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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.

    Science Fiction, Science Fact, and AI Consciousness with Beth Singler

    Science Fiction, Science Fact, and AI Consciousness with Beth Singler

    How can Science Fiction be used to get the public involved in the AI Ethics conversation? What are religious studies and how can they relate to AI? Why is it important to distinguish between Science Fiction and Science Fact when it comes to the future of AI? To answer these questions and more we welcome Dr. Beth Singler to the show. Dr. Beth Singler is a Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Cambridge. Previously, Beth was the post-doctoral Research Associate on the “Human Identity in an age of Nearly-Human Machines” project at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. Through her research, Beth explores the social, ethical, philosophical, and religious implications of advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics.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 

    • 51 min
    The Power of Linguistics: Unpacking Natural Language Processing Ethics with Emily Bender

    The Power of Linguistics: Unpacking Natural Language Processing Ethics with Emily Bender

    What are the societal impacts and ethics of Natural Language Processing (or NLP)? How can language be a form of power? How can we effectively teach ethics in the NLP classroom? How can we promote healthy interdisciplinary collaboration in the development of NLP products?To answer these questions and more we welcome Dr. Emily Bender to the show.Dr. Emily Bender researches linguistics, computational linguistics, and ethical issues in Natural Language Processing.  Emily is currently a Professor in the Department of Linguistics and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. She is also the faculty director of the CLMS program and the director of the Computational Linguistics Laboratory.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  

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    AI & Racial Bias with Renée Cummings - BONUS EPISODE

    AI & Racial Bias with Renée Cummings - BONUS EPISODE

    Sponsored by Ethical Intelligence this bonus episode features a presentation delivered by Renee Cummings as a workshop given on 06/24/20. We also welcome Ethical Intelligence CEO Olivia Gambelin to the show as a guest host. Renée Cummings is a criminologist and international criminal justice consultant who specializes in Artificial Intelligence (AI); ethical AI, bias in AI, diversity and inclusion in AI, algorithmic authenticity and accountability, data integrity and equity, AI for social good and social justice in AI policy and governance. She is the CEO of Urban AI. Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org. Slides referenced can be found by contacting Ethical Intelligence at ethicalintelligence.coIf 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
    IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon Disavow Facial Recognition Technology: What Do You Need to Know? with Deb Raji

    IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon Disavow Facial Recognition Technology: What Do You Need to Know? with Deb Raji

    What does it mean that IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, and others have distanced themselves from developing facial recognition technology and providing facial recognition data to vendors? Should you be skeptical? Where is the hope? To answer these questions and more we welcome Deb Raji to the show. Deb is a tech fellow at the AI Now Institute Working on critical perspectives to evaluation practice in AI, conducting audits on deployed AI systems and facial recognition, and AI auditing policy. She has worked closely with the Algorithmic Justice League initiative and on several projects to highlight cases of bias in computer vision. Deb was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 for her research on the harms of racially biased data in facial recognition technologies.Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.orgIf 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
    Emoji Design, White Accountability, and the Ethical Future of Chatbots with Miriam Sweeney

    Emoji Design, White Accountability, and the Ethical Future of Chatbots with Miriam Sweeney

    What are the ethics of emoji design and why does it matter? What are some of the ethical concerns we should have about chatbots and virtual assistants? How can these technologies perpetuate racial and gender stereotypes? To answer these questions and more The Radical AI Podcast welcomes Dr. Miriam Sweeney to the show.  Dr. Miriam Sweeney is an assistant professor in the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Alabama. She is a critical cultural digital media scholar who studies anthropomorphic design, virtual assistants, voice interfaces, and AI through the lenses of race, gender, and sexuality. Her current project, Facing Our Computers: Identity, Interfaces, and Intimate Data, explores the linkages between identity, design, and dataveillance in AI voice assistants, digital assistants, and chatbot interfaces.  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
    Minisode #3 - Coded Bias Debrief, Uprooting Colonialism in Tech, Unpacking Objectivity, and How to Take Action!

    Minisode #3 - Coded Bias Debrief, Uprooting Colonialism in Tech, Unpacking Objectivity, and How to Take Action!

    In this Minisode hosts Dylan and Jess reflect on current events, systemic racism in tech and beyond, how to stay connected to the deeply systemic work that is needed to uproot colonialism, and much more. Every month The Radical AI Podcast releases a Minisode reviewing the previous month's episodes and updating listeners on insider news from the Radical AI world. As always we invite you to please subscribe, rate, and leave a review to show your support!Show notes and transcript available at radicalai.org  

    • 27 min

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27 Ratings

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!

jaffei ,

Informative and fascinating

This podcast addresses the question of what is radical AI through a series of interviews and discussions. We listened to the episode on morality with the professor from Colorado School of Mines. So interesting! Looking forward to listening to more.

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