In collaboration with podcast Future Based we conducted 4 expert interviews on the topic of Inverse Surveillance

Episode 1 – Aidan Lyon

“In this first podcast episode we will go into conversation with Aidan Lyon. Aidan completed his PhD in 2010 at the Australian National University on the philosophical foundations of probability. His research focuses on psychedelics, meditation, uncertainty, wisdom, and collective decision making. Aidan is also an entrepreneur: He is CEO and co-founder of DelphiCloud, and often works as a freelance consultant on projects relating to my research areas. His new book Psychedelic Experience, is a philosophical analysis of psychedelic experience with the central thesis that psychedelic experiences are mind-revealing experiences and can also occur via meditation.” source: Future Based Podcast Page


Episode 2 – Steve Mann

Steve Mann, an inventor and professor widely hailed as “the father of wearable computing” expanded on the concept at the MIT Media Lab. He is a professor studying priveillance, i.e. the interplay between privacy and the veillances such as surveillance (oversight) and sousveillance (undersight) as well as metaveillance (sensing sensors and sensing their capacity to sense). Steve has been described by the media as “the world’s first cyborg” for his invention of Mediated Reality (predecessor of Augmented Reality), and also invented HDR and panoramics now implemented in most cameras including Apple iPhone. He is considered by many to be the inventor of the WearComp (wearable computer) and WearCam (EyeTap and reality mediator). Furthermore, Steve joined Blueberry as Co-Founder and CTO in 2020. He is currently the acting director of the EyeTap Personal Imaging (ePI) Lab at the University of Toronto. He is also the Chief Technical Advisor of VisionerTech.

Steve has written more than 200 publications+books+patents, and his work and inventions have has been shown at the Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of American History, The Science Museum (Wellcome Wing, opening with Her Majesty The Queen June 2000), MoMA (New York), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Triennale di Milano, Austin Museum of Art, and San Francisco Art Institute.” source: Future Based Podcast Page


Episode 3 – Nadia Benaissa

Nadia Benaissa is a human right advocate and has worked as a data protection officer at the municipality, she is humanitarian, writer and policy advisor at Bits of Freedom. Bits of Freedom is an organization that stands up for two fundamental rights in your digital communication that are indispensable for your freedom: privacy and communication freedom. These rights have been built up over centuries in the offline world and because they are incredibly important for your individual freedom, for a just society and for a healthy functioning democracy, it is important to reflect on how online rights are being guaranteed. But how exactly is democracy, freedom and privacy being ensured online? In this episode, we talk with Nadia about the commonalities between AI and law and learning from historical data to improve the future.” source: Future Based Podcast Page


Episode 4 – Rudy van Belkom

Rudy van Belkom is a futures researcher at the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT). He recently published his book about ethics in the design process (‘AI no longer has a plug’) that offers developers, policymakers, philosophers and basically anyone with an interest in AI, tools for integrating ethics into the AI design process. The main question of his research is always: what future do we want? We need to ask ourselves what purpose we want to use technology for, rather than seeing it as purpose in itself. How can we use technology to create a better world? And what exactly is a better world? Currently Rudy is focusing on the impact of technology on the future of Democracy. In addition he developed an ethical design game for AI, inspired by the scrum process, that can be used to translate ethical issues into practice. The essence of the game is based on the position paper that he wrote together with the HU research group on AI and was accepted for ECAI 2020: ‘An Agile Framework for Trustworthy AI’. Van Belkom also investigated the role of AI in the future of his own field.” source: Future Based Podcast Page