Whoopi first heard about Martine and Bina Rothblatt after seeing them on Morgan Freeman's Nat Geo series, "The Story of God." Martine, a transgender woman who was named one of the highest paid CEO's, created a robot with artificial intelligence in her wife's image. But that robot just scratches the surface of their remarkable journey. For more information on their projects, visit lifenaut.com and unither.com.
Martine Rothblatt is the founder of Sirius XM and one of the highest paid CEOs. Whoopi visited her and wife, Bina and discovered what has driven this couple to the forefront of innovation. Martine tells Whoopi after being inspired to create Sirius XM and while enjoying its success she was living as two people. Martine was born as Martin Rothblatt and decided to transition to a female, becoming Martine during the height of her Sirius XM success. Martine's wife Bina stuck with her as she fell in love with Martine's soul. Martine is a maker and Bina is doer which helps this loving and game-changing couple work as well as one to do good.
Martine and Bina faced tough times when their daughter Jenesis was struck by illness, Pulmonary Hypertension, and given three years to live. They looked to each other to find a solution to save her. They found a medicine and used the money from Sirius XM to purchase it and save not only their daughter's life but the lives of others as Jenesis continues to work to help those afflicted with the same disease get double lung transplants.
Martine continues to push the boundaries of innovation and has a created a new robotic artificial intelligence system, Bina48, that uses a software that simulates the human mind. Her hope is that this will allow those we love to still be with us even when their bodies are gone.