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Amit Gupta on Optimism in a Pessimist's World

Converge: The Business of Creativity Podcast with Dane Sanders

Amit Gupta is an entrepreneur, writer, and serial optimist. He’s also a personal friend of Dane’s, and in this episode, Dane and Amit discuss the past, the present, and - with Amit’s own brand of optimistic clarity - the future. Amit is, in his own words a “relatively successful entrepreneur”, though we would argue his success is more than relative. Among other various startups, he is the founder of Photojojo, an online photography store which he sold in 2014 after recovering from an aggressive form of leukemia. From there, he began exploring his creative side as a science fiction author, which is what inspired him to develop his most recent project with fellow writer and business partner, James.Sudowrite is an AI writing tool that Amit and James invented to help writers get real-time feedback and suggestions. His hope is that not only will their program help people overcome writers’ block, it can also help solve some of the issues of isolation that writers experience. You can learn more about Amit and Sudowrite here:sudowrite.comamitgupta.comjamesyu.org[2:57]Amit tells a bit about his history as a tech entrepreneur, from playing around with HTML in college to his first startup and working as an intern with Seth Godin.[5:08]Amit tells a story about a traumatic event that happened to him with some friends on the train tracks, which Dane says shows not only Amit’s resilience, but also that he hasn’t led a charmed life of the entrepreneur destined for success..[8:07]In 2011, Amit was unexpectedly diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, throwing him into a whirlwind of treatment and recovery, and subsequently began a national campaign for stem cell donation awareness.[12:44]“Suffering is never an inevitability, it’s a universal human experience. But those who suffer and respond to suffering, in a way that somehow transcends the suffering is the kind of person that I want to learn from.”[14:02] After his recovery, Amit changed the course he had been on and began to write science fiction, to pursue a passion for imagining a world made possible by technology.[15:39] “The fiction that we're deluged with is so often dystopian. And it really concerns me that if we are just seeing the imaginations of our most creative people being devoted to how terrible the future could be, we're not going to be able to dream other ways that could be wonderful.”[20:13] Amit shares some of the ways that getting sick changed his perspective and choices in life, and how he struggles to remember what the things are that really matter.[22:21] The book Replay by Ken Grimwood is a reminder of the universal possibilities that exist for each of us in this life.[24:10] Amit introduces us to his newest creation, Sudowrite, an AI-based creative writing tool.[29:00] Dane admits to gushing when it comes to how cool Sudowrite is, and how much it could change the landscape for writers and open up new possibilities.[32:14] Amet shares his thoughts on where he thinks the future is going.


23 Jun 2022

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01 - Being Bitten By the Entrepreneurial Bug - Amit Gupta - co-Founder gogoBus

India GameChanger

Welcome to the first episode of the India GameChanger - How Technology Is Changing the Game in India. India GameChanger was joined by Amit Gupta, a co-Founder of gogoBus.  gogoBus is building the safest intercity bus network in India. Some of the topics Amit covered: Moving into the eCommerce space in 2012 The transition from corporate to small company culture Recognizing the lack of affordable transport in India Building back and front-end systems for bus companies 400,000 buses coming to a standstill as COVID hit Bus route optimization Improving accessibility and affordability Customer satisfaction across the value chain How data helps efficiency Handling revenue leaks Building a payment system? Possible partnerships in the insurance world Building and branding their own buses Some other titles we considered: Making a Conscious Call as a Business Person Where is My Bus? Helping People Slowly Find Value Moving Forward Piece by Piece Positively Impacting Not Only the Society But Also the Environment This episode was expertly produced by Isabelle Goh.


8 May 2022

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Why is Millets the new Super Grain of India? | Amit Gupta, Co-Founder, and CEO, Native Roots

The Brand Called You

Millets, a popular superfood, had their Cinderella moment recently. In her Union Budget speech, Nirmala Sitharaman, the Finance Minister of India, announced 2022-23 as the ‘International Year of Millets.’ She said, “Support will be provided for post-harvest value addition, enhancing domestic consumption, and for branding millet products nationally and internationally.” Earlier, the country had termed 2018 the ‘National Year of Millets’ to boost the production of the nutrient-rich cereal. (Source: Hindustan Times) People are realizing that they can meet their nutritional requirements by just eating right. Everyone is connecting to farms and moving back to their native food habits. We have seen the consequences of eating junk food. During COVID-19, people have realized, in India people are still doing better as compared to the western world just because they are eating a balanced diet. We have those ingredients in our diet that make sure our immunity is good. Today we have the CEO and Co-Founder of Native Roots, Amit Gupta, to talk to us about how we can include native ingredients in our diet and make it balanced and fill our nutritional requirements. He is also the Co-Founder and COO of the Foodshaala Foundation.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tbcy/support


29 Mar 2022

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#30 - Amit Gupta: Unleashing Creativity with Artificial Intelligence

The Disruptors - Innovation, Startups and Growth

Amit Gupta is one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. He was one of the early pioneers of the coworking movement, he created a photography company called Photojojo that enjoyed a rabid following and was eventually acquired. And now he’s working on Sudowrite, an AI enabled writing assistant.In this conversation we get into Amit’s background, what he learned working with Seth Godin, how he approaches building products with personality, what he’s learned about building AI-enabled products, and much more.Follow Amit on Twitter: https://twitter.com/superamitLearn more about Sudowrite at https://www.sudowrite.com/PODCAST INFOPodcast website: https://manifold.group/podcastApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3EbkMEkSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nqwNiDRSS: https://bit.ly/3ntcFw1Full episodes playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HqCM09dwh6otuU7TArkq8JClips playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqR-lZH65HrrlaeQZnf1sicFkprjpqkSOCIAL:- Sean Johnson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intentionally- Sean Johnson on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/seanjohnson- Sean Johnson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentionally_- Manifold on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manifold_group- Manifold on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/m/company/manifold-group- Manifold on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themanifoldgroup- Manifold on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manifold_group/- Manifold on Medium: https://medium.com/build-better-products


11 Jan 2022

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An AI Cure for Writer's Block - Sudowrite with Amit Gupta

Just Raised

This section of the show notes is written by a human, Joe Sweeny, but at the bottom, I include segments written by Sudowrite. Amit Gupta is the founder of Sudowrite, an AI tool for fiction writers. Sudowrite is a very early stage company, only three months old, but it's software can generate writing of a quality that is just mind blowing. It's built on the Open AI Foundation's GPT-3 and other natural language processing models. Amit is really exploring the future of human AI collaboration. On the show, we talk about what will happen when these algorithms become so commodified that anyone will have access to software that can write novels in an instant.  And maybe even more importantly, what an optimistic utopian view of that future looks like. Here are a few samples of what Sudowrite can generate based on the text above: As Amit says, "We're just scratching the surface of what this kind of technology will be able to do in the future." As he explained, he didn't build it just to write books. It's designed to help people out of whatever need whatever they need it to do. He said that this is just the beginning of how AI can be used to help humans with their creative endeavors. He said that it's just the beginning, and there's so much more that is coming The company has a very small amount of seed funding from a few investors. In the future, Amit wants to work on other formats as well as improve the quality of the writing as well as work on other areas as computational journalism. Here's a short story generated by Sudowrite based on the first paragraph I wrote above: I was in my office when I got the call. "Hello?" "Amit Gupta?" "Yes." "This is John Smith. With the United States Department of Defense." "John Smith? What can I do for you?" "It's about your company. Sudowrite." "I'm listening." John Smith cleared his throat. "We're interested in acquiring you. We want to buy all of your company, lock, stock, and barrel." "All of it? But I barely started it." "We want all of it. The technology, the team, the IP, the whole nine yards." "You mean all of Sudowrite?" "Yes." "But there's no way-" "I've spoken with your investors. They're willing to sign an NDA and come to Washington." Washington? They wanted to meet me in Washington? I was getting a bad feeling about this. "How much are you willing to pay for Sudowrite?" "I can't tell you that. We want to put the deal together first. However, I'll tell you this. We're willing to pay whatever it takes." That was actually encouraging. I let out a breath I didn't realize I was holding. "Okay. I'll talk to my investors." I hung up and immediately called my attorney. He'd know if this was legit or not. When he answered the phone, I said, "You're not going to believe what just happened." I told him about the call. He told me to call right back. "I'm calling my lawyer right now. I'll call you back in five minutes." He called back five minutes later. "This sounds legit. Someone's really interested in Sudowrite."


1 Oct 2021

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064 - Guest: Amit Gupta, AI Writing Assistant Creator

Artificial Intelligence and You

This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Amit Gupta has an amazing life story and is only just getting started. After a close encounter with death, he changed jobs, took up writing science fiction, and wrote an AI to help him. That AI - Sudowrite - is an amazingly capable and creative application of GPT-3 that earned a feature in The New Yorker, and we dig into what it does and how it does it. Writing is about to be transformed. Mention AI and You when applying for Sudowrite beta access and Amit will move you to the head of the line! All this plus our usual look at today's AI headlines. Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.


6 Sep 2021

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S2 E1 - Amit Gupta of Yulu Bikes

Maharajas of Scale

Welcome to Season 2. After a rocking Season 1, we are back yet again with amazing speakers. In this Episode 1 of Season 2, we feature Amit Gupta of Yulu Bikes. Remember those cute small little bikes that we see in the central business districts of cities such as Bangalore, that's Yulu for you. Amit has seen a startup or two in his life. Amit was a founding team member of InMobi, one of India's lesser known Unicorns. At InMobi, not only was he instrumental in InMobi becoming a Unicorn, he eventually worked on Glance, which became a Unicorn created by another Unicorn. After an amazing ride, Amit decided to use his smarts and experience fixing India's urban transportation problem. He is making a dent or two in the problem. Another outstanding episode for you to listen. Listen, share and leave us a review wherever you get our podcasts.

1hr 16mins

10 Aug 2021

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Startup Fridays Episode 16: ‘Aiming for a million scooters across 7-8 cities in 3-4 years’ — Amit Gupta, Yulu Bikes

Forbes India - The Startup Fridays Podcast

Our guest today is Amit Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Yulu Bikes, an innovative urban mobility company trying to solve the problems of access, availability and affordability for the masses. Gupta previously co-founded ad-tech company InMobi, and AnalyticsWorks, a business intelligence venture. He is also an active angel investor in multiple startups in India and the US. He has an executive MBA from Harvard Business School, and a degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Kanpur, where he is a distinguished alumnus


23 Jul 2021

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Writing Fiction With AI. Sudowrite With Amit Gupta

The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

What if you could use an AI writing tool to help you come up with ideas for sensory detail, character descriptions, story twists, and more? Amit Gupta explains how authors can use Sudowrite in this episode. In the intro, I explain how I'm using Sudowrite, plus AI for Authors: Practical and Ethical Guidelines from the […] The post Writing Fiction With AI. Sudowrite With Amit Gupta first appeared on The Creative Penn.


25 Jun 2021

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149 Writing a more optimistic future with Amit Gupta, Co-founder of Sudowrite

Well Made

Being ingrained in the tech startup world has taken Amit Gupta down a different path than most. After selling his first company Photojojo in 2014, he started traveling, writing sci-fi, and more recently, building Sudowrite. Sudowrite is an app for creative writers that uses AI to beat writer's block.You're probably familiar with predictive text models offering suggestions for sentences in your Gmail or text messages. Sudowrite is built off of Open AI's GPT-3 model, and it generates word patterns based on learnings from millions of sentences online.Amit's passion for writing took him down the path to build Sudowrite. While Sudowrite predicts the paths for a most immediate future — what words could come next — Amit's optimistic sci-fi imagines a more long term future. In this episode, he talks about breaking away from the dystopian sci-fi status quo, the upside of robots writing your emails, and how to chisel away at creative blocks by using learned word patterns.Visit the Lumi blog for links, charts, and images.

1hr 8mins

10 Jun 2021