What We Think About When We Think About A.I Notes & Resources

What We Think About When We Think About A.I

In this episode, Brian David Johnson gathers Kade Crockford, Eliot Peper, Tim O’Reilly, and Malka Older at the annual SXSW conference to discuss what sci-fi can teach us when it comes to how we think of AI today and how it can shape the future.  Guests: Kade Crockford (@onekade) Eliot Peper (@eliotpeper) Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) Malka Older (@m_older) You can find Brian on Twitter at @BDJFuturist and you can learn more about the show at csi.asu.edu/podcast

Kade Crockford is the Director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the American Civil Liberties Union

(ACLU) of Massachusetts. She works to protect and expand core First and Fourth Amendment rights and civil

liberties in the digital 21st century with emphasis on how surveillance impacts society and especially targeted

minorities. Her writing on issues related to technology, policing, and surveillance has been published in

various media such as The Nation, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, etc.

Site: https://www.aclum.org/en/kade-crockford-director-technology-liberty-program/

Blog: privacysos.org/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/onekade

Eliot Peper is an author who specializes in near-future speculative science fiction. His notable novels include

Veil, Breach, Borderless, Bandwidth, Cumulus, Neon Fever Dream, Exit Strategy, Power Play, and Version

1.0. He is a co-creator of the critically acclaimed Machine Learning President game and of the award-winning

True Blue website. When not working on his next novel, he dons the hat of an independent consultant and

helps build technology companies. He is based out of Oakland, CA.

Site: https://www.eliotpeper.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/eliotpeper

Tim O’Reilly is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, the company responsible for arming the

Silicon Valley geniuses with the knowledge they require. He has played a part in the framing of momentous

ideas such as “open source software”, “web 2.0”, “the Maker movement”, “government as a platform”, and

“the WTF economy”. He has authored many technical books published by O’Reilly Media, and his most recent

penship was WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us. Tim also serves on the boards of Code for America,

PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.

Bio: https://www.oreilly.com/tim/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/timoreilly

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/timo3

Malka Older is a science-fiction author, sociologist, academic, and humanitarian aid worker. Currently serving

as Faculty Associate at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, she teaches

on the humanitarian-development spectrum and on predictive fictions. She is also an Associate Researcher at

the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, and a lecturer in the genre fiction MFA program at Western

Colorado University. Her Centenal Cycle trilogy has been nominated for a Hugo award, and the first book in

the trilogy, Infomocracy, was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus, Book Riot and The Washington


Site: https://malkaolder.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/m_older


– Brazil (1985) – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/

– Her (2013) – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/

– Jimmy (21st Century Robot) – https://www.21stcenturyrobot.com/about-jimmy/

– WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us – https://www.oreilly.com/tim/wtf-book.html