Innovation for All explores how diversity and inclusion are impacted by innovation and technology. Long form interviews with experts in tech, design, AI, and business.
Is Facebook really a monopoly? How can remote work get more diversity in tech? What’s in the terms of service we usually ignore? How can we build inclusive, human-centered AI?
Host Sheana Ahlqvist created Innovation For All to help technologists and entrepreneurs make more inclusive products and businesses and think more critically about the societal impact of their work. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/innovation-for-all/support
Be My Eyes: Mobile micro-volunteering for the blind with Hans Wiberg
Host Sheana Ahlqvist speaks with Hans Jørgen Wiberg, founder of Be My Eyes, a free mobile app that connects blind and visually impaired individuals with sighted volunteers through live video calls. Wiberg explains how Be My Eyes works, how he monetized an app while keeping it free for both sides of the marketplace, and how important it is to consider how blind people interact with the world around them when designing products and services.
What is microvolunteering?
What is Be My Eyes and how does it work?
How can we design products so that they are more accessible to the blind?
How can one monetize and keep sustainable a product or service, especially one that is designed for a low-income population, without charging users?
What are some challenges facing Be My Eyes and similar apps in their efforts to support specific populations worldwide?
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Google and Facebook are monopolies. Does it matter? feat. Sally Hubbard
Sally Hubbard is Director of Enforcement Strategy at Open Markets Institute. Learn whether giant tech companies are building monopolies (spoiler alert: they are) and why that unfair advantage matters. In this episode, you’ll learn:
What is Antitrust law?
Is fake news an antitrust problem?
How monopolies amplify inequality
What would it look like to unmonopolize big tech companies?
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Placing the Displaced: Running a Refugee Staffing Company
Amplio Recruiting is a company that helps companies hire people from the refugee and immigrant communities. How does the CEO help refute and calm the fears of potential employers? How does he ensure that vulnerable people aren’t being taken advantage of? And what has made his business so successful? Find out with Sheana in this episode of Innovation for All Podcast.
Note: This episode was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disability Advocacy for Self-Driving Cars with Henry Claypool
While self-driving cars are touted as a solution for many with physical disabilities, that is not a given. Henry Claypool is a policy expert affiliated with UCSF and AAPD, and a former director of the U.S. Health and Human Services Office on Disability. In this episode, we discuss how advocates are fighting for inclusivity in the transportation industry, particularly with the development of autonomous vehicles and popular ride-sharing services.
Gig Work is Different Undocumented Immigrants and Women, with Julia Ticona
Older workers, women, and minorities face unique challenges in the world of "gig work." Julia Ticona is a sociologist who researches technologies of work, emotions, and inequality.
Revenge Porn Is Really A Tech Problem with Darieth Chisolm
Two years after her revenge porn nightmare began, Darieth Chisolm won the case against her ex-boyfriend. Should tech companies make it harder to weaponize their platforms against women?
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Loved it! Highly recommended to anyone trying to get a better understanding of racism in the workplace.
Great podcast. I highly recommend.
Great show and host with some amazing guests. You learn something new in every episode!