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

71 – COVID 19 and the Ethics of Infectious Disease Control

As nearly half the world’s population is now under some form of quarantine or lockdown, it seems like an apt time to consider the ethics of infectious disease control measures of this sort. In this episode, I chat to Jonathan Pugh and Tom Douglas, both of whom are Senior Research Fellows at the Uehiro Centre … More 71 – COVID 19 and the Ethics of Infectious Disease Control