The Radical AI Podcast

The Radical AI Podcast

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June 18, 2021 49 min

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 organizatio...

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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...

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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 th...

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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 democr...

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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,...

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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 Inter...

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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 cre...

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April 6, 2021 59 min

What is the Atlas of AI? Why is it important? How is AI an industry of extraction? How is AI impacting the planet? What can be done? 

To answer these questions and more we welcome to the show Dr. Kate Crawford to discuss Kate's new book Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Kate Crawford is a leading scholar of the social and political implications of artificial intelligence. She...

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March 30, 2021 55 min

How do we define bias? Is all bias the same? Is it possible eliminate bias completely in our AI systems? Should we?

To answer these questions and more we welcome to the show Su Lin Blodgett

Su Lin is a postdoctoral researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics (FATE) group at Microsoft Research Montréal. She is broadly interested in examining the social implications of Natural Language Processing, or NLP te...

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Welcome to the second episode of our Measurementality series in partnership with IEEESA!

Our topics today are children and sustainability. 

We interview Sandy Pentland of MIT and Baroness Beeban Kidron of the 5Rights Foundation.  

Focusing on the key goal of our series, "defining what counts in the algorithmic age," guests will discuss issues like data privacy for children, data agency for all, and how metrics like the U...

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How do we challenge techno-utopianism? How do we dismantle systems of oppression in technology? 

To answer these questions and more we welcome to the show two editors of the new collection from MIT Press Your Computer Is on Fire, Mar Hicks and Kavita Philip.

Mar Hicks is an author, historian, and professor doing research on the history of computing, labor, and how hidden technological dynamics change the core narratives of the hi...

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This conversation explores the question: How can we reduce misinformation and disinformation on social media platforms while also ensuring that platforms promote the free exchange of ideas? 

Guests in this episode include Dr. Jasmine McNealy (Associate Professor of Telecommunication at the University of Florida, Harvard Berkman Klein Center affiliate, media & law expert) and Dr. Claire Wardle (co-founder and director of First ...

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How does the Digital Economy perpetuate social inequality? 

In this episode we interview Zanele Munyikwa. Zanele is a PhD student in Management Science and Information Technology at MIT Sloan. She is a computational social scientist who uses causal inference and machine learning techniques to study the digital economy, technology, and the future of work. 

Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org. 

If you en...

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Join John C. Havens of the IEEE Standards Association along with Jess and Dylan, the co-hosts of the popular podcast, Radical AI as they discuss the new Measurementality content series, including topics such as: How is success measured today in the world of Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS)? What is the positive future we’re working to build with AIS? And, what are the measures of success for that future? We'll also be disc...

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What should you know about Anti-Trust regulation nationally and internationally? How does the tech sector drive policy?   

In this episode we interview Anna Lenhart, a researcher for technology policy and democracy at University of Maryland’s iSchool Ethics & Values in Design Lab. She recently served as a TechCongress Fellow with the House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Subcommittee and supported the investigation into Facebook...

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This conversation explores the topic Improving Social Media: Content Moderation & Democracy with invited panelists Sarah T. Roberts and Murtaza Shaikh

Sarah T. Roberts is the co-founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, and the author of Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media.

Murtaza Shaikh is the Senior Advisor on Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities to the U...

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What should you know about Ability and Accessibility in AI and responsible technology development? 

In this episode we interview Meredith Ringel Morris, a computer scientist conducting research in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), social computing, and accessibility. Her current research focus is on accessibility, particularly on the intersection of accessibility and social ...

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What a year! Join us to review 2020 and to release a special surprise! HINT: the surprise can be found on our website at Radicalai.org ;)

As always, 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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What is the business case for AI Ethics?

This conversation explores the topic with invited panelists William Griffin and Alayna Kennedy.

Willam Griffin is the Chief Ethics Officer of Hypergiant, an organization that works with partners to create powerful technology solutions and smarter, more efficient human workforces.

Alayna Kennedy is a data scientist at IBM, working on creating ethical algorithms and aligning human and mach...

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In this episode, we interview Moses Namara of Black in AI about the new Black in AI Academic Program, a program that serves as a resource to support Black junior researchers as they apply to graduate programs, navigate graduate school, and enter the postgraduate job market.

Moses Namara is a Facebook Research Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Human-Centered Computing (HCC) at Clemson University. He uses interdisciplinary research meth...

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