Location: University of Twente
Duration: Appr. 65 min.
Keywords: Wallach, moral machines, friendly AI, Philosophy of mind, neuroscience, bioethics, meditation, silent ethics, transhumanism, computer revolution, counterculture
In the second episode of SuchThatCast, I talk to Wendell Wallach, who is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He chairs the Center’s research group on Technology and Ethics and is a member of other research groups on Animal Ethics, End of Life Issues, Neuroethics, and PTSD. Wendell co-authored (with Colin Allen) the influential Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong (Oxford University Press 2009), which maps the new field of machine ethics.
Wallach talks about his extraordinary career, from being a spiritual guru in the 1960s to becoming one of today’s leading authorities on machine ethics. He also discusses his involvement in the transhumanist society, as well as his current project of developing a ‘silent ethics’, grounded in meditation practices.
Background Information and links related to this episode:
- Wendell Wallach’s homepage at the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies: http://www.ieet.org/index.php/IEET/bio/wallach
- Wallach and Colin Allen’s blog on Moral Machines: http://moralmachines.blogspot.com/
- Reviews and extracts from Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong (Wallach and Allen, OUP, 2008)
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- Søraker, J.H. (Producer). (2012, September 3). Episode 2: Wendell Wallach (audio podcast). SuchThatCast. Podcast retrieved from http://suchthatcast.com/Wallach
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