3.15 – Insurance: Who’s Looking Out For You?

Host Walter Isaacson digs back to the origins, and the big data-driven (and micro-duration) future of the insurance industries.

Episode 32: Combining Technology & Creativity…for Social Good

Technology can help humanity achieve sustainable positive social change at scale. According to emergent technology expert Sally Eaves, however, it’s not just the technology: It’s how we choose to use it. On this episode, Sally shares how she is working to bring about the convergence of humanity, technology, creativity and education. Her work with underserved populations around the world is truly inspiring, as is her vision for the future of tech.

3.14 – Fashion: The Politics of Style

In this episode, hear from Walter Isaacson and fashion luminaries as they discuss the technological, political, and personal underpinnings behind fashion revolutions of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries.

3.13 – Public Transportation: Moving Us Forward

In this moving episode of Trailblazers, we take an exclusive look inside the history, and ahead to the intriguing future, of public transportation.

Episode 30: Keeping Eyes Healthy and Saving Vision…with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is coming to the healthcare industry, and with it the promise of more accurate imaging interpretation, earlier detection of disease, and ultimately improved prognoses. This episode focuses on the amazing progress being made in training algorithms to detect vision and neurological disorders. Voxeleron Principal Scientists, Jonathan Oakley and Daniel Russakoff, provide an eye-opening look at how the technology is developing.

3.12 – Animation: Just Like We Drew It Up

Walter Isaacson traces of evolution of animation from analog to digital.

3.11 – Sports Analytics: What’s After Moneyball?

Host Walter Isaacson traces the fascinating history for Bill James’ number-crunching to the data visualizations available to athletes, coaches, executives and fans of tomorrow.

Episode 29: Complete The World’s Toughest Endurance Yacht Race…With Rugged Tech

Embark on an adventure with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Founder and Chairman of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as he discusses all the tech that’s keeping the crew safe in a race around the world.

3.10 – Home Cooking: Technology Worth Savoring

You might think that human cooking began with the invention of fire. You’d be off by over a million years.

Episode 28: Disrupting Business and Saving Cheetahs…With the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things can do everything from personalizing your marketing to helping save endangered species. On this episode Jason Shepherd, CTO of IoT and Edge Computing at Dell Technologies, joins Mark and Doug to talk about IoT’s untapped potential, what’s holding us back, and some truly intriguing directions the technology could take us.

3.9 – Telecom: A Talking History

Host Walter Isaacson discovers the family tree of telecommunications, and the technologies that led to big breakthroughs.

Episode 27: Creating Unlimited Educational Opportunities…with Virtual Reality

How does an aspiring dancer become a pioneer of virtual reality technology? On this week’s episode, we highlight the extraordinary life of Dr Carolina Cruz-Neira, Interim Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Executive Director of Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. As one of the inventors of the CAVE (cave automatic virtual environment) she is able to transport a room of people virtually to any place in the world, creating a collaborative learning environment. Hear more from Dr Cruz-Neira about the exciting applications of this technology.