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.
What Causes AI to Fail? with the AI Today Podcast
 what causes AI to fail from a business/industry perspective and beyond? What metrics are used to measure and indicate failure? And how can we improve the field of AI by learning from these failures?  To answer these questions we interview Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer of Cognilytica’s AI Today podcast. Ron and Kathleen are both principal analysts, managing partners and founders of Cognilytica. Cognilytica is a research, advisory, and education firm focused on advanced big data analytics, cognitive technologies, and evolving areas of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.  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 14
53 min
Measurementality #6: Authentic Accountability for Successful AI with Yoav Schlesinger
In this 6th episode of Measurementality we'll be "identifying what counts in the algorithmic age" by analyzing how we can build more authentic systems of accountability for creating AI with Yoav Schlesinger. Yoav Schlesinger is the Principal of Ethical AI Practice for Salesforce.  
Oct 10
43 min
Predicting Mental Illness Through AI with Stevie Chancellor
How is AI used to predict mental illness? What are the benefits and challenges to its use? In this episode we interview Stevie Chancellor about AI, mental health, and the benefits and challenges of machine learning systems that are used to predict mental illness.  Stevie Chancellor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Her research combines human-computer interaction and machine learning approaches to build and critically evaluate machine learning systems for pressing social issues, focusing on high-risk health behaviors in online communities. 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 5
55 min
Measurementality #5: Intergenerational Collaboration with Sinead Bovell
In this 5th episode of Measurementality we'll be "identifying what counts in the algorithmic age" by analyzing how existing metrics regarding youth and intergenerational collaboration are being globally measured today.  To discuss this topic we interview Sinead Bovell. Sinead is the founder and CEO of WAYE, a tech education company that prepares the next generation of leaders for a future with advanced technologies, with a focus on non-traditional and minority markets.  
Sep 18
35 min
Indigenous AI 101 with Jason Edward Lewis
What is Indigenous AI and how might it drive our technology design and implementation? To answer this question and more in this episode we interview Jason Edward Lewis about Indigenous AI Protocols and a paper he co-authored entitled “Position Paper on Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence.” Jason Edward Lewis is a Hawaiian and Samoan digital media theorist, poet, and software designer. Jason also founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media and is the University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary as well as a Professor of Computation Arts at Concordia University, Montreal. Jason directs the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, and co-directs the Indigenous Futures Research Centre, the Indigenous Protocol and AI Workshops, the Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace research network, and the Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design. 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
Sep 7
1 hr 4 min
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
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