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Superheroes of Science
Biomedical Engineering: Designing the least invasive medical procedures

Superheroes of Science

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 29:28


Minimally invasive surgeries are ideal for reducing recovery time for patients. Biomedical engineers play an important role in figuring out the design requirements needed for developing useful devices for both physicians and other end users. Creasy Clauser, Research Manager for Cook Medical, describes the role of a Biomedical Engineer from identifying problems to developing prototypes that limit risk in the operating room and beyond.

Growth Lab Podcast Series
GAMBLING ON DEVELOPMENT / THE ROLE OF LOCAL ELITES IN A GROWTH-BASED FUTURE

Growth Lab Podcast Series

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 45:44


The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. Speaker: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government Moderator: Clement Brenot, Research Manager, Growth Lab Prof. Dercon's latest book, Gambling on Development: Why some countries win and others lose draws on his academic research as well as his policy experience across three decades and 40-odd countries, exploring why some countries have managed to settle on elite bargains favoring growth and development, and others did not.

The Anti-Doping Podcast
94 - Advances and Innovation from the Center for Research & Expertise in Anti-Doping sciences - Raphaël Faiss, PhD

The Anti-Doping Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 44:11


Dr. Raphaël Faiss is Research Manager at the Center for Research & Expertise in Anti-Doping sciences (REDs) and Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University of Lausanne. He is also a former elite cyclist. In this episode, Raphaël shares more about the REDs, anti-doping research, and some of his current research projects, including work investigating potential confounding factors in the Athlete Biological Passport. He also discusses his collaboration on a PCC-funded research project investigating the potential use of performance monitoring to augment anti-doping efforts.

CancerTalks Podcast
Reclaiming Indigenous Health with Public Health Researcher Wyatt Pickner

CancerTalks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 63:32


Wyatt Pickner is Hunkpati Dakota from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. He is currently the Research Manager at the American Indian Cancer Foundation whose focus is Healing with Culture and Reclaiming Indigenous Health. Wyatt grew up on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation, and now lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. He uses his masters in Public Health to improve the well-being of Native communities across the United States. For the past 10 years he has worked with tribes, tribal organizations, and Native-serving organizations at local, regional, and national levels on research projects, capacity building, training, and community engagement. Recommended Reading Be a Good Relative by Melissa Buffalo and Wyatt Pickner Connecting Traditional Values, Culture, and History to Battle Cancer in Indian Country by Wyatt Pickner If you enjoyed this conversation please leave a review in your podcast app. CancerTalks is a platform for anyone who has been touched by cancer. Write to us at info@cancertalks.com if you have a story to share. If you're moved to donate, please visit cancertalks.com/donate.

Access to Inspiration
Bonus episode. John-David Bartoe: An astronaut going into space

Access to Inspiration

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 24:13


During this month we are republishing some of our most popular episodes. Dr. John-David F. Bartoe is a retired astronaut and former Research Manager of the International Space Station. He has travelled over 2.8 million miles and logged over 190 hours in space. In this episode Dr Bartoe talks to Sue Stockdale about his experience as an astronaut, what it's like to travel into space on the Space Shuttle to get into orbit, and some of the research developments that are happening on the International Space Station. It was first broadcast on 11th March 2020 as episode 9. This series is kindly supported by Squadcast –the remote recording platform which empowers podcasters by capturing high-quality audio and video conversations. https://squadcast.fmRead the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us:Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Read our Impact Report https://bit.ly/3hElalv Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)

David Webb Show
Josh Smith, Research Manager for the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University

David Webb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 21:19


Josh Smith joins the show to discuss the Trump-era public health authority, known as Title 42, invoked during the COVID pandemic, that allows officials to expel migrants encountered at the US-Mexico border, is set to expire.

The Climate Briefing
Episode 27: Building resilient coastal communities in South Asia

The Climate Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 47:27


South Asia is home to one-quarter of the global population who reside in only 3.5 per cent of the world's land area, making it the most populous and most densely-populated region in the world. It is also one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change: a recent study found that Chittagong in Bangladesh and Ahmedabad in India are two of the fastest-sinking coastal cities, leaving millions of people vulnerable to rising sea levels. This episode takes place during COP15, the UN's Biodiversity Conference, and explores how climate change is threatening coastal cities, including megacities like Mumbai, Karachi, and Dhaka, and how community initiatives such as the Fishing Cat Conservancy are responding to adapt and build resilience. The discussion also considers whether there are alternative models to foster regional cooperation and to encourage working together on a common climate agenda. Speakers: Yusuf Jameel, Research Manager, Project Drawdown Ashwin Naidu, Founder, Fishing Cat Conservancy Dhanasree Jayaram, Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Anum Farhan, Programme Coordinator, Environment and Society Programme, Chatham House

Ipsos MORI Podcast
Politics Talk: New PM, same challenges

Ipsos MORI Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 32:18


This episode of Politics Talk focuses on the challenges facing Rishi Sunak, after his first month as Prime Minister. Gideon Skinner is joined by Cameron Garrett and Holly Day, to discuss recent polling on the party leaders, the economy in light of the recent Autumn Statement, and immigration. All the polls and projects mentioned in the episode are linked below: Ipsos poll for Sky News Ipsos poll for Deloitte Ipsos poll for British Future Ipsos Issues Index – November 2022 Ipsos Veracity Index 2022   This will be the final Politics Talk episode for 2022, with an hour-long episode expected in December, that merges Politics Talk and our other podcast series, Public and Society. This episode will look over the last year, picking out key highlights and discussions. Keep an eye out for this episode!   Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with Politics Talk episodes and other Ipsos content, and listen to Ipsos UK Podcast: Politics Talk, wherever you get your podcasts.   Gideon Skinner, UK Head of Political Research, Ipsos Cameron Garrett, Research Manager, Public Affairs, Ipsos Holly Day, Senior Research Executive, Public Affairs, Ipsos  

Skills 4 Life
Tom Lorusso - Senior Research Manager, Device Design Group, Amazon.com Inc

Skills 4 Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 12:59


Tom Lorusso is a Senior User Research Manager working on Amazon Echo devices. User Research is the practice of applying social scientific methods (e.g., usability studies, interviews, surveys, statistics, data analysis) to include customer use cases and feedback into product development. Over the course of his 20+ year career, he has also worked on the Xbox platform and games, phones, operating systems and medical devices working across software, hardware and services questions and ideas to create an engaging user experience. Tom Lorusso talks and papersTom Lorusso industry learningsTom Lorusso on TwitterTom Lorusso on LinkedInWhat Is Ambient Computing, and How Will It Change Our Lives? (howtogeek.com)Host: Kira DorrianProduced by the Northshore Schools Foundation, a Top-Rated “Great Nonprofits” award-recipient, “Guidestar” Gold Participant, and Best of a “Best of Northshore” nonprofit.Keep this program going. Donate to the Northshore Schools Foundation today!This episode is sponsored by The Blair Mus Group and Coldwell Banker Bain Real Estate  Blair Mus Group (coldwellbankerbain.com)Interested in sponsoring the Skills 4 Life Podcast? Contact us: podcast@nsdfoundation.orgFollow us on:InstagramFacebookSkills 4 Life FacebookTwitterLinked In

Press 1 for Nick
Christine Cravens - User Research Manager at Kroger [User Experience]

Press 1 for Nick

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 21:41


Christine Cravens - User Research Manager at Kroger [User Experience]ABOUT NICK GLIMSDAHLSubscribe to my bi-monthly newsletterFind Press 1 For Nick on YouTubeFind me on TwitterFind me on LinkedInLISTENER SUPPORTPurchase Nick's books: Reasons NOT to Focus on Employee Experience: A Comprehensive GuideApparel: https://www.teepublic.com/user/press-1-for-nick Support this show through Buy Me A CoffeeBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:Learn about all the guests' book recommendations here: https://press1fornick.com/books/ BROUGHT TO YOU BY:VDS: They are a client-first consulting firm focused on strategy, business outcomes, and technology. They provide holistic consulting services to optimize your customer contact center, inspiring and designing transformational change to modernize and prepare your business for the future. Learn more: https://www.govds.com/ This podcast is under the umbrella of CX of M Radio: https://cxofm.org/Podcast-Shows/ SPONSORING OPPORTUNITIES:Interested in partnering with the Press 1 For Nick podcast? Click here: https://press1fornick.com/lets-talk/ 

Knowing Animals
Episode 204: Civet Coffee with Jes Hooper

Knowing Animals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 32:22


Today's guest is Jes Hooper. Jes is a PhD candidate in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter and the Campaigns and Research Manager for Badger Trust, a British animal protection organisation. The working title of her PhD thesis is Civets in Society: Understanding the Human-Animal Interactions Within Civet Trades. She is also the founder of The Civet Project, an organisation devoted to better understanding human/civet interactions. Unsurprisingly, we're talking about civets! In particular, we're discuss Jes's paper ‘Cat-Poo-Chino and Captive Wildlife: Tourist Perceptions of Balinese Kopi Luwak Agrotourism', which was published open access in the journal Society & Animals in 2022, as well as her developing research on human-civet interaction. This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association), which you can join today. It's also brought to you by the Animal Publics book series, which is published by Sydney University Press.

Social Justice Matters
139. SJI Interviews Ep86: The Living Wage with Robert Thornton and Ciarán Nugent, Living Wage Technical Group.

Social Justice Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 27:26


At the end of October 2022, the Living Wage Technical Group launched the Living Wage of €13.85 for 2022/2023. The Living Wage is a wage which makes possible a minimum acceptable standard of living and is evidence based and grounded in social consensus. Two members of the group, Robert Thornton, Research Manager at Vincentian MESL Research Centre and Ciarán Nugent, Economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute explain how the figure is arrived at and why it matters. 

Pulse
Oklahoma's Criminal Justice Reform Story

Pulse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 49:32


Join host Ashley Bender, Executive Director of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, Damion Shade, and Jasmine Sankofa, the Policy and Research Manager at FWD.us as we detail the progress made, while keeping our foot on the gas towards next best steps to make safer, better communities across the state. While Oklahoma's criminal justice story continues to be written, so much progress has already been made. After five years of progress, more Oklahomans are home with their families and contributing to their communities. Oklahoma reduced crime, the number of felony charges, the prison and jail populations, and the number of people in prison for nonviolent crimes all at the same time. Oklahoma's Republican state leaders and voter support has led to common sense criminal justice reforms that have changed the lives of thousands of Oklahomans. The effect of these reforms is a smaller prison system with better public safety outcomes. More is needed to build on this progress and bring Oklahoma's incarceration rate in line with other states. Learn more at https://turningthepage.fwd.us

A Little More Conversation with Ben O’Hara-Byrne
How foreign actors have used social media to try to influence American politics ahead of the midterms

A Little More Conversation with Ben O’Hara-Byrne

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 16:47


Guest: Renée DiResta, writer and Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory

The Sunday Show
Elections, Misinformation, and Political Discourse in U.S. Latino Communities

The Sunday Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 64:02


In this episode of the podcast, we present two segments that explore how the combination of media, platforms, politics and people play out in Latino communities in the U.S., particularly at crucial moments for democracy, such as at election time. The first segment is with individuals who are leading efforts to understand and confront mis- and disinformation targeting Latino communities: Roberta Braga, Director of Counter-Disinformation Strategies at Equis Jaime Longoria, Manager of Research and Training for the Disinfo Defense League at Media Democracy Fund. And the second segment is a discussion with two researchers at the University of Texas at Austin who spent the summer talking specifically to Latino users of WhatsApp about how the political discourse plays out in their communities on that widely used messaging app, https://techpolicy.press/whatsapp-misinformation-and-latino-political-discourse-in-the-u-s/ (and wrote about it for Tech Policy Press) as part of a special series of essays on race, ethnicity, technology and elections: Inga Kristina Trauthig, Ph.D., Research Manager of the Propaganda Research Lab at the Center for Media Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin Kayo Mimizuka, Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Media Engagement and a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Media at The University of Texas at Austin.

Ipsos MORI Podcast
Ipsos UK Podcast: Politics Talk - What do the public think about the unprecedented turmoil in Westminster?

Ipsos MORI Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 25:21


This month's Politics Talk podcast discusses public opinion on an unprecedented few days of turmoil in Westminster.  Gideon Skinner is joined by Cameron Garrett and Holly Day analyse the public opinion, which underpins some of the tumultuous changes that have occurred in Westminster over the last few days. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with Politics Talk episodes and other Ipsos content. Listen to Ipsos UK Podcast: Politics Talk, wherever you get your podcasts.   Gideon Skinner, UK Head of Political Research, Ipsos gideon.skinner@ipsos.com @GideonSkinner Cameron Garrett, Research Manager, Ipsos cameron.garrett@ipsos.com @CameronGarrett_ Holly Day, Senior Research Executive, Ipsos holly.day@ipsos.com @HollyDayIpsos   Recorded 18.10.22   [Politics Talk replaces Political Monitor and will be called Politics Talk going forwards.]

PH SPOTlight: Public health career stories, inspiration, and guidance from current-day public health heroes
Getting out of your comfort zone: teacher to public health researcher, with Stephanie L. Verna

PH SPOTlight: Public health career stories, inspiration, and guidance from current-day public health heroes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 47:17


In this episode, Sujani sits down with Stephanie Verna, a former physical education and health teacher and current public health professional. They discuss Stephanie's career journey, how she took the leap of pursuing public health, and the importance of living without regret.You'll LearnStephanie's experience as a teacher and a coach and her passion for educationWhat motivated Stephanie to change career paths and pursue public health Stephanie's interest in sports health and preventing injuryHow the pandemic impacted Stephanie's education and careerStephanie's experience going back to school, the biggest challenges that she faced, and how she managed themThe importance of fully utilizing resources available to you in educational institutes, such as career centersHow networking can open doors for you to get to your dream careerAdvice for others who are thinking about taking the next step in their career pathToday's GuestStephanie Verna is a Program and Research Manager at one of the CDC's currently funded injury control research centers-Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory University located in Atlanta, Georgia. Stephanie's research interests include a multitude of injury topics such as traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and transportation safety. In addition, she is working on a phase 3 national exercise clinical trial, SPARX3 that investigates the effects of moderate and high-intensity aerobic exercise on disease progression in untreated patients with Parkinson's.Previously, Stephanie was a middle school Physical Education and Health teacher for over a decade and a women's lacrosse coach at the middle/high school levels for 18 years. She left her wonderful education and coaching position at a middle school to attend graduate school at Emory University during the pandemic in the fall of 2020. She graduated in May 2022 with a master's in public health from the behavioral, social, and health education sciences department with an injury prevention certificate. Additionally, she acquired her certified health educational specialist (CHES) certification. Stephanie's passions include educating, mentoring, and coaching other graduate and undergraduate students. She hopes to continue working within the space of injury and violence prevention but hopes to reach her goal of participating in sports related TBI/concussion research in the future. ResourcesFollow Stephanie on LinkedIn Watch the documentary Big Hits Broken DreamsBuy the book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly DepartingSupport the showJoin The Public Health Career Club: the #1 hangout spot and community dedicated to building and growing your dream public health career.

BizNews Radio
Parliament's paltry performance...kicking the can down the road

BizNews Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 28:23


OUTA's latest oversight report finds parliament continues to flounder in its responsibilities to hold the executive to account or to properly scrutinise how taxpayers' money is spent or, in many cases wasted. The report titled ‘Kicking the can down the road' – the fourth annual report of its kind from OUTA – paints a grim picture of an institution that has not sought to revamp its tattered reputation in the wake of state capture. In his state capture report, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo pointed fingers at parliament for utterly failing in its duties to perform oversight and haul before it those members of the executive who are doing the bidding of the Guptas. BizNews correspondent Michael Appel approached OUTA's Parliamentary Engagement and Research Manager, Rachel Fischer, for some insight into parliament's continued malaise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sounds Profitable: Adtech Applied
ESPN Nears Large New Partnership With DraftKings & 6 Other Stories

Sounds Profitable: Adtech Applied

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 9:51


This week: ESPN to potentially partner with DraftKings, Podcasting unions make headlines, Netflix confirms two independent measurement companies, advertisers reflect on 2023 spend, and two new podcasting hosts arrive in the US. ESPN Nears Large New Partnership With DraftKingsManuela: Last Thursday Ed Hammond and Crystal Tse of Bloomberg covered an anticipated deal between ESPN and sports-betting firm DraftKings. According to an update to the piece, DraftKings' stock rose as much as 8.8% in response to the news on Friday. “ESPN has already invested heavily in sports gambling, though it has steered clear of taking actual bets. The broadcaster has betting-related shows such as Daily Wager and marketing deals with DraftKings and Caesars Entertainment Inc. where links to the sportsbooks are integrated into ESPN's website. Disney also acquired a stake in DraftKings as part of its acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets in 2019.”Disney has long avoided gambling in pursuit of upholding its wholesome family image. As Bloomberg points out, none of the Disney cruise ship fleet have casinos aboard, nor are Disney characters licensed to slot machine manufacturers. Clearly, their attitudes appear to be changing as they search for a sports betting partner for ESPN.Sean Russo, Research Manager of Magellan AI, offered this when asked about the growth of sports betting and adjacent categories: “As of August, the Fantasy Sports industry is up 22% year to date, although historically spending in the industry has peaked in September. Last year spend more than doubled between August and September, primarily driven by brands like Fanduel and DraftKings”  ESPN is a major podcast network and sports betting, as well as its cousins like fantasy sports, continue to climb in popularity. If this deal comes to fruition, it could be a big deal indeed. Podcasting gains new union, hears from two recently affected by Spotify layoffs. Shreya: In this first segment we have two stories fitting in a theme of organized labor in podcasting. Last Tuesday, Audacy's Pineapple Street Studios announced last Tuesday that roughly 75% of their proposed bargaining unit signed up to officially join WGA East. Ashley Carman reported for Bloomberg: “The employees said they're looking for increased transparency around pay, rights to their intellectual property, protection against favoritism at work and improved health insurance, according to the letter.”Later in the week, the utility of unionizing was highlighted when Spotify pruned their walled garden. Last Thursday Tech Crunch's Lauren Forristal reported on Spotify canceling multiple shows at once from two of the four Spotify in-house content production companies. Three podcasts from Gimlet and eight from Parcast are either canceled effective immediately or set - in the case of Horoscope Today - scheduled to end in the second quarter of 2023. Spotify also announced this would cause “less than 5% of layoffs of Spotify's podcast staff.”  Last Friday both the Gimlet Union and Parcast Union took issue with that number in an official letter posted to Twitter.  “Yesterday, Spotify blindsided both Gimlet Union and Parcast Union with at least 38 layoffs across their studios. Spotify has said in the press that these layoffs constitute less than 5% of people working on original podcasts. That number is misleading. The reality is that each bargaining unit organized with the Writers Guild of America, East has lost about 30% of its members. These are not small cuts, they are massive restructurings.”  The two unions go on to highlight Spotify's internal reasoning for canceling the podcasts was due to low listenership, which the unions argue was in large part due to decisions made by Spotify itself.  “Their decision to make most of Gimlet's and Parcast's shows Spotify Exclusive caused a steep drop in listeners - as high as three quarters of the audience for some shows. Yet the company did little or nothing to staunch the bleeding. Shows languished without marketing support, and teams were not given clear audience goals to meet.”  Netflix strikes measurement deals ahead of new ad-supported tier Manuela: On Monday Garett Sloane, writing for AdAge, reported on some updates to the ongoing story of Netflix prepping for the launch of their ad-supported tier. As covered in the September 8th episode of The Download, details were scarce about the tier beyond its possible price point and the streamer's CPM goals. “... Netflix has been asking for high prices for its ad inventory, at least $60 CPMs—cost per thousand views—while only offering limited targeting possibilities and no third-party measurement, according to people familiar with the situation.” Now Netflix has announced they're working with both Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify to act as that third-party measurement. A measurement executive speaking to Sloane anonymously believes implementation of the two services should be relatively easy for Netflix. Netflix signing two big-name third-party companies to give credence to their measurement stands as another example of why a certain podcasting platform's decisions come off as odd. Spotify, when in a similar position of needing brand safety and ad measurement as Netflix, chose to not only work with one third-party company, they strongly inferred the partnership intended to create a proprietary brand safety tool. Surveyed advertisers discuss where they'll potentially spend differently in an uncertain 2023.  Shreya: Much talk has been had about the uncertainties of how things will look in the future as the economy has a will-they-won't-they relationship with a recession. This Wednesday MarketingBrew's Ryan Barwick brought some numbers to the table that demonstrate just how uncertain the industry is. The following numbers are the result of a survey of 43 advertisers run by the World Federation of Advertisers and their media research company Ebiquity. 41% expect to keep their 2022 budgets, though as Barwick says in the article: “29% said they expect a decrease in their budget. The remaining 29% said they expect to see an increase.”While 43 might seem like a small sample size for a survey, it's worth noting those companies account for $44 billion in ad spend. 28% said they'd increase performance advertising, while 21% aim to increase their share of brand advertising. 40% of respondents would up their share of flexible or biddable buys. ““With uncertain times ahead, it's clear that brand advertisers seek more tactical agility in terms of trading and shifting budgets throughout the year, versus annual upfront commitments,” Ruben Schreurs, chief product officer at Ebiquity, wrote to Marketing Brew.”  New Podcast Hosts Cross the Atlantic Manuela: Two new podcast hosting services have hit the US markets this week. First: podcast recording and editing application Alitu has announced Alitu Hosting, making the service all-in-one. According to Jacob Anderson, head of Growth at Alitu: “We started building Alitu four years ago with one mission in mind: to offer the clearest path to sharing your voice and making an impact on the world, making no compromise over control and creativity. Whether that's making one person laugh, or lifting an entire community, we want to offer the help you need to achieve your purpose.” This Tuesday French hosting service Ausha announced the rolling out of their service in the US on their official blog. Quick Hits: Recommended Weekend Reading Shreya: Finally, it's time for our semi-regular roundup of articles we're calling Quick Hits. These are articles that didn't quite make the cut for today's episode, but are still worth including in your weekend reading. This week: Platforms used for listening to podcasts in Poland in 2022 by Statista. We make a point of discussing podcasting performance around the globe. With that in mind, here's a snapshot of data showcasing what podcast consumption looks like in Poland. Acast Talks Layoffs, It's U.S. Moves, The Ad Market, And Why It's Selling ‘The Heart.' by InsideRadio. Coverage of Acast's recent earnings call, including higher-ups talking through their strategies, layoffs, and revealing Acast only sold 28% of their ad inventory in 2021. In the interest of clarity, it's worth keeping in mind InsideRadio is owned by competitor iHeartMedia.  The Download is a production of Sounds Profitable. Today's episode was hosted by Shreya Sharma and Manuela Bedoya, and the script was written by Gavin Gaddis. Bryan Barletta and Tom Webster are the executive producers of The Download from Sounds Profitable.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

I Hear Things
ESPN Nears Large New Partnership With DraftKings & 6 Other Stories

I Hear Things

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 9:51


This week: ESPN to potentially partner with DraftKings, Podcasting unions make headlines, Netflix confirms two independent measurement companies, advertisers reflect on 2023 spend, and two new podcasting hosts arrive in the US. ESPN Nears Large New Partnership With DraftKingsManuela: Last Thursday Ed Hammond and Crystal Tse of Bloomberg covered an anticipated deal between ESPN and sports-betting firm DraftKings. According to an update to the piece, DraftKings' stock rose as much as 8.8% in response to the news on Friday. “ESPN has already invested heavily in sports gambling, though it has steered clear of taking actual bets. The broadcaster has betting-related shows such as Daily Wager and marketing deals with DraftKings and Caesars Entertainment Inc. where links to the sportsbooks are integrated into ESPN's website. Disney also acquired a stake in DraftKings as part of its acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets in 2019.”Disney has long avoided gambling in pursuit of upholding its wholesome family image. As Bloomberg points out, none of the Disney cruise ship fleet have casinos aboard, nor are Disney characters licensed to slot machine manufacturers. Clearly, their attitudes appear to be changing as they search for a sports betting partner for ESPN.Sean Russo, Research Manager of Magellan AI, offered this when asked about the growth of sports betting and adjacent categories: “As of August, the Fantasy Sports industry is up 22% year to date, although historically spending in the industry has peaked in September. Last year spend more than doubled between August and September, primarily driven by brands like Fanduel and DraftKings”  ESPN is a major podcast network and sports betting, as well as its cousins like fantasy sports, continue to climb in popularity. If this deal comes to fruition, it could be a big deal indeed. Podcasting gains new union, hears from two recently affected by Spotify layoffs. Shreya: In this first segment we have two stories fitting in a theme of organized labor in podcasting. Last Tuesday, Audacy's Pineapple Street Studios announced last Tuesday that roughly 75% of their proposed bargaining unit signed up to officially join WGA East. Ashley Carman reported for Bloomberg: “The employees said they're looking for increased transparency around pay, rights to their intellectual property, protection against favoritism at work and improved health insurance, according to the letter.”Later in the week, the utility of unionizing was highlighted when Spotify pruned their walled garden. Last Thursday Tech Crunch's Lauren Forristal reported on Spotify canceling multiple shows at once from two of the four Spotify in-house content production companies. Three podcasts from Gimlet and eight from Parcast are either canceled effective immediately or set - in the case of Horoscope Today - scheduled to end in the second quarter of 2023. Spotify also announced this would cause “less than 5% of layoffs of Spotify's podcast staff.”  Last Friday both the Gimlet Union and Parcast Union took issue with that number in an official letter posted to Twitter.  “Yesterday, Spotify blindsided both Gimlet Union and Parcast Union with at least 38 layoffs across their studios. Spotify has said in the press that these layoffs constitute less than 5% of people working on original podcasts. That number is misleading. The reality is that each bargaining unit organized with the Writers Guild of America, East has lost about 30% of its members. These are not small cuts, they are massive restructurings.”  The two unions go on to highlight Spotify's internal reasoning for canceling the podcasts was due to low listenership, which the unions argue was in large part due to decisions made by Spotify itself.  “Their decision to make most of Gimlet's and Parcast's shows Spotify Exclusive caused a steep drop in listeners - as high as three quarters of the audience for some shows. Yet the company did little or nothing to staunch the bleeding. Shows languished without marketing support, and teams were not given clear audience goals to meet.”  Netflix strikes measurement deals ahead of new ad-supported tier Manuela: On Monday Garett Sloane, writing for AdAge, reported on some updates to the ongoing story of Netflix prepping for the launch of their ad-supported tier. As covered in the September 8th episode of The Download, details were scarce about the tier beyond its possible price point and the streamer's CPM goals. “... Netflix has been asking for high prices for its ad inventory, at least $60 CPMs—cost per thousand views—while only offering limited targeting possibilities and no third-party measurement, according to people familiar with the situation.” Now Netflix has announced they're working with both Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify to act as that third-party measurement. A measurement executive speaking to Sloane anonymously believes implementation of the two services should be relatively easy for Netflix. Netflix signing two big-name third-party companies to give credence to their measurement stands as another example of why a certain podcasting platform's decisions come off as odd. Spotify, when in a similar position of needing brand safety and ad measurement as Netflix, chose to not only work with one third-party company, they strongly inferred the partnership intended to create a proprietary brand safety tool. Surveyed advertisers discuss where they'll potentially spend differently in an uncertain 2023.  Shreya: Much talk has been had about the uncertainties of how things will look in the future as the economy has a will-they-won't-they relationship with a recession. This Wednesday MarketingBrew's Ryan Barwick brought some numbers to the table that demonstrate just how uncertain the industry is. The following numbers are the result of a survey of 43 advertisers run by the World Federation of Advertisers and their media research company Ebiquity. 41% expect to keep their 2022 budgets, though as Barwick says in the article: “29% said they expect a decrease in their budget. The remaining 29% said they expect to see an increase.”While 43 might seem like a small sample size for a survey, it's worth noting those companies account for $44 billion in ad spend. 28% said they'd increase performance advertising, while 21% aim to increase their share of brand advertising. 40% of respondents would up their share of flexible or biddable buys. ““With uncertain times ahead, it's clear that brand advertisers seek more tactical agility in terms of trading and shifting budgets throughout the year, versus annual upfront commitments,” Ruben Schreurs, chief product officer at Ebiquity, wrote to Marketing Brew.”  New Podcast Hosts Cross the Atlantic Manuela: Two new podcast hosting services have hit the US markets this week. First: podcast recording and editing application Alitu has announced Alitu Hosting, making the service all-in-one. According to Jacob Anderson, head of Growth at Alitu: “We started building Alitu four years ago with one mission in mind: to offer the clearest path to sharing your voice and making an impact on the world, making no compromise over control and creativity. Whether that's making one person laugh, or lifting an entire community, we want to offer the help you need to achieve your purpose.” This Tuesday French hosting service Ausha announced the rolling out of their service in the US on their official blog. Quick Hits: Recommended Weekend Reading Shreya: Finally, it's time for our semi-regular roundup of articles we're calling Quick Hits. These are articles that didn't quite make the cut for today's episode, but are still worth including in your weekend reading. This week: Platforms used for listening to podcasts in Poland in 2022 by Statista. We make a point of discussing podcasting performance around the globe. With that in mind, here's a snapshot of data showcasing what podcast consumption looks like in Poland. Acast Talks Layoffs, It's U.S. Moves, The Ad Market, And Why It's Selling ‘The Heart.' by InsideRadio. Coverage of Acast's recent earnings call, including higher-ups talking through their strategies, layoffs, and revealing Acast only sold 28% of their ad inventory in 2021. In the interest of clarity, it's worth keeping in mind InsideRadio is owned by competitor iHeartMedia.  The Download is a production of Sounds Profitable. Today's episode was hosted by Shreya Sharma and Manuela Bedoya, and the script was written by Gavin Gaddis. Bryan Barletta and Tom Webster are the executive producers of The Download from Sounds Profitable.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Constructive Voices
Industry Spotlight On CIS Ireland: Ireland's leading provider of business intelligence to the Construction and Allied Industries

Constructive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 42:55


Ireland's favourite TV Builder, Peter Finn, talks to Scott Delaney of CIS Ireland about the state of the construction industry in Ireland plus he shines a spotlight on the work of CIS Ireland.They discuss how COVID-19 has changed the landscape of the construction industry. Scott also hones in on the huge challenge of material costs. Learn his insights from his industry researcher's perspective.Construction Information Services (CIS) is Ireland's leading provider of business intelligence to the Construction and Allied Industries. Founded in 1972, CIS provides comprehensive, researched, verified and real-time information on all building projects throughout Ireland – North and South.CIS Ireland essentially tracks and monitors all major, minor and self-build projects in Ireland from early planning right up to completion. Their customers are able to search, and track when opportunities are on these projects.It is possible to search using very specific search filters to ensure pinpoint results are brought back to you.About Scott DelaneyScott joined CIS in August 2006 after studying Business and Entrepreneurship at the Institute of Art, Design, and Technology (IADT). Scott has worked as a junior researcher, senior researcher, assistant editor, and was appointed Research Manager in 2017.Scott has extensive knowledge of the planning, procurement, and construction cycles. Scott has worked on many bespoke sector reports as CIS and has developed strong business relationships with many key industrial professionals in the construction sector.About Construction Information Services (CIS) IrelandCelebrating 50 Years as Leaders in Irish ConstructionConstruction Information Services (CIS) is commemorating its 50th year since its establishment in 1972. Since then, it has cemented itself as a cornerstone of the construction and related industries, delivering comprehensive, well-researched, timely, and verified business opportunities and intelligence. CIS hopes to initiate a new era of growth throughout the year to honour its past achievements and to share with its members the milestones and challenges of the last 50 years while looking forward to future opportunities for many years to come.Read the full Constructive Voices Episode 43 information here.

Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton
Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) Research Manager Sarah Napier

Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 13:47


Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) Research Manager Sarah Napier

DUing Cool Things
Episode 5: Liza Farnham '21 and Riley Bel Bruno '22

DUing Cool Things

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 42:44


Liza and Riley join the DUing Cool Things podcast to discuss their roles with Guidepoint in New York City. Liza is a Research Manager and Riley is a Business Development Associate with a leading expert network that provides consultation and data services for global companies by connecting businesses with their vetted network of advisors. Denison students should check out internship and full-time roles with Guidepoint in Handshake

Marrow Masters
Stacey Brown, Clinical Research Manager at Northside Hospital

Marrow Masters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 17:26


This season we are talking to doctors and clinical trial participants.  But today we get a different perspective. Stacey Brown manages clinical research at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute.  She's uniquely qualified to discuss what goes into an institution joining a clinical trial, as well as everything patients can expect throughout the process.Northside is unique in that all its patients come in via referral.  Stacey walks us through the paperwork process with the reminders that patients need to be their own best advocates and the important caveat that you can opt out of a clinical trial at any time.Many people believe that patients get better care in a clinical trial, but the truth is that participants just have more people paying attention to them.  We also hear about the altruistic part of volunteering for a clinical trial and how patients are helping more than just themselves.  Stacey shares some success stories sure to inspire anyone considering this route.Peg asks Stacey about the criteria she and her team use to evaluate whether a clinical trial is the right fit for them at Northside, and we conclude the conversation by discussing the recent advances in CAR-T therapy.More:US Clinical Trials Website: https://clinicaltrials.gov/National Bone Marrow Transplant Link - (800) LINK-BMT, or (800) 546-5268.nbmtLINK Website: https://www.nbmtlink.org/nbmtLINK Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/nbmtLINKnbmtLINK YouTube Page can be found by clicking here.Thank you to this season's sponsors:Omeros Corporation: https://www.omeros.com/Incyte: https://www.incyte.com/

Grow Ensemble Podcast
#238 - How (& Why) to Institute Shorter Work Weeks, with Dr. Alex Pang

Grow Ensemble Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 59:23


Overwork and burnout – so prevalent in today's society that over 60% of employees around the globe suffer from workplace stress, creating billions of additional health costs annually. By re-examining how we work and reducing the number of working hours each week, we can greatly reduce this additional stress and financial burden. Dr. Alex Pang is the Global Programs and Research Manager for 4 Day Week Global, a non-profit community advocating the 4-day work week, and the Founder of the Silicon Valley-based consulting company Strategy and Rest. Alex has written books that illustrate how individuals and organizations can integrate rest, creativity, and focus. His latest book is "Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less–Here's How." In today's episode, Cory and Alex talk about the idea of restructuring our overwork and burnout work culture into working fewer hours with more focus and discipline. Alex describes how the future of work can be better if we implement one extra day to rest and recharge. As one of the leading voices in reducing working hours, Alex is optimistic that we can create a future where people can spend more time with family and friends, do healthy activities, discover new hobbies, and ultimately make the world a better place.   ⭐ SPONSORED BY: Saybrook University   -- --

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Congress could use a dose of artificial intelligence

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 9:44


The select committee on the modernization of Congress has been at work for several years. It's found that nearly every function in the legislative branch is due for updating. Recently the committee held a hearing on whether artificial intelligence technology could help. And if so, where. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke about this with Joe Mariani,the research manager for Deloitte's Center for Government Insights.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange & You
Earning Season, What it Means

The Jamaica Stock Exchange & You

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:16


It's The Jamaica Stock Exchange & You Podcast, and I am your host, Heneka Watkis-Porter. The Jamaica Stock Exchange and You is brought to you by NCB Capital Markets. Deciding to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. You don't have to be a financial expert to do it. You need to know a few basics, form a plan, and be ready to stick to it. While there is no guarantee that you'll make money from your investments, if you get the facts about saving and investing and follow through with an intelligent plan, you should be able to gain financial security over the years and enjoy the benefits of managing your money. One critical part of the investment puzzle is an understanding of earnings season. We've invited Jamelia Jalaalwalikraam, Research Manager, NCB Capital Markets, to provide insight into what exactly is earnings season and why investors should care. Some of what we looked at were: When is earnings season? What does earnings season mean for investors? Will stocks advance or decline in earning seasons? Trends from the reporting period ended March 2022 Expectations of the upcoming earnings season And lots more. Connect with Jamelia Jaaawalikraam: Email: JalaalwalikraamJT@jncb.com Thanks for listening to The Jamaica Stock Exchange & You, a podcast of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with your host, Heneka Watkis-Porter! The Jamaica Stock Exchange and You was brought to you by NCB Capital Markets. Send us your feedback at podcast@jamstockex.com or on social media @jamstockex. In the meantime, follow this podcast on your favourite podcast app. The Jamaica Stock Exchange & You is produced by Heneka Watkis-Porter of The Entrepreneurial You podcast and now TV show. You can find out more at henekawatkisporter.com to hear leadership and entrepreneurship lessons from guests like Zachary Harding, Les Brown, Dr Marlene Street-Forrest, Richard Branson, Dr Marcia Forbes, Seth Godin and more. I am also on social media at Heneka Watkis-Porter. That's all for now, see you next week! Remember, as Warren Buffet says, "Rule number one: Don't lose money. Rule number two: Don't forget rule number one.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamstockexpodcast/message

KoopCast
Making Sense of Wearables with Sian Allen PhD | Koopcast Episode 139

KoopCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 59:55 Very Popular


Sian spent over 10 years providing sport science support to athletes and coaches in Olympic, Paralympic, and professional sports across high-performance environments in Great Britain and New Zealand. She began her career working as a Physiologist with British Swimming in the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympics, before obtaining an applied Ph.D. in statistical modeling of sports performance from AUT University while working with Swimming New Zealand.Sian then took up a strategic role as Performance Intelligence Manager with Paralympics New Zealand into the Rio 2016 Games, managing innovation projects and data analysis systems across all Paralympic sports in New Zealand. She now combines her data analytics and exercise physiology background with the latest in technology and scientific research, working as a Research Manager in the Product Innovation team at lululemon Athletica on the West Coast of Canada.Sian on TwitterBuy Koop's new book on Amazon or AudibleInformation on coaching-www.trainright.comKoop's Social MediaTwitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop

The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem
Two Criteria for Buying Wearable Tech, Emerging Sleep Tech, the Future of Wearables, & the Value of Subjective Wellness with Sian Allen

The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 13:49


Sian Allen is a a Research Manager at Lululemon. She's worked in high performance sport in Great Britain and New Zealand and holds an applied PhD in statistical modeling of sports performance. In this episode, we discuss two criteria for evaluating wearable tech, emerging sleep tech, the future of wearables, and the value of subjective measures of well-being.  Follow Sian on Twitter & LinkedIn Sign up for Erik's weekly newsletter - Adaptation ______________________________________________________________ ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement in your life to become the most healthy, resilient, impactful version of yourself.   On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago and has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense.   Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience, and he is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a wellness app that provides custom exercise recommendations to improve the outcomes of programs and workouts you already love. It unlocks existing data from wearables and other apps to provide empathetic and scientific guidance that's perfectly in tune with your mind and body.   SUPPORT & CONNECT   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f/ ______________________________________________________________ QUOTES   “The key is using stress and adapting to it and improving. That's what high performance is to me, the ability to adapt rapidly so you can achieve your potential. There are five key pillars to creating the conditions for adaptability: sleep, exercise, mental resilience, nutrition, and community/relationships.” - Dr. Erik Korem   “I maybe have a different concept on leadership. To me, leading is a verb. If you're leading, you're a leader. If you're swimming you're a swimmer, if you're driving you're a driver. If you're leading you're by definition a leader. I define leading as being looked to in a particular moment to make a decision or perform an action based on your unique gifts and abilities. So by that definition, everybody is a leader. All rank and role really describe is how many people are hoping you get it right when it's your turn to wear the weight.” - Clint Bruce "Attention is the currency of performance." - Dr. Peter Haberl “That's what I've discovered in the lives of brilliant, prolific, healthy creatives, is that they have networks of people they leverage in the course of their work. That they learn from, that they were challenged by, that they gave great insight and purview into their own life and work, in such a way that they were able to receive feedback that helped them get better at what they do.” - Todd Henry "Restful and fulfilling sleep enables you to grow, adapt, and thrive. It creates the conditions for adaptation, so you can pursue audacious goals and thrive in uncertainty." - Dr. Erik Korem "Most exercise programs fail, not because the reps and sets are poorly designed, but because the program doesn't adjust for how much stress your body can adapt to that day!. That's why Dr. Chris Morris' research and practical application of fluid periodization is the key for unlocking your performance potential." - Dr. Erik Korem See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Alignment Newsletter Podcast
Alignment Newsletter #173: Recent language model results from DeepMind

Alignment Newsletter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 16:43


Recorded by Robert Miles: http://robertskmiles.com More information about the newsletter here: https://rohinshah.com/alignment-newsletter/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfGGFXwKpr-TJ5HfxEFaFCg   HIGHLIGHTS Scaling Language Models: Methods, Analysis & Insights from Training Gopher (Jack W. Rae et al) (summarized by Rohin): This paper details the training of the Gopher family of large language models (LLMs), the biggest of which is named Gopher and has 280 billion parameters. The algorithmic details are very similar to the GPT series (AN #102): a Transformer architecture trained on next-word prediction. The models are trained on a new data distribution that still consists of text from the Internet but in different proportions (for example, book data is 27% of Gopher's training data but only 16% of GPT-3's training data). Like other LLM papers, there are tons of evaluations of Gopher on various tasks, only some of which I'm going to cover here. One headline number is that Gopher beat the state of the art (SOTA) at the time on 100 out of 124 evaluation tasks. The most interesting aspect of the paper (to me) is that the entire Gopher family of models were all trained on the same number of tokens, thus allowing us to study the effect of scaling up model parameters (and thus training compute) while holding data constant. Some of the largest benefits of scale were seen in the Medicine, Science, Technology, Social Sciences, and the Humanities task categories, while scale has not much effect or even a negative effect in the Maths, Logical Reasoning, and Common Sense categories. Surprisingly, we see improved performance on TruthfulQA (AN #165) with scale, even though the TruthfulQA benchmark was designed to show worse performance with increased scale. We can use Gopher in a dialogue setting by prompting it appropriately. The prompt specifically instructs Gopher to be “respectful, polite, and inclusive”; it turns out that this significantly helps with toxicity. In particular, for the vanilla Gopher model family, with more scale the models produce more toxic continuations given toxic user statements; this no longer happens with Dialogue-Prompted Gopher models, which show slight reductions in toxicity with scale in the same setting. The authors speculate that while increased scale leads to an increased ability to mimic the style of a user statement, this is compensated for by an increased ability to account for the prompt. Another alternative the authors explore is to finetune Gopher on 5 billion tokens of dialogue to produce Dialogue-Tuned Gopher. Interestingly, human raters were indifferent between Dialogue-Prompted Gopher and Dialogue-Tuned Gopher. Read more: Blog post: Language modelling at scale: Gopher, ethical considerations, and retrieval Training Compute-Optimal Large Language Models (Jordan Hoffmann et al) (summarized by Rohin): One application of scaling laws (AN #87) is to figure out how big a model to train, on how much data, given some compute budget. This paper performs a more systematic study than the original paper and finds that existing models are significantly overtrained. Chinchilla is a new model built with this insight: it has 4x fewer parameters than Gopher, but is trained on 4x as much data. Despite using the same amount of training compute as Gopher (and lower inference compute), Chinchilla outperforms Gopher across a wide variety of metrics, validating these new scaling laws. You can safely skip to the opinion at this point – the rest of this summary is quantitative details. We want to find functions N(C) and D(C) that specify the optimal number of parameters N and the amount of data D to use given some compute budget C. We'll assume that these scale with a power of C, that is, N(C) = k_N * C^a and D(C) = k_D * C^b, for some constants a, b, k_N, and k_D. Note that since total compute increases linearly with both N (since each forward / backward pass is linear in N) and D (since the number of forward / backwards passes is linear in D), we need to have a + b = 1. (You can see this somewhat more formally by noting that we have C = k_C * N(C) * D(C) for some constant k_C, and then substituting in the definitions of N(C) and D(C).) This paper uses three different approaches to get three estimates of a and b. The approach I like best is “isoFLOP curves”: 1. Choose a variety of possible values of (N, D, C), train models with those values, and record the final loss obtained. Note that not all values of (N, D, C) are possible: given any two values the third is determined. 2. Draw isoFLOP curves: for each value of C, choose either N or D to be your remaining independent variable, and fit a parabola to the losses of the remaining points. The minimum of this parabola gives you an estimate for the optimal N and D for each particular value of C. 3. Use the optimal (N, D, C) points to fit N(C) and D(C). This approach gives an estimate of a = 0.49; the other approaches give estimates of a = 0.5 and a = 0.46. If we take the nice round number a = b = 0.5, this suggests that you should scale up parameters and data equally. With 10x the computation, you should train a 3.2x larger model with 3.2x as much data. In contrast, the original scaling laws paper (AN #87) estimated that a = 0.74 and b = 0.26. With 10x more computation, it would suggest training a 5.5x larger model with 1.8x as much data. Rohin's opinion: It's particularly interesting to think about how this should influence timelines. If you're extrapolating progress forwards in time, the update seems pretty straightforward: this paper shows that you can significantly better capabilities using the same compute budget and so your timelines should shorten (unless you were expecting an even bigger result than this). For bio anchor approaches (AN #121) the situation is more complicated. For a given number of parameters, this paper suggests that it will take significantly more compute than was previously expected to train a model of the required number of parameters. There's a specific parameter for this in the bio anchors framework (for the neural network paths); if you only update that parameter it will lengthen the timelines output by the model. It is less clear how you'd update other parts of the model: for example, should you decrease the size of model that you think is required for TAI? It's not obvious that the reasoning used to set that parameter is changed much by this result, and so maybe this shouldn't be changed and you really should update towards longer timelines overall.   TECHNICAL AI ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS Ethical and social risks of harm from Language Models (Laura Weidinger et al) (summarized by Rohin): This paper provides a detailed discussion, taxonomy, and literature review of various risks we could see with current large language models. It doesn't cover alignment risks; for those you'll want Alignment of Language Agents (AN #144), which has some overlap of authors. I'll copy over the authors' taxonomy in Table 1: 1. Discrimination, Exclusion and Toxicity: These risks arise from the LM accurately reflecting natural speech, including unjust, toxic, and oppressive tendencies present in the training data. 2. Information Hazards: These risks arise from the LM predicting utterances which constitute private or safety-critical information which are present in, or can be inferred from, training data. 3. Misinformation Harms: These risks arise from the LM assigning high probabilities to false, misleading, nonsensical or poor quality information. 4. Malicious Uses: These risks arise from humans intentionally using the LM to cause harm. 5. Human-Computer Interaction Harms: These risks arise from LM applications, such as Conversational Agents, that directly engage a user via the mode of conversation. (For example, users might anthropomorphize LMs and trust them too much as a result.) 6. Automation, access, and environmental harms: These risks arise where LMs are used to underpin widely used downstream applications that disproportionately benefit some groups rather than others. FIELD BUILDING How to pursue a career in technical AI alignment (Charlie Rogers-Smith) (summarized by Rohin): This post gives a lot of advice in great detail on how to pursue a career in AI alignment. I strongly recommend it if you are in such a position; I previously would recommend my FAQ (AN #148) but I think this is significantly more detailed (while providing broadly similar advice).   OTHER PROGRESS IN AI REINFORCEMENT LEARNING Learning Robust Real-Time Cultural Transmission without Human Data (Cultural General Intelligence Team et al) (summarized by Rohin): Let's consider a 3D RL environment with obstacles and bumpy terrain, in which an agent is rewarded for visiting colored spheres in a specific order (that the agent does not initially know). Even after the agent learns how to navigate at all in the environment (non-trivial in its own right), it still has to learn to try the various orderings of spheres. In other words, it must solve a hard exploration problem within every episode. How do humans solve such problems? Often we simply learn from other people who already know what to do, that is, we rely on cultural transmission. This paper investigates what it would take to get agents that learn through cultural transmission. We'll assume that there is an expert bot that visits the spheres in the correct order. Given that, this paper identifies MEDAL-ADR as the necessary ingredients for cultural transmission: 1. (M)emory: Memory is needed for the agent to retain information it is not currently observing. 2. (E)xpert (D)ropout: There need to be some training episodes in which the expert is only present for part of the episode. If the expert was always present, then there's no incentive to actually learn: you can just follow the expert forever. 3. (A)ttention (L)oss: It turns out that vanilla RL by itself isn't enough for the agent to learn to follow the expert. There needs to be an auxiliary task of predicting the relative position of other agents in the world, which encourages the agent to learn representations about the expert bot's position, which then makes it easier for RL to learn to follow the expert. These ingredients by themselves are already enough to train an agent that learns through cultural transmission. However, if you then put the agent in a new environment, it does not perform very well. To get agents that generalize well to previously unseen test environments, we also need: 4. (A)utomatic (D)omain (R)andomization: The training environments are procedurally generated, and the parameters are randomized during each episode. There is a curriculum that automatically increases the difficulty of the environments in lockstep with the agent's capabilities. With all of these ingredients, the resulting agent can even culturally learn from a human player, despite only encountering bots during training. Rohin's opinion: I liked the focus of this paper on identifying the ingredients for cultural transmission, as well as the many ablations and experiments to understand what was going on, many of which I haven't summarized here. For example, you might be interested in the four phases of learning of MEDAL without ADR (random behavior, expert following, cultural learning, and solo learning), or the cultural transmission metric they use, or the “social neurons” they identified which detect whether the expert bot is present. DEEP LEARNING Improving language models by retrieving from trillions of tokens (Sebastian Borgeaud et al) (summarized by Rohin): We know that large language models memorize a lot of their training data, especially data that gets repeated many times. This seems like a waste; we're interested in having the models use their parameters to implement “smart” computations rather than regurgitation of already written text. One natural idea is to give models the ability to automatically search previously written text, which they can then copy if they so choose: this removes their incentive to memorize a lot of training data. The key to implementing this idea is to take a large dataset of text (~trillions of tokens), chunk it into sequences, compute language model representations of these sequences, and store them in a database that allows for O(log N) time nearest-neighbor access. Then, every time we do a forward pass through the model that we're training, we first query the database for the K nearest neighbors (intuitively, the K most related chunks of text), and give the forward pass access to representations for those chunks of text and the chunks immediately following them. This is non-differentiable – from the standpoint of gradient descent, it “looks like” there's always some helpful extra documents that often have information relevant to predicting the next token, and so gradient descent pushes the model to use those extra documents. There's a bunch of fiddly technical details to get this all working that I'm not going to summarize here. As a side benefit, once you have this database of text representations that supports fast nearest neighbor querying, you can also use it to address the problem of test set leakage. For any test document you are evaluating on, you can look for the nearest neighbors in the database and look at the overlap between these neighbors and your test document, to check whether your supposedly “test” document was something the model might have trained on. The evaluation shows that the 7 billion parameter (7B) Retro model from the paper can often do as well as or better than the 280B Gopher or 178B Jurassic-1 (both of which outperform GPT-3) on language modeling, and that it also does well on question answering. (Note that these are both tasks that seem particularly likely to benefit from retrieval.)   NEWS Apply to the Open Philanthropy Technology Policy Fellowship! (Luke Muehlhauser) (summarized by Rohin): This policy fellowship (AN #157) on high-priority emerging technologies is running for the second time! Application deadline is September 15. Job ad: DeepMind Long-term Strategy & Governance Research Scientist (summarized by Rohin): The Long-term Strategy and Governance Team at DeepMind works to build recommendations for better governance of AI, identifying actions, norms, and institutional structures that could improve decision-making around advanced AI. They are seeking a broad range of expertise including: global governance of science and powerful technologies; the technical landscape; safety-critical organisations; political economy of large general models and AI services. The application deadline is August 1st. Also, the Alignment and Scalable Alignment teams at DeepMind are hiring, though some of the applications are closed at this point. Job ads: Anthropic (summarized by Rohin): Anthropic is hiring for a large number of roles (I count 19 different ones as of the time of writing). Job ad: Deputy Director at BERI (Sawyer Bernath) (summarized by Rohin): The Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) is hiring a Deputy Director. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Job ads: Centre for the Governance of AI (summarized by Rohin): The Centre for the Governance of AI has several roles open, including Research Scholars (General Track and Policy Track), Survey Analyst, and three month fellowships. The application deadlines are in the August 1 - 10 range. Job ads: Metaculus (summarized by Rohin): Metaculus is hiring for a variety of roles, including an AI Forecasting Lead. Job ads: Epoch AI (summarized by Rohin): Epoch AI is a new organization that investigates and forecasts the development of advanced AI. They are currently hiring for a Research Manager and Staff Researcher position. Job ad: AI Safety Support is hiring a Chief Operating Officer (summarized by Rohin): Application deadline is August 14.

The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem
Wearable Tech - Whoop vs Oura, Trading Accuracy for Ease of Use with Sian Allen

The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 19:15


Sian Allen is a Research Manager at Lululemon. She's worked in high performance sports in Great Britain and New Zealand and holds an applied PhD in statistical modeling of sports performance. In this episode, Sian details her 12-month experiment comparing her Whoop & Oura data. She also breaks down the utility of wearable tech, HRV, sleep, the validity of reported sleep stages, and much more. Follow Sian on Twitter & LinkedIn Sign up for Erik's weekly newsletter - Adaptation ______________________________________________________________ ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement in your life to become the most healthy, resilient, impactful version of yourself.   On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago and has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense.   Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience, and he is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a wellness app that provides custom exercise recommendations to improve the outcomes of programs and workouts you already love. It unlocks existing data from wearables and other apps to provide empathetic and scientific guidance that's perfectly in tune with your mind and body.   SUPPORT & CONNECT   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f/ ______________________________________________________________ QUOTES   “The key is using stress and adapting to it and improving. That's what high performance is to me, the ability to adapt rapidly so you can achieve your potential. There are five key pillars to creating the conditions for adaptability: sleep, exercise, mental resilience, nutrition, and community/relationships.” - Dr. Erik Korem   “I maybe have a different concept on leadership. To me, leading is a verb. If you're leading, you're a leader. If you're swimming you're a swimmer, if you're driving you're a driver. If you're leading you're by definition a leader. I define leading as being looked to in a particular moment to make a decision or perform an action based on your unique gifts and abilities. So by that definition, everybody is a leader. All rank and role really describe is how many people are hoping you get it right when it's your turn to wear the weight.” - Clint Bruce "Attention is the currency of performance." - Dr. Peter Haberl “That's what I've discovered in the lives of brilliant, prolific, healthy creatives, is that they have networks of people they leverage in the course of their work. That they learn from, that they were challenged by, that they gave great insight and purview into their own life and work, in such a way that they were able to receive feedback that helped them get better at what they do.” - Todd Henry "Restful and fulfilling sleep enables you to grow, adapt, and thrive. It creates the conditions for adaptation, so you can pursue audacious goals and thrive in uncertainty." - Dr. Erik Korem "Most exercise programs fail, not because the reps and sets are poorly designed, but because the program doesn't adjust for how much stress your body can adapt to that day!. That's why Dr. Chris Morris' research and practical application of fluid periodization is the key for unlocking your performance potential." - Dr. Erik Korem See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Farm to Future
Baking Sourdough on Mars — Bert Schamp

Farm to Future

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 40:22


Bert Schamp is a Research Manager at Puratos and an Agronomist in the R&D team. As a researcher in applied biosciences, he has a track record in sustainable agriculture, vertical farming and smart farming techniques. At Puratos, he is also responsible for the Mission to Mars program, an R&D initiative where Mars' extreme conditions are an inspiration and stimulation to move the planet Earth forward by creating innovative food solutions for the health & well-being of people everywhere.Get 10% off Pederson's humanely raised meats with the code FARMTOFUTURE: https://pedersonsfarms.com/LinksSpaceBakery: https://www.spacebakery.be/ Mission to Mars: https://www.puratos.com/commitments/next-generation/mission-to-mars-programmeConnect with Bert: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bert-schamp/Follow Farm to Future on Instagram at @farm.to.future

Highlights from Lunchtime Live
Does Waterford get enough recognition?

Highlights from Lunchtime Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 16:47


Does Waterford get enough recognition? The sunny southeast and Ireland's oldest city was recently voted the best place to live in the Country – but does is it a bit ignored? Sean Defoe - Bauer Media Political Correspondent & proud Waterford man along with Dr. Aisling O'Neill, ArcLabs and Research Manager at South East Tech University joined Andrea Gilligan live from the Tower hotel in Waterford.

Economics Explained
Charter Cities: A Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model w/ Kurtis Lockhart - EP147

Economics Explained

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 58:31


Kurtis Lockhart, Executive Director of the Charter Cities Institute, tells us about the benefits of charter cities - cities with their own rules or charter, independent of national or subnational governments. Kurtis argues the best way to implement charter cities is via public-private partnerships (PPPs). Learn about the fascinating work the Charter Cities Institute is involved in around the world with a view to stimulating economic development and lifting millions out of poverty.  About this episode's guest - Kurtis LockhartKurtis Lockhart is Executive Director & Head of Research at the Charter Cities Institute. Kurtis is also a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Oxford. His research examines the effect of institutional reforms on public goods provision with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. At Oxford he has taught both quantitative methods and African politics. In the field, Kurtis has previously worked as a Research Manager for the International Growth Centre (IGC), for Warc Africa (both in Sierra Leone), and for the ELIMU Impact Evaluation Center in Kenya where he managed the implementation of several randomized control trials across many different sectors (health insurance, rural electrification, tax administration, and legal aid). Kurtis has also completed consulting projects with both Oxford Development Consultancy and with Warc Africa. He holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics where he graduated top of his class, as well as a BA in Economics and Development Studies (First Class Honors) from McGill University. Find him on Twitter @kurtislockhart.Links relevant to the conversationThe Charter Cities InstitutePodcast Archives - The Future of Development (Charter Cities Institute podcast)Paul Romer: Why the world needs charter citiesThe Charter Cities Institute on Twitter: @CCIdotCityCreditsThanks to the show's audio engineer Josh Crotts for his assistance in producing the episode and to the show's sponsor, Gene's consultancy business www.adepteconomics.com.au. Please consider signing up to receive our email updates and to access our e-book Top Ten Insights from Economics at www.economicsexplored.com. Also, please get in touch with any questions, comments and suggestions by emailing us at contact@economicsexplored.com or sending a voice message via https://www.speakpipe.com/economicsexplored. Economics Explored is available via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, and other podcasting platforms.

Fuelling the transition
S2E5 | Green Steel – shaping a better future with Eva Blixt, Senior Advisor at Jernkontoret

Fuelling the transition

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 48:17


In this episode we are joined by Eva Blixt, Senior Advisor and Research Manager at Jernkontoret, the Swedish Steel Industry Association. Jernkontoret safeguards the steel industry's interests, working for the best possible preconditions for operations in Sweden.Traditionally, the steel industry's image has not been well perceived, being seen as old-fashioned, male-dominated, and negatively impacting the environment, which led to Jernkontoret working with stakeholders to develop their “steel shapes a better future” vision. The vision has three key undertakings to change this perception: leading technical development, nurturing creative individuals, and creating environmental benefits.Eva joins us along with John Williams, Head of Hydrogen Expertise Cluster and Bettina Wittneben, Sustainability Lead UK at AFRY Management Consulting, to discuss where the steel industry is heading through innovations such as fossil-free steel, its associated emissions, and how it has changed in recent years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team
Monogenic Diabetes: Screening and Treatment Options with Lisa Letourneau-Freiberg

The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 26:21


Lisa Letourneau-Freiberg, MPH, RD, LDN, a Research Manager at the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center, joins us for a practical conversation on monogenic diabetes, a rare and atypical form of diabetes that may be hindering the treatment and health outcomes of the people with diabetes in your practice. Understand monogenic diabetes, signs healthcare professionals can look out for and the next steps you can take to help the individual better understand their diagnosis.Resources:University of Chicago Monogenic Diabetes Registry: https://monogenicdiabetes.uchicago.eduRADIANT: https://www.atypicaldiabetesnetwork.orgUniversity of Chicago free virtual professional education CME on monogenic diabetes. Register for the webinar on Friday 7/22 at https://cme.uchicago.edu/CMM2022.

The Propcast
How Are Appraisals and Floorplans Going Completely Digital? With Jeff Allen & Nikki Rinkus

The Propcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 28:39


Summary: Louisa is joined by Jeff Allen, President of CubiCasa and Nikki Rinkus, Field Staff Appraiser at Clario Appraisal Network for the 6th episode of season 9 of The Propcast. The discussion kicks off with a description of CubiCasa's product, what it provides, and how it speeds up floorplan and appraisal processes. Louisa, Jeff, and Nikki chat about the trend of tech adoption and digitization in the industry and how CubiCasa has a strong foothold in 142 different countries. Jeff explains how their company differentiates itself from competitors and describes the PropTech scene in Finland. One of the main takeaways in this episode is that technology isn't eliminating any jobs, it's creating more efficiencies.  Resources: LMRE Global Recruitment and Search Consultancy LMRE YouTube Interviews Companies Mentioned: JRL Property Group CBRE  Apprao bowery Shout Outs: Jarmo Lumpus, Director Global Business Development at CubiCasa Key Insights From This Episode:  You can go completely digital, I walk into an appraisal inspection with just my phone, no pad of paper, just the phone and it does everything. - Nikki Technology isn't eliminating any jobs, it's creating more efficiencies. - Jeff Appraisers are naturally a sceptical bunch, we want to check and double-check everything so we are slow to adopt new technology. - Nikki PropTech touches something universal and is important to everybody in the world. - Jeff About Our Guests: Jeff Allen, President of CubiCasa   Jeff Allen serves as President of CubiCasa where he leads the company's overall strategy to digitize property data collection and unlock actionable data insights for homeowners and mortgage professionals alike. In addition, Jeff serves as Executive Vice President, Innovation Labs for Clear Capital, the real estate valuation technology company that acquired CubiCasa in 2021. In this capacity, Jeff spearheads Clear Capital's in-house innovation hub, which focuses on the research, testing, and development of new products and solutions. Jeff has held a wide range of leadership roles throughout his career, including Vice President of Operations at CoreLogic, Chief Operating Officer at Rels, Director of Research Services at 10k Researching and Marketing, as well as Research Manager at Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®.    About CubiCasa CubiCasa is a PropTech company focused on providing value for real estate professionals through the digitization of properties. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland, CubiCasa is the global market leader in mobile indoor scanning and is known for its fast and easy-to-use floor plan app on the App Store and Google Play Store. CubiCasa's technology is used in 144 different countries and has helped create over 1 million floor plans to date. CubiCasa provides technology for the real estate, appraisal, and mortgage industries and is on a mission to digitise real estate.   Nikki Rinkus: Nikki Rinkus has been appraising real estate in the Chicagoland market for 30 years and also holds her sales broker license. Over those 30 years, she has experienced unprecedented technological shifts in both arenas and has always been an early adapter. Some of her most interesting side jobs over the years include international courier and DJ.    About Clario Appraisal Network Clario Appraisal Network is a full-service residential real estate appraisal firm. Composed of highly-experienced appraisers, we provide the highest quality services across the nation. We specialise in real estate valuations for the mortgage lending and financial services industries.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins Louisa is the co-founder of LMRE, which has rapidly become the market leading global PropTech recruitment platform and search consultancy with operations across North America, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia-Pacific. To promote the industry she is so passionate about, Louisa set up the Global podcast ‘The Propcast' where she hosts and invites guests from the built environment space to join her in conversation about innovation. About LMRE LMRE is globally recognised for leading the way in Real Estate Tech & Innovation talent management. From the outset our vision was to become a global provider of the very best strategic talent to the most innovative organisations in PropTech, ConTech, Smart Buildings, ESG, Sustainability and Strategic Consulting. At LMRE we are fully committed at all times to exceed the expectations of our candidates and clients by providing the very best advice and by unlocking exclusive opportunities across our global network in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Timestamps: [03:20] Jeff: Can you talk us through your journey to the PropTech space in CubiCasa?  I've been involved in either real estate or mortgage appraisal, for my entire career.  Before I came to CubiCasa, I was running the R&D Innovation Lab at Clear Capital. We were trying to find something that would enable anyone to collect accurate property data and floor plan measurements without any training and we found CubiCasa and made the acquisition.  It's something that enables anybody with a smartphone to do a five-minute walk-through scan of a property, and then receive back accurate and detailed floor plans.  [05:25] Nikki: How did you meet Jeff?  I had a long road to Clario, but about six years ago, I started working there and they are a subsidiary of Clear Capital and Jeff recruited me for one of his pilot programs.  Before CubiCasa we had an app that allowed us to walk through a property to get data points and someone at Clear Capital sent back information.  CubiCasa saves a lot of time for the appraiser so we could focus more on the valuation part and less on the data entry part.  [06:45] Jeff: Can you go into a bit more detail about CubiCasa's product? The product works on a smartphone, a user can download the app and use it without training.  You just walk through the property room by room, pointing your smartphone down, where the walls meet the floor then the data that's collected and captured is processed through our computer vision and proprietary. Ultimately then it is reviewed by a human to make sure that we produce an accurate end floorplan result and then delivered back to the user.  Floor plan in a lot of different versions and property data as well, bed and bath counts and square footage.  [08:40] Nikki: How long would it usually take to do something like that without CubiCasa? It varies between ranch style or cottage style houses at one level, rectangular properties, complex properties and multi-story properties.  Overall it can cut it by ¾ of the time and accuracy is much better.   [11:15] Jeff: CubiCasa is in over 142 countries, what trends have you seen in terms of tech adoption and are there any countries you are looking to launch in? What's cool about CubiCasa is that the technology scales to different use cases and many different geographies. It's really a general-purpose technology that fits a lot of different use cases so it has organically grown. [14:00] Jeff: The debate that is going on is that tech is taking away people's jobs but CubiCasa helps people do their job as well as create new ones, would you say so?  Technology isn't eliminating any jobs, it's creating more efficiencies.   A lot of people spend a lot of time drawing floor plans and it is easy to get it wrong when doing it by hand.  [15:00] Nikki: What are you seeing in terms of people being hesitant to adopt new methods?  With a lot of appraisers, there's a level of trust involved and appraisers are slow to come to it. What I would say to appraisers is; “Do you want to go back to the cut and paste era of appraisals?” [17:55] Jeff: How does CubiCasa differentiate itself from its competitors in an ever-growing market? The major things that set us apart are ease of capture, and getting the data and information.  The most common way to get floor plans for people is either to hand draw or a virtual tour and you're going to be scanning the house with special hardware, it's going to take you an hour and you're going to need specialised training. It's not scalable or democratising. With our product, all you need is a smartphone and you are doing a 5-minute scan with no training. [21:15] Jeff: Could you tell the audience more about the Finland technology ecosystem?  Before finding CubiCasa, I didn't know there was a PropTech scene in Finland.  There is a huge pipeline of talent and great technical talent coming out of the universities.  The Finnish PropTech scene is growing pretty significantly. [22:40] The ‘LMRE' part, Louisa asks the guests to talk about;  L – Touch on the main lessons you have learnt throughout your career. Nikki: Just be adaptable. Jeff: Be nice to people and good things will happen, M - Please give a mention to anyone / product / service. Nikki: CubiCasa Jeff: Nikki for testing out crazy stuff for us. R – What has been the most rewarding aspect of working in PropTech? Nikki: Just being able to use the technology in the appraisal space and see how it's made the process more reliable and streamlined. Jeff:  PropTech touches something universal and important to everybody in the world.   E - What are you excited about in the future of PropTech? Nikki: To see the appraisal forms go from the static format that we've had for the last 19 years to a more logic-based cloud environment. Jeff: AI and computer vision are already making an impact, but it's just getting started.  Sponsors Launch Your Own Podcast Kopus.com is the leading podcast production and strategic content company for brands, organisations, institutions, individuals, and entrepreneurs. Our team sets you up with the right strategy, equipment, training, and guidance and content to ensure you sound amazing while speaking to your niche audience and networking with your perfect clients. Get in touch jason@kopus.com

Intellicast
Making Market Research More Inclusive With Tim Cornelius of QuestionPro and P3 Technology

Intellicast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 43:54


Welcome back to Intellicast! Brian Lamar and Producer Brian are both super excited about this episode. Joining us today is Tim Cornelius, Director of Audience Operations at QuestionPro and the CEO at P3 Technology. Also joining is EMI's own Angelica Jump, who is not only a Research Manager, but lead's our Diversity and Inclusion committee. Tim joins us today to discuss inclusivity and accessibility of market research, particularly for people with disabilities. (If you attended IIeX this year, this should sound familiar, Tim presented on this topic there.) The episode kicks off with Tim discussing his background in market research, which naturally leads to how he became so passionate about making research more inclusive for people with disabilities, and how it led him to found P3 Technology. Tim and Brian get into a bit more detail about P3 and what they bring not only to market research but to the business world at large. When Tim talks about how he became passionate about this topic, he tells us a great story about when he has his “Ah-Ha” moment that probably every researcher can relate to. He talks about finding the perfect respondent based on criteria, but she was disqualified. Tim came to find out that she was deaf and was getting disqualified because she was failing a quality check question based on a video that had no closed captioning by default and no way for her to skip or go back in the survey. Tim then gets into why it is important for businesses and researchers to make their studies inclusive and accessible to everyone. Knowing that some of the most important decisions a business makes are based financially, he talks about the buying power people with disabilities represent, and the number of people in the US that may have a disability, whether they are ones you can see or not. The episode then takes a bit of a personal turn as Tim discusses his own experiences and how it ties back to his passion around accessibility. Producer Brian then talks about his color blindness (that's right the marketing guy is color blind).  In that last portion of the podcast, Tim, Angelica, and the guys discuss what researchers can start doing to make their surveys more inclusive, as well as some best practices for not only surveys but for their business in general.  This is an eye-opening episode you don't want to miss! Thanks for listening. You can connect with Tim on LinkedIn or by calling him directly at 504-812-2277 You can also learn more about P3 Technology by visiting their website: https://www.p3technology.io/ You can learn more about QuestionPro by visiting their website: https://www.questionpro.com/ Missed our webinar, The Sample Landscape 2022: The Trends Impacting Online Sample? No problem! Click the link to watch the on-demand version: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kll5lqA-RrKVVmm8Jf6HTQ EMI's annual report on the sample industry, The Sample Landscape, is now available! Get your copy here: https://emi-rs.com/the-sample-landscape/ Want to catch up on our blogs? Click here. Missed one of our webinars or want to get some of our whitepapers and reports? You can find it all on our Resources page on our website here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Takeaways – A podcast about learning from the wisdom of others
Takeaways Podcast - S5:E53 - NAIOP March Program: Real Talk About Economic Development

Takeaways – A podcast about learning from the wisdom of others

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 59:38


TAKEAWAYS – Life. Lessons. Learned. Every month, NAIOP hosts a breakfast panel featuring experts and community leaders. This month, the focus is economic development and commercial real estate in Nevada. After a brief intro of the program that I recorded, you will hear the panelists themselves and the program in its entirety! I hope you enjoy! Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development To kick off the panel, Tina Quigley, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, shares a story about sunglasses. After trying on a pair of sunglasses that she liked, she decided to settle on the less expensive pair⁠—talking herself out of the better ones. Her friend lovingly called her out, acknowledging that she is BETTER than that.   Southern Nevada is at a point where we are attracting businesses and jobs from all over the country and the world, and some of those jobs simply because we are less expensive than other states. We must begin to ask ourselves if we want all of the leftover jobs, or if we want to strive for something more. Are the jobs we're attracting going to help propel our community toward economic prosperity? In this month's breakfast panel, we talk through the economic challenges and opportunities facing Southern Nevada commercial real estate today.   The collaborative opportunities available between the commercial real estate (CRE) sector, specifically NAIOP of Southern Nevada and the economic development agencies in southern Nevada are real. Nevada is still seeing the real estate boom playout. Both the leadership in NAIOP and LVGEA have a lot to gain by working together. This panel showcased how recognizing those advantages and capitalizing on the right ones will be a game-changer for Southern Nevada. NAIOP March Speakers Mathias Hughes, Vice President - Investment Officer of Prologis Tina Quigley, President & CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) John Matthew Stater (Moderator), Research Manager of Colliers International. The sponsor for the March NAIOP breakfast was SR Construction! Key Takeaways: CME and the Economy  Here are some of the key Takeaways from the March NAIOP breakfast: Where do NAIOP Southern Nevada and LVGEA intersect when it comes to economic development? How do we take advantage of recent opportunities for diversification? What is driving the boom in industrial and does southern Nevada have natural advantages to attract companies? What industries are being targeted by LVGEA? How do areas like education and housing impact CRE and diversification? I hope you enjoy! You can find Takeaways at any of the links below: APPLE PODCAST SOUNDCLOUD SPOTIFY STITCHER Thank you for listening! Please subscribe to “TAKEAWAYS” on iTunes, and make sure to rate and review wherever you get your podcasts.

We're Momming Today! w/Lauren Simonetti
How Has the College Application Process Changed Since the Inception of the Pandemic?

We're Momming Today! w/Lauren Simonetti

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 17:49


We're Momming Today with Andrea Koncz, Research Manager at the National Association of Colleges and Employers. She has two kids, two grandkids and knows a thing or two about the process of getting Junior into college. We're discussing what high school students can expect going into college and what college graduates can expect in this tight but promising job market. It's supposed to be the experience of a lifetime, but has the process changed since the pandemic? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Parkinson's Life Podcast
Getting involved in Parkinson's research

The Parkinson's Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 44:34


This episode explores what it means to take part in Parkinson's research – from finding out more about clinical trials, to completing surveys about life with the condition. Our first guest is Amelia Hursey, who lives in London, UK. Amelia recently joined the European Parkinson's Disease Association – the only European Parkinson's umbrella organisation – as Research Manager, and is passionate about informing members of the Parkinson's community how they can learn more about research. She is joined by Karl Wouters, based in Beerse, Belgium, who has worked in corporate communications and disease management programmes. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson's six years ago, Karl has taken part in clinical trials – and is particularly enthusiastic about the importance of bridging the gap between researchers and patients. Also joining is Shafaq Ali, a dentist who live in West Yorkshire, UK. Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2019, she is currently exploring the idea of taking part in research – and is looking for options to get involved that work for her. Amelia, Karl and Shafaq discuss how people in the Parkinson's community can find out more, explore some of the different ways of taking part in research – and share why asking questions is key. This podcast has been supported by a grant from the Boston Scientific Foundation Europe, whose mission is to improve patient wellbeing using digital or innovative solutions. Parkinson's Life magazine is produced by Speak Media on behalf of the European Parkinson's Disease Association, the leading voice for Parkinson's in Europe. For the latest research and information on Parkinson's, visit EPDA.eu.com If you like what you've heard, please rate and review – it helps make sure others can find us. And if you'd like to share your story with Parkinson's Life magazine, get in touch through Facebook, Twitter or by emailing editor@parkinsonslife.eu.

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Julie Moore: Graeme Dingle Foundation research manager on findings that 14 to 24 year-olds are disengaging from their peers, education and s

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 3:14


Young people are going to need help to get out and about again.The Graeme Dingle Foundation has found a number of 14 to 24 year-olds are disengaging from their peers, education and society.Many school students are in their rooms socialising online, leaving caregivers isolated and struggling to re-engage them.The Foundation's research manager, Julie Moore, told Mike Hosking this has been a worldwide and New Zealand problem for some time, even before Covid.“Covid, of course, is obviously going to exacerbate the problem so they're not going to automatically re-engage and this is something young people need help to do.”LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pacey Performance Podcast
Choosing the right wearable tech for your athletes and which is worth the investment, Whoop or Oura(?) with Sian Allen

Pacey Performance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 56:20


This week's guest on the Pacey Performance Podcast is Research Manager at Lululemon, Sian Allen. Before starting her current position, Sian received her PhD in Statistical Modelling of Sports Performance and worked with both the New Zealand and British swimming teams. She has also played football in the Women's Premier League, before starting her academic career studying Sports Science and gaining a master's in Physiology. She is now at Lululemon - an athletic apparel company that designs, distributes, and retails athletic apparel and accessories. Sian is here to talk about wearable tech; she recently published a popular article comparing Whoop and Oura devices on Sportsmith and has Tweeted extensively on the subject. She tells us about the origins of that article, and the overall benefits of using wearable tech as a coach. What's more, Sian also tells us the major differences between the rival brands, the data and metrics they both produce, and the one she would choose herself. Going further into how wearable tech can influence and benefit coaches and athletes, Sian discusses the leading metrics that can flag up potential injuries and illness for coaches, and how wearable tech can help track the menstrual cycle in female athletes. There's also insight into what coaches need to be careful of when using tech, and the common trade-off between accuracy and ease of use. Sian wraps up by discussing the future of wearable tech, and how practitioners can stay ahead of the game. For all this and more, hit play now. This week's topics: The benefits of comparing wearable tech The story behind Sian's ‘Whoop vs. Oura' popular article The main differences between Whoop and Oura – and what Sian would choose The data they both produce during exercise How menstrual cycle tracking can be used when working with female athletes Leading metrics that flag up injuries and illnesses How careful coaches need to be when using wearables to guide athletes The trade-off between accuracy and ease of use Sian's process for finding a wearable that has the metrics that matter The future of wearable tech How practitioners can stay ahead of the game

The Big Story
Can Canada transition both drivers and automakers to electric vehicles?

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 24:27


The federal government has ambitious targets set for the percentage of cars in Canada that will be electric by 2030. We're a long way from meeting them. But research shows hundreds of thousands of Canadians would like to purchase one. They just can't find one, can't afford one, or don't have the access to charging to make it worth their time.Meanwhile, the country's auto manufacturing hub needs help transitioning to be ready for the demand of the next generation of cars. All this adds up to problems at both ends of the supply chain, and a ticking clock making each project and incentive count.GUEST: Zoe Long, Research Manager for SFU's Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team (START)

Next Round
California Burning – Panel Discussion

Next Round

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 62:38


California once again experienced one of the largest wildfires in state history in 2021, in the shadow of a severe drought that is increasing fire danger. In this panel discussion from PRI's annual Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento, policy experts discuss what can be done to reduce wildfires and reform the state's water policies.  The speakers include Steven Greenhut, author of the PRI book Winning the Water Wars; the Hon. Daniel Kolkey, PRI Board Member and Chair of the California Reform Committee; the Hon. James Gallagher, California State Assemblymember of the 3rd District; and Brian Isom, Research Manager, Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University.

Resoundingly Human
Resoundingly Human: 2022 Franz Edelman Competition: General Motors

Resoundingly Human

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 13:26 Very Popular


This podcast is part of a special series featuring the 2022 finalist teams for the INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Advanced Analytics, Operations Research and Management Science, the most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of O.R. and advanced analytics. For more than four decades, the Edelman Award has recognized contributions that are transforming how we approach some of the world's most complex problems. Finalists for the Edelman Award have contributed to a cumulative impact of more than $336 billion since the award's inception, as well as countless other nonmonetary benefits. The winner of this year's award will be announced at the 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, April 3-5. Joining me for this episode are Peiling Wu-Smith, Research Manager and Technical Fellow, and Kathryn Schumacher, Staff Researcher, both with the Advanced Analytics Center of Expertise in Chief Data & Analytics Office, to discuss the finalist entry from the team at General Motors. General Motors (GM) is on a journey toward helping to create a world with zero emissions, zero crashes and zero congestion. Decisions on new product content, packaging and pricing are central to this goal and the GM customer experience. Vehicle Content Optimization (VCO) helps GM make these decisions while offering a full-line portfolio of vehicles that meet the vast diversity of customer needs and preferences. Developed entirely within GM, VCO combines advanced consumer market research, discrete choice models and novel optimization algorithms into a user-friendly, fully productionized system which has had a significant impact on GM's Global Vehicle Development process.

The Sunday Show
State Media, Social Media, and the Conflict in Ukraine

The Sunday Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 59:35


In this podcast, we're going to listen in on a panel discussion hosted by the Stanford Cyber Policy Center on State Media, Social Media, and the Conflict in Ukraine. Convened by Nate Persily, Co-director of the Cyber Policy Center and James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, the panel considers the moves taken in recent days by governments and technology platforms, and the implications for the ways state-sponsored media and information will be regulated in the future. Guests include: Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy at Meta, which operates Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Yoel Roth, Head of Site Integrity at Twitter Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center and former Member of European Parliament Renée DiResta, Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory Alex Stamos, Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory and former Chief Security Officer of Facebook Alicia Wanless, Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Mike McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

The City Club of Cleveland Podcast
My Gorilla Teacher: Primates, Zoos, and the Conservation Journey

The City Club of Cleveland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 60:00


A recent birth of a baby gorilla at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo--the first in their 139 year history--has focused the community's attention on the plight of the Western lowland gorilla, a critically endangered species. The zoo has used this as an opportunity to raise awareness about and financial support for the conservation work they do around the globe, and specifically with gorilla populations in Africa.rnrnThe future of zoos in America is increasingly as focused on wildlife conservation around the globe as it is on providing local visitors with an opportunity to encounter the animal kingdom. With a complicated historical legacy and a commitment to ecological stewardship, zoo leaders have their work cut out for them in the 21st century. At the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, leaders are learning how to do this through their work with primates.rnrnExecutive Director of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo since 2012, Chris Kuhar has devoted a great deal of his career to work with primates, previously serving as the zoo's Curator of Primates and Small Mammals, and as Research Manager at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Kuhar has also served as Chair of the Board for the Association of Zoos and Aquarium.

ListenUp!
Dr. Paula Folkeard and Dr. Susan Scollie - The Research That's Changing Hearing Aids

ListenUp!

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 28:32


Dr. Paula Folkeard is a registered audiologist and the Research Manager for Western University's audiology department, where she's served for more than 12 years in total. Dr. Folkeard has worked in both the higher education and clinical fields of audiology. She also worked as an audiologist for the London Ear Clinic before entering into her research. Much of her work is centered on adult amplification and the devices themselves. Dr. Susan Scollie is an audiology research professional and Professor for Western University's audiology department. She is considered a global leader in the world of personalized methods for pediatric hearing aids. Her areas of interest include hearing aids, pediatric audiology, and simulation in an educational environment. She has had over 12 publications and has received multiple awards for her work, including the Marion Downs Pediatric Audiology Award. In this episode… The research behind hearing aids, especially in comparison to other medical tools, is rapidly evolving and growing. A greater push is being made for hearing technology to not only amplify but maintain the quality of sound as well. Since hearing aids are so closely tied to quality of life in a practical sense, every step towards improvement can help patients lead more fulfilling lives.  Dr. Paula Folkeard and Dr. Susan Scollie are both at the National Centre for Audiology, leading teams that are performing this valuable research. They have worked with Earlens and other companies to improve both the methodology and the underlying technology for better hearing instruments. Today, they step out of the lab to discuss their work. In this episode of the ListenUp! Podcast, Dr. Mark Syms hosts Dr. Paula Folkeard and Dr. Susan Scollie of the National Centre for Audiology at Western University to discuss hearing aids and the research that goes into them. They go through the tests and approaches they've used as well as the interesting results and conclusions they've found. They also touch on topics such as hearing quality, patient response to different hearing levels, and the current limitations for hearing aids.

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