Nov 20, 2018
My guest today is Shannon Vallor, a
technology and A.I. Ethicist. I was introduced to
Shannon by Karina Montilla Edmonds at Google Cloud AI — we did an
episode with Karina a few ago months focused on Google's A.I.
efforts. Shannon works with the Google Cloud AI team on a regular
basis helping them shape and frame difficult issues in the
development of this emerging technology.
Shannon is a Philosophy Professor specializing in the
Philosophy of Science & Technology at Santa
Clara University in Silicon Valley, where she teaches and conducts
research on the ethics of artificial intelligence, robotics,
digital media, surveillance, and biomedical enhancement. She is the
author of the book 'Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical
Guide to a Future Worth Wanting'.
Shanon is also Co-Director and Secretary of the Board for the
Foundation for Responsible Robotics, and a Faculty
Scholar with the Markkula Center for Applied
Ethics at Santa Clara University.
We start out exploring the ethical issues surrounding our
personal digital lives, social media and big data, then dive into
the thorny ethics of artificial intelligence.