Today we travel to a future where algorithms can be put on trial.
- Rumman Chowdhury — Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence
- Kevin De Liban — attorney at Legal Aid or Arkansas
- Nicholson Price — assistant professor of law at University of Michigan
- Shobita Parthasarathy — professor of public policy and women’s studies at University of Michigan
- What is an algorithm and why should you care?
- Legal Aid of Arkansas Files Federal Lawsuit Against DHS
- What Happens When An Algorithm Cuts Your Healthcare
- Legal Aid sues DHS again over algorithm denial of benefits to disabled
- Privacy and Accountability in Black-Box Medicine
- Can algorithms be racist? Trump’s housing department says no
- Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays
- Can You Sue An Algorithm For Malpractice?
- Machine Bias: There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks.
- COMPAS recidivism practitioners guide
- COMPAS questionnaire
- Algorithmic Solutions to Algorithmic Bias: A Technical Guide
- Algorithmic bias detection and mitigation: Best practices and policies to reduce consumer harms
- Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
- How Big Data Is ‘Automating Inequality’
- Responsible AI – Interview with Rumman Chowdhury
- The Data Scientist Putting Ethics into AI
- Medical Malpractice and Black-Box Medicine
- Artificial Intelligence in the Medical System: Four Roles for Potential Transformation
- Medical AI and Contextual Bias
- Evan Johnson as Mr. Morton
- David Romero as David
- Ash Greenberg as Ash
- Santos Flores as Santos
- Charlie Chalmers as Charlie
- Grace Nelligan as Grace
- Ava Ausman as Ava
- Sidney Perry-Thistle as Sidney
- Arthur Allison as Arthur
Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks this episode to Evan Johnson who coordinated all the teens you’re going to hear in this season, and who plays our intrepid debate club teacher this season. Special thanks also to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Check out their work and mission at womensaudiomission.org.
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That’s all for this future, come back next time and we’ll travel to a new one.
Flash Forward is a critically acclaimed podcast about the future.
In each episode, host Rose Eveleth takes on a possible (or not so possible) future scenario — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a black market for fecal transplants? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) By combining audio drama and deep reporting, Flash Forward gives listeners an original and unique window into the future, how likely different scenarios might be, and how to prepare for what might come.