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Ben Green: "Tech for Social Good" Needs to Do More

A conversation with Ben Green, postdoctoral scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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In episode 28 of The Gradient Podcast, Daniel Bashir speaks to Ben Green, postdoctoral scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Ben’s work focuses on the social and political impacts of government algorithms.

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Sections:

(00:00) Intro

(02:00) Getting Started

(06:15) Soul Searching

(11:55) Decentering Algorithms

(19:50) The Future of the City

(27:25) Ethical Lip Service

(32:30) Ethics Research and Industry Incentives

(36:30) Broadening our Vision of Tech Ethics

(47:35) What Types of Research are Valued?

(52:40) Outro

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