In conversation with… computer scientist Anne Washington

Who wants to talk about the end of the world? CPI’s Joel Tito and Data & Society’s Anne Washington certainly do – and it’s this discussion point which kicks off our latest podcast.

Washington, a digital government scholar whose work addresses emerging policy needs for data science, tells Joel about what she is most afraid of when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and its application to government. She also explains that while AI can make processes more efficient and better streamlined, it shouldn’t be used for “really complicated human decisions”. Find out why here, as well as if she thinks we should seek inspiration from the Romans or ancient Greeks when it comes to AI and government…

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