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Aug 27, 2020

In this episode of the Cohere podcast, I speak with Will Roberts, a data scientist at IBM, about the implications of data science and AI for online communities.

Will and I talk through:

  • A definition of AI / ML
  • How machine learning is being applied in the enterprise
  • More specifically, how ML & AI are / might be...

Aug 11, 2020

Vincent Boon is a giant in the community space. A natural community leader, Vincent initially saw the power of community when hundreds of people began to show up to learn to play poker at his meetup.

From there Vince went on to build pioneering communities in the gaming space, and create a fundamentally new model...

Jul 31, 2020

Today the term "disruption" is commonly used in business to signal a wide range of disparate concepts - from new business initiatives to an individual or team pursuing seemingly innovative strategies. The concept of disruption comes from Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation, which he explored in his...

Jun 8, 2020

In the developed world, the promise of social media (including Facebook) to create positive change has fallen well short of the mark. Mass social media is becoming increasingly manipulative and toxic. 

In the developing world, mass social media's negative effects are even more dangerous, as manipulation and...

May 26, 2020

I spoke with Randy Farmer about the recent increase in virtual community participation triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this bonus episode (~15 min), I speak with virtual community pioneer Randy Farmer about this influx of new participants, how they are likely different from your current community cohort, how...