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At the Intersection of AI, Governments, and Google – Tim Hwang

Tim Hwang is the Global Public Policy Lead on AI and Machine Learning for Google. What that means is Tim interacts with governments to inform Google’s opinions on policy. He also helps educate governments on what things like machine learning actually mean and what the implications might be. In this episode Tim walks us through how governments are thinking about AI and he shares some thoughts on what the future might look like.

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Rick and Morty Writer: Ryan Ridley

Ryan Ridley is a writer on Rick and Morty. Before that he was a writer on Community. We talk about the sci-fi elements of the show, their new VR game Virtual Rick-ality, and Ryan’s advice for creators.

Paul Buchheit on Lessons Learned from Investing in 200+ Startups

Jasper Kuria interviewed YC Partner Paul Buchheit about his experience as employee #23 at Google, his key investing insights, and his advice for entrepreneurs.

Founder Stories: Kate Heddleston of Opsolutely

Kate Heddleston is founder and CEO of Opsolutely (YC S16). Discussed: Developer Productivity; Human-Computer Interaction; Kate’s CS Degree; Academic vs. Practical Knowledge; Deciding to Do YC; Learnings from YC; Being a Female Founder; Advice to College Students; Dune.

How to Create an Employee Handbook

We talked to Katie Evans-Reber and Steffi Wu of Gusto (YC W12) about their new guide on how to create an employee handbook. You can download it for free here.

Founder Stories: Blake Scholl of Boom Technology

Blake Scholl is founder and CEO of Boom Technology (YC W16). Boom is building supersonic passenger airplanes that lots of people can afford to fly. Discussed: Innovation in Aviation; Blake’s Career Before Boom; Being a Hard Tech Company in YC; Meeting with Richard Branson.

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Lessons From Doing YC Twice – Harj Taggar

Harj Taggar is the CEO and cofounder of Triplebyte (YC S15), a marketplace for connecting software engineers with companies that are hiring. Before Triplebyte Harj was a Partner at YC and cofounded Auctomatic (YC W07).

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