Ep. 52 - AI Ethics and Social Reform with Nell Watson


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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Nell Watson, an entrepreneur and machine intelligence researcher whose work primarily focuses on protecting human rights and creating ethical AI. She currently serves as AI Faculty at Singularity University and works with the IEEE on AI initiatives. She also chairs EthicsNet.org, which crowdsources datasets to teach pro-social behaviors to machines, and CulturalPeace.org, which seeks to craft Geneva Conventions-style rules for cultural conflict. Nell serves as Senior Scientific Advisor to The Future Society at Harvard, and holds Fellowships from the British Computing Society, and Royal Statistical Society, among others.

They discuss AI value alignment, the role for humans in AI, rules of engagement for the culture wars, the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more.

Both Nell and Ryan are going to be speaking at the Humanity Plus Post-Pandemic summit on July 7th and 8th, 2020. This free digital event will be themed around A Future Free of Disease and Destruction, and they’ll be joined by some of the leading figures in futurism and transhumanism including Dr. Ben Goertzel, Dr. Max More, Dr. Natasha Vita-More, Dr. Anders Sandberg, and more. You can register here.

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