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Conversations with technologists about technology. Hosted by Hacker Noon's Editorial Team: David Smooke, Natasha Nel, Utsav Jaiswal, Limarc Ambalina, and Arthur Tkachenko.

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E30 - Why is Hackernoon.com leaving Medium?

Episode 30 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with David Smooke, CEO and founder of https://Hackernoon.com.In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews David Smooke concerning the future of Hackernoon.com. They discuss some of the recent events concerning Medium, and why Hackernoon.com will eventually be moving away from Medium with the coming launch of Hacker Noon 2.0. Music by Derek Bernard — https://haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski —  https://trentlapinski.com

58mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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E15 - Emerging Technologies with Venture Capitalist Julian Moncada

Episode 15 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Venture Capitalist Julian Moncada.In this episode Trent Lapinski and Julian Moncada discuss emerging technologies such as blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, to artificial intelligence. “I think that is really important that if you’re a hacker or developer that you balance the excitement you have around a new technology, around a new potential problem to solve, with the opportunity in the market and building a sustainable business.”“If you build one without the other, if you have a great business plan, or you have some amazing idea but its not feasible, technically you’re not going to get very far.”“I also think the inverse is true, you can build amazing tech, but if you haven’t thought through the market for it, or the value proposition it offers. Whether its a market we’re use to or whether it is a completely new market that doesn’t mimic anything today, if you had to make a call on that side of your business that can be very challenging as well.” —Julian MoncadaProduction and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

36mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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E54 - Nontechnical Founder Interview: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Zack Hurley

Episode 54 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Zack Hurley Co-Founder and CEO of Indie Source, entrepreneur with experience working with private and public sector organizations in the fields of business consulting for sales and marketing strategy, operational logistics. Listen to the interview on iTunes or watch on YouTube.In this episode Patrick Murray interviews Zack Hurley from Indie Source. You get to discover what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, and how to overcome the imposter syndrome while building new business. “Living the 4 hour work week was mind blowing to me”.  “I finally understood that you don't need to spend 10 or 20 years in a corporation to be an entrepreneur and starting your own thing. You just flipped everything that I knew about what I had to do on a tech. I don't have to wait”. — Zack Hurley Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production Host: Patrick Murray  P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes.Also check out the top stories from June, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.

1hr 32mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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E61 - We Are Living in the Simulation Hypothesis with Riz Virk

E61 - The Simulation Hypothesis: Exploring The Real with Riz Virk  Episode 61 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Author/Entrepreneur Riz VirkListen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Riz Virk to discuss his recently published book, The Simulation Hypothesis.  In a world where the nature of our being in this place we call reality is so often taken for granted amidst the need to sustain the status quo, Riz explores the very real possibility (and in some schools of thought, a very real PROBability) that what we experience as “real” is in fact a simulation akin to a video game with it’s quests, achievements, and leveling up through our experiences. “What is Science and what is Religion? Both are attempts to try to find the truth about our physical reality and what is inside or outside of that reality and what the rules are. In the Simulation Hypothesis what science is actually discovering is what we in the video game world would call a physics engine.” “The Simulation Hypothesis is a model that we live in an information-based reality that’s being rendered for each of us may end up coming closer to explaining these things than a lot of other models that are out there.”  — Riz Virk Host, production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/ https://community.hackernoon.com/ https://contribute.hackernoon.com/ https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/ https://podcast.hackernoon.com/ https://twitter.com/hackernoon/ https://facebook.com/hackernoon/ P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out this month’s top stories, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.

1hr 11mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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E40 - The Technology and Humanity Interface with Cris Beasley of Hack Reality

Episode 40 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Cris Beasley of Hack Reality, a podcast that explores technology, creativity and love. Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Cris Beasley from Hack Reality, you get to learn about how technology interfaces with humanity, what pitfalls may occur and how technology helps to build better future for humanity. “I am also spinning up a lab to bring together artists and technologists to create performance pieces that stretch consciousness and alter consciousness.” “I thought a lot over the last few years of how we can be responsible technology-makers and make things that make us more even.” “And I believe that we absolutely can transcend where we are in our current humanity. As long as we are building things that have this intent.” “Then the question becomes how can you tell whether you are building something that is helping or hurting.” - Cris Beasley Production and music by Derek Bernard - haberdasherband.com/productionHost: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com https://hackernoon.com/ https://community.hackernoon.com/https://contribute.hackernoon.com/https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/https://podcast.hackernoon.com/https://twitter.com/hackernoon/https://facebook.com/hackernoon/

48mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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E60 - $1B in Orders on LeafLink's Platform with CEO Ryan G. Smith

Episode 60 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Ryan G. Smith of LeafLinkLeafLink has become a major player in the cannabis space, recently raising $35M in their series B fund raise. Discover how LeafLink provides solutions in the cannabis space by streamlining the ordering, transparency, and sales rep processes with a robust online community and order management tools.Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube.In this episode, Patrick Murray interviews Ryan G. Smith on how LeafLink grew to $1B in orders on their platform, making up 16% of all B2B orders in the U.S. More at http://firstbillion.leaflink.com/. Ryan also goes over how LeafLink became the first cannabis company named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list and Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise and more! “The use case, real quick, is if you are purchasing manager at a dispensary, typically you would text, email, phone call 30-50 brands every week or so to stock your shelves, now you can go on LeafLink, create a multi-brand cart, hit submit, and then those invoices get sent out to all those brands, and then they have some SaaS tools which help them then manage the life cycle of the order internally all the way through to delivery.” “I’m confident about going through these processes but a lot of it is being comfortable, being uncomfortable knowing you don’t know. Those phrases that are too often used, but it’s true. If you think you’ve got it all figured out, nobody wants to deal with people like that. Everyone is just like an old baby, pretty much like an old child” - Ryan G. Smith Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/ https://community.hackernoon.com/ https://contribute.hackernoon.com/ https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/ https://podcast.hackernoon.com/ https://twitter.com/hackernoon/ https://facebook.com/hackernoon/ P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes.Also check out this month’s top stories, all the latest stories, and today’s homepage.

1hr 21mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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E41 - AI and Past Rediscovery with Robert Adamson

Episode 41 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Robert Adamson, a computer programmer and science fiction writer. This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Discover why developers love DigitalOcean and get started with a free $100 credit at https://do.co/hackernoonListen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube.In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Robert Adamson, you get to discover Rob’s recent app which helps you to identify aliens and learn about ancient civilizations and how we can use AI and machine learning to rediscover our past. “Something is not real, something about this whole reality thing is not right. And so simulated reality is a theory that we are living in the computer simulation.” “The Earth as we know it is really simulated, some really advanced civilizations in the future could not computered in.” “The virtual reality... we go there for whatever reason maybe to learn, to get education whatever. That is the theory of simulated reality. And it seems to answer all kinds of questions. Because you are thinking universe is data as opposed to matter in time and space.”— Robert Adamson Production and music by Derek Bernard - haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com https://hackernoon.com/ https://community.hackernoon.com/https://contribute.hackernoon.com/https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/https://podcast.hackernoon.com/https://twitter.com/hackernoon/https://facebook.com/hackernoon/ 

46mins

2 May 2019

Rank #7

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E17 - Hacking The Self with Nick Jankel

Episode 17 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with serial entrepreneur and author Nick Seneca Jankel.In this episode Trent Lapinskiand Nick Seneca Jankel discuss consciousness hacking, his new book Spiritual Atheist, and how to be a spiritual person without giving into religion or ideology.“I am hacking capitalism to make a more connected World.”“We’ve got to use this technological power, this power of business, creative power, and we’ve got to take on some big problems.”“What is purpose? Well, purpose is like love in action. It is that love and kindness that comes out into I’m going to take on this community issue, I’m going to take on a bigger social problem then I was before. Until we can access purpose within, and keep it stable within us, that control and protect mode of a monkey will keep going ‘forget the purpose, lets make another million, that would be really cool, then we’ll be loved’.” —Nick Seneca JankelProduction and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

44mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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E43 - A Look At the Current and Future Cryptocurrency Landscape with Writer, Noam Levenson

Episode 43 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Writer, Noam Levenson. This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by Indeed Prime.  Visit https://www.indeedprime.com/hackernoon/ to flip the script on the job search and join now for access to resumé reviews, 1:1 sessions with technical career coaches, personalized work-style assessments and even negotiation tips to help seal the deal. Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode Hacker Noon Producer, Derek Bernard interviews Writer, Noam Levenson. Topics discussed are around the current and future global effects of cryptocurrency on the economy and the world community. "I think this is kind of a larger question that people sometimes approach in the wrong way" “I am not sure that in these kinds of cases centralization is necessarily bad. I think the important question is not that it's decentralized or centralized. It’s that the potential for a monopoly is impossible.” — Noam LevensonProduction and music by Derek Bernard - haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/ https://community.hackernoon.com/ https://contribute.hackernoon.com/ https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/ https://podcast.hackernoon.com/ https://twitter.com/hackernoon/ https://facebook.com/hackernoon/ 

43mins

14 May 2019

Rank #9

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E35 - France in the Blockchain Ecosystem with Karim Sabba from Paris Blockchain Week

Episode 35 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Karim Sabba, French entrepreneur and founder of Paris Blockchain Week. https://pbwsummit.com Use code: HACKERNOON30 for 30% off. **************** This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Join a community of over 3.5 million developers learning how to build and scale high performance web apps on the simplest cloud platform. With a flat, pay as you go pricing structure and monthly caps across all global data centers, DigitalOcean makes it easy to get the computer resources you need without the billing surprises you get from other cloud providers. Discover why developers love DigitalOcean and get started with a free $50 credit at https://do.co/hackernoon **************** In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Karim Sabba, French entrepreneur and founder of Paris Blockchain Week. "I jumped into this new ecosystem where I saw returns that I had never seen in my life. And that was what caught me in. That was the bait, and it was a good bait. But afterwards I started to dive into all those projects and I remember, I don't want to name it because my apprehension of this was a bit weird, but basically I saw this project and for a long time I thought it was a scam, and maybe it is, but still they showed that you can technically be able to open bank accounts for unbanked people without them having to read or be tech-savvy. And that was my 'aha!' moment." - Karim Sabba Production and music by Derek Bernard -https://haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/ https://community.hackernoon.com/ https://contribute.hackernoon.com/ https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/ https://podcast.hackernoon.com/ https://twitter.com/hackernoon/ https://facebook.com/hackernoon/ Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

25mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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E14 - Blockchain and Future Tech from the Crow's Nest with Daniel Jefferies

Episode 14 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Science Fiction author, and futurist Daniel Jeffries.In this episode Trent Lapinski and Daniel Jeffries discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, AI, future technology, and philosophy.“We need to stop throwing the damn baby out with the bathwater, and assume that decentralized everything just works because it’s decentralized.”“These things that we have now, they are still in their earliest phase. We barely understand them. They are going to evolve into something so mind boggling different from what we have today.”“We have to look to each structure, and abstract out the things that work and create new mitigation systems that solve the problems of the existing ones, and when we make the next iteration we stand on the shoulders of giants.” — Daniel JeffriesProduction and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

45mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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E53 - The Journey of Entrepreneurship with Jake Goldman

Episode 53 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jake Goldman, founder and director of 10up, a top WordPress-centric digital agency. This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Discover why developers love DigitalOcean and get started with a free $50 credit at https://do.co/hackernoon Listen to the interview on iTunes or watch on YouTube. In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Jake Goldman, founder of 10up, a top WordPress-centric digital agency. You get to discover Jake’s entrepreneurial background, his career path and the projects Jake is working on today. “To me entrepreneurism is something you happen to find yourself doing when you have a really good idea and you have some notion of the business that you want to be in. You are determined to make it successful.” — Jake Goldman Production and music by Derek Bernard - haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com https://hackernoon.com/ https://community.hackernoon.com/ https://contribute.hackernoon.com/ https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/ https://podcast.hackernoon.com/ https://twitter.com/hackernoon/ https://facebook.com/hackernoon/ Also check out the top stories from June, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.

38mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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E21 - Hacking The Tokenization of Assets with Danny An of TrustToken

Episode 21 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Danny An, CEO and Co-Founder of TrustToken.Today’s show would not be possible without Digital Ocean. Learn more at do.co/hackernoon. In this episode Trent Lapinski and Danny An discuss tokenized assets, stable coins, True USD, and cryptocurrency.“Compliance is definitely a top priority for us.”“True USD is meant to be as regulatory compliant as possible. We recently published a stable coin code of ethics, where we said, ‘hey, here is some of the things we learned about creating a stable coin, and some of the past lessons we learned historically.’”“We’re never actually going to prevent redemptions, because we think a stable coin is only good as its ability to redeem the underlying US dollars. We said we would never influence the price of a stable coin purposely by offering discounts. We will continue to be as regulatory compliant as possible and sustain the stable coin so it is not knocked down by miscompliance.”— Danny AnProduction and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

36mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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E44 - Is Decentralized Governance The Future of Tokenized Assets? - Andy Bromberg

Is Decentralized Governance The Future of Tokenized Assets? - Andy BrombergEpisode 44 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Andy Bromberg, CEO and founder of CoinList.This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Discover why developers love DigitalOcean and get started with a free $50 credit at https://do.co/hackernoon Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Andy Bromberg, CEO and founder of CoinList. You get to discover the latest happenings in the blockchain industry, the future of ICO, and where the markets are in 2019. "It's a little bit like if in the early 90's we were trying to figure out what the best consumer product for the internet was going to be. You know we might have some ideas, but let's actually nail down some of this infrastructure first so we can actually build those consumer projects, and see them launch and have success there ...  A lot of people I hear are like, 'why hasn't there been consumer adoption yet?' And the simple answer is that the pipes just aren't there, the infrastructures not there. You know, it was ok in hindsight that we didn't have games being used by a hundred million people in 1992 on the internet, and we had to spend some time building things out first." "I'm short term bearish on the tokenized assets, "security token", subset of the space. Long term I'm incredibly bullish. I think more and more assets will move to be represented digitally on a Blockchain, but in the short term I don't quite see it. I think it's going to be a little while before we get there. A lot of infrastructure needs to built out; investor demand needs to be built up." "A lot of the value of crypto right now has been in speculation and financial instruments, and so decentralized finance makes a lot of sense at first, but then moving to some of these other things, like decentralized governance, that seems like a natural next step as more and more people become involved." — Andy Bromberg Production and music by Derek Bernard - haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com https://hackernoon.com/ https://community.hackernoon.com/ https://contribute.hackernoon.com/ https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/ https://podcast.hackernoon.com/ https://twitter.com/hackernoon/ https://facebook.com/hackernoon/ 

30mins

16 May 2019

Rank #14

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E22 - The Cannabis Conference Hack with Alex Rogers

Episode 22 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Alex Rogers, CEO of ICBC the International Cannabis Business Conference.In this episode Trent Lapinski and Alex Rogers discuss the cannabis industry, legalization, regulations, and what is happening internationally around the World as cannabis moves out of prohibition.“Our tech stuff is still considered fairly pedestrian in our industry, but that’s what makes it so exciting of an opportunity.”“We see a lot of tech guys, and business guys coming into the cannabis space and they’ve seen it before, they know what is going on. It is just a simple analogy.”“You see a lot of marriages between tech and business in the cannabis space that are creating some amazing breakthroughs and developments.” — Alex RogersProduction and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

30mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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Blockchain, Cardano and Smart Contracts with Charles Hoskinson - Cardano Co-Founder, CEO of IOHK

Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode HackerHodl (Utsav) interviews Cardano co-Founder and IOHK CEO, Charles Hoskinson. They discuss Cardano as a blockchain and an enabler of functional Smart Contracts to drive scalable, secure, and fast transactions over the chain. Cardano just launched their Shelley update that is also an incentivized testnet. “The model for smart contracts is broken or people were sold this idea that your entire application lives on the Blockchain. The reality is it doesn't. It's a service oriented architecture. So if you're gonna have your own servers, you have clients, you have a server-client model, but there's certain parts of your business logic in your application that are too trusted. So you take them out.” “People forget the 19th century. America had hundreds of private money. All of them failed. So then after the first generation, people said, wow, this stuff is here to stay. We can decentralize trust, create a common source of truth amongst people. We can push money around. The problem with Bitcoin is that it is blind, deaf and dumb. It doesn't understand the world around it. You can't do smart transactions.”  — Charles Hoskinson P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out this month’s top stories, cryptocurrency stories, and today’s homepage.

1hr 9mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Will Julian Assange Be Extradited? An Interview with Criminal Defense Attorney Vinoo Varghese

A news breaking special episode of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with criminal defense attorney Vinoo Varghese. "Your question of is Julian Assange going to be extradited to the US? The answer is going to be yes." Vinoo Varghese, Criminal Defense Attorney This is a special episode of the Hacker Noon Podcast. We just wrapped up an interview with criminal defense attorney, Vinoo Varghese, where we spent about 10-minutes discussing the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Due to the timeliness of this story, we decided to release this clip from the episode. The full episode will be released in several weeks, and discusses a range of other topics. Host: Trent Lapinski — https://trentlapinski.com http://twitter.com/trentlapinski Music by Derek Bernard  — http:// haberdasherband.com/production

10mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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E18 - Hacking The Job Market via Lambda School with Austen Allred

Episode 18 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Austen Allred, the CEO and founder of Lambda School.Today’s show would not be possible without Digital Ocean. Get started on DigitalOcean for free with a free $100 credit at do.co/hackernoon. In this episode Trent Lapinski and Austen Allred discuss learning programming and how Lambda School trains software engineers.“We want to get the point where 90% of our students are hired within 90-days of graduation.”“For us, it is very important that when you graduate from Lambda, we want to say, ‘this person has a stamp of approval they understand these 120 things, and we know that and we verified that and people stand by them.’”“In the longterm that will matter a lot when it comes to employers and hiring. They will know what a Lambda graduate means.” — Austen AllredProduction and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

22mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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E52 - The Future of Centralized Internet with Mahbod Moghadam

Episode 52 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with serial entrepreneur Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of GENIUS and co-founder and CCO of Everipedia. Listen to the interview on iTunes or watch on YouTube.In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of GENIUS and co-founder and CCO of Everipedia, wiki-based online encyclopedia. You get to discover the future of the Internet, blockchain and current projects Mahbod is working on. "The blockchain stuff, the plan seems to be to destroy the centralized Internet. And some people in the centralized Internet seem to be showing love". "Are they trying to co-opt this? Like the 10 million dollars question is if someone going to destroy Facebook? Or is Facebook just going to co-opt whatever someone else builds like they did with Snapchat?" "My mission in life is to get people to come out of their privacy. You embrace digital real estate”. — Mahbod Moghadam Production and music by Derek Bernard - haberdasherband.com/production Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out the top stories from June, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.

38mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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Top Articles - Cassie Kozyrkov - Why Businesses Fail At Machine Learning

Top Articles is Hacker Noon's way of highlighting the best from the community of contributing authors. "Why Businesses Fail At Machine Learning" by Cassie Kozyrkov Cassie is Chief Decision Scientist at Google, where they've coined the term "Decision Intelligence Engineering", which is a service offered by Google designed to assist businesses in assessing their applied machine learning needs. This article is from June 2018. Cassy explores the idea that when businesses attempt to utilize applied machine learning, they have a habit of attempting to reinvent the wheel Cassie Kozyrkov - https://hackernoon.com/@kozyrkov The Article - https://hackernoon.com/why-businesses-fail-at-machine-learning-fbff41c4d5db

8mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #20