82 – What should we do about facial recognition?

Facial recognition technology has seen its fair share of both media and popular attention in the past 12 months. The runs the gamut from controversial uses by governments and police forces, to coordinated campaigns to ban or limit its use. What should we do about it? In this episode, I talk to Brenda Leong about … More 82 – What should we do about facial recognition?

81 – Consumer Credit, Big Tech and AI Crime

In today’s episode, I talk to Nikita Aggarwal about the legal and regulatory aspects of AI and algorithmic governance. We focus, in particular, on three topics: (i) algorithmic credit scoring; (ii) the problem of ‘too big to fail’ tech platforms and (iii) AI crime. Nikita is a DPhil (PhD) candidate at the Faculty of Law … More 81 – Consumer Credit, Big Tech and AI Crime

80 – Bias, Algorithms and Criminal Justice

Lots of algorithmic tools are now used to support decision-making in the criminal justice system. Many of them are criticised for being biased. What should be done about this? In this episode, I talk to Chelsea Barabas about this very question. Chelsea is a PhD candidate at MIT, where she examines the spread of algorithmic … More 80 – Bias, Algorithms and Criminal Justice

79 – Is There a Techno-Responsibility Gap?

What happens if an autonomous machine does something wrong? Who, if anyone, should be held responsible for the machine’s actions? That’s the topic I discuss in this episode with Daniel Tigard. Daniel Tigard is a Senior Research Associate in the Institute for History & Ethics of Medicine, at the Technical University of Munich. His current … More 79 – Is There a Techno-Responsibility Gap?

78 – Humans and Robots: Ethics, Agency and Anthropomorphism

  Are robots like humans? Are they agents? Can we have relationships with them? These are just some of the questions I explore with today’s guest, Sven Nyholm. Sven is an assistant professor of philosophy at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His research focuses on ethics, particularly the ethics of technology. He is a friend … More 78 – Humans and Robots: Ethics, Agency and Anthropomorphism

73 – The Ethics of Healthcare Prioritisation during COVID 19

We have a limited number of ventilators? Who should get access to them? In this episode I talk to Lars Sandman. Lars is a Professor of Healthcare Ethics at Linköping University, Sweden. Lars’s research involves studying ethical aspects of distributing scarce resources within health care and studying and developing methods for ethical analyses of health-care … More 73 – The Ethics of Healthcare Prioritisation during COVID 19