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Podcast Profile: Philosophical Disquisitions

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60 episodes
2020 to 2023

Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Interviews with experts about the philosophy of the future.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Philosophy of technology • AI ethics • Human-robot interactions • Moral agency • Privacy concerns • Value alignment • Social media effects • Virtual worlds ethics • Technological impact on identity and morality

This podcast, titled "Philosophical Disquisitions," delves into in-depth discussions about the ethics and philosophy surrounding various contemporary and speculative technologies. Hosted by John and Sven, the podcast primarily explores how emerging technologies interact with and shape ethical norms, societal values, and human behavior.

The episodes cover a diverse range of topics, frequently intersecting at the juncture of technology and ethics. Themes such as human-technology integration, responsibility gaps created by autonomous systems, and the moral agency of machines recur throughout the discussions. The hosts engage with subjects like the alignment problem in artificial intelligence, addressing the challenge of ensuring AI systems act in alignment with human values and societal norms.

Listeners can expect to hear thoughtful deliberations on whether machines can be considered colleagues, friends, or even moral patients with rights, as well as the implications of these relationships on human values. The ethical considerations of using technology for behavior change and control are also examined, questioning whether technology helps or hinders personal autonomy and societal well-being.

Additionally, the podcast doesn't shy away from broader philosophical inquiries, such as the nuances in moral philosophy, the difference between analytic and continental traditions, and the perennial debate over short- versus long-term risks posed by technological advancements. Specific cases, like the influence of AI on healthcare and the potential economic disruption caused by technologies like GPT, are analyzed to provide concrete examples of these broader ethical dilemmas.

Overall, this podcast serves as a comprehensive exploration of the intersection between technology and ethics, aiming to shed light on the profound and often complex questions that arise from our increasing reliance on advanced technologies. It invites listeners to consider not only the practical implications but also the deep philosophical questions that underpin the ongoing digital transformation of society.


Episodes:
TITE 10 - Bonus Episode: Audience Q and A
2023-Dec-20

TITE 9 - Human-Technology Futures
2023-Dec-20

TITE 8 - Machines as Colleagues, Friends and Lovers
2023-Dec-20

TITE 7 - Can Machines be Moral Patients?
2023-Dec-19

TITE 6 - Moral Agency in Machines
2023-Dec-19

TITE 5 - Technology and Responsibility Gaps
2023-Dec-19

TITE 4 - Behaviour Change and Control
2023-Dec-19

TITE 3 - Value Alignment and the Control Problem
2023-Oct-10

TITE 2: The Methods of Technology Ethics
2023-Sep-29

New Podcast Series - 'This is Technology Ethics'
2023-Sep-25

110 - Can we pause AI Development? Evidence from the history of technological restraint
2023-Jun-06

109 - How Can We Align Language Models like GPT with Human Values?
2023-May-30

108 - Miles Brundage (Head of Policy Research at Open AI) on the speed of AI development and the risks and opportunities of GPT
2023-May-03

107 - Will Large Language Models disrupt healthcare?
2023-Apr-19

106 - Why GPT and other LLMs (probably) aren't sentient
2023-Apr-11

105 - GPT: Higher Education's Jurassic Park Moment?
2023-Apr-02

104 - What will be the economic impact of GPT?
2023-Mar-28

103 - GPT: How worried should we be?
2023-Mar-23

102 - Fictional Dualism and Social Robots
2022-Dec-16

101 - Pistols, Pills, Pork and Ploughs: How Technology Changes Morality
2022-Nov-28

100 - The Past and Future of Transhumanism
2022-Nov-22

99 - Trusting Untrustworthy Machines and Other Psychological Quirks
2022-Nov-07

Ethics of Academia (12) - Olle Häggström
2022-Sep-20

Ethics of Academia (11) - Jessica Flanigan
2022-Sep-13

Ethics of Academia (10) - Jesse Stommel
2022-Sep-06

Ethics of Academia (9) - Jason Brennan
2022-Aug-26

Ethics of Academia (8) - Zena Hitz
2022-Aug-17

Ethics of Academia (7) - Aaron Rabinowitz
2022-Jul-25

Ethics of Academia (6) - Helen de Cruz
2022-Jul-20

Ethics of Academia (5) - Brian Earp
2022-Jul-12

Ethics of Academia (4) - Justin Weinberg
2022-Jul-05

Ethics of Academia (3) - Regina Rini
2022-Jun-28

Ethics of Academia (2) with Michael Cholbi
2022-Jun-20

The Ethics of Academia Podcast (Episode 1 with Sven Nyholm)
2022-Jun-15

98 - The Psychology of Human-Robot Interactions
2022-Jun-09

97 - The Perils of Predictive Policing (& Automated Decision-Making)
2022-Apr-05

96 - How Does Technology Mediate Our Morals?
2021-Dec-01

95 - The Psychology of the Moral Circle
2021-Nov-09

94 - Robot Friendship and Hatred
2021-Nov-01

93 - Will machines impede moral progress?
2021-Jul-19

92 - The Ethics of Virtual Worlds
2021-Jul-09

91 - Rights for Robots, Animals and Nature?
2021-Jun-30

90 - The Future of Identity
2021-Apr-28

89 - Is Morality All About Cooperation?
2021-Mar-26

88 - The Ethics of Social Credit Systems
2021-Feb-26

87 - AI and the Value Alignment Problem
2020-Dec-23

86 - Are Video Games Immoral?
2020-Dec-15

85 - The Internet and the Tyranny of Perceived Opinion
2020-Oct-27

84 - Social Media, COVID-19 and Value Change
2020-Oct-20

83 - Privacy is Power
2020-Oct-10

82 - What should we do about facial recognition technology?
2020-Sep-23

81 - Consumer Credit, Big Tech and AI Crime
2020-Sep-18

80 - Bias, Algorithms and Criminal Justice
2020-Aug-13

79 - Is There A Techno-Responsibility Gap?
2020-Aug-05

78 - Humans and Robots: Ethics, Agency and Anthropomorphism
2020-Jul-27

77 - Should AI be Explainable?
2020-Jul-20

76 - Surveillance, Privacy and COVID-19
2020-Apr-18

75 - The Vital Ethical Contexts of Coronavirus
2020-Apr-15

74 - How to Understand COVID 19
2020-Apr-10

73 - The Ethics of Healthcare Prioritisation during COVID 19
2020-Apr-03