Episode #33: McArthur and Danaher on Robot Sex

In this episode I talk to Neil McArthur about a book that he and I recently co-edited entitled Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press, 2017). Neil is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba where he also directs the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics. This a free-ranging conversation. We talk about … More Episode #33: McArthur and Danaher on Robot Sex

Episode #32 – Carter and Palermos on Extended Cognition and Extended Assault

In this episode I talk to Adam Carter and Orestis Palermos. Adam is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. His primary research interests lie in the area of epistemology, but he has increasingly explored connections between epistemology and other disciplines, including bioethics (especially human enhancement); the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. … More Episode #32 – Carter and Palermos on Extended Cognition and Extended Assault

Episode #31 – Hartzog on Robocops and Automated Law Enforcement

 In this episode I am joined by Woodrow Hartzog. Woodrow is currently a Professor at Northeastern University School of Law (he was the Starnes Professor at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law when this episode was recorded). His research focuses on privacy, human-computer interaction, online communication, and electronic agreements. He holds a Ph.D. in mass … More Episode #31 – Hartzog on Robocops and Automated Law Enforcement

Episode #30 – Bartholomew on Adcreep and the Case Against Modern Marketing

In this episode I am joined by Mark Bartholomew. Mark is a Professor at the University of Buffalo School of Law. He writes and teaches in the areas of intellectual property and law and technology, with an emphasis on copyright, trademarks, advertising regulation, and online privacy. His book Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing was recently published by … More Episode #30 – Bartholomew on Adcreep and the Case Against Modern Marketing

Episode #29 – Moore on the Quantified Worker

In this episode, I talk to Phoebe Moore. Phoebe is a researcher and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Middlesex University. She teaches International Relations and International Political Economy and has published several books, articles and reports about labour struggle, industrial relations and the impact of technology on workers’ everyday lives. Her current research, … More Episode #29 – Moore on the Quantified Worker

Episode #28 – Walch on the Misunderstandings of Blockchain Technology

In this episode I am joined by Angela Walch. Angela is an Associate Professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Her research focuses on money and the law, blockchain technologies, governance of emerging technologies and financial stability. She is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies of University College London. Angela was … More Episode #28 – Walch on the Misunderstandings of Blockchain Technology

Episode #27 – Gilbert on the Ethics of Predictive Brain Implants

In this episode I am joined by Frédéric Gilbert. Frédéric is a philosopher and bioethicist who is affiliated with quite a number of universities and research institutes around the world. He is currently a Scientist Fellow at the University of Washington (UW), in Seattle, US but has a concomitant appointment with the Department of Medicine, at the University … More Episode #27 – Gilbert on the Ethics of Predictive Brain Implants

Episode #26 – Behan on Technopolitics and the Automation of the State

In this episode I talk to Anthony Behan. Anthony is a technologist with an interest in the political and legal aspects of technology. We have a wide-ranging discussion about the automation of the law and the politics of technology.  The conversation is based on Anthony’s thesis ‘The Politics of Technology: An Assessment of the Barriers to … More Episode #26 – Behan on Technopolitics and the Automation of the State

Episode #25 – McNamara on Fairness, Utility and High Frequency Trading

In this episode I am joined by Steven McNamara. Steven is a Professor of Law at the American University of Beirut, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Florida School of Law. Once upon a time, Steven was a corporate lawyer. He is now an academic lawyer with interests in moral theory, business … More Episode #25 – McNamara on Fairness, Utility and High Frequency Trading

Episode #24 – Bryson on Why Robots Should be Slaves

In this episode I interview Joanna Bryson. Joanna is Reader in Computer Science at the University of Bath. Joanna’s primary research interest lies in using AI to understand natural intelligence, but she is also interested in the ethics of AI and robotics, the social uses of robots, and the political and legal implications of advances … More Episode #24 – Bryson on Why Robots Should be Slaves