In the third episode of Esquire Singapore’s podcast series, THE BITE (which you can listen to on Apple Podcasts as well as below) our regular hosts Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley and Norman Tan are joined by special guest Drew Perez—former US Intelligence officer and founder of Singapore-based AI company, ADATOS—to discuss about the state of artificial intelligence today and what opportunities AI presents for the future.
Before delving into the main subject, our regular hosts reviewed the #RoyalWedding—in particular, Meghan Markle’s Givenchy dress, Pastor Michael Curry and the gospel choir, best-dressed attendees, and why Princess Charlotte is a laugh-and-a-half.
Former US Intelligence officer and founder of Singapore-based AI company Drew Perez joined the conversation in the “Fresh off the grill” feature segment. The group shared their thoughts on AI-related issues: how does artificial intelligence reflect the values of human society? How we do ensure AI reflects both male and female perspectives? Will AI kill us off like Skynet in Terminator?
We end each podcast by answering questions submitted by readers through social media—by simply tagging their post or message with #AskEsky—as well as reviewing a product. For this episode, the team sampled scents, soaps and rose water from Santa Maria Novella; the 14th century Florentine apothecary that is now stocked at Colony Clothing.
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In this podcast, our regular hosts Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley and Norman Tan are joined by special guest host Vanessa Fernandez, as they talked about some of the current headlines, and the best- and worst-dressed at the Met Gala 2018, with this year’s theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.
Local recording artist Tabitha Nauser also joined in the conversation in “Fresh off the grill”, a feature segment starring a new guest each podcast. It starts off with a discussion about Childish Gambino and his new music video, “This Is America”, then to Tabitha and Vanessa on how to take the music scene in Singapore to the next level, the current issues in radio and artist management, and why don’t we have an internationally-renowned Singapore act.
Hear what your hosts Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley, Ben Hopkins and Norman Tan have been up to since their last podcast. For our fashion and style segment, we answered a question that we polled on Instagram Stories. This week, we asked readers whether they want us to discuss: (a) Why the Supreme x Rimowa collaboration was such a success; or (b) Do we still care about high street collaborations in light of the recent H&M announcement of their new drop with Moschino. 77% of readers asked us to chat about Supreme x Rimowa, so we did. In “Fresh off the grill”, we grilled Arnaud Bonzom, venture partner at 500 Startups about what kind of person is best suited to start their own business; whether the idea behind a business is paramount; common challenges for start ups; and other golden nuggets.
Get to know your hosts Anita Kapoor (TV host, speaker and emcee), Debra Langley (fashion and tech consultant and founder of Coraggio), Ben Hopkins (entrepreneur and founder of BioOnics) and Esquire Singapore’s editor-in-chief Norman Tan as they answer personality questions by Bernard Pivot.