All Turtles Podcast Episode 3: My Phone as a Dog

If the iPhone 6 reinvented the world of smartphones, then the iPhone X is poised to reinvent the world of contextual computing. Your hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega take a look at the implications of Apple’s new device for products involving facial recognition and everyday AI. They also discuss the potential for AI-based contraception, what UX-focused grad students ought to learn, and the possibility of a world without information asymmetry.

Show notes

Apple just put machine learning in your pocket


Amara’s Law: “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.”

Watch AI’s Big Mistake: Trying to Imitate Humans

Watch trailer for My Life as a Dog


Natural Cycles

Man is to Computer Programmer as Woman is to Homemaker? Debiasing Word Embeddings

Phil Libin on “historical asymmetries of information


Grammarly use case in the wild:

Listener questions

Can AI be an effective contraceptive? (19:54)

What should UX-focused graduate students know about AI? (22:18)

How to avoid bias in machine learning systems? (25:20)

What does a world without information asymmetry look like? (26:29)

Is it really Turtles all the way down? (34:05)

Do you work with teams in Australia? (34:47)

Everyday interactions with AI

The value of chatbot therapy (35:46)

Grammarly’s keyboard for iOS (37:40)

The art of remembering phone numbers (40:39)

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