All Turtles Podcast Episode 8: Apocalypse Later

Robots taking jobs. The AI apocalypse. Universal basic income. These themes encompass the fears of many parents as they think about a future for their children. In this week’s episode, Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega address this worry and include advice from the likes of U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Kai-fu Lee, and Stephen Wolfram. Your hosts also assess notable developments in practical AI from 2017 and they share their daily encounters with iMessage, LinkedIn, and financial services app, Penny.

Show notes

Developments in practical AI from 2017 (00:45)

AlphaGo Zero (01:51)

Voice assistants go mainstream (04:57)

Everyday AI use cases

Autocomplete with iMessage (6:12)

LinkedIn Premium for U.S. military veteransThank you for your service(7:30)

Penny, a financial services app (8:46)

Listener question

What should I tell my two-year old daughter to help her survive the AI apocalypse? (11:45)

Senator Mark Warner, interviewed by Blaise Zerega on May 30, 2017, at the New Deal Ideas Summit in San Francisco.

Kai-Fu Lee, interviewed by Blaise Zerega on May 22, 2017, over lunch in San Francisco.

Stephen Wolfram, interviewed by Blaise Zerega on May 4, 2017, onstage with Group M’s Irwin Gottlieb at the Collision Conference in New Orleans.

Cafe X first Robotic Cafe in USA Robot Baristas serve up coffee

Meet SAM, the bricklaying robot

Building Tomorrow — Robotics in Construction

Tomorrow Daily — Japanese construction firm using robotic bulldozers guided by drones, Ep. 257

Wolfram Alpha: What jobs will still be important after the AI revolution?

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs? (The New York Times)

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari (2014)

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari (2016)

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