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FED: Unintended Consequences of Technology
FED: Unintended Consequences of Technology
Jan 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
FED Social,
307 W 121st St #4, New York, NY, USA

​This evening is an exploration of the intersection between AI, the future of work, and music facilitated by Bryan Talebi (pictured above).
What is the impact of AI on work? Who will be affected? What jobs will disappear and what jobs will be created to replace them?
Come join experts on AI ranging from education, self driving cars, FinTech, and music in a fascinating Jeffersonian dinner dialogue as we deep dive into these topics! The evening's dinner will be in four delicious courses of homemade, vegetable-forward goodness. 

The Panelists

Gunnar Cuevas

Gunnar, a tech entrepreneur, is co-Founder of CARL, an easy-to-use mobile application and technology platform that provides young tech-savvy investors with access to investment options not readily available in the marketplace. CARL delivers high performing A.I. investment strategies while democratizing hedge fund investing.

Dan Clark

Dan is the CEO of, a company that uses AI to compose music that enhances focus to optimally study, meditate, or sleep.

Barnaby Bienkowski

Barnaby has over a decade of experience in Silicon Valley. He worked at Intel as the lead software engineer and product owner for the self-driving car unit. Most recently, he has come aboard Ahura AI as co-founder and vice president of engineering.

The Music



Andrei Matorin will deliver a FED talk on the evolution of technology as it pertains to the music industry, a brief overview of the history of technology in music, and a perspective on current trends of how we consume, experience and create music.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, violinist and composer, singer-songwriter Matorin began performing professionally at the age of 15 and has since had the honor of being featured as a soloist at such prestigious institutions as Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and The MoMA. He’s played for such dignitaries as Oprah, Billy Joel, and General Colin Powell. While rooted in the classical and jazz traditions, his music is also influenced by modern dance and grooves from around the world to create immersive, genre-bending sonic textures and landscapes live using sound effects and loops.

Featured Speaker and Moderator



Bryan Talebi was born in a tiny village with no running water or electricity in the southeastern desert of Iran.  After escaping to Turkey as a refugee, and subsequently moving to the USA with political asylum, Bryan taught himself quantum mechanics and differential equations in middle school and began working at NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center at the age of 16. In college, Bryan spent his summers sitting down with 30,000 families in 7 states in the Midwest and South to discuss educational challenges their children faced, and to provide the resources needed to enable those children to attend college. In his late 20's, Bryan built and sold Gold Standard, a large sales consulting company.

More recently, Bryan helped scale ZocDoc, and took 3 additional tech companies to profitability as Head of Sales, Vice President of Sales, and Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations at SOLS, Bizzabo, and Vestorly, respectively. Currently, Bryan is the CEO and Co-Founder at Ahura AI, an ed tech company that uses artificial intelligence to deliver hyper-personalized educational content to the 49 million Americans who are on the verge of losing their jobs to AI and automation.

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