88. AI fictions with Alex Shvartsman

This episode we're chatting with Alex Shvartsman about what is our AI future, human crafted storytelling, the Generative AI use backlash, disclaimers for generated text, human vs AI authorship, practical or functional goals of LLMs, changing themes in science fiction, a diversity of international perspectives and more...
Date: 14th of May 2024
Podcast authors: Ben Byford with Alex Shvartsman
Audio duration: 35:22 | Website plays & downloads: 28 Click to download
Tags: Cultural Industries, Author, Stories, Science Fiction, Sci-fi | Playlists: Science Fiction, Creativity

Alex Shvartsman is the author of Kakistocracy (2023), The Middling Affliction (2022), and Eridani’s Crown (2019) fantasy novels. Over 120 of his stories have appeared in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, etc. He won the WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a three-time finalist for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction.

His translations from Russian have appeared in F&SF, Clarkesworld, Tor.com, Analog, Asimov’s, etc. Alex has edited over a dozen anthologies, including the long-running Unidentified Funny Objects series.

Alex resides in Brooklyn, NY. His website is http://www.alexshvartsman.com.

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Episode host: Ben Byford

Ben Byford is a AI ethics consultant, code, design and data science teacher, freelance games designer with years of design and coding experience building websites, apps, and games.

In 2015 he began talking on AI ethics and started the Machine Ethics podcast. Since, Ben has talked with academics, developers, doctors, novelists and designers on AI, automation and society.

Through Ethical by Design Ben and the team help organisations make better AI decisions leveraging their experience in design, technology, business, data, sociology and philosophy.