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 chatting with Harriet Pellereau about AI’s lack of reasoning ability, uses of generative AI, creativity and AI (and what even is creativity?), creative duties, new ways of working, digital working, the four-day week, work-life balance, the hidden cost of convenience, responsible tech and more…
Listen to the episode here:
Harriet Pellereau is co-founder and co-CEO of digital habits behaviour change company Mind over Tech. She spent nine years working at award-winning tech education company Decoded. As Teaching Director, she worked closely with corporate clients to build and facilitate transformational courses for senior leadership teams, and led a team of 30+ data scientists to deliver data skills courses to Fortune 500 companies. Harriet has a background as a technologist and digital creative, and started her career developing 3D animations and web experiences for advertising clients, and interactive apps for media companies. As a parent, Harriet is on a mission to improve her own digital habits and to support her young children with theirs, to ensure technology is a positive influence in their lives.
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.