20 minutes | Nov 13, 2018

Some Awful AI with David Dao

AI some people think it will save us, others think it will be our downfall. Science fiction has mixed feelings. One thing is for sure, we should all be paying attention to developments in AI, and what that means for us. My guest this week is David Dao, a researcher and PhD student at ETH Zurich & UC Berkeley. David created a Github repository called Awful AI, to help raise awareness. Awful AI is a curated list that tracks some concerning uses of AI around privacy, things like predictive policing, fake news bots, and social credit systems. I spoke with David about some examples of awful AI, some AI that’s helping to combat those things, but first what brought him to start awful AI.
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