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Innovation in the Global South with Payal Arora, Author, professor and co-founder of FemLab

by Josh Tyson
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Payal Arora is a Professor of Inclusive AI Cultures at Utrecht University and Co-Founder of FemLab. She’s also the author of the award-winning book “The Next Billion Users” from Harvard Press, and her new book “From Pessimism to Promise: Lessons from the Global South on Designing Inclusive Tech” will be released in this fall by MIT Press.

Payal joins Robb and Josh for a frank and eye-opening exploration of technology and innovation in the Global South. The conversation examines the reasons why pessimism is a luxury of the privileged, how generalizations can fail designers, and the problematic relationship between innovation and excess. Don’t miss another insightful episode of Invisible Machines.

Check out the episode here.

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Josh Tyson, Josh Tyson is the co-author of the first bestselling book about conversational AI, Age of Invisible Machines. He is also the Director of Creative Content at OneReach.ai and co-host of both the Invisible Machines and N9K podcasts. His writing has appeared in numerous publications over the years, including Chicago Reader, Fast Company, FLAUNT, The New York Times, Observer, SLAP, Stop Smiling, Thrasher, and Westword. 

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