For the co-hosts of The Radical AI Podcast, Dylan and Jess, two PhD students rooted in values of curiosity, humility, and hope for a better world, they began to interview dozens of scholars in the responsible tech community about a concept they coined “radical AI” and what it means to them, and what unconventional work might look like in AI. Their goal with this project became to resist harmful technologies and how they are created today through community building and collective storytelling, and to continue to co-define this concept. Their Radical AI Podcast and community is still in active exploration of what this work really is in the AI field.
For IEEE SA, we serve as a convener around critical ideas related to technology. When The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems gathered more than seven hundred global thinkers to create Ethically Aligned Design, many of the ideas that stemmed from that work may have seemed unconventional or “radical.” Prioritizing values-based design in systems engineering, for instance. But the multi-disciplinary process of bringing volunteers together from the US, EU, UK, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, India and many other countries meant that one person’s definition of one word or concept meant something completely different to someone else.
So while it may seem simple, actually listening to other people with consensus and curiosity can be one of the most unconventional things anyone can do.
So with the help of Jess and Dylan, our global experts and interviewees, and all of you, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Start listening to your answer to a the question:
“What counts most in your life?"
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