Flash Forward

Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a fecal transplant black market? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) Hosted and produced by award winning science journalist Rose Eveleth, each episode combines audio drama and journalism to go deep on potential tomorrows, and uncovers what those futures might really be like. The future is going to be weird, so let's get ready for it together.

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CRIME: Can You Sue An Algorithm?


Today we travel to a future where algorithms can be put on trial. 

Guests:

  • Rumman Chowdhury -- Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence
  • Kevin De Liban -- attorney at Legal Aid or Arkansas 
  • Nicholson Price -- assistant professor of law at University of Michigan
  • Shobita Parthasarathy -- professor of public policy and women’s studies at University of Michigan 
Actors:
  • Evan Johnson as Mr. Morton
  • David Romero as David
  • Ash Greenberg as Ash
  • Santos Flores as Santos
  • Charlie Chalmers as Charlie
  • Grace Nelligan as Grace
  • Ava Ausman as Ava
  • Sidney Perry-Thistle as Sidney
  • Arthur Benjamin as Arthur

→ → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Special thanks also to Evan Johnson who played Mr. Morton and also coordinated the actors of the Junior Acting Troupe who play the students in the intros this season.

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 2019-08-27  57m