Ep 121 – How To Find Comfort In Discomfort
Ep 121 - How To Find Comfort In Discomfort
Human trafficking. That’s only one of a spectrum of problems Emily Kennedy is solving through her tech company, Marinus Analytics.
If it seems unimaginable, you’d only be half-right. Emily doesn’t rely on the ‘real’ world to eliminate it, instead she constructs an artificial one. Harnessing the sophistication of AI technology, Emily and her team at Marinus Analytics solve social problems by engineering and reimagining the very tool that has propelled many of them; the internet.
In this episode, Emily discusses the risk of stagnation, the misconceptions we place on ourselves and the how she’s working to solve the wee-little task of human trafficking.
Emily Kennedy is a self-described ‘recovering perfectionist,’ but sitting across from her, one can only assume she is bulletproof.
Through her company Marinus Analytics, Emily and her team harness AI-for-good to solve some of our world’s most permeating social problems; human trafficking is just one of them. It’s uncomfortable, pervasive and unrelenting but for Emily the thought of staying stagnant or falling into comfortability is worse.
Despite the odds, the perils and the insecurities, Emily doesn’t pander to what her self-consciousness would naturally assume of her; that she’s not ready, that she’s not qualified, that she’s not going to win. She hears these voices loudly, she hears these voices often and then, she moves past them and tries.
In this inspiring conversation, Emily discusses the risk of stagnation, the misconceptions we place on ourselves and the how she’s working to solve the wee-little task of human trafficking.
Emily is the President and Co-Founder of Marinus Analytics, a technology start-up harnessing AI-for-good solutions to human trafficking and other vulnerabilities. This drive to solve social problems has seen her recognised as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, Toyota Mother of Invention, one of Entrepreneur’s Most Powerful Women and keynote speaker. She is also the host of The Empower Podcast where she interviews CEOs and founders on how they change the world.