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.
Casteist Technology and Digital Brahminism with Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Seema Hari
What is Casteist Technology and Digital Brahmanism and how can we best engage to enact change?  Join 2021 Radical AI Intern Nikhil Dharmaraj as he interviews Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Seema Hari about technology, casteism, and surveillance. Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a Dalit rights artist, technologist, and theorist. Currently, Thenmozhi is the co-Founder and Executive Director of Equality Labs, a Dalit Civil Rights organization that uses community research, cultural and political organizing, popular education and digital security to build power to end caste apartheid, white supremacy, gender-based violence, and religious intolerance. Seema Hari is an engineer and an anti-caste and anti-colorism activist. Full show notes and guest bios for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org. 
Jun 18
49 min
Measurementality #4: What are we Optimizing for? with Laura Musikanski and Jonathan Stray
In this 4th episode of Measurementality we'll be "identifying what counts in the algorithmic age" by analyzing how existing metrics regarding human wellbeing along with environmental flourishing are being globally measured today.   Laura Musikanski is the Executive Director of The Happiness Alliance and Chair of IEEE 7010-2020 Jonathan Stray is a Visiting Scholar at Center for Human-Compatible AI and a former research partner at The Partnership on AI as well as being the author of Aligning AI to Human Values means Picking the Right Metrics
Jun 16
46 min
Feminist AI 101 with Eleanor Drage and Kerry Mackereth
What is Feminist AI and how and why should we design and implement it? To answer this question and more in this episode we interview Eleanor Drage and Kerry Mackereth about the ins and outs of Feminist AI. Eleanor and Kerry are both postdoctoral researchers who are working on the “Gender and Technology” research project at the “University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies” and in association with the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. In this project, they are working to provide the AI sector with practical tools to create more equitable AI informed by intersectional feminist knowledge. Full show notes and guest bios 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
Jun 1
42 min
Decentralizing AI with Divya Siddarth
What is decentralized AI and how and why should we design and implement it? To answer this question and more in this episode we interview Divya Siddarth about decentralizing AI, democratization, and how we can utilize the logic of social movements to influence our technology design. Divya Siddarth is a Political Economist and Social Technologist at the Microsoft Office of the CTO working to understand, preserve, and extend democracy through technological progress and innovation. She previously taught classes at Stanford University on building technology for good and creating a more secure world for political activism and engagement in civil society. Divya also spent a few years in India as a research fellow, working with activists and politicians to think through democratized alternatives to existing tech platforms. 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
May 27
53 min
Killer Robots and Value Sensitive Design with Steven Umbrello
What is Value Sensitive Design and how can it inform the development and deployment of killer robots and autonomous weapon systems? On this week's episode we welcome Steven Umbrello to the show. Steven Umbrello currently serves as the Managing Director at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. His main area of research revolves around Value Sensitive Design otherwise known as (VSD), its philosophical foundations, and its potential application to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0. 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
May 4
1 hr 5 min
Measurementality #3: Counting Mental Health and Caregiving in Technology and AI
In this 3rd episode of Measurementality, we discuss mental health, wellness, indicators, metrics, and designing for the future with invited guests Amandeep Gill and Riane Eisler. Riane Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Systems and Editor-in-Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies at the University of Minnesota. Ambassador Amandeep Gill is Director of the Global Health Centre project on International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR).
May 2
56 min
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
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