The Radical AI Podcast
The Radical AI Podcast
Radical AI
Radical people. Radical ideas. Radical Stories. Welcome to the future of Artificial Intelligence Ethics. Welcome to the Radical AI Podcast.
Design, Disability, Creativity, and Accessibility with Cynthia Bennett
How can we center the lived experiences and creativity of people with disabilities in the design of our technology? On this week's episode we welcome Cynthia Bennett to the show. Cynthia Bennett is a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. Her research focuses on the intersection of power, disability, design, and accessibility. Cynthia centers the lived experiences and creativity of people with disabilities as starting points for developing accessible and justice-oriented applications of technology. Cynthia is also a disabled scholar who is committed to raising the participation of disabled people in academia and the tech industry.  Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org.  If you enjoy this episode please make sure to subscribe, submit a rating and review, and connect with us on twitter at twitter.com/radicalaipod
Apr 20
59 min
Atlas of AI with Kate Crawford
What is the Atlas of AI? Why is it important? How is AI an industry of extraction? How is AI impacting the planet? What can be done?  To answer these questions and more we welcome to the show Dr. Kate Crawford to discuss Kate's new book Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence Dr. Kate Crawford is a leading scholar of the social and political implications of artificial intelligence. She is a Research Professor of Communication and STS at USC Annenberg, a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in New York City, and the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.  Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org.  If you enjoy this episode please make sure to subscribe, submit a rating and review, and connect with us on twitter at twitter.com/radicalaipod
Apr 6
59 min
Defining Bias with Su Lin Blodgett
How do we define bias? Is all bias the same? Is it possible eliminate bias completely in our AI systems? Should we? To answer these questions and more we welcome to the show Su Lin Blodgett Su Lin is a postdoctoral researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics (FATE) group at Microsoft Research Montréal. She is broadly interested in examining the social implications of Natural Language Processing, or NLP technologies, and in using NLP approaches to examine language variation and change. She previously completed her Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org.  If you enjoy this episode please make sure to subscribe, submit a rating and review, and connect with us on twitter at twitter.com/radicalaipod
Mar 30
55 min
Measurementality #2: Children's Data and Sustainability
Welcome to the second episode of our Measurementality series in partnership with IEEESA! Our topics today are children and sustainability.  We interview Sandy Pentland of MIT and Baroness Beeban Kidron of the 5Rights Foundation.   Focusing on the key goal of our series, "defining what counts in the algorithmic age," guests will discuss issues like data privacy for children, data agency for all, and how metrics like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other human rights oriented metrics are being utilized in the design of Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS).
Mar 21
52 min
Your Computer Is on Fire with Mar Hicks & Kavita Philip
How do we challenge techno-utopianism? How do we dismantle systems of oppression in technology?  To answer these questions and more we welcome to the show two editors of the new collection from MIT Press Your Computer Is on Fire, Mar Hicks and Kavita Philip. Mar Hicks is an author, historian, and professor doing research on the history of computing, labor, and how hidden technological dynamics change the core narratives of the history of computing in unexpected ways. Hicks's multiple award-winning book, Programmed Inequality, looks at how the British lost their early lead in computing by discarding women computer workers, and what this cautionary tale tells us about current issues in high tech. Their current project looks at resistance and queerness in the history of technology. Kavita Philip is a historian of science and technology who has written about nineteenth-century environmental knowledge in British India, information technology in post-colonial India, and the intersections of art, science fiction, and social activism with science and technology. She is author of Civilizing Natures (2004), and Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction (forthcoming, MIT Press), as well as co-editor of five volumes curating new interdisciplinary work in radical history, art, activism, computing, and public policy. Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org.  If you enjoy this episode please make sure to subscribe, submit a rating and review, and connect with us on twitter at twitter.com/radicalaipod
Mar 9
58 min
All Tech is Human Series #9 - Misinformation & Free Expression with Jasmine McNealy & Claire Wardle
This conversation explores the question: How can we reduce misinformation and disinformation on social media platforms while also ensuring that platforms promote the free exchange of ideas?  Guests in this episode include Dr. Jasmine McNealy (Associate Professor of Telecommunication at the University of Florida, Harvard Berkman Klein Center affiliate, media & law expert) and Dr. Claire Wardle (co-founder and director of First Draft, leading expert on user generated content, verification and misinformation). This conversation is moderated by All Tech Is Human's David Ryan Polgar. The organizational partner for the event is TheBridge. The conversation does not stop here! For each of the episodes in our series with All Tech is Human, you can find a detailed “continue the conversation” page on our website radicalai.org. For each episode we will include all of the action items we just debriefed as well as annotated resources that were mentioned by the guest speakers during the livestream, ways to get involved, relevant podcast episodes, books, and other publications.
Mar 2
57 min
Social Inequality in the Digital Economy with Zanele Munyikwa
How does the Digital Economy perpetuate social inequality?  In this episode we interview Zanele Munyikwa. Zanele is a PhD student in Management Science and Information Technology at MIT Sloan. She is a computational social scientist who uses causal inference and machine learning techniques to study the digital economy, technology, and the future of work.  Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org.  If you enjoy this episode please make sure to subscribe, submit a rating and review, and connect with us on twitter at twitter.com/radicalaipod
Feb 23
37 min
Measurementality #1: Defining What Counts in the Algorithmic Age
Join John C. Havens of the IEEE Standards Association along with Jess and Dylan, the co-hosts of the popular podcast, Radical AI as they discuss the new Measurementality content series, including topics such as: How is success measured today in the world of Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS)? What is the positive future we’re working to build with AIS? And, what are the measures of success for that future? We'll also be discussing how the Measurementality series features a call to action for listeners and the AIS community at large to respond to these questions to contribute to two reports helping us define and frame 'what counts in the algorithmic age.'
Feb 13
34 min
Anti-Trust: Congress and the Tech Lobby with Anna Lenhart
What should you know about Anti-Trust regulation nationally and internationally? How does the tech sector drive policy?    In this episode we interview Anna Lenhart, a researcher for technology policy and democracy at University of Maryland’s iSchool Ethics & Values in Design Lab. She recently served as a TechCongress Fellow with the House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Subcommittee and supported the investigation into Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org.  If you enjoy this episode please make sure to subscribe, submit a rating and review, and connect with us on twitter at twitter.com/radicalaipod
Feb 9
53 min
All Tech is Human Series #8 - Improving Social Media: Content Moderation & Democracy with Sarah T. Roberts & Murtaza Shaikh
This conversation explores the topic Improving Social Media: Content Moderation & Democracy with invited panelists Sarah T. Roberts and Murtaza Shaikh Sarah T. Roberts is the co-founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, and the author of Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media. Murtaza Shaikh is the Senior Advisor on Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities to the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues This conversation is moderated by All Tech Is Human's David Ryan Polgar. The organizational partner for the event is TheBridge. The conversation does not stop here! For each of the episodes in our series with All Tech is Human, you can find a detailed “continue the conversation” page on our website radicalai.org. For each episode we will include all of the action items we just debriefed as well as annotated resources that were mentioned by the guest speakers during the livestream, ways to get involved, relevant podcast episodes, books, and other publications.
Jan 26
1 hr 4 min
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