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When Biased AI is Good
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What Drives this Podcast

Three claims drive my new podcast, Ethical Machines. 1. New technologies are coming our way every day: AI, blockchain, quantum computers, AR/VR and more. 2....
Episode #1
When Biased AI is Good
Episode #1

When Biased AI is Good

Everyone knows biased or discriminatory AI bad and we need to get rid of it, right? Well, not so fast. I talk to David Danks,...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Keeping Blockchain on the Rails

Plain talk, no jargon, explain blockchain to me in language a ten-year-old can understand. I’m joined by Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, an expert in risk, compliance, and...
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When Biased AI is Good
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ChatGPT Does Not Understand Anything

It looks like ChatGPT understands what you’re asking. It looks like ChatGPT understands what it’s saying in reply. It does not. Alex and I discuss...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Did You Say "Quantum" Computer?

What in the world are quantum computers, what can they do, and what are the potential ethical implications of this new powerful tech? Brian and...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Transparency is Surveillance

Transparency for the sake of accountability is great, right? Well, not so fast. I talk with C. Thi Nguyen’s thought-provoking argument that the pursuit of...
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When Biased AI is Good
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The Benefits and Cost for Privacy

Join me and my go-to cybersecurity expert guy Matthew Rosenquist as we discuss the challenges and trade-offs in balancing privacy with safety and security. Matthew...
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When Biased AI is Good
Episode #7

How Do We Audit AI?

Back in the day, Ryan Carrier of ForHumanity  told me to stop saying I do AI “audits.”  I replied, “Why? What’s the difference between an...
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When Biased AI is Good
Episode #8

Manipulative AI

You think targeted marketing can manipulate users and populations? Just wait. Imagine chatbots powered by LLMs at scale. We’ll see chatbots trained to be the...
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When Biased AI is Good
Episode #9

Hiring AI to Hire People

I doubt there’s a large corporation out there that hasn’t been pitched at least a dozen or so AI tools for HR. From vetting resumes...
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When Biased AI is Good
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In Defense of Black Box AI

Is it better to have a high performing black box AI or a lower performing explainable AI? Are the explanations for how AI works actually...
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When Biased AI is Good
Episode #11

Choosing Who Should Benefit and Who Should Suffer with AI

I talk a lot about bias, black boxes, and privacy, but perhaps my focus is too narrow. In this conversation, Aimee and I discuss what...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Algorithmic Abolitionism

Humans are bad at making predictions, especially in a criminal justice setting. And it looks like AI can do better both from an accuracy and...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Does Generative AI Undermine Art Schools and Creativity?

Job automation, human creativity, and generative AI in higher education, all wrapped into one. Questions include: Will there be fewer jobs for designers because gen...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Should We Care About Data Privacy?

You might think it’s outrageous that companies collect data about you and use it in various ways to drive profits. The business model of the...
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When Biased AI is Good
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How Do We Distribute Responsibility When AI Goes Wrong?

One company builds the model. Another tweaks the model. Who’s responsible when things go sideways? David Danks is a Professor of Data Science & Philosophy...
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When Biased AI is Good
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The Surprising Opportunities and Risks of Digital Twins

Digital twins: they’re not just a sci-fi doppelganger—they’re a game-changing technology that can simulate real-world scenarios in real-time. My latest chat with Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes opened...
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When Biased AI is Good
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The Sexy Cyber Threats of GenAI: How to Avoid Exposing Yourself

We’re all familiar with cybersecurity threats. Stories of companies being hacked and data and secrets being stolen abound. Now we have generative AI to throw...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Innovation Hype and Why We Should Wait on AI Regulation

Innovation is great…but hype is bad. Not only has all this talk of innovation not increased innovation, but it also creates a bad environment in...
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When Biased AI is Good
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The Turing Test is not Intelligent (and what it would take for AI to understand)

Epsiode featuring Lisa Titus, Professor of Philosophy at the ⁠University of Denver⁠. If I look inside your head when you’re talking, I’ll see various neurons...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Creating Responsible AI in the Face of Our Ignorance

Featuring Dr. Julia Stoyanovich. We want to create AI that makes accurate predictions. We want that not only because we want our products to work,...
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When Biased AI is Good
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The Morality of the Israeli-Hamas War

Before I did AI ethics, I was a philosophy professor, specializing in ethics. One of my senior colleagues in the field was David Enoch, also...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Tech Forward Conservatism vs Nature Leaning Liberalism, and Everything in Between

Are you on the political left or the political right? Ben Steyn wants to ask you the same question with regards to nature and technology....
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When Biased AI is Good
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Why Copyright Challenges to AI Learning Will Fail and the Ethical Reasons Why They Shouldn’t

Well, I didn’t see this coming. Talking about legal and philosophical conceptions of copyright turns out to be intellectually fascinating and challenging. It involves not...
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When Biased AI is Good
Episode #24

The Peril of Principles in AI Ethics

The hospital faced an ethical question: should we deploy robots to help with elder care? Let’s look at a standard list of AI ethics values:...
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When Biased AI is Good
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Showing Technologists the Power They Have

My conversation with Chris covered everything from government to corporate surveillance to why we should care about data privacy to the power that technologists have...
Episode #26
When Biased AI is Good
Episode #26

Can AI in the Criminal Justice System Avoid the Minority Report?

When you think about AI in the criminal justice system, you probably think either about biased AI or mass surveillance. This episode focuses on the...
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When Biased AI is Good
Episode #27

AI in warfare

How much control should AI have when your enemy has AI too? As Jeremy Kofsky, a member of the Marine Corps explains, AI will be...
Episode #28
When Biased AI is Good
Episode #28

AI Needs Historians

How can we solve AI’s problems if we don’t understand where they came from? Jason Steinhauer is a public historian and bestselling author of History,...
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