Abeba Birhane is currently a Ph.D. candidate in cognitive science at University College Dublin in the School of Computer Science. She studies the dynamic and reciprocal relationships between emerging technologies, personhood, and society. Specifically, she explores how ubiquitous technologies which are interwoven into our personal, social, political, and economical sphere are shaping what it means to be a person. In doing so, she leans on theoretical frameworks from traditions such as embodied cognitive science, dialogism, complexity science, critical data studies, and philosophy of technology.
December 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
In this episode, Abeba Birhane talks about why predicting how people behave and act via machine learning is ethically flawed, and how examining its models and data makes us inherently bias as a human race.