008. Could AI Help Us Reclaim Time?
November 05, 2020
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008. Could AI Help Us Reclaim Time?

TODAY’S GUEST

Patrick Lightbody is a 3rd time entrepreneur, and currently a Co-Founder of Reclaim.ai, a fascinating artificial intelligence startup promising to help optimize, time-box, and defend your schedule from distraction and meeting-creep.

Patrick is a self-professed Data Nerd, and has long roots in automation and big data. Being involved early with projects and companies like Selenium, OpenSymphony, and New Relic.

 

EPISODE SUMMARY

In this conversation we discuss:

[3:18] Patrick’s journey into making things

[8:38] Why Patrick misses the days of readable code and accessible web tinkering

[11:00] Patrick's early involvement with important open-source projects

[15:38] The influence of Patrick's first real professional mentor, and his methodical management philosophy.

[19:19] Patrick's early and crucial involvement with Selenium, the world's most popular automated testing platform.

[22:34] The social impact of automation.

[27:30] Patrick's relationship with data.The importance of uncovering the stories behind the data.

[34:35] The Social Dilemma -- Everyone is getting data from people and trying to create a model of what these people are going to be interested in, what is going to get their attention, etc.

[41:41] How Reclaim came to be.

[54:05] What's so special about Reclaim?

[59:10] Various productivity and time management methodologies.

[1:04:33] Reclaim as a GPS for Daily Life.

[1:08:57] Patrick's vision for Reclaim's future.

 

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