“AI: who are the humans behind the machine?” is the title of the very first podcast of EX MACHINE, launched by the University of Paris Dauphine-PSL. This series of multidisciplinary podcasts offers a reflective approach to artificial intelligence (AI) and aims to enable the public to better understand it and better measure what its use could change in our daily lives.
Algorithms are now part of our daily lives. In our computers, in our smartphones or via Alexa, Google Home and Siri, AI technology is now well established in our habits. This boom has raised questions, distrust and even fear. What are the social, ethical but also economic and legal challenges of this use of AI. This is the subject that several researchers from the University of Paris Dauphine-PSL wanted to address through a series of podcasts aimed at measuring its impact.
Called Ex Machina, this series of six 30-minute podcasts was produced using the expertise of Dauphine-PSL researchers in various fields: programming, mathematics, computer sciences, sociology of work, marketing and environmental sciences.
Each month, Eric Nahon, journalist and deputy director of the Institut Pratique du Journalisme (IPJ), will question two Dauphine experts on a theme related to AI. During the presentation of their research, the opinions are confronted, complement each other and demonstrate the plurality of the stakes of AI.
The target audience is Paris Dauphine-PSL University (alumni, researchers, PhD students, staff) but also professionals and decision-makers in the digital field as well as the general public interested in AI.
According to Paris Dauphine PSL, “the podcasts are produced in a didactic, welcoming and educational spirit with a humorous tone and a journalistic approach”.