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David Ryan Polgar

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The Case for Humanizing Technology with David Ryan Polgar

Pondering AI

David Ryan Polgar is the Founder of All Tech is Human. He is a leading tech ethicist, an advocate for human-centric technology, and advisor on improving social media and crafting a better digital future. In this timely discussion, David traces his not-so-unlikely path from practicing law to being a standard bearer for the responsible technology movement. He artfully illustrates the many ways technology is altering the human experience and makes the case for “no application without representation”.   Arguing that many of AI’s misguided foibles stem from a lack of imagination, David shows how all paths to responsible AI start with diversity. Kimberly and David debunk the myth of the ethical superhero but agree there may be a need for ethical unicorns. David expounds on the need for expansive education, why non-traditional career paths will become traditional and the benefits of thinking differently. Acknowledging the complex, nuanced problems ahead, David advocates for space to air constructive, critical, and, yes, contrarian points of view. While disavowing 80s sitcoms, David celebrates youth intuition, bemoans the blame game, prioritizes progress over problem statements, and leans into our inevitable mistakes. Finally, David invokes a future in which responsible tech is so in vogue it becomes altogether unremarkable. A transcript of this episode can be found here. Our next episode features Vincent de Montalivet, leader of Capgemini’s global AI Sustainability program. Vincent will help us explore the yin and yang of AI’s relationship with the environment. Subscribe now to Pondering AI so you don’t miss it.  


20 Oct 2021

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Improving Social Media with David Ryan Polgar Cybertraps 42

The Cybertraps Podcast

David Ryan Polgar is the founder of All Tech is Human. He recently created a report called Improving Social Media. David Ryan Polgar is a pioneering tech ethicist, Responsible Tech advocate, and expert on ways to improve social media and our information ecosystem. David is the founder of All Tech Is Human, an organization committed to building the Responsible Tech pipeline by making it more diverse, multidisciplinary, and aligned with the public interest. As the leader of All Tech Is Human, he has spearheaded the development of three recent reports: Guide to Responsible Tech: How to Get Involved & Build a Better Tech Future, The Business Case for AI Ethics: Moving From Theory to Action, and Improving Social Media: The People, Organizations and Ideas for a Better Tech Future. In March 2020, David became a member of TikTok’s Content Advisory Council, providing expertise around the delicate and difficult challenges facing social media platforms to expand expression while limiting harm. The main throughline throughout David’s work is that we need a collaborative, multi-stakeholder, and multidisciplinary approach in order to build a tech future that is aligned with the public interest. Tech Ethicist Creating rules around how we can have a better society. We set up the conditions for people to discriminate. Strong democracy is contingent on shared truth Attorneys think of wrost case scenario, but tech founders look at best-case scenarios. This isn’t about tech. We didn’t foresee this…It’s a surprise to people who are pushing an agenda, but not a surprise to people who have been planning and researching it. Power structures. Meme literacy should be taught more in school. Section 230 - Social media is an amagamation of several different types of companies. Gordian Knot Power goes back to Cyberspace Manifesto Teens are on a platform that is defines teens as more than just users. IBM Watson - IBM Thinkleaders Thanks to our mission partner: Buoyancy Digital is proud to be the inaugural Mission Partner for the Cybertraps Podcast series. A digital advertising consultancy with an ethos, Buoyancy was founded by Scott Rabinowitz, who has been in digital media since 1997 and has overseen $300 million in youth safety compliant ad buys across all digital platforms. For IAB, Google and Bing accredited brand and audience safe advertising sales solutions, media buying and organizational training for media publishers, let’s chat.


18 May 2021

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David Ryan Polgar "All Tech is Human"

Digital Void Podcast

All Tech is Human founder, TikTok Content Advisory Council member, speaker, and writer David Ryan Polgar explores how he’s connecting the dots between individuals, industries, and universities to build the responsible tech pipeline. Polgar explains how we can create a diverse, inclusive, and healthy tech ecosystem to tackle the thorniest issues facing us today. From Section 230 to the storming of the U.S. Capitol, nothing is outside of digital tech — and it’s up to humans to create a responsible tech future.Follow David Ryan Polgar:Twitter: @TechEthicistLinkedIn: David Ryan PolgarFollow Digital VoidTwitter: https://twitter.com/digivoidmediaYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKWoac3SIfsUg6Xl0X1GS8AFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/digivoidmediaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/digitalvoid.media/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/34894594Use #DigitalVoid #DigitalVoidPodcast to join the conversation-----CreditsHosted by Josh Chapdelaine and Dr. Jamie CohenAudio edited and mixed by Josh Chapdelaine-----Digital Void Podcast is a production of Digital Void Media.Contact Digital Void:Email: digivoidmedia@gmail.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


15 Feb 2021

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Kate O'Neill and David Ryan Polgar: Perspectives on Ethics and Regulations in Emerging Technologies

NSL Double Talk

Author and tech humanist, Kate O’Neill, and tech ethicist, David Ryan Polgar, discuss how as technology expands, we can end up supressing our basic needs as humans to relate and interact with one another.


26 Oct 2020

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Episode 001: Our Avatars, Ourselves: Empathy in Tech with David Ryan Polgar

What's Betwixt Us

In our inaugural episode of What's Betwixt Us, we are joined by tech ethicist, David Ryan Polgar. David Ryan Polgar is the founder of All Tech Is Human, which connects the organizations and people of the Responsible Tech movement. He is also an international speaker, commentator and passionate leader on how technology is affecting our lifestyles as humans. We discuss the difference between our physical selves and our online avatars and what this all means in terms of discovering empathy. You can learn more about David by visiting his website at https://www.davidpolgar.com/ or following him on Twitter @techethicist. What’s Betwixt Us is powered by zanie, designed to build trust and authentic human connection in remote workspaces. More at zanie.app.


13 Jul 2020

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David Ryan Polgar

Falling Uphill: a podcast

David Ryan Polgar is the founder of All Tech Is Human and co-host of the podcast Funny as Tech. Produced by Matt Elzweig If you have a story to tell or would like to be featured on an upcoming episode like this one, email me at fallinguphill@fallinguphill.org Music Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


21 Apr 2020

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Humanizing technology for genuine growth -- David Ryan Polgar


We live in a digital age full of astonishing connection possibilities. But are we connecting in a way that nourishes genuine meaning and maximizes our human existence? Hear my conversation with David Ryan Polgar, tech ethicist, and the Founder of All Tech is Human, as we explore how we can humanize technology for the growth of individuals and businesses, simultaneously. Topics include: Ethics and its importance in tech Technology will not solve all your problems Can we scale intimacy through tech? Hyper-personalization and diversification of thought How to start instilling laws and guidelines for AI Here are the resources we mention during this episode:  https://www.davidpolgar.com/ https://alltechishuman.org/  Enjoy!


30 Mar 2020

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Tech Ethics with David Ryan Polgar: Episode 078

Relate w/ Patrick McAndrew

Tech ethicist, David Ryan Polgar, joins us in episode 078 of the SHIPS Podcast! We discuss a lot of great topics in this episode including our struggle to express our relationship to technology, the concept of mental obesity, David's TEPP Process, botified communication, and many others. David is truly pioneering this movement towards a healthier relationship with technology and its impact on the world at large. To learn more about the amazing work that David is doing, please check out techethicist.com and alltechishuman.org. David Ryan Polgar is a pioneering tech ethicist who paved the way for the hotly-debated issues around Facebook, AI ethics, unintended consequences, digital wellbeing, and what it means to be human in the digital age. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, BBC World News, Fast Company, SiriusXM, Associated Press, the Washington Post's "Can He Do That?" podcast, and many others. An international speaker with rare insight into building a better future with technology, David has been on stage at Harvard Business School, Princeton University, The School of the New York Times, TechChill (Latvia), The Next Web (Netherlands), FutureNow (Slovakia), and the Future Health Summit (Ireland). David is the founder of All Tech Is Human, an organization that is shifting the process of how technology is developed and deployed to one that is more inclusive, multidisciplinary, and participatory. The organization unites a broad range of technologists, academics, artists, advocates, policymakers, and students to co-create a more thoughtful future towards technology. He is a frequent consultant, co-host of the podcast Funny as Tech, and an advisor for Hack Mental Health, the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM) program, and #ICANHELP--all committed to using tech for good. Please visit patmcandrew.com for more information on the host and producer of the SHIPS podcast.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relate-patrick-mcandrew/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/relate-patrick-mcandrew/support

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4 Feb 2020

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60: David Ryan Polgar - How to Stop Oversharing Personal Data

Technology For Mindfulness

In episode 60, David Ryan Polgar joins us for an engaging conversation around the history of digital wellbeing and what it means to be human in the digital age. David takes a different approach to how people should combat oversharing personal data and addiction to technology. Instead of focusing on what we, as end-users, need to do to combat overuse or misuse of technology, David focuses on transforming the ways that technology itself is deployed. David Ryan Polgar is a 3-time TEDx speaker and tech writer. He’s known for his work in exploring the impact of tech from an ethical, legal, and emotional perspective. He’s been featured on CMS This Morning, USA Today, AP, LA Times, CNN, BBC, and more. David is also the founder of All Tech Is Human, which is an initiative to align the purpose of technology with what the end-users need to create a more human-centered society. Some Questions I Ask: What motivated your work around digital wellness? What challenges did you face? (5:08)What organizations are you involved in? (34:35)How can people reach you and get involved with everything you’re doing? (44:47)In This Episode, You Will Learn: Robert’s tip for mindfully granting access to applications. (0:58What a “mental food plate” is. (8:41)What prompted Robert to be mindful around granting apps permissions to his data. (17:32)Why advertisers’ targeting strategy became a massive collision course. (32:29)About David’s work with mental wellbeing with tech use. (39:22)Connect with David Ryan Polgar: WebsiteFacebookTwitterAll Tech is HumanResources: “Is Google Making us Stupid?” by Nicholas CarrHeadspaceCalmThe Center for Internet and Technology Addiction Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


23 Sep 2019

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David Ryan Polgar & Joe Leonardo do Funny as Tech Show

TNW Conference

Funny As Tech is a podcast where a tech ethicist & and comedian tackle the thorniest issues in tech! Tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite three creative thought leaders on the TNW stage for a rapid-fire panel show! Our relationship with tech is messy... let's discuss!Full video: https://youtu.be/CooBZYDfSwkAll about TNW Conference: tnw.to/conference


19 Jul 2018