Hosted by Ben Byford, The Machine Ethics Podcast brings together interviews with academics, authors, business leaders, designers and engineers on the subject of autonomous algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and technology’s impact on society.
This episode we’re talking with Dr Marie Oldfield on definitions of AI, the education and communication gaps with AI, explainable models, ethics in education, problems with audits and legislation, AI accreditation, importance of interdisciplinary teams, when to use AI or not, and harms from algorithms.
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Marie Oldfield (CStat, CSci, FIScT) is the CEO of Oldfield Consultancy and Kuinua Coaching. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Practice for the London School of Economics. With a background in mathematics and philosophy, she is a trusted advisor to government, defence, and the legal sector, amongst others. She is founder of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Artificial Intelligence Group, founder of the IST Women in Tech group, and a Professional Chartership Assessor for the Science Council. Marie is frequently invited to speak on popular podcasts, panels and at conferences about her experience and research in AI and ethics.
Marie founded Oldfield Consultancy to solve complex problems ethically with the latest technology. Oldfield Consultancy provides analytical training for technical and non-technical teams. Marie is passionate about giving back to the global community through extensive pro bono work, with a focus on education, poverty, children, and mental health.
This podcast was created and is run by Ben Byford and collaborators. The podcast, and other content was first created to extend Ben’s growing interest in both the AI domain and in the associated ethics. Over the last few years the podcast has grown into a place of discussion and dissemination of important ideas, not only in AI but in tech ethics generally. As the interviews unfold on they often veer into current affairs, the future of work, environmental issues, and more. Though the core is still AI and AI Ethics, we release content that is broader and therefore hopefully more useful to the general public and practitioners.
The hope for the podcast is for it to promote debate concerning technology and society, and to foster the production of technology (and in particular, decision making algorithms) that promote human ideals.
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