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The Good Robot Podcast: Melissa Heikkilä on why the stories we tell about AI matter

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31 January 2024



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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, Melissa Heikkilä talks about reporting on AI.

Melissa Heikkilä on why the stories we tell about AI matter

This week we chat to Melissa Heikkilä about ChatGPT, image generation, porn, and the stories we tell about AI. Melissa is a senior reporter at MIT Technology Review, where she covers artificial intelligence and how it is changing our society. Previously, she wrote about AI policy and politics at POLITICO. She has also worked at The Economist and used to be a news anchor. Forbes named her as one of its 30 under 30 in European media in 2020.

Find Melissa’s articles here.

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About The Good Robot Podcast

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.




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