Building a Trusted Agent to Facilitate Human Flourishing

In this session, Keith Coleman and Ming Fu share how the science of well-being can help build resilience and strengths and gain much needed positive emotions in a time of uncertainty. They further discuss the role of technology in building trusted intermediaries and increasing access to well-being. They also welcome have an open discussion about the usage of voice-assistants and the potential of voice-powered mental fitness practices addressing these critical areas…

*How we can leverage trust in the science of well-being during times of uncertainty.
*How positive technology can provide affordable, accessible solutions for community mental health.
*How positive psychology conversational tech platforms can intermediate, meeting people where they are, adding a personal fit for mental health practice.

Keith Coleman is Chief Strategy Officer Emeritus at the Tesla Foundation; a science and technology think tank centered on autonomous systems. Keith is a Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs alumni investor and a mentor to startups. He is an adviser to Uvita: a conversational technology on-demand self-care, voice assistant platform that provides access to science-backed tools tailored for individuals by well-being experts. His leadership focused on reviewing combinations of robust data characteristics and technical education mentorship to identify and nurture talent, enhancing human potential for invention. A governmental affairs and economic research intermediary, his role advanced strategy examining the nexus between policy and innovation. This agile oversight is cited in the Stanford Graduate School of Education podcast Schools In – “Preparing Students for an Automated Future.”

Ming Fu is the co-founder of Uvita, a conversational technology for well-being. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP).