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will.i.am: Creativity is Your Currency, How AI Will Empower Underserved Communities and Evolve Humanity | E257

will.i.am: Creativity is Your Currency, How AI Will Empower Underserved Communities and Evolve Humanity | E257

Update: 2023-11-20
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Over the past few decades, will.i.am has made a name for himself in a variety of fields. He is perhaps most well-known as the founder and lead member of the Black Eyed Peas. But he is also an experienced tech entrepreneur, creative innovator, futurist, and philanthropist. For years, he has invested in software and operating systems incorporating AI, natural language understanding, and voice computing, and is now the founder & CEO of his own AI company, FYI. In this episode, will.i.am will share how he first got interested in technology, his optimism around AI and where it’s going, and much more.

 

will.i.am is a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame as a member of the successful hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, and his career in music spans over three decades. He is also the Founder & CEO of FYI and has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including his own foundation, the i.am Angel Foundation, which focuses on education and the arts.

  

In this episode, Hala and will.i.am will discuss:

- Pursuing his creative dreams

- Getting his first record deal

- What being a futurist means to him

- Playing his music on Mars

- Starting a robotics program in his neighborhood

- How he got started in AI

- Investing in early-stage AI companies

- Features of his new app FYI.AI

- The fourth industrial revolution

- Why he’s optimistic about AI

- Creating tech jobs in underserved communities

- Future of organic human-made music

- And other topics…


will.i.am is a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame as a member of the successful hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas. His career in music spans over three decades, and he has released several successful solo albums, including “Los Angeles” and “#willpower.” He has also produced and written songs for numerous artists, including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez. In addition to his music career, will.i.am has also ventured into fashion with his clothing line i.am, and has been a judge on the reality TV show "The Voice." He is also the Founder & CEO of FYI and has been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including his own foundation, the i.am Angel Foundation, which focuses on education and the arts.

 

Resources Mentioned:

will.i.am’s Website: https://will.i.am/

will.i.am’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-i-am-541989267/

will.i.am’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamwill

will.i.am’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamwill/

will.i.am’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/will.i.am/

will.i.am’s Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/085pc2PYOi8bGKj0PNjekA

will.i.am’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVCdOaiHD05nGQm9tf1SEzw 

Make a donation to the i.am Angel Foundation: https://www.iamangelfoundation.org/

Learn more about FYI.AI: https://fyi.me/

 Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be Rocking That Body (Official Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUFsQ5lTo6g

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will.i.am: Creativity is Your Currency, How AI Will Empower Underserved Communities and Evolve Humanity | E257

will.i.am: Creativity is Your Currency, How AI Will Empower Underserved Communities and Evolve Humanity | E257

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