Episode #20 – Karen Yeung on Hypernudging and Big Data

Karen_Yeung.pngIn this episode I talk to Karen Yeung. Karen is a Chair in Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London. She joined the School to help establish the Centre for Technology, Ethics and Law & Society (‘TELOS’), of which she is now Director.  Professor Yeung is an academic pioneer in the field of regulation studies (or ‘regulatory governance’ studies) and is a leading scholar concerned with critically examining governance of, and governance through, new and emerging technologies. We talk about her concept of ‘hypernudging’ and how it applies to the debate about algorithmic governance.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:20 – What is regulation? Regulation vs Governance
  • 6:35 – The Different Modes of Regulation
  • 11:50 – What is nudging?
  • 15:40 – Big data and regulation
  • 21:15 – What is hypernudging?
  • 32:30 – Criticisms of nudging: illegitimate motive, deception and opacity
  • 41:00 – Applying these criticisms to hypernudging
  • 47:35 – Dealing with the challenges of hypernudging
  • 52:40 – Digital Gerrymandering and Fake News
  • 59:20 – The need for a post-liberal philosophy?

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