RoboPsych Podcast

Ep. 87 - Flynn Coleman - Author of "A Human Algorithm"

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This week, Tom and Carla are very pleased to have Flynn Coleman with us as our guest. Flynn is a human rights attorney who has focused on ethics and technology for decades. She has investigated war crimes, genocide and fought for global equality of opportunity. Her new book, A Human Algorithm, thoroughly explores the history of AI and other emerging technologies and explores the ethical questions they raise.

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Episode 86 - John Danaher on Automation and Utopia

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This week, Tom and Carla are very pleased to have John Danaher with us as our guest. John is the author of the just-published Harvard University Press book, Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World Without Work. He is a philosopher and lawyer, currently a lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland. His Philosophical Disquisitions website is an outstanding source for reflections on the ethical, social and legal implications of emerging technologies.

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Episode 85 - Michal Kosinski, Ph.D. on The End of Privacy

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This week, Tom and Carla are very pleased to have Dr. Michal Kosinski with us as our guest. Michal is an Associate Professor at Stanford University (Graduate School of Business) and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Cambridge and master's degrees in psychometrics and in social psychology. Michal's research focuses on the fields of individual psychological differences and on the implications of digital privacy.

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Episode 84 - Dr. Julie Carpenter

This week, Tom and Carla are very pleased to have Dr. Julie Carpenter with us as our guest. Julie holds a Ph.D. In cognitive science from the University of Washington. Julie is the “Co-Host Emeritus” of the RoboPsych Podcast. After being part of the show for most of 2017, Julie moved to San Francisco to join Accenture in 2018 as a Research Scientist in human-robot/human-technology interaction. Recently, she has been part of the team that developed Q, a genderless voice-interactive platform that was awarded 7 Cannes Lion awards at the recent Cannes Festival.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Episode 83 - Jill Fain Lehman, Ph.D. on Developing Language Interactions

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This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello speak with Dr. Jill Fain Lehman about her work on language and machines at Carnegie-Mellon University and as a consultant at Disney.

  • Jill's LinkedIn Page
  • Jill's work with Disney
  • Using technology for language-based interactions with children
  • Creating interactions that are fun for kids
  • We need a "theory of fun"
  • Creating systems for children on autism spectrum
  • Scott McCloud's facial representation abstraction spectrum
  • Scott McCloud's excellent book, Understanding Comics
  • Interacting with Alexa, Jibo and other "intelligent agents"
  • Mathblasters and other early "edutainment" systems
  • The "behavioral uncanny valley" of stereotypical activities
  • What makes an interaction a "conversation"?
  • Dr. Paul Pangaro RoboPsych Podcast interview
  • Apple's 1987 "Knowledge Navigator" interactive agent video
  • Jill's thoughts about near-term developments in human-machine interaction
  • Teaser for Jill's next RoboPsych Podcast appearance!

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Direct download: Jill_Fain_Lehman_062419.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EST

Episode 82 - John C. Havens on Autonomous System/AI Ethics

This week, Carla Diana is away, and Tom Guarriello speaks with John C. Havens about his work with the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Standards Association, a project to create standards for “measuring the impact of artificial intelligence or autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) on humans.”

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Episode 81 - Dr. Paul Pangaro on Designing Interactions

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello speak with Dr. Paul Pangaro, Professor of Practice at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie-Mellon University. Paul is a longtime friend and colleague who has been thinking and writing about cybernetics, AI, and robotics for many years.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Ep. 80 - Bryan Boyer on Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello speak with architect and public sector innovator Bryan Boyer about autonomous vehicles and their impact on cities and on us.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello discuss Carla’s new 4D Design program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

Ep. 78 - Goodbye, Jibo

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello discuss the effects of Jibo, the social robot, being shut down.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Ep. 77 - Brian Roemmele: The Intelligence Amplifier and Wisdom Keeper

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello talk to voice-first expert Brian Roemmele about his forthcoming book, The Last Interface, and his thoughts on what he calls “the Intelligence Amplifier” and “Wisdom Keeper.” A lively, fascinating conversation.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

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This week, Carla and Tom discuss Carla’s recent presentation about designing social objects at Interaction 19.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Ep 75 - Robots in Arizona - Victims, Villains, and Heroes

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This week, Carla and Tom discuss the implications of recent aggressive incidents against self-driving vehicles in Arizona.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

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