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Welcome to the next pop-up event from SPEAK, the public speaking platform for people with ideas and stories. The theme for this pop-up is “A.I.” where we will be exploring the ideas and stories of 10 unique and diverse individuals in relation to our theme. Brought to you by producers George Andriopoulos, Fred P. Banny, and Jason Martin.

“Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.”

Ginni Rometty

SPEAK: A.I. is an impactful and important theme that explores “A.I. (artificial intelligence)” from 10 different perspectives. While a number of definitions of artificial intelligence (AI) have surfaced over the last few decades, John McCarthy offers the following definition in this 2004 paper (link resides outside ibm.com), ” It is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable.” The conversations around A.I. and the ethics and oversight surrounding it have been as prevalent as the conversations surround its benefits. These 10 talks will feature takes on the theme “A.I.” and the impact of that artificial intelligence on the speakers’ lives and the lives of those around them.


Welcome to our SPEAK at the Studio series! This series of pop-ups will take place at The Studios at Launchpad Five One Six, located in our headquarters in Long Island, New York. These pop-ups are recorded in our events space in our studio with an intimate audience of 20-35 people. Tickets will go fast. Here’s the info:

Launchpad Five One Six

285 Broadhollow Road, Floor 2

Farmingdale, New York 11735

The entrance is on the south side of the building directly facing White Castle. (Door is marked “Launchpad Five One Six”). You can park either in the driveway spots and walk around to the White Castle side of the building OR the parking lane right on route 110 in front of our building or the storage building next door OR if there are free spots in the rear of the parking lot where you see some commercial trucks, have at it. Just don’t block any of the garage doors in the back or any of the trucks.


  • Date : 05/23/2024
  • Time : 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
  • Reg. Deadline : 05/24/2024 12:00 pm
  • Venue : Launchpad Five One Six, 285 Broadhollow Road, Floor 2, Farmingdale, New York


Jason Martin

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Fred P. Banny III

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