper concepts, handed out by Evolo architecture magazine. The winning design was, literally, a "hole in the ground" but other designs include The Hive, a drone-docking tower, and a … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-09-26.mp3




Mobile Payments for Unbanked People and High End Grow Your Own

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:29:42 +0000

On the podcast this time, Nora Young talks about India's plan for a Unified Payment Interface, or UPI. The idea is to connect Indians who are currently "unbanked" with a mobile payments system, using phones and their national biometric-based ID … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-09-05.mp3




How to Brainstorm and Mind-Bending Internet Art

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:00:22 +0000

In this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about Continuum Infinitum, a supercool continuous video loop (via Gizmodo). Watch the video here. She also mentions Snarg. Cathi and Nora talk internet art. What do you think defines it? Nora mentions Grocery Trip, … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-07-30.mp3




Exoskeletons and Smart Tables

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:05:01 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about a soft, lightweight "exosuit" created by the Wyss Institute at Harvard, and ReWalk Robotics (via Gizmag). Unlike other experiments in exoskeletons designed for people who can't move their legs, this is a support … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-07-17.mp3




AI News Readers and Robots on the Sidewalk!

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 13:00:21 +0000

Nora Young talks about new research into creating an AI that can read and 'understand' a news article with greater accuracy than Google's DeepMind had previously been able to do (via New Scientist). What does it mean for the future, … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-07-03.mp3




“Nice” Online Communities and Data-Driven ShoppingNo RX Motilium Online Internet DrugstoreThe SnifferBuilding Better Chatbots and Customized Diets

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:50:46 +0000

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:00:15 +0000Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:00:15 +0000

New Directions in Trends and Tech with Nora Young and Cathi Bond New Directions in Trends and Tech with Nora Young and Cathi Bond On this podcast, Nora Young mentions research out of Carnegie Mellon into creating chatbots that can respond to humans with more emotional intelligence, picking up on our subtle social cues (via Technology Review). You might want to check out this … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-12-04.mp3?dest-id=237069




Racism in the sharing economy and smart jacket for VIP access

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:59:46 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about this study on racism and sexism with ride-hailing services Uber, Lyft, and Flywheel (via Jalopnik). Is this something you have experienced? Nora Young talks about the Rochambeau Bright BMBR smart jacket, which comes … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-11-21.mp3?dest-id=237069




AI learns from Google Books, and TubeChat combats loneliness

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:46:02 +0000

This time around, Cathi Bond talks about a Google AI project. The AI was trained on 11,000 genre fiction novels in order to chat more naturally. Cool, but the hitch is that some authors are ticked off that their fiction … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-10-24.mp3?dest-id=237069




Food Trends: Robotic Pizza and Reputation Economy for Diners

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:58:56 +0000

On this podcast, Nora Young talks about Seven Rooms (via Fortune), an online reservation service that also stores data about diners and club-goers. Is the reputation economy coming to the hospitality sector? It reminds Nora a bit of Super Sad … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-10-11.mp3?dest-id=237069




The Future of Skyscrapers and New Tool for Managing Info Overload

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:44:22 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about recent awards for futuristic skyscraper concepts, handed out by Evolo architecture magazine. The winning design was, literally, a "hole in the ground" but other designs include The Hive, a drone-docking tower, and a … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-09-26.mp3




Mobile Payments for Unbanked People and High End Grow Your Own

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:29:42 +0000

On the podcast this time, Nora Young talks about India's plan for a Unified Payment Interface, or UPI. The idea is to connect Indians who are currently "unbanked" with a mobile payments system, using phones and their national biometric-based ID … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-09-05.mp3




How to Brainstorm and Mind-Bending Internet Art

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:00:22 +0000

In this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about Continuum Infinitum, a supercool continuous video loop (via Gizmodo). Watch the video here. She also mentions Snarg. Cathi and Nora talk internet art. What do you think defines it? Nora mentions Grocery Trip, … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-07-30.mp3




Exoskeletons and Smart Tables

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:05:01 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about a soft, lightweight "exosuit" created by the Wyss Institute at Harvard, and ReWalk Robotics (via Gizmag). Unlike other experiments in exoskeletons designed for people who can't move their legs, this is a support … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-07-17.mp3




AI News Readers and Robots on the Sidewalk!

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 13:00:21 +0000

Nora Young talks about new research into creating an AI that can read and 'understand' a news article with greater accuracy than Google's DeepMind had previously been able to do (via New Scientist). What does it mean for the future, … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-07-03.mp3