About the Podcast

About the Podcast

This trailer episode is a brief introduction to TEC Talks, a podcast focused on the impact of technology on humanity. Hosted by Kirsten Martin, director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC), TEC Talks features conversations on a broad range of topics in technology ethics with guests from both inside and beyond academia. Each episode takes one article, idea, case, or discovery and examines the larger implications for the field of tech ethics, with the goal being to make this work accessible to a wide audience. We know your time is valuable, so episodes are 15–30 minutes long.

Meet the Host: Kirsten Martin

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Kirsten Martin (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

Kirsten Martin is the William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics and a professor of IT, analytics, and operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A nationally recognized expert in privacy, technology, and corporate responsibility, she is the director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC). Martin’s research has been supported by three grants from the National Science Foundation. She has written about privacy and the ethics of technology in leading academic journals across disciplines—including the Journal of Business Ethics, BEQ, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, The Journal of Legal Studies, Washington University Law Review, and the Journal of Business Research—as well as practitioner publications such as MISQ Executive. Her book The Ethics of Data and Analytics will be published by Taylor & Francis in 2022.

In 2018, Martin was appointed to a five-year term on the board of directors of the Society for Business Ethics. She served as program chair for the 2021 annual meeting before assuming the group’s presidency for 2021–22. She also sits on the program committee for the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the largest conference on privacy law in the United States.

The technology and business ethics editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, Martin is an affiliate of Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity and a member of the advisory board for the Future Privacy Forum. Regularly asked to speak on privacy and the ethics of big data, she gave a TEDx talk titled “It’s Not Their Story to Tell: Why Companies Should Respect Privacy Online.”

Martin earned her B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan and her M.B.A. and Ph.D from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.

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Transcript of Podcast Trailer

Kirsten Martin 0:02
Hi, I’m Kirsten Martin, director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center, better known as ND TEC, and I’m here to introduce you to TEC Talks.

TEC Talks started out in 2021 as a virtual live event series. Videos of all these sessions are available at techethics.nd.edu.

Now we’re trying something new: TEC Talks, the podcast.

The show, like our center, focuses on the impact of technology on humanity. Because when it comes to tech, it’s not enough to just ask “What can we do?” We also need to think about “What should we be doing?”

Throughout this podcast, I’ll be bringing you conversations—typically 15–30 minutes long—on a broad range of topics relevant to technology ethics. These could be anything from the ways we develop and deploy AI and how we fight misinformation to the notion of privacy online and corporate responsibility when it comes to people’s data.

Each episode will take one article, idea, case, or discovery and examine the larger implications for the field of technology ethics. Our goal is to make these ideas accessible to a wide audience, whether you’re a scholar working on similar issues or someone, in my life, like a retired executive in North Carolina, still reading hard copies of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and tracking the daily weather. Just as an example.

Hi, Dad.

TEC Talks is available wherever you get your podcasts and at techethics.nd.edu. I hope you’ll check it out.

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