Podcasts: Artificial Intelligence

Podcast Episodes

People in the Platform Era

Graham Brown and Nell Watson: AI & Ethics


I graduated with an AI degree in 1995

Long before it was cool. That was last century!

My Career Advisor at University didn’t have a clue what AI was. Rather than send me for job interviews at Facebook and Google in Silicon Valley (which would happen today), she said I should go “teach English in Japan”

25 years later here I am on stage at The Singapore Management Festival this week, talking about Artificial Intelligence, The Asian Century and Digital Transformation.

From Spreadsheets to Storytellers

A key takeaway from my panel session at the AI Summit.

Many high skilled professions risk decimation by the machine if we aren’t able to elevate our skill set beyond spreadsheets.

Tell human stories, empathise, connect.


Podcasting and AI

We are authentic, human beings living in an increasingly fake, automated world.

The more we push into this brave new world of AI, Big Data and Automation, the more our human spirit will yearn for real connection.

That’s why I believe Podcasting and AI are two seemingly unrelated, but interconnected trends.

Podcasting is growing because of AI.

It’s no coincidence.

Podcasting is the only scalable communications that you cannot fake. It’s a coffee conversation at scale. Podcasting is deep, authentic and vulnerable – everything a machine cannot be.

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Elevate to Automate

As we enter the Machine Era, we face a choice:

🤖 1) Mindless AUTOMATION. A race to the bottom of efficiency, a war we will lose with machines.


❤️ 2) Mindful ELEVATION. This should be the goal of our work and digital transformation. Use AI and automation to do the heavy lifting of work, freeing up our minds to focus on FLOW – our human edge.

FLOW is the sweet spot of humanity – communication, authenticity, vulnerability, creativity and storytelling.

Automate to Elevate.

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Leadership in the Exponential Era Book

As we enter the new decade we are faced with new challenges. The 4th Industrial Revolution will create winners and losers.

In this book, author Graham D Brown shares the strategies of Leaders navigating the paradigm shift in business competition brought on by the 3 Exponential Macros of the 4th Industrial Revolution:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Connectivity
  • Asia

264 page digital PDF copy of Leadership in the Exponential Era available for free direct download from Dropbox.

Podcasting for Brands™ Book

The go-to guide for brand Leaders and podcast managers who want to know what’s working in the world of business podcasts today. Drawing from our team experience of producing over 600 podcasts and 30 brand case studies including Facebook, Slack, Andreesen Horowitz, Amazon Web Services, Netflix and Google.

136 Page Guide with recommendations on how brands should approach podcasts and what is required to make podcasts sustainable and successful long term.

  • 30 Case Studies of Brand Original Podcasts
  • The Pikkal Podcast Quadrant – a map to help understand the different types of Brand Original Podcasts
  • Analysis of business objectives, podcast call to action and meta themes
  • 10 Headline Statistics on the global podcast market.


How will Artificial Intelligence impact Leadership, Connection and Communication?

The XL:AI book is the updated synposis of the Artificial Intelligence sections of the main XL Book.

Companies featured include: Amazon, Biomind, Ford, General Motors, Google, Haidilao Hot Pot, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, PWC, Southwest Airlines, Tesla, Xiaomi, Zappos

XL:AI details how Artificial Intelligence will impact:
– lawyers, accountants, doctors
– healthcare
– storytelling
– automotive
– gender inequality
– branding
– retail