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 time I’m chatting to Alice about teaching ethics, the idea of information environments, the importance of democracy, the ethics hype train and the ethics community, people to follow in AI and data ethics, ethics as innovation, and more…
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Alice Thwaite is a technology ethicist and philosopher. She founded the Echo Chamber Club and Hattusia, where she won the CogX Award for Outstanding Achievements and Research Contributions in AI Ethics. She currently works as Head of Ethics at OmniGOV, MGOMD.
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.