Not Your Typical AI Notes & Resources

Not Your Typical AI

In this episode, Brian David Johnson talks with guests about their favorite AI’s and non-typical AI’s.  Guests: Laura Moy (@lauramoy) Rashida Richardson Tim Fernholz (@TimFernholz_ Alida Draudt Beau Woods (@beauwoods) Cindy Cohn Andrew Dana Hudson (@AndrewDHudson) Douglas Rushkoff (@rushkoff) Malka Older (@m_older) You can find Brian on Twitter @BDJFuturist and you can learn more about the show at

Laura Moy is a public interest tech policy lawyer and Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. She is

also the Director of Georgetown Law’s Communications & Technology Law Clinic, and Associate Director of

the Centre on Privacy & Technology, a think-tank at the law school that does research and advocacy on issues

that intersect technology and civil rights. In her role as a policy expert, she has written, spoken, and advocated

before agencies and Congress on consumer privacy, law enforcement surveillance, data security, device

portability, copyright, and net neutrality




Rashida Richardson is a law and technology policy expert that researches the social and legal implications of

“Big Data” and data-driven technologies with a racial justice focus. She is currently serving as the Senior Policy

Advisor for Data and Democracy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Her research

primarily looks at the social and civil rights implications of data driven technologies, including artificial




Alida Draudt is human-centered business strategist, applied futurist and author on strategic foresight.

Currently, she is the Strategy Director at AKQA, and is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Foresight at the

California College of Arts. Through her work with the Threatcasting Lab – a collaboration between the Army

Cyber Institute and Arizona State University – and numerous independent works, Alida has looked at futures

and implications that span societal, political, environmental, economic, and technological implications. She is

also the co-author of What the Foresight, a book that promotes accessible ways for everyone to think better

about their futures.



Tim Fernholz is an author and a Senior Reporter at Quartz, whose interests lie at the intersection of politics,

technology, and business. His coverage includes space, the economy, and geopolitics. He is also the founding

editor of Tomorrow magazine and is the author of Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the New Space

Race (2018). He is from New Hampshire, currently living in San Fransisco.





Beau Woods is an author, media contributor, and presenter specializing in mobility security, hacktivism,

vulnerability, and threat management, among others. He is a Senior Advisor at the Cybersecurity &

Infrastructure Security Agency, a Cyber Safety Innovation Fellow with the Atlantic Council, and the Founding

CEO of Stratigos Security. He also leads the I Am The Cavalry and Public Ground tracks at BSides Las Vegas.

Recently he served as the Entrepreneur in Residence with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and

was formerly Managing Principal Consultant and Solutions Architect for Dell SecureWorks.




Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Before taking this role, she

has been the EFF’s Legal Director and its General Counsel. She was named to TheNonProfitTimes 2020 Power

& Influence TOP 50 list, honoring influential persons of 2020. She was named as one of America’s Top 50

Women in Tech by Forbes in 2018. Ms. Cohn is considered one of the experts handling legal issues arising from

the secretive government spying programs work.



Andrew Dana Hudson is a speculative fiction writer and a Fellow at ASU’s Center for Science and the

Imagination. His works have been published in Slate Future Tense, Lightspeed Magazine, Vice Terraform, MIT

Technology Review, Grist, Little Blue Marble, The New Accelerator, StarShipSofa, etc. His story “Sunshine

State” won the first Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest in 2016 and his 2015 essay “On the Political

Dimensions of Solarpunk” helped define and advance the “solarpunk” subgenre of writing. He also serves as

editor-in-chief of Holum Press, publisher of Oasis, a Phoenix-based journal of anti-capitalist thought.



Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. Named as

one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his work

explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and

one another. He has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He is

also a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at

CUNY/Queens, where he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics. His recent book is Team

Human, based on his podcast of the same name.




Malka Older is a science-fiction author, sociologist, academic, and humanitarian aid worker. Currently serving

as Faculty Associate at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, she teaches

on the humanitarian-development spectrum and on predictive fictions. She is also an Associate Researcher at

the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, and a lecturer in the genre fiction MFA program at Western

Colorado University. Her Centenal Cycle trilogy has been nominated for a Hugo award, and the first book in

the trilogy, Infomocracy, was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus, Book Riot and The Washington





– Samantha / OS-1 –

– Her (2013) –

– Marvin the Paranoid Android –

– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy –

– Max, pilot of Trimaxion Drone Ship –

– Flight of the Navigator (1986) –

– Data –

– Star Trek: The Next Generation –

– The Peripheral (2014) –

– V’ger –

– All Systems Red (2017) –