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Alex Hanna on Vague AI Ethics Principles and why Automatic Gender Recognition is Nonsense

May 31, 2022 University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies
Alex Hanna on Vague AI Ethics Principles and why Automatic Gender Recognition is Nonsense
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Alex Hanna on Vague AI Ethics Principles and why Automatic Gender Recognition is Nonsense
May 31, 2022
University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

In this episode, we talk to Dr Alex Hanna, Director of Research at the Distributed AI Research Institute which was founded and directed by her ex-boss at Google Dr Timnit Gebru. Previously a sociologist working on ethical AI at Google and now a superstar in her own right, she tells us why Google’s attempt to be neutral is nonsense, how the word good in ‘good tech’ allows people to dodge getting political when orienting technology towards justice, and why technology may not actually take on the biases of its individual creators but probably will take on the biases of its organisation.

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

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In this episode, we talk to Dr Alex Hanna, Director of Research at the Distributed AI Research Institute which was founded and directed by her ex-boss at Google Dr Timnit Gebru. Previously a sociologist working on ethical AI at Google and now a superstar in her own right, she tells us why Google’s attempt to be neutral is nonsense, how the word good in ‘good tech’ allows people to dodge getting political when orienting technology towards justice, and why technology may not actually take on the biases of its individual creators but probably will take on the biases of its organisation.

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