The Radical AI Podcast

The Radical AI Podcast

Radical people. Radical ideas. Radical Stories. Welcome to the future of Artificial Intelligence Ethics. Welcome to the Radical AI Podcast.


September 27, 2022 44 min

What is the reality of data privacy after the overruling of Roe v. Wade? 


In this episode, we interview Rebecca Finlay about protecting user data privacy and human rights, following the US Supreme Court ruling of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. 


Rebecca Finlay is the CEO of the non-profit, Partnership on AI overseeing the organization’s mission and strategy. In this role, Rebecca ensures that the Partnership on AI...

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What is Digital Lethargy?  How can we adapt to an age of disconnection? How can art act as a force of resistance? 


In this episode we interview Tung-Hui Hu about digital exhaustion in the modern day, and his new upcoming book from MIT Press: “Digital Lethargy: Dispatches from an Age of Disconnection.”


Tung-Hui is an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan and the author of A Prehistory of the Cloud from MIT...

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How does the government use algorithms? How do algorithms impact social services, policing, and other social services? And where does Silicon Valley fit in?


In this episode we interview Shion Guha about how governments adopt algorithms to enforce public policy.


Shion is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information at University of Toronto. His research fits into the field of Human-Centered Data Science, which he helped ...

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In this episode we have a panel discussion about decolonial digital mental health with three leading experts on the topic: Sachin Pendse, Munmun De Choudhury, and Neha Kumar


Sachin is a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech, researching the role that technology plays in addressing barriers that prevent people from receiving consistent mental health care.


Munmun is the Associate Professor in the School of Inter...

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How do we see ourselves in data? What is self-tracking and how can we design for visualizing the data of our bodies and mental health? How do we make visualized data more accessible? 


In this episode, we interview Jaime Snyder about the data visualization of COVID, mental health, and more. 


Jaime Snyder is an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington in Seattle. She leads the Visualization St...

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What is the history of digital pornography? How do algorithms perpetuate LGBTQIA+ content censorship? What is the role that content moderation and corporate ownership plays in perpetuating misogyny and heteronormativity?


In this episode, we interview Alex Monea about the history of digital pornography and LGBTQIA+ content censorship. We also discuss his new book published by MIT Press: "The Digital Closet: How the Int...

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In this 7th episode of Measurementality we'll be "identifying what counts in the algorithmic age" by exploring how AI development can better engage with governance and privacy with Sara Jordan and Anand Rao

Sara Jordan is Senior Researcher, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics at the Future of Privacy Forum

Anand Rao is a Principal with PwC’s US Advisory practice

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What is Decolonial AI? How can we apply a postcolonial lens to AI design?

In this episode we interview Raziye Buse Çetin about Colonial, Decolonial, and Postcolonial AI -- and the Newly released Decolonial AI Manyfesto.

Buse is an AI policy and ethics researcher and consultant. Her work revolves around ethics, impact, and governance of AI systems. She combines her lived experience with her interest in postcolonial studies, intersec...

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What is Design Justice? How can we employ it to disrupt power systems supporting the matrix of domination?

In this episode, we interview Sasha Costanza-Chock about the 101 of Design Justice and how we can use it as a force for collective liberation.

Sasha Costanza-Chock is a researcher and designer who works to support community-led processes that build shared power, dismantle the matrix of domination, and advance ecological surviv...

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 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, adviso...

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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.


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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 hu...

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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, wit...

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September 7, 2021 64 min

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 f...

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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 ...

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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 p...

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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 ...

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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 democrac...

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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, a...

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