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Affectiva: Software That Detects How You Feel

What if your computer could read your face?

Affectiva is an AI tool that can detect and read universal emotions. It could make tech more “human” – but could it also invade our inner lives?

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Woebot: A Virtual Therapist 

What happens when we remove the human therapist from therapy?

Woebot uses AI to guide users through a session, anytime, anywhere. It could increase access to mental health care, and reduce the stigma around it – no human therapist required.

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Halo: A Headset That Makes You Learn Faster 

If you could learn as fast as a kid again, would you?

A headset that helps you learn as fast as a kid again. Athletes use it; musicians too. But we’re not far from a future when Halo could help anyone master anything. Where will that take us?

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EPISODE 1

Handcrafted

Brian Chesky
Co-founder & CEO of Airbnb

With cameo appearances by Patrick Collison (Stripe), Nancy Lublin (Dress for Success)

Photography By Jacqui Ipp

“In order to scale you have to do things that don’t scale.”

Reid’s theory:
If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don’t scale. Hand-craft the core experience. Serve your customers one-by-one. Then figure out how and what to scale.

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