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

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