We discuss auditing computational models of human behavior and the large-scale datasets they are trained on. Our guest gives examples of the consequences of a badly curated model.
How can a networked community contribute to medical advances? We talk to Indu Navar about EverythingALS and the change it brings to treatment of brain disease.
What is new in cryptography? How quantum computers impact privacy? What are realistic timelines? Do we need to act today? Our guest answers all these questions and more!
Who chooses which Edtech students use? Can they protect their privacy? Who owns that school laptop anyway? None of these questions have simple answers, but we do our best to throw some light.
Who contributes to opensource? What are their motivations? How will cloud computing change the picture? We talked with a creator of a successful open source project to find some answers.
What does the future of intra-African tourism look like? "More than the big 5" says our guest, we talk about tech, beer, food, ferries etc. (CW - lots of laughter)
What will (local) politics look like in the future? We talked to a young politican about how she sees the future of power (both sorts), transport and media. CW: We discuss the law on rape in this episode.
We take a moment to reflect on the state of the world. The pandemic and technology are causing a huge shift in our way of living and working. We also see huge shifts in social movements and protests. What are our hopes for the future?
How can we start to restore civility to online discourse? Vim chatswith Jabob Lefton about techniques to depolarize social media. "Regardless of how we disagree with our (physical) neighbors, we still share the street."
Matrix.org aims to be the future of communications: a secure, distributed, open layer on top of the internet. We discuss how the organizational structure of the project can help keep it true to it's goals.
Willow describes best practice in aid or crisis response: "It was always about finding the people who are already doing the work and showing up and saying here are the resources I have. How can I help you? Or do you want me to go away?"
The Riz test is a set of 5 questions that help film and TV makers see how they represent Muslim characters, based on crowdsourced feedback from viewers. We chat about how tech helped form and promote the test. We also discuss what impact it has and will have in the future.
The workplace is changing, inclusive teams perform better, the old top down management styles are fading. In this chat we learn about how growing companies can benefit from these changes.
"We've got all these new artificial intelligent machine learning algorithm systems. How can we make sure that they're accountable and we understand the process that has led to that decision making?"