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9th December 2022
Maran Nelson is the Co-Founder & CEO @ Clara Labs, the truly human interface that uses conversational intelligence trained on high-quality data to schedule your meetings. They have secured funding from some of the best in the business including previous guest Kent Goldman @ Upside Partnership and Greg Brockman, Founder of the prestigious OpenAI. As for Maran, she is also the Founder of Interact, a community of 100 young makers and technologists coming together for an annual retreat in Tahoe.
In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How did Maran come to found one of the hottest AI startups of the day in Clara Labs?
2.) What is the right way to think about a digital assistant? How does Maran think consumer expectations and behaviours will change towards them in the coming years?
3.) Question from Shivon @ Bloomberg Beta: How does Maran think about building an AI company for the long term? How does Clara look to build scalable and transparent feedback loops?
4.) Why is Maran so bullish on the conversational interface? To what situation does this interface lend best? What other verticals and applications could this have in the future?
5.) Does Maran think that humans will always be needed in this process? At what stage will they become obsolete?
Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:
Maran’s Fave Book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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