Thursday, November 14, 2019

Snail Mail: Indexing Human Work

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Snail Mail: Indexing Human Work

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Welcome to another edition of Snail Mail! Today we are have a podcast with the Co-Founder & CEO of Otter, Sam Liang, focused on AAI for conversations. 

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🤔 Slow Thinking: Sam Liang (Otter)

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At Slow, we do a lot of thinking about how to best integrate humans and machines to optimize the efficiency of a company. Of course, like most things in life, there are trade offs to implementing machines to replace humans but one of the biggest virtues to the substitution is that it is very easy to measure and quantify machines! Conversely, while humans are more effective at less repetitive tasks, they are often hard to measure and thus optimize, organize, and improve. 

Recently, Alex sat down the Co-Founder and CEO of Otter, Sam Liang, to learn more about how Otter is indexing human work. 

Otter is where conversations live. Otter is a simple app that allows users to easily record and auto transcribe conversations. Companies (including Slow) use Otter daily to create detailed notes for meetings, interviews, lectures, pitches, and other conversations that happen every day. With Otter teams can easily collaborate and organize their meeting notes based on speaker, tag, content, etc... it's pretty cool.


0:20 - what is Otter?

3:10 - Otter versus Alexa and Siri.

5:45 - what makes Otter different from other recording and transcribing technologies?

8:23 - being able to generate actionable data from speech is exciting but how does Otter think about privacy?

10:29 - data logging versus data access.

12:32 - outside-the-box use cases.

15:44 - a look into the future. 

If you are interested in learning more about Otter, please check out their website at
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