Podcast Episodes  |  ,   |  February 13, 2020

Algorithmic Injustices and Relational Ethics – Interview with Abeba Birhane

Podcast episode with Abeba Birhane from the series TWIML AI.

Generally, when we think of AI ethics we think of a few technical concepts — explainability, transparency, data biases, etc. ⁠— but Abeba Birhane, a Ph.D. student at University College Dublin, says we need to change the way we think about the topic. Specifically, she wants to shift our focus away from one that’s fundamentally technology-first to one that reframes ethical questions from the perspective of the vulnerable communities our technologies put at risk. [ . . . ]