Audio Trend Report - 1 - Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence

Presenting the first Audio Trend Report by 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast. Michael and Phil are joined by an esteemed panel to discuss the future of AR, VR, and AI. What are the human elements of these technologies? Who most controls how these technologies develop, and whom they serve? What is the distinction between AR and VR? What are some uses for these technologies not motivated by profit or entertainment? And more. Recorded live at Sylvain Labs in New York City. Introducing our excellent panel:

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Laura Mignott

Laura Mignott is the CEO of DFlash, a New York-based event marketing & production company and creator/host of the highly rated Reset Podcast, powered by Bose. DFlash is a fast paced, brand experience agency that combines cutting-edge digital strategy and experiential marketing, to tell stories for brands big and small. In the last six years, DFlash, has catered to some of the world’s largest brands like Bose, Netflix, Samsung & Visa as well as  numerous successful startups creating custom events and activations. Laura is a creative storyteller, with a strategic mindset and relentless hustle. She's affectionately known as the #Bosslady, with the warm smile. She believes in hard work and good karma. As a constant student of history, she holds a BA from NYU and MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She lives in NYC and is always on the hunt for the next great cocktail bar. 

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Adaora Udoji

Adaora Udoji  produces and manages media at the intersection of emerging technology.  She is also an adjunct professor at NYU, the Tisch School, Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Adaora is an  award winning storyteller who produces film, video, virtual reality and augmented reality media.  She’s worked across both the creative and business sides of broadcast television, digital natives and venture capital in a variety of roles:  corporate strategist, executive, producer,  correspondent/anchor, and angel investor.

 Previously, she was interim president of the highly acclaimed media-tech startup, News Deeply; which Time Magazine calls, “the future of news. This followed a career in broadcast news working across multiple platforms:  television, cable, radio and the internet at networks, public radio and digital native outlets( ABC News, CNN, and public radio).  Her recognitions include the following:  2005 Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University and Peabody Awards (CNN); and by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for (ABC News).  Essence Magazine named her among the 25 most influential African-Americans. Fast Company, The Montclair Magazine and Black Enterprise, among others have profiled her work.

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Joey Camire

Joey Camire is a Principal, Founding Team at Sylvain Labs. In addition to nurturing Sylvain Labs’ culture, Joey leads projects for blue chip clients like GM, Google, AB-InBev, Bloomberg and more. His calls for a more empathetic approach to strategy have made him a respected authority on social influence and cultural change. Joey has spoken at events like Social Media Week, been interviewed for podcasts like 2 Dope Boys, and written for numerous publications including Wired, Huffington Post, The Drum, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, PSFK, The Egoist, and Shots