The Barefoot Innovation podcast, hosted by AIR CEO Jo Ann Barefoot, explores better solutions for financial consumers at the intersection of technology innovation and regulation. Join Jo Ann as she sits down with regtech and fintech CEOs, lawmakers, regulators, bankers, and academics, and more for candid discussions on the regtech space.
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BRAVE NEW WORLD: A CONVERSATION WITH ChatGPT

In this episode, Jo Ann interviews the most famous generative AI. The chat is “unsmart” but it gave responses to complex questions that were accurate and displayed the ability to grasp subtle issues.

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February 2024

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HOW TO INCLUDE EVERYONE: THE GATES FOUNDATION’S MICHAEL WIEGAND

Michael talks about the global evolution of financial inclusion and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ongoing efforts. Learn about digital financial inclusion, consumer protection, digital public infrastructure, and barriers to fair finance.

February 05, 2024

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January 2024

PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT ELIZABETH KELLY: WHITE HOUSE POLICY ON AI

Kelly serves on the White House National Economic Council and helped lead the executive order issued in 2023 on AI. She discusses what the order requires, the challenges it aims to address and the upside opportunity of the technology.

January 23, 2024

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December 2023

YEAR-END ROUNDUP FROM DIGITAL DOLLAR FOUNDATION HEAD CHRIS GIANCARLO

Former CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo updates on the evolution of Central Bank Digital Currencies around the world and predicts where we’re headed.

December 11, 2023

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November 2023

HOW MINORITY-BACKED INSTITUTIONS CAN STAY COMPETITIVE IN DIGITAL AGE

In this special episode, Jo Ann speaks with three innovators working to help Minority Depository Institutions modernize their technology to continue serving communities of color.

November 14, 2023

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October 2023

AI, AI AND AI: GAME-CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES WILL DOMINATE FALL GATHERINGS

Generative artificial intelligence is sure to be a hot topic for regulators and financial innovators on the upcoming conference circuit. Here is how attendees can get the most out of events likely to be a harvest of new ideas.

October 25, 2023

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September 2023

FULLY FAIR LENDING: NFHA CEO LISA RICE

Discrimination in the credit markets is a persistent problem. Lisa Rice, head of the National Fair Housing Alliance, says we can solve it if we understand the role of structured, hidden bias, and use new technology to root it out.

September 28, 2023

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September 2023

JASON CAVE ON FHFA’s GOAL TO MODERNIZE MORTGAGE PROCESS WITH NEW TECH

Following the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Velocity TechSprint, the official leading the agency’s conservatorship and fintech strategies joins Jo Ann to discuss all the ways the mortgage market is ripe for a technology overhaul.

September 18, 2023

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August 2023

HOW THE FCA IS ATTACKING BOTH PRONGS OF REGULATORY INNOVATION

Most agencies focus largely on how technology affects the industries they oversee, but the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority’s innovation approach is also inward-focused. Jessica Rusu and Nathalie Lowe, two leaders driving the FCA’s strategy, discuss the regulator’s achievements.

August 18, 2023

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