All Turtles Podcast Episode 15: Spotlight

As public reckonings with harassment and discrimination abound, it’s becoming clear that the vast majority of these incidents go unreported. We check in with Dr. Julia Shaw, co-founder and Chief Scientist of Spot, a just-launched harassment reporting tool that aims to fix this. Along the way, hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega discuss the likelihoods for artificial general intelligence and artificial super intelligence, which some people have likened to God. We also announce the first selection for our Book Club: Brotopia.

Show notes

Announcing the All Turtles Book Club’s first selection (1:11)

The three nominees were:

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art by Virginia Heffernan

How Music Works by David Byrne

Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang

And the winner is: Brotopia. Join us next time for our debut book club discussion.

Artificial narrow intelligence, artificial general intelligence, artificial super intelligence (2:42)

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence — Part One (Wait But Why)

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence — Part Two (Wait But Why)

Conversation with Dr. Julia Shaw, co-founder and Chief Scientist of Spot (11:03)

Spot (website)

Spot launches a chatbot to combat workplace harassment (VentureBeat)

A new (and free) chatbot may help employees report instances of harassment (Washington Post)

This Chatbot Will Take Your Harassment Claims To HR Anonymously (Fast Company)

A collision of two realities (33:29)

The City & the City by China Miéville

Listener questions

How can developers avoid unconscious bias and make sure that AI is respectful to everyone? (34:25)

Can practical AI help virtuous people make virtuous products? (40:10)

Preparing to sign-off a la Elon Musk (46:24)

Live Views of Starman (YouTube)

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