First up, the Mana Up Summer Showcase is tomorrow, Thursday, June 6 at T Galleria by DFS Hawaiâ€˜i in WaikÄ«kÄ«. The showcase will feature pitches from 10 trending local product companies, followed by a marketplace with 25+ vendors and a party. Next up Meghdad Abbaszadegan tells us about the revival of Startup Grind Honolulu. Then, we have Ted Ralson from UH’s Applied Research Lab here to talk about Unmanned Aerial Systems and the drone bootcamp.
We kick off today’s show with a quick recap of CES 2017. Then we hear about a couple of cool projects. Helen Cho will join us to tell us about this month’s Startup Grind meetup, which includes a wildcard East Meets West pitch competition. Then, with the official kick off of the Ala Wai Challenge, Matt Gonser from Sea Grant returns to share the details. Then, after the break, we talk to futurist Jim Dator and ICS Professor David Chin about artificial intelligence, a topic that is getting a lot of attention — not only in its implementation, but also in the impact that it will have on the future of work.