AI and Machine Learning systems are quickly becoming an integral part of how we work with, understand, and socialize with each other. Although this new technology is extremely exciting and offers a new wave of technological advancement, with it comes many ethical issues concerning discrimination, undermining human emotion, breaking social contracts and more.
Sheana Ahlqvist talks to Josh Lovejoy, Principal Design Manager at Microsoft, specializing in the Ethics and Society sector. Josh believes that human-centered design thinking can change the world for the better; that by seeking to address the needs of people- especially those at the margins- in ways that respect, restore and augment their capabilities, we can invent forms of technological innovation that would have otherwise been invisible.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:
Why do corporations want to know what people are thinking and feeling?
Forming trust relationships using AI systems.
What is a design ethicist?
What kinds of things can impartial AI autonomous systems do better than humans.
How do autonomous AI systems take advantage of consumers?
What is predictive policing and how does it relate to AI ethics?
What are some examples of misapplications of Machine Learning systems.
What is a deepfake?
What is a mean opinion score and how does it apply to voice automation?
Josh’s opinion on how AI tools should be developed.
What happens when you give up personal data in exchange for a more personalized experience?
Who should have the authority to make consequential decisions about AI?
How will AI and Machine Learning systems shape our knowledge and create change for the future?
How do you create machine learning systems that are unbiased but still function effectively for the user?
How does Google make successful products when their users are infinitely diverse? Head of Product and Business Inclusion at Google, Reena Jana, shares in this episode the ways that this tech giant takes an inclusive approach to serve its users and be sensitive to different cultural norms. Reena shares how some of Google’s best products were modified and improved through inclusive design and research practices. She describes the innovative AI technology that Google is using to help with product inclusion and make the products better for everyone who uses them. She also shares with Sheana some of the challenges they’ve faced along the way.
How can FinTech leverage behavioral economics to help people become more financially secure? Sheana Ahlqvist talks to Wendy De La Rosa, co-founder of Common Cents Lab, a research lab that launches and tests products to help low-to-moderate-income Americans.
In this episode of the Innovation For All Podcast, Sheana Ahlqvist talks to Dr. Sherry Hamby, a Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South and a Director of the Life Paths Research Center (LPRC). They talk about the role of technology in peoples daily lives. They discuss Appalachian attitudes and values, ResilienceCon and how different societies operate in a technology-centric environment.
In this episode of Innovation For All Podcast, we talk to Jake Kahana, founder of Bettvr With Age and Caveday. Jake shares these two projects that look very different on the surface. In fact, they are united by a common goal: to demonstrate the social impact of technology. Discover how Virtual Reality (VR) can be therapeutic for seniors, why the typical 9-5 work day is a complete fallacy, and how to manage remote teams effectively. You’ll enjoy this episode if you are interested in VR or modernizing the workplace.
The difference between a social impact agency and cost marketing agency
The challenges in producing and distributing VR films
2 significant limitations for senior citizens: mobility and finances
The Impact of Bettvr With Age
Physical and mental therapy using VR
What is Caveday?
How to improve your relationship to work
The dangers of overwork
How to communicate with a remote team
How important is establishing rules around communication, scheduling and productivity inside a team
3 Things you need when you work – accountability, motivation, and support
Resources your team can use to increase productivity
Undoubtedly, technology isn’t just for the young. It is for all ages – even seniors. This is what Jake is proving to exhibit in his Bettvr with Age project where he produces VR films for senior citizens. Seniors can still experience places and activities that their old age won’t permit them to do and visit through VR.
We also discuss the science of productivity. Through Caveday, Jake and his team are able to organize pieces of training for individuals and companies on how to do deep work since no one taught us how to work. There are ways you can improve your relationship to work to be productive and also avoid overworking. Jake identifies specific resources you can use to support your team’s productivity and happiness.