Hosted by Eleanor Drage and Kerry Mackereth, The Good Robot is a podcast which explores the many complex intersections between gender, feminism and technology. In this episode, Giada Pistilli talks about good corporations, AI ethics and value pluralism.
In this episode, we talk to Giada Pistilli, Principal Ethicist at Hugging Face, which is the company that Meg Mitchell joined, following her departure from Google. Giada is also completing a PhD in philosophy and ethics of applied conversational AI at Sorbonne University. We talk about value pluralism and AI, which means building AI according to the values of different groups of people. We also explore what it means for an AI company to actually take AI ethics really seriously as well as the state of feminism in France right now.
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Giada Pistilli is a PhD candidate at the Sorbonne and the Principal Ethicist at Hugging Face. They are a researcher in philosophy, specializing in ethics applied to Conversational Artificial Intelligence. Giada’s research mainly focuses on comparative ethical frameworks, value theory, and ethics applied to Machine Learning (Natural Language Processing and Large Language Models). Giada is a Research Affiliate at Machine Intelligence and Normative Theory lab and the co-chair of the Ethical and Legal Scholarship working group of the BigScience open science project, that developed and deployed the Multilingual Large Language Model BLOOM.
For the reading list and transcript for this episode, visit The Good Robot website.
Dr Eleanor Drage and Dr Kerry Mackereth are Research Associates at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, where they work on the Mercator-Stiflung funded project on Desirable Digitalisation. Previously, they were Christina Gaw Postdoctoral Researchers in Gender and Technology at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. During the COVID-19 pandemic they decided to co-found The Good Robot Podcast to explore the many complex intersections between gender, feminism and technology.