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    How Maven’s AI-run ‘serendipity network’ can make social media interesting again

    Kenneth Stanley, a former OpenAI researcher and co-founder of a new social media platform called Maven, has been preaching for years that this method of thinking is counterproductive, if not outright harmful. Instead of prioritizing objectives, Stanley says we should be prioritizing serendipity. “Sometimes, in order to find those stepping stones that will lead to the things we care about, we have to get off the path of the objective and onto the path of the interesting,” Stanley told TechCrunch in a video interview.

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    TechCrunch

    Women in AI: Miriam Vogel stresses the need for responsible AI

    To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved — and overdue — time in the spotlight, TechCrunch has been publishing a series of interviews focused on remarkable women who’ve contributed to the AI revolution. Miriam Vogel is the CEO of EqualAI, a nonprofit created to reduce unconscious bias in AI and promote responsible AI governance. As a board member at the Responsible AI Institute and senior advisor to the Center for Democracy and Technology, Vogel's advised White House leadership on initiatives ranging from women, economic, regulatory and food safety policy to matters of criminal justice.

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    TechCrunch

    The ups and downs of investing in Europe, with VCs Saul Klein and Raluca Ragab

    It’s something we talked about this week in London, when TechCrunch took its StrictlyVC series of more intimate, more investor-focused events on the road. Sitting down with Saul Klein, the renowned founder of the seed-stage firm LocalGlobe, along with Raluca Ragab, a managing director at the growth-stage outfit Eurazeo, we hashed out with the two how alike – and distinct – the U.S. venture market is right now compared with Europe.