Looking for Humanity in Data

Data isn't only a story of numbers … or information … or insight. We forget, it is also about the people who interpret that data. Looking for Humanity in Data seeks to explain the ways in which behavioral data represents the mind and emotions of those who generate it. We do this by engaging with data science specialists and practitioners in this space. Our purpose is to translate from the scientific to the every day impact of technology on the individual. We'll discuss topics about information collection, privacy and governance, increased contextualization and what is at stake for everyone.
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Apr 12, 2016

Welcome Jonathan Kreindler, CEO and Co-Founder of Receptiviti.  Receptiviti is a language-based personality analytics technology company.


In this episode we discuss:

  • James Pennebaker's (Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Receptiviti) work in the study of written language and as a way to understand people, their emotions, prediction of behaviours.
  • The two classes of words and how this impacts understanding of human psychology. 
  • The fallacy of Meyers' Briggs (MBTI Personality Scoring)
  • How can Receptiviti be applied to the organization
  • What is the vision for Receptivity in the next 5-10 years?


Mar 7, 2016


Rob HighWelcome Rob High.  Rob is an IBM Fellow, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Watson Solutions, IBM Software Group. He has overall responsibility to drive Watson Solutions, technical strategy and thought leadership. As a key member of the Watson Solutions Leadership team, Rob works collaboratively with the Watson engineering, research, and development teams across IBM.


In this episode we discuss:

  • The definition of cognitive computing
  • How Watson aiding the advancement of health care 
  • Chef Watson and recommendation on recipes
  • Advanced cognitive systems and how they're applied across different mediums
  • The future of AI - Should humans be fearful?