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#358: Do No Direct Harm

May 5th, 2022 · 75 minutes

Flo is slumping at her desk and would like to stop. Andy wants to understand why the middle brother from The Brady Bunch has a furniture line. We'll talk a bit about what's ahead at Google I/O 2022 before we get into why the company fired another AI researcher. Then, a PSA on setting up Google's counter-doxxing features and what happens when the search engine doesn't protect you from slurs. We end with some interesting new features coming to Google's smart displays. Andy will also walk us through the company's gorgeous rooftop park area that just opened at Pier 57 in Chelsea, Manhattan.


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