Nov. 7: AI Artificial Intelligence & the attention economy

Tickets are free for Denver Press Club Members, and $10 for Nonmembers. 

People expect Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to be honest exchanges that are balanced between commerce and free speech. 

They are advertising exchanges where content is distributed, based on volume, not on 'truth' value. What does it mean to ask how an algorithm can determine credibility, over engagement value? 

Echo chambers and meme sharing take the place of thoughtful debate. As the wide adoption of Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit continues, how will it impact the quality of civic debate? 

They are the major re-publishers of content, and of news content circulation measured by engagement. 

The news media’s vocabulary has inducted new terms, big data, fake news, alternative 'fact-based' narratives, viewability, and a few years ago, net neutrality. These terms show a lack of context between industry and the public.

The democratization of content publishing is speeding this process of media disintegration between 'old' and 'new' media. Users meme about their distrust in mainstream publishing cycles. Publications struggle to keep business models under economic uncertainty. 

Join a distinguished panel of Technology industry speakers to discuss practices and emerging trends within AI platforms and the implication for public issues, journalists, traditional publishers, and the content distribution marketplace. 


David Meyer is an expert in statistics, and has pioneered machine learning function tools, and multi-variant testing and forecasting as a data science.
As a Principal Analyst at NelsonHall, David has developed cutting edge ad tech technology. Previous clients have included Audi, The Seattle Seahawks, and General Electric. He sits on the advisory board to Ronin Technology advisors, and as a global practice lead in Mar tech analytics at Wipro Digital.
Projects include an IoT (Internet of things) revamp of Centurylink field, and contributions to 'learning' automation systems at Audi.
With a deep expertise in past, current, and emerging Ad and Mar Tech stacks. David develops organizational change through wide disruptive content strategy.
David is a career innovator driving current digital adoption in major companies. Using Artificial Intelligence, ADML (adaptive data markup language), the first AI-based data visualization language. David holds degrees in anthropology, finance, and marketing from University of Colorado and Colorado State University.

Jason Zuker is founder of executive coaching company HIO (Human input output). Using biometrics and GPS tracking, Jason measures brain performance for C-Suite executives.
Who want to maximize both their time on task, and the quality of their productivity. Studying construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of cognitive routines offers insight into belief formation and identity. Helping people ‘change their minds,’ Jason contributes to the emerging field of QS Quantified Self.
Alum of UCLA’s Andersen School of Management and University of Denver, studying brains, technology, and business.
Jason seeks actionable insight into human productivity and happiness through an analysis of his client's environment, and their responsive behaviors. Towards compassion and knowledge about brain recovery from trauma, and to individual, and authentic mental focus.

Tyler Merry is a senior UX strategist at Digital Services firm Universal Mind. Beginning as a graphic designer, and transitioning into User Experience UX. Tyler has been both an engineer and a designer. Working in both software development and deliverable product testing strategies.
While at Campbell University, Tyler learned the key issues across design and engineering using tools, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, and JS front end framework. His Behance profile is here.
In the field of responsive design, analytics-based signals to determine the ‘sentiments’ users experience, as they interact with animations. Evolving design to evolve, as users contribute their actions to future redesign. Tyler’s career has revealed genuine conversational insight into the opportunities for change through better design.

Maximilian Unfried is cofounder of AI company Deepgreen.ai. Currently completing Canopy’s fall accelerator program in Boulder. Where he is building an AI predictive system using CV (Computer Vision) that detects mold and pest infestation in earlier stages than the human eye.
Having done many engagements in research across many industries and borders. Between public tours in Asia lecturing on Facial Recognition AI. And consulting within FinTech, Max has developed careers, in science, finance, and entrepreneurship.
While working at Swiss FinTech firm Sentifi, he used algorithms to detect what news cycle content would impact investment.
As a computational biology undergrad at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Max developed theoretical frameworks around small factor influence, and pattern distribution across large networks.MS is in 'Complex Adaptive Systems' from Chalmers Technology University. Max's interests are as diverse as start ups, pitching, public tours, lab work, higher education, and venture fundraising.

Denver Press Club members Jim Gunderson Cognitive Systems architect of GunderFish Analytics will act as moderator, and lead questions to our panel, while Crystal Vales (vorpalsabre) will act as social and time host, and Karl Taylor (@thevorpalsabre) will oversee check in, podcast recording and broadcast.

Tickets are free for Denver Press Club Members. Hosted by Crystal Vales and Karl Taylor of Vorpal Sabre a technology industry PR/Advertising agency