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Automation Could Worsen Racial Wealth Gap
October 9, 2019
McKinsey Global Institute has issued a stark warning about how the racial wealth gap could grow for African Americans as automation is poised to displace jobs. Jason Wright, Partner at McKinsey, joined Cheddar to discuss.
GM CEO Mary Barra Talks New Deal With LG Chem for EV Battery Production
Aug 13, 2019
How the Racial Wealth Gap Impacts the U.S. Economy
Median U.S. family has grown from $83,000 in 1992 to $97,000 in 2016 but new research shows that African American families and their communities still lag behind their white counterparts. Former NFL player and partner at McKinsey & Co, Jason Wright, joined Cheddar to discuss how the racial wealth gap impacts the U.S. economy.
Mar 1, 2019
Birthright AFRICA Connects Young African-Americans With Their Cultural Legacy
Walla Elsheikh, CEO of Birthright AFRICA, spoke to Cheddar about the program gives young African-American adults a chance to get understand their culture and legacy while closing the diversity gap.
Oct 29, 2018
A.I. Platform Conversica Secures $31 Million In Funding to Build Out Fleet of Virtual Assistants
The CEO of Conversica, a developer of "conversational A.I.," told Cheddar on Monday that it plans to use its $31 million Series C funding round, the largest infusion of its kind in its industry, to expand its fleet of virtual assistants. Conversica currently provides A.I. "assistants" for sales and marketing, which are programmed to follow up with potential customers by email or text message and then pass the most promising leads to a real-life salesperson. CEO Alex Terry said the company will use the funding to make its assistants smarter, and also to expand into new industries. He said the company just launched an assistant for higher education admissions and has one in the pipeline for customer success departments. Terry said the company also puts its money where its mouth is by using their own assistants in Conversica's marketing, sales, and other departments.