Stop Building Bad AI
Annette Zimmermann with Matt Lord
Are there are some types of AI that should never be built in the first place? In this event, political philosopher Annette Zimmermann will argue against the view that we should always try to build and optimize AI tools: making things better isn’t always good enough. Rather, Zimmermann will highlight specific cases in which there are overriding ethical and political reasons why we ought notto continue to build, deploy, and optimize specific AI tools. Instead, we should critically interrogate the value and purposeof using AI in a given domain in the first place.
Annette Zimmermann is a political philosopher based at the University of York. She is also currently a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at Harvard University. Her current research focuses on the ethics and politics of AI and machine learning, and she is working on a book called The Algorithmic is Political. annette-zimmermann.com/ twitter.com/DrZimmermann
Matt Lord is senior editor at Boston Review. He studied literature, mathematics, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard and is editor, most recently, of Thinking in a Pandemic: The Crisis of Science and Policy in the Age of COVID-19, published with Verso Books.