Welcome to another episode of Impossible Tradeoffs! Thank you all for bearing with me as I get used to being a podcast host. Listening to this latest episode, I realize I use some phrases a lot - like I’m always very excited for my guest. I'm going to work on standardizing some of these things.
But this is another interesting episode — first, the fun tradeoff. Last week, many of you said you’d prefer to get up for a 6 a.m. flight than take a red eye. This week, the question is: Would you rather read a physical copy of a book or a digital one?
First up this week is Theo Skeadas. Theo has a robust background, having worked at Twitter and in civil society and politics. Since leaving Twitter, she’s become an independent consultant, and much of her work focuses on AI. She was recently in the UK for the Partnership on AI. We discussed that, the executive order on AI from the White House and the UK AI Summit.
Then we turn to Laetitia Avia. Laetitia is a lawyer and former French Member of Parliament. Since leaving public office, she’s focused on digital policy in Europe and the United States. In our conversation, we discussed how Europe’s governing bodies are structured (it’s a little complicated, and I still mix it up sometimes), how the European elections work (they’re going to the polls June 6-9, 2024), and her thoughts on the Digital Services Act as well as other legislation making its way through the EU.