Radical AI podcast: featuring Cynthia Bennett


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30 April 2021

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Cynthia Bennett

Hosted by Dylan Doyle-Burke and Jessie J Smith, Radical AI is a podcast featuring the voices of the future in the field of artificial intelligence ethics. In this episode Jess and Dylan chat to Cynthia Bennett about design, disability, creativity, and accessibility.

Design, Disability, Creativity, and Accessibility with Cynthia Bennett

How can we centre 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 centres the lived experiences and creativity of people with disabilities as starting points for developing accessible and justice-oriented applications of technology. Cynthia is also a disabled scholar who is committed to raising the participation of disabled people in academia and the tech industry.

Follow Cynthia Bennett on Twitter @clb5590.

Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radical AI.

Listen to the episode below:

About Radical AI:

Hosted by Dylan Doyle-Burke, a PhD student at the University of Denver, and Jessie J Smith, a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder, Radical AI is a podcast featuring the voices of the future in the field of Artificial Intelligence Ethics.

Radical AI lifts up people, ideas, and stories that represent the cutting edge in AI, philosophy, and machine learning. In a world where platforms far too often feature the status quo and the usual suspects, Radical AI is a breath of fresh air whose mission is “To create an engaging, professional, educational and accessible platform centering marginalized or otherwise radical voices in industry and the academy for dialogue, collaboration, and debate to co-create the field of Artificial Intelligence Ethics.”

Through interviews with rising stars and experts in the field we boldly engage with the topics that are transforming our world like bias, discrimination, identity, accessibility, privacy, and issues of morality.

To find more information regarding the project, including podcast episode transcripts and show notes, please visit Radical AI.








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