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Block Center Podcast "Episode 9: Paging Dr. Robot"


Consequential is a podcast that looks at the human side of technological change and develops meaningful plans of action for policymakers, technologists and everyday people to build the kind of future that reduces inequality, improves quality of life and considers humanity. Over the course of the first season, hosts Lauren Prastien and Eugene Leventhal will unpack important topics like industry disruption, algorithmic bias, human-AI collaboration, reskilling and the future of work, as well as discuss policy interventions for using emerging technologies for social good.

Episode 9: Paging Dr. Robot

Don’t worry, your next doctor probably isn’t going to be a robot. But as healthcare tech finds its way into both the operating room and your living room, we’re going to have to answer the kinds of difficult ethical questions that will also determine how these technologies could be used in other sectors. We will also discuss the importance of more robust data-sharing practices and policies to drive innovation in the healthcare sector.

In this episode:

  • David Danks, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Zachary Chase Lipton, Assistant Professor of Business Technologies and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Adam Perer, Assistant Research Professor of Human-centered Data Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tom Mitchell, University Professor of Computer Science and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University


Listen below or read the Episode 9 transcript.