Changing the Story

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Changing The Story Podcast

Everything humanity has ever achieved once began with an idea. Ideas form our reality. And the best way to share ideas is via storytelling. Through telling stories we open the door to action for the greater good.

This is the purpose behind Changing the Story. Our podcast features a dialogue between thought leaders in which we offer a new story and a new vision as to what is possible to transform our world. Every week we consider ways in which we can improve society through the confluence of art, technology, culture, and innovation. The format is free form and casual, intended to provide a plurality of ideas to move our collective conversation toward positive change.


Artistic Intelligence

Art + Sustainability + Technology = Real Change

Sustainability is the goal. Technology is the tool. Art is the motivator/influencer for behavioral change.
Artistic Intelligence explores the re-imaging of our world through art and AI. We pursue questions like: How can machines enhance rather than replace what humans do? Where should the human end and the machine begin, or is it human and machine collaboration? How do artists use emerging technology to create new modes of artistic expression? How can artists working with AI contribute to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Michael Ashley

A Former Disney Story Consultant, Michael Is A Screenwriting Professor At Chapman University. He Has Written Over Twenty Books On Numerous Subjects, Including Four Bestsellers. He Recently Coauthored Own The A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy To Disrupt Your Competition (McGraw Hill). The United Nations Hosted The Book Launch At Its AI For Good Global Summit In May. It Has Since Been Named By Soundview As One Of 2019’S Top Business Books. Michael Also Recently Published It’s Saturday Morning: Celebrating The Golden Era Of Cartoons (Becker&Mayer).

A Columnist With Forbes, Entrepreneur And Green Entrepreneur, Michael Began His Career As A Reporter For The Columbia Missourian. He Has Been Featured In Entertainment Weekly, The National Examiner, The United Nations’ ITU News, The Orange County Business Journal, And The Orange County Register. Michael Serves As A Professional Speaker, Delivering Keynotes To Business Groups And Guests On Thought Leader Panels.

Neil Sahota

Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisor, Faculty at UC Irvine, and author of Own the A.I. Revolution. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with organizations to create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM’s Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.

In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.

He actively pursues social good and volunteers with nonprofits. He is currently helping the Zero Abuse Project prevent child sexual abuse as well as Planet Home to engage youth culture in sustainability initiatives.



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