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Loretta | Google Super Bowl Commercial 2020 (video)

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So . . . I like many others, loved this commercial from Google. I’m also curious by the fact that many people seem to be missing the point. It shows Google Assistant becoming our personal assistant. This is an essential part of an AI learning about us and facilitating our needs. (It reminds me of Replika in a way.) The rise of personal searches is no secret and this is the next logical step...

Are virtual influencers the future? (video)

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This is fascinating trend. My students (grads + undergrads) think it’s one of the creepiest things they’ve ever seen. It’s also gaining traction. I’ve been following @lilmiquela since 2018 when she came up in conversation (on stage) as SxSW Then I saw this article from the @nytimes this past June THEN I watched Mark Sagar of @soul_machines map out Will.i.am’s...

SxSW with Daniels College of Business (video)

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I’ve been taking students to SxSW since 2015 and was fortunate enough to have @scullymon, amazing videographer/world-class skier/entrepreneur in my class and asked him to record the SxSW experience. I was going his video as promotional material but ended up not needing it. Word of mouth is a powerful force and my class for 2020 is at 61 students! Enjoy!

“A symbiosis with Artificial Intelligence” – Elon Musk introduces Neuralink: the AI / Brain interface (video)

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You have to wonder if Elon selected Halloween as the presentation date to scare people. (BOO!) He does have a sense of humor. Remember, Tesla released the S model first and then the 3 with the X and the Y models to follow. Yep. It spells “S3XY”. This presentation is amazing. While watching it, I kept thinking I was watching something akin to the slaughterbots without all the killing...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.

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