The future of fertility benefits: All Turtles Podcast Ep. 66

In many ways, the future of fertility is closely tied to the future of work, as companies determine how to best ensure that their employees are holistically supported. Employers have a unique and important role to play when it comes to access to fertility care, especially in the U.S. where 150 million people get their health coverage through employers. Carrot is a fertility benefits company solving the growing problem of access to inclusive fertility care.

Show notes

Conversation with Tammy Sun (0:35)

Tammy is the cofounder and CEO of Carrot. 

Carrot is a global fertility benefits company. 

More females above the age of 30 are giving birth than females below the age of 30.

Carrot has been global from the start and is operational in over 40 countries today.  


Listener question

From Leah via email: “I recently listened to another podcast – Tales of Silicon Valley – which talked about the 10’s of thousands of people who are employed as contract workers by Facebook and other companies to act as ‘human filters’ for social media sites. These individuals are exposed to horrific images repeatedly all day, every day in order to keep the sites clean and safe for public consumption. I was greatly disturbed by the realization that in order to protect me from seeing these images, a subset of the population has the grueling task of looking at photos posted by the worst of humanity and clicking ‘Ignore, Delete, or Escalate.’  I immediately thought back to the conversation Phil and Brittney had during their SciFi-preneurship – another amazing All Turtles podcast series! They spoke about The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula Le Guin where all the world is at peace except for the suffering of one child. Since learning about these human filters, I’ve struggled with the moral dilemma: There are people suffering so that I can enjoy looking at family and friends’ pictures and posts. I see these human filters as necessary ‘for the greater good’ because AI is not advanced enough to protect the public- however, this is definitely a role where AI can be a force for good. My question is this: Do you think we’ll ever get there? Will technology become so skilled it can accurately block gruesome, inappropriate, hateful images and speech? And if so, how long will it take? The narrator Danny Fortson didn’t seem to think it was possible.”


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