a pioneering voice with a front row seat to the future.
Taryn Southern was part of a creator revolution that defined digital culture and influence. After her first YouTube video went viral in 2007, Taryn went onto earn more than 1 billion views across her content. She was one of the first creators to produce content for companies such as AirBNB, Conde Naste, Marriott, MovieTickets.com, Ford, and more.
Since 2015, Taryn’s storytelling efforts have focused on the intersection of emerging technology and human potential. With expertise across AI, neurotech, longevity, biotech, and blockchain, some of her projects include: co-directing the Tribeca Film Festival premiering documentary I AM HUMAN, producing the world’s first AI pop album I AM AI, creating an award-winning Google VR series, and releasing the world’s first blockchain-based song token.
"Taryn Takes audiences on a journey to the future."
From biotech to neurotech, Taryn’s passion for storytelling about emerging technologies has been featured in publications like Vanity Fair, Fast Company, Wired, and Forbes and she has been a guest contributor for Business Insider and TechCrunch. In addition, she regularly speaks at companies such as Deloitte, YouTube and Google and conferences such as VidCon, The World AI Summit, Google’s AI Summit, NY Times Future of Work, Web Summit, The Next Web, and Near Future Festival.
Taryn is also a three-time Streamy Award nominee, an AT&T Film Award Winner, one of the Top 20 Women in VR (VRScout), a recipient of the Ford’s national “She’s Got Drive” campaign, and Best Female Influencer nominee for The Crypto Awards. She sits on the board of the National Academy of Medicine’s Longevity Challenge, which aims to award breakthroughs in longevity science, and serves as an active investor/advisor in emerging tech companies like Cue (consumer biotech) and Tubular (data insights.)