The Good Robot

Engineers, Values, and Giving the Public a Voice with Virginia Dignum

May 17, 2022 University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies
Engineers, Values, and Giving the Public a Voice with Virginia Dignum
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The Good Robot
Engineers, Values, and Giving the Public a Voice with Virginia Dignum
May 17, 2022
University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

In this episode we chat to Virginia Dignum, Professor of Responsible Artificial Intelligence at the University of Umeå where she leads the Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence research group. We draw on Dignum’s experience as an engineer and legislator to discuss how any given technology might not be good or bad, but is never valueless; how the public can participate in conversations around AI; how to combat evasions of responsibility among creators and deployers of technology, when they say ‘sorry, the system says so’; and why throwing data at a problem might not make it better. 

This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast. 

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In this episode we chat to Virginia Dignum, Professor of Responsible Artificial Intelligence at the University of Umeå where she leads the Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence research group. We draw on Dignum’s experience as an engineer and legislator to discuss how any given technology might not be good or bad, but is never valueless; how the public can participate in conversations around AI; how to combat evasions of responsibility among creators and deployers of technology, when they say ‘sorry, the system says so’; and why throwing data at a problem might not make it better. 

This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast.