Episode #43 – Elder on Friendship, Robots and Social Media

In this episode I talk to Alexis Elder. Alexis is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her research focuses on ethics, emerging technologies, social philosophy, metaphysics (especially social ontology), and philosophy of mind. She draws on ancient philosophy – primarily Chinese and Greek – in order to think about current problems. … More Episode #43 – Elder on Friendship, Robots and Social Media

Episode #42 – Earp on Psychedelics and Moral Enhancement

  In this episode I talk to Brian Earp. Brian is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center, and a Research Fellow in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. Brian has diverse research interests in ethics, psychology, and the … More Episode #42 – Earp on Psychedelics and Moral Enhancement

Episode #41 – Binns on Fairness in Algorithmic Decision-Making

In this episode I talk to Reuben Binns. Reuben is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science in Oxford University. His research focuses on both the technical, ethical and legal aspects of privacy, machine learning and algorithmic decision-making. We have a detailed and informative discussion (for me at any rate!) about recent debates … More Episode #41 – Binns on Fairness in Algorithmic Decision-Making

Episode #40 – Nyholm on Accident Algorithms and the Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

In this episode I talk to Sven Nyholm about self-driving cars. Sven is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at TU Eindhoven with an interest in moral philosophy and the ethics of technology. Recently, Sven has been working on the ethics of self-driving cars, focusing in particular on the ethical rules such cars should follow and … More Episode #40 – Nyholm on Accident Algorithms and the Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

Episode #39 – Re-engineering Humanity with Frischmann and Selinger

In this episode I talk to Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger about their book Re-engineering Humanity (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Brett and Evan are both former guests on the podcast. Brett is a Professor of Law, Business and Economics at Villanova University and Evan is  Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Their … More Episode #39 – Re-engineering Humanity with Frischmann and Selinger

Episode #38 – Schwartz on the Ethics of Space Exploration

  In this episode I talk to Dr James Schwartz. James teaches philosophy at Wichita State University.  His primary area of research is philosophy and ethics of space exploration, where he defends a position according to which space exploration derives its value primarily from the importance of the scientific study of the Solar System.  He is … More Episode #38 – Schwartz on the Ethics of Space Exploration

Episode #37 – Yorke on the Philosophy of Utopianism

In this episode I talk to Christopher Yorke. Christopher is a PhD candidate at The Open University. He specialises in the philosophical study of utopianism and is currently completing a dissertation titled ‘Bernard Suits’ Utopia of Gameplay: A Critical Analysis’. We talk about all things utopian, including what a ‘utopia’ is, why space exploration is associated … More Episode #37 – Yorke on the Philosophy of Utopianism

Episode #36 – Wachter on Algorithms, Explanations and the GDPR

In this episode I talk to Sandra Wachter about the right to explanation for algorithmic decision-making under the GDPR. Sandra is a lawyer and Research Fellow in Data Ethics and Algorithms at the Oxford Internet Institute. She is also a Research Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London. Sandra’s research focuses on the legal … More Episode #36 – Wachter on Algorithms, Explanations and the GDPR

Episode #35 – Brundage on the Case for Conditional Optimism about AI

In this episode I talk to Miles Brundage. Miles is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and a PhD candidate in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University. He is also affiliated with the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO), the Virtual Institute of Responsible Innovation (VIRI), and the Journal … More Episode #35 – Brundage on the Case for Conditional Optimism about AI

Episode #34 – Lin on the Rise of Cyborg Finance

In this episode I talk to Tom Lin. Tom is a Professor of Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. His research and teaching expertise are in the areas of corporations, securities regulation, financial technology, financial regulation, and compliance. Professor Lin and his research has been published and cited by numerous leading law journals, … More Episode #34 – Lin on the Rise of Cyborg Finance