Talking with Alice and Andrew About Tech S**t [TWAAATS]
By Andrew Strait and Alice Thwaite
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Alice and Andrew care about tech ethics, and we don't want to be dry doing it. Join us every week as we, with select guests, discuss major stories about technology and single-handedly figure out what's right and wrong.
||ExplicitSPECIAL: Alice Thwaite on Echo Chambers||In these last two episodes of TWAAATS we interview each other about our specialist subject areas. In this episode, Andrew Strait chats to Alice Thwaite about her work on echo chambers. This is an area that Alice has spent a number of years researching,||31 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSPECIAL: Andrew Strait on Content Moderation||To end this series the TWAAATS are going to chat with each other about our specialist subject areas. First up is Andrew who specialises in content moderation. Andrew wanted to understand how content is moderated on social media platforms. How do compani||30 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPower and Technology||This week we’re joined by Carl Miller, who is the director of research at the Centre of Analysis of Social Media at Demos. His book: “The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab” is out and we wanted to speak with him about the key||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExplainability and AI||This week we’re wondering how an algorithm might be able to explain itself. And we’re joined by David Watson. David is a Doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He focusses on the epistemological foundations of machine learning a||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIdentity and the Alt-Right||Today we’re looking at the new alt-right identities forming online. What is new about new digital identities in an internet era compared to before? How should we taxonomise and think about them. Are there specific identities which we should give at||6 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ethics of Reddit||Too many times we’ve heard that Reddit is the ‘most ethical’ social media site. So we wanted to explore what that really means with Jack La Violette. Jack’s background is in linguistics and anthropology. At the OII where he resear||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCan the internet be safe?||Deputy Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Vicki Nash, joins us this week to discuss internet safety and internet regulation. Vicki is responsible for presenting OII research as evidence at government policy meetings, so she has a unique insight||13 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInformation Control in the Arab Region||We tend to focus on Western democracies on TWAAATS, but this week we wanted to understand what information control is being placed on citizens in the Arab region. Mona Elswah joins us this week to educate us on the impact social media is having on this||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrincipled Artificial Intelligence||Nahema Marchal joins us this week to discuss Google’s newly published ‘AI principles‘. Nahema is a colleague of ours at the OII, she is the co-chair of the Connected Life conference and is interested in online drivers of partisan hostil||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGDPR – the Aftermath||Finally, we’ve received our last email from a company that we didn’t even realise had our data, pleading for us to opt-in to their newsletter. So how do we feel about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) post-25th May? Alice and Andr||15 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Truly some of most intelligent robots I have ever heard. Has anyone informed the google yet?
Love the topics, the fun spin these guys put on, and the abundance of information!! So relevant to our times... a must listen to!!
Made me have a giggle, and that was enjoyable