Special edition

What is AI? Vol.3

Thanks to our guests who made this episode possible:

Shout out to some other great podcasts I've been listening to recently:

Find more special edition episodes here.

AI, ethics and the future - DFA talk special edition

Thanks again to DFA for having us all. Find more information about the event here: https://datasciencefestival.com/session/ai-ethics/

You can also watch the recording on their youtube channel here:

As well as our previous panel hosting session here:

DeepDive: AI and Games

Amandine Flachs is the CEO & co-founder of WildMeta. After supporting startups founders for more than 10 years, she is now looking to help game developers create smarter and more human-like game AIs using machine learning. Amandine is still involved in the startup ecosystem as a mentor, venture scout and through her series of live AMAs with early-stage entrepreneurs. She can be found on Twitter @AmandineFlachs.

Dr Richard A. Bartle is Honorary Professor of Computer Game Design at the University of Essex, UK. He is best known for having co-written in 1978 the first virtual world, MUD, the progenitor of the £30bn Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game industry. His 1996 Player Types model has seen widespread adoption by MMO developers and the games industry in general. His 2003 book, Designing Virtual Worlds, is the standard text on the subject, and he is an influential writer on all aspects of MMO design and development. In 2010, he was the first recipient of the prestigious Game Developers' Conference Online Game Legend award. https://mud.co.uk

Dr Tommy Thompson has over 15 years experience in artificial intelligence research in games, Tommy sought to provide a more accessible format for his area of expertise to those without the same scholarly background.

Releasing the first AI and Games YouTube episode in 2014, Tommy has continued to build upon this small platform to form a company around it. With the YouTube channel amassing over 5 million views and 100,000 subscribers, the fundamentals of what AI and Games has sought to do has never changed. Educate developers and students on how best to utilise AI in their games.

What excites you about AI? Vol.1


David Gunkel
Bertram Malle
Carissa Veliz
Lydia Nicholas
Rohin Shah
Olivia Gambelin
Rishal Hurbans
Maria Axente
Pete Trainor

What scares you about AI? Vol.1


  • Kate Devlin
  • Alan Winfiled
  • Marija Slavkovick
  • Cennydd Bowles
  • Carissa Véliz
  • Mercedes Bunz
  • Dylan Doyle-Burke
  • Luciano Floridi
  • Julia Mossbridge

In this episode we also mention:

You can also get in contact with us here: hello@machine-ethics.net

What is AI? Vol.2

Thanks again to our interviewees:

  • Jess Smith
  • Rishal Hurbans
  • Jacob Turner
  • Cennydd Bowles
  • Joanna J Bryson
  • Damien Williams
  • Olivia Gamelin
  • David Gunkel
  • Bertram Malle
  • David Yakobovitch
  • Luciano Floridi
  • Lydia Nicholas.

In this episode I also put a shout out to AI related podcasts:

As well as episodes I (Ben Byford), have appeared.

2020 rambling chat with Ben Gilburt and Ben Byford

Show links:

ORGcon special edition episode

Thanks again to ORGcon for getting me to come down to record. Had a great day of chats with lots of interesting people on human rights in the age of digital technologies. Thank you to everyone who allowed me to record them, check out more on the patreon.

ORGcon Website: https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/

Main stage youtube link - includes Snowden speech: https://youtu.be/hjLwFgVRizg

What is AI? Vol.1

We hear from past interviewees:



Links from participants:

Find images on Twitter #airetreat or instagram #airetreat

CogX 2017 special edition episode

To find out more about CogX go to their website CogX.co

Thank you Josie Swords and to everyone else who appeared on this months podcast. Special thanks to the team at CogX for inviting me.

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