The Workplace Cocktail Hour. Chris Moriarty on AI, toxic workplaces and more

In the first of a new series of news-based podcasts, I catch up with Chris Moriarty, the co-founder of Audiem and much besides. Over a glass of gin and tonic, we discuss the AI Safety Summit and the proclamations of imminent doom that came before and after it. We also talk about the covid inquiry and the toxic workplace culture it exposed as an intriguing subplot.

This is the first in a new series which we hope to publish every week. Each episode will look at the major workplace related news stories from the last week or so. There’ll be no editing, the episode is recorded in real time at the end of each Thursday, so we’ll be talking straight and reacting to current news and events. Each week’s guest is invited to nominate a topic for discussion and a drink for us to share. Doesn’t have to be alcoholic (Chris is teetotal) but the intention is to talk like normal, informed humans over a shared drink. At some point, we’ll be doing it in person.

If you’d like to take part in what we hope is an informed, intelligent and maybe challenging series, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to take part to push your company, we wouldn’t.