Let's Chat Ethics
Let's Chat Ethics
Let's Chat Ethics
Join Amanda and Oriana, two friends who love to talk about the state of AI and its ethical implications and sometimes a special guest. Anything goes from academic papers to art, movies and books in the field of AI. You can connect with us via our website: www.letschatethics.co.uk
Why is Responsible AI Important with Toju Duke
The start of a series of Responsible AI chats with Toju Duke!  In this episode we focus on why Responsible AI is important to Toju, her work at Google as a Responsible AI Programme Manager and her new venture Diverse AI.  To learn more about Toju: www.tojuduke.com To learn more about Diverse AI: www.diverse-ai.org
Mar 15, 2023
36 min
Ableism in Tech with Tess Buckley
*Trigger warning* this episode we recognise includes some harmful prejudices that people with disability face and this can be upsetting for some listeners. In this episode we are joined by Tess Buckley whose primary interests include studying the intersection of AI and disability rights, AI governance and corporate digital responsibility, amplifying marginalised voices in data through AI literacy training (HumansforAI), and computational creativity in music AI systems (personal project).  Our conversation covers topics across ableism in biotechnology and society as a whole and how disability is represented in datasets. We are hooping this episode opens more dialogue as often people with disabilities are not included in conversations around bias. Connect with Tess on social media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tess-buckley-a9580b166/
Mar 2, 2023
45 min
We are back! Let's Chat chatGPT with Dirk Hovy
Older and wiser, Oriana and Amanda are back to chatting ethics after a hiatus! In this episode, we dive into the world of AI and the technology behind it. Meet ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI, and learn about its capabilities, limitations, and potential impact on our daily lives. From language generation to answering complex questions, we'll discover how ChatGPT works and how it's being used to enhance human capabilities. Join us as we engage in a conversation with Prof. Dirk Hovy to understand the ethical implications and the future of this rapidly advancing technology. Get ready to be amazed and informed as we explore the fascinating world of AI.  (*)This description was written using chatGPT and some human editing skills. 
Feb 9, 2023
55 min
Intention, intention, intention: Are we all utilitarians when it comes to judging machines?
This week Alba and Amanda discuss a new book called How Humans Judge Machine by Cesar A. Hidalgo.  Get the book on: https://www.judgingmachines.com/ Eric Schwitzgebel's Aiming for Moral Mediocrity: https://faculty.ucr.edu/~eschwitz/SchwitzAbs/MoralMediocrity.htm The puppy cartoon: https://images.app.goo.gl/C4zKG5hsfE6419Ra6
Sep 2, 2021
1 hr 7 min
Emotion AI: What kind of happiness are we aiming for?
This week Alba Curry joins us to discuss emotion AI grounded on the story "Under Old Earth". Are we aiming for happiness that is "bland as honey and sickening in the end"? Resources: Under Old Earth by Cordwainer Smith How emotions are made by Lisa Feldman Barret Affective Computing by Rosalind W. Picard  
Jul 8, 2021
51 min
Sex Robot Positivity & Intimacy with Technology - a conversation with Kate Devlin
Could sex robots enhance our intimacy in relationships?  This week we are back with an incredible guest Kate Devlin who shares her super interesting research into sex robots and our relationship with technology.  Bio: Kate Devlin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London. Having begun her career as an archaeologist before moving into computer science, Kate's research is in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), investigating how people interact with and react to technology in order to understand how emerging and future technologies will affect us and the society in which we live. Kate has become a driving force in the field of intimacy and technology, running the UK's first sex tech hackathon in 2016. In short, she has become the face of sex robots – quite literally in the case of one mis-captioned tabloid photograph. Her 2018 book, Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, was praised for its writing and wit.
Jun 24, 2021
44 min
Addiction Culture
Are we addicted to our smartphones? How did we function before?  This week Amanda shares her journey of giving up her smartphone (influenced by Charles Radclyffe from EthicsGrade) and we look at how social media and smart phones have infiltrated our lives!   We also have an announcement - the podcast will be bi-weekly for the summer 
Jun 10, 2021
30 min
Beauty is in the Data of the Controller: AI for Ethical Personalisation with Simi Lindgren
Ever bought a five-star moisturiser only to find out it breaks you out? YutyBazar is tackling waste by ultra-personalising your beauty routine using AI. Find out more about how it in this week's episode! Want to try YutyBazar yourself? https://www.yutybazar.com/ Simi Lindgren is the founder and CEO of YutyBazar.   Socials: Twitter: @YUTYBAZAR Insta: yutybazar Twitter: @letschatethics Insta: lets.chat.ethics www.letschatethics.co.uk
May 27, 2021
54 min
How Do You Rate Big Tech - with Charles Radclyffe
How does ESG work when rating big tech on their ethics? This week we are joined by Charles Radclyffe who is the Co-Founder of EthicsGrade. EthicsGrade is an ESG ratings agency specialising in evaluating companies on their maturity against AI governance best-practice. Listen to why Charles decided to give up his phone pre-pandemic.. phone addiction culture has us all trapped!! Twitter: @dataphilosopher LinkedIn: Charles Radclyffe  Bio: Charles is the Co-Founder of EthicsGrade and has built and sold three tech companies. In-between he has consulted to large Financial Services organisations on Emerging Technology. Charles advises organisations on how to develop a strategy of ethical implementation of AI, Automation and Robotics as well as speak at events on this subject, co-host a soon-to-be-released podcast, and writes a blog on the ethics and societal impact of emerging technology. Charles holds an MA in Law from Cambridge University 
May 12, 2021
1 hr 16 min
An Eclectic Episode -Lessons Learnt to Billionaire's Morals
This week we are back reflecting on the past month of incredible guests from Chinese philosophy, ethical investing and the future of innovation. We also look the new EU regulations and how this compares to China's social scoring system. We will be going deeper into the new EU regulations in a coming episode. 
May 6, 2021
46 min
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