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.
Industry AI Ethics 101 with Kathy Baxter
What do you need to know about AI Ethics in the tech industry?To explore this question we welcome Kathy Baxter to the show.Kathy is an Architect of Ethical AI Practice at Salesforce, where she develops research-informed best practices to educate Salesforce employees, customers, and the industry on the development of responsible AI. Prior to Salesforce, she worked at Google, eBay, and Oracle in User Experience Research.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
Dec 1
52 min
Our Messy Robot Relationships with Kate Darling
Have you ever seen a robot and called it cute? Have you ever seen a drone and felt afraid? Have you ever apologized to siri or yelled at your rumba to get out of the way? Have you ever named your car?Our relationships with robots are complex and messy, to explore this topic, we interview Kate Darling, a leading expert in Robot Ethics and a Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab. Kate researches the near-term effects of robotic technology, with a particular interest in law, social, and ethical issues.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
Nov 24
1 hr
All Tech is Human Series #6 - Coded Bias, AI, and the Future of Civil Rights with Timnit Gebru, Meredith Broussard, & Shalini Kantayya
How will Artificial Intelligence define the future of Civil Rights? To celebrate the NYC theater release of the film Coded Bias we present this Livestreamed conversation featuring Shalini Kantayya (director, Coded Bias), Meredith Broussard (Author, Artificial Unintelligence), and Timnit Gebru (Co-Lead, Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team at Google) 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.
Nov 17
1 hr 8 min
Robot Regulation: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? with Ryan Calo
What is robot regulation and why does it matter?To answer this question we welcome to the show Ryan Calo. Ryan is a professor at the University of Washington School of Law. He is a faculty co-director of the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, a unique, interdisciplinary research unit that spans the School of Law, Information School, and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. Ryan’s research broadly ecompasses law and emerging technology.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
Nov 10
59 min
Transparency as a Political Choice with Rumman Chowdhury & Mona Sloane
What is the relationship between the government and artificial intelligence?To unpack this timely question we interview Mona Sloane and Rumman Chowdhury.Mona Sloane is a sociologist working on inequality in the context of AI design and policy. Mona is a Fellow with NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK), where she convenes the ‘Co-Opting AI’ series and co-curates the ‘The Shift’ series. She is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering.Rumman Chowdhury studies artificial intelligence and humanity. She is currently the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, where she works with C-suite clients to create cutting-edge technical solutions for ethical, explainable and transparent AI.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
Nov 3
1 hr
All Tech is Human Series #5 - Social Media's Role in the US Election with Dipayan Ghosh & Vera Zakem
The 2016 US election made it clear that social media companies play a profound role in how voters are informed and influenced. What role should social media companies be playing in the upcoming US election?In partnership with All Tech is Human we present this Livestreamed conversation featuring Dipayan Ghosh (co-director of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, author of Terms of Disservice, & former public policy advisor at Facebook) & Vera Zakem (Senior Policy and Technology Advisor, Institute for Security and Technology, CEO of Zakem Global Strategies, & former strategy and research at Twitter).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.
Oct 31
1 hr 7 min
Facebook Ads, Propaganda, and Global Politics with Nayantara Ranganathan and Manuel Beltrán
What should you know about propaganda and political ads in the age of information? How do they impact democracy across the globe? To cover this important topic, we welcome to the show Nayantara Ranganathan and Manuel Beltrán.Nayantara Ranganathan is a lawyer and researcher studying the politics and culture of digital technologies. At the Internet Democracy Project, she worked on applying feminist methods of research and practice to questions of data governance. Within her independent research, she is exploring how technology is remaking law and regulation in its own image.Manuel Beltrán is an artist and activist. He researches and lectures on art, activism, social movements, post-digital culture and new media. As an activist, he was involved in the Indignados movement in Spain, the Gezi Park protests in Turkey and several forms of independent activism and cyber-activism in Europe and beyond. Together, Nayantara and Manuel founded the Persuasion Lab, a project exploring new forms of political propaganda on social media. They are also both members of the Real Facebook Oversight Board.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
Oct 27
57 min
Voter Fraud, Media Regulation, and Civic Design with Shannon McGregor and Whitney Quesenbery
What is the role that technology and social media should play in voting practices? What should global citizens know about the impact that technology being used in the US 2020 election voting processes might have on the future of democracy worldwide? In this episode we interview Shannon McGregor and Whitney Quesenbery.Shannon McGregor is an Assistant Professor in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and a Senior Researcher with UNC’s Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life. Her research addresses the role of social media and their data in political processes, with a focus on political communication, journalism, public opinion, and gender.Whitney Quesenbery is the executive director of the Center for Civic Design. Whitney is also co-author of two influential Brennan Center reports that show just how much design matters in elections. She was previously chair for Human Factors and Privacy for the Elections Assistance Commission's committee working towards developing voting system guidelines.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
Oct 20
57 min
Why We Do This: Reflecting on Six Months of Radical AI with Dylan and Jess
In this special episode of The Radical AI Podcast Dylan and Jess pull back the curtain to reflect on six months of the show! From qualitative research to ontological horseplay - this episode has it all!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
Oct 13
39 min
More than Fake News: Fighting Media Manipulation with Claire Leibowicz and Emily Saltz from the Partnership on AI
What is media integrity? What is media manipulation? What do you need to know about fake news?To answer these questions and more we welcome to the show Claire Leibowicz and Emily Saltz -- two representatives from the Partnership on AI’s AI and Media Integrity team.Claire Leibowicz is a Program Lead directing the strategy and execution of projects in the Partnership on AI’s AI and Media Integrity portfolio. Claire also oversees PAI’s AI and Media Integrity Steering Committee.Emily Saltz is a Research Fellow at Partnership on AI for the PAI/First Draft Media Manipulation Research Fellowship. Prior to joining PAI, Emily was UX Lead for The News Provenance Project at The New York Times.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
Oct 6
1 hr 2 min
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