We’re back with the second half of our special two-part episode about algorithms and artificial intelligence, featuring returning guest Meredith Broussard. Yesterday, we got the T on ChatGPT, and learned why we can’t trust algorithms to be fair or objective. Today, Jonathan and Meredith get personal about their encounters with algorithms, and consider what an equitable tech industry could look like. Plus, deepfakes, TikTok, the Supreme Court, and Jonathan’s take on M3GAN!
Meredith Broussard is Associate Professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and Research Director at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology. She is the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World (MIT Press). Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic, BBC, Wired, the Economist, and more. She appears in the 2020 documentary Coded Bias and serves on the advisory board for the Center for Critical Race & Digital Studies.
Make sure to check out Meredith’s new book More Than A Glitch, out now from MIT Press.
Curious for more? Here’s a list of people, projects, and other resources mentioned in this episode:
Algorithmic Justice League (Joy Buolamwini)
Algorithms of Oppression (Safiya Noble)
DAIR Institute (Timnit Gebru)
Deb Raji’s work
Design Justice (Sasha Costanza-Chock)
Melissa Murray’s work
Mimi Onuoha’s work
Rumman Chowdhury’s work
Take My Hand (Dolen Perkins-Valdez)
The Gender Shades Project (Deb Raji, Joy Buolamwini)
The Markup (Julia Angwin)
Under the Skin (Linda Villarosa)
Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.
Our executive producer is Erica Getto. Our editor is Andrew Carson.Our theme music is “Freak” by QUIÑ; for more, head to TheQuinCat.com.