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Should robots have rights? Can AI have agency? Why do we get upset when a person kicks a robotic dog? Should we chat we are deceased loved ones? In this episode of Funny as Tech, hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian) dig into how AI is altering what it means to be human with Flynn Coleman, author of the recently-released book A Human Algorithm. Flynn Coleman is a writer, international human rights attorney, public speaker, professor, and social innovator. She has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and international corporations and human rights organizations around the world. Flynn has written extensively on issues of global citizenship, the future of work and purpose, emerging technologies, political reconciliation, war crimes, genocide, human and civil rights, humanitarian issues, innovation and design for social impact, and improving access to justice and education. She is the author of the book, A Human Algorithm (October 2019), a groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of ethically designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology. Learn more: --- Get in touch with Funny as Tech!


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