The Good Robot

Maya Indira Ganesh on the Myth of Autonomy

December 07, 2021 University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies
Maya Indira Ganesh on the Myth of Autonomy
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The Good Robot
Maya Indira Ganesh on the Myth of Autonomy
Dec 07, 2021
University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

In this episode, we chat to Maya Indira Ganesh, the course lead for the University of Cambridge Master of Studies programme in AI Ethics and Society. She transitioned to academia after working as a feminist researcher with international NGOs and cultural organisations on gender justice, technology, and freedom of expression. We discuss the human labour that is obscured when we say a machine is autonomous, the YouTube phenomenon of ‘Unboxing’ Apple products, and why AV ethics isn’t just about trolley problems.  


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

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In this episode, we chat to Maya Indira Ganesh, the course lead for the University of Cambridge Master of Studies programme in AI Ethics and Society. She transitioned to academia after working as a feminist researcher with international NGOs and cultural organisations on gender justice, technology, and freedom of expression. We discuss the human labour that is obscured when we say a machine is autonomous, the YouTube phenomenon of ‘Unboxing’ Apple products, and why AV ethics isn’t just about trolley problems.  


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