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Radical AI is a podcast centering marginalized or otherwise radical voices in industry and the academy for dialogue, collaboration, and debate regarding the field of Artificial Intelligence Ethics and the relationship between the humanities and machine learning.

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Radical AI is a podcast centering marginalized or otherwise radical voices in industry and the academy for dialogue, collaboration, and debate regarding the field of Artificial Intelligence Ethics and the relationship between the humanities and machine learning.

    Measurementality #4: What are we Optimizing for? with Laura Musikanski and Jonathan Stray

    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

    • 46 min
    Feminist AI 101 with Eleanor Drage and Kerry Mackereth

    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

    • 42 min
    Decentralizing AI with Divya Siddarth

    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

    • 53 min
    Killer Robots and Value Sensitive Design with Steven Umbrello

    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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Measurementality #3: Counting Mental Health and Caregiving in Technology and AI

    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).

    • 56 min
    Design, Disability, Creativity, and Accessibility with Cynthia Bennett

    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

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Aud // rey ,

One of the best AI podcasts ever.

I'm generally pretty wary of AI "ethics" because the discourse is so heavily skewed towards technocratic notions of "fairness" and "transparency" and often centers white men. I also guard my podcast feed against shows I'll never listen to. The Radical AI Podcast was a risk for both of these reasons, but definitely worth it.

They know what's up – they focus on critical discussions that need to happen in this space, and interview folks who are truly doing cutting-edge research in AI – and don't focus solely on the technical aspects or overly-optimistic projections of "how AI will save us." Jess and Dylan ask thought-provoking questions and do what every good interviewer should – know when to take up space and when *not* to.

It's a good podcast. You should listen to it.

Chambana ,

Highly recommend!

Timely topics with leading experts. Will definitely assign to students in my classes!

Shadow Soldier ,

Great show

Always looking forward to new content!

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