The Machine Ethics Podcast

Interrogating technology, artificial intelligence and autonomy.

This podcast brings together interviews with academics, authors, business leaders, designers and engineers on the subject of autonomous algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and technology's impact on society. Join in the conversation with us by getting in touch via email here or following us on Twitter and Instagram.

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63. AI readiness with Tim El-Sheikh

This episode we're talking with Tim El-Sheikh of We chat about definitions of intelligence and augmented intelligence, ethical AI as the smarter AI, importance of a businesses AI strategy and getting data ready, AGI and what is conciousness? Human intuition, privacy as a human right and more...

62. What excites you about AI?

In this bonus compilation episode we look back at our interviewees answers to the question: What excites you about our AI mediated future? We chat about rethinking our responsibility towards our world, algorithms that work for everyone not just the a few, social justice, solving coordination problems and humanitarian problems, growing as a humanity, building with the next generation in mind, and more...

61. Welcome to the Machine Ethics podcast

Short introduction to the podcast: what it is about, when it started, and how to get involved.

60. Responsible AI Research with Madhulika Srikumar

This time we're talking AI research with Madhulika Srikumar of Partnership on AI. We chat about managing the risks of AI research, how should the AI community think about the consequences of their research, documenting best practises for AI, OpenAI's GTP2 research disclosure example, considering unintended consequences & negative downstream outcomes, considering what your research may actually contribute, promoting scientific openness, proportional ethical reflection, research social impact assessments and more...
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