Saving the World from Unethical AI

Fiona McEvoy is an AI ethics champion. In this episode, we discuss some of the more problematic areas of AI and potential pitfalls around personification and robot rights.

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Fiona McEvoy

Tech Ethics Writer/Researcher

Fiona J McEvoy is an AI ethics writer, researcher, and thought leader based in San Francisco, CA. She is also regularly asked to present her ideas to AI conferences, most recently speaking to the eWear Symposium at Stanford University, the world’s largest business AI Summit, and the 2019 RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit. She was listed in 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics – 2019 & 2020 (Lighthouse3).

We are walking blindly into a future where we are monitored, tracked, and understood on an incredibly forensic level. I find that concerning.
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The robots want us to be robots and work at maximum capacity all the time.

It is easier if we want to be predictable, but I don’t want to be predictable. If you think about what makes you, what constitutes who you are, what you buy, where you go to college, to have something predict everything, it erodes your agency and human autonomy.
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