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....
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. –...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...