Who can regulate technical systems if no one understands them? feat. David Robinson

Can AI really change the world? Or are its developing algorithms formalizing social injustice? When these highly-technical systems derive patterns from existing datasets, their models can perpetuate past mistakes.

In this episode of the Innovation For All Podcast, Sheana Ahlqvist discusses with David Robinson the threats of social bias and discrimination becoming embedded in Artificial Intelligence.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What is the role of technological advances in shaping society?
  • What is the difference between Machine Learning vs. Artificial Intelligence?
  • Social Justice Implications of Technology
  • What are the limitations of finding patterns in previous data?
  • How does should government regulate new, highly technical systems?
  • The need for more resources and more thoughtfulness in regulating data
  • Examples of data-driven issues in the private sector.
  • Removing skepticism of regulatory agencies in examining data models.
  • Authorities should remember that there are limits to what AI models can do.

David is the co-founder of Upturn and currently a Visiting Scientist at the AI Policy and Practice Initiative in Cornell’s College of Computing and Information Science. David touches on how government regulatory agencies should examine new AI models and systems, especially as the technology continues to creep its way into our day-to-day lives. David discusses the importance of “ground truthing.” David emphasizes looking at a technology’s capabilities and limits before deciding on whether decision makers should implement it.

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  • Cornell University
  • Hannah Sassaman
  • Christan Salazar Volkmann
  • Human Rights Data Analysis Group

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Google and Facebook are monopolies. Does it matter? Feat. Sally Hubbard

In this episode of Innovation For All, Sheana Ahlqvist speaks with Sally Hubbard, antitrust expert and investigative journalist at The Capitol Forum. Learn whether giant tech companies are building monopolies (spoiler alert: they are) and why that unfair advantage matters.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is Antitrust law?
  • Is fake news an antitrust problem?
  • How monopolies amplify inequality
  • What would it look like to unmonopolize big tech companies?

As an antitrust expert and investigative journalist, Sally Hubbard has forged a successful career specializing in tech platforms, competition and regulatory risk. Currently leading The Capitol Forum’s coverage of monopolization issues, Sally’s expertise in antitrust and tech giants, including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, yields predictive analysis of regulatory outcomes. Sally founded and hosts Women Killing It!, a podcast series that interviews career rockstars to find out what has worked for them, how they got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner.

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