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The Human and The Machine

The Human and The Machine

By Editorial Intelligence
How will technology affect us? Yes, we’ve been here before, the Industrial Revolution caused all kinds of social upheaval, good and bad. But can we compare that to where we are now? This era of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is transforming all we know and the risk is that the human becomes outsourced.
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Zoom Boom
Join guest presenter Wendell Steavenson unpick the upsurge in Zoom use with guests including Rimma Perelmuter of Datum Future; Jet G.Sanders of LSE; Liz Moseley of Tortoise Media and featuring Charles Arthur’s Tech Trends.
34:23
June 30, 2020
Introducing The Human And The Machine
This era of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is transforming everything; the risk is that the human becomes outsourced, secondary. This series of podcasts explores this big question with key thinkers of the day – subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.
02:19
October 02, 2019
The Future
Join us for the final episode of series 2,  as Astronomer Royal Lord Rees talks to Julia Hobsbawm and Charles Arthur about The Future. Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Follow updates on Twitter @technoshabbat #humanandmachine #HATM
34:25
July 02, 2019
Race & the Internet
Race & the Internet Julia Hobsbawm and Charles Arthur speak to Charlton McIlwain, Author of ‘Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice from the Afronet to Black Lives Matter’; writer and commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and writer Rohan Candappa. Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Follow updates on Twitter @technoshabbat #humanandmachine #HATM
49:54
June 13, 2019
Autopilots
Autopilots Julia Hobsbawm and Charles Arthur speak to Alex Hern, UK technology editor for the Guardian and Dr. Jack Stilgoe, Senior Lecturer in Social Studies of Science, University College London Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Follow updates on Twitter @technoshabbat #humanandmachine #HATM
50:15
June 03, 2019
Digital Media Special: New Models + Old Journalism
Digital Media Special: New Models + Old Journalism Julia Hobsbawm speaks to Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice & Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Danny Shea, Chief Brand Officer, Thrive Global. Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Follow updates on Twitter @technoshabbat #humanandmachine #HATM
31:18
May 14, 2019
Silicon Valley Special
Silicon Valley Special Julia Hobsbawm heads to Silicon Valley to attend Social Science Foo at Facebook. This episode includes interviews with Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media; Ziyad Marar, President of Global Publishing at SAGE and author;  Meredith Broussard, Data Journalism Professor at New York University; Elin Caliskan and writer, broadcaster and tech philosopher Tom Chatfield. We also get to hear journalist and writer Dolly Alderton’s Techno Heaven & Hell. Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Follow updates on Twitter @technoshabbat #humanandmachine #HATM
26:49
March 25, 2019
Tech Values
Tech Values Julia Hobsbawm kicks off Series 2 of The Human and Machine with a look at how we value tech itself in society. Includes interviews with Hannah Kuchler, Technology Correspondent, Financial Times; Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos Incorporated and author of Work Inspired; plus we throw a Spotlight on a social good company: QDOOZ with its Strategy chief Tony Manwaring. Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Follow updates on Twitter @technoshabbat #humanandmachine
28:28
March 05, 2019
Culture, Community and Technology
Culture, community and tech – where the lines blur Julia Hobsbawm and Georgina Godwin are joined this week by Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Founder and Executive Chair of Doteveryone; Professor Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director, Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab and Professor Ted Gibson, a Professor of Cognitive Science at MIT. They talk about internet safety, colour in culture, women in technology and virtual reality. For afters, we’ve got Dolly Alderton, journalist, writer and director; Geoff Mulgan of Nesta and Tom Redmayne, Director of Business Development UK at WiredScore on techno-heaven, techno-hell and techno-shabbat. Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Key thinkers discuss both the tech culture and tech in culture ‘We as individuals I think are questioning our relationship with technology, especially when we see it used with children’ ‘If there’s an experience that you wouldn’t do in the real world, not because it was dangerous or because it was expensive, but it was the kind of thing that you would feel bad about yourself, you wouldn’t be able to look yourself in the mirror that night, or you couldn’t hug your spouse, if there’s that kind of experience that just makes you feel gross, then don’t do it in VR.’ ‘When we’re studying psychology, just the human mind and the human brain, we’re so far off from machines being able to generate useful hypotheses yet. I don’t think there’s any example even of that ever happening. The hypotheses come from humans.’ Follow updates on Twitter @technoshabbat #humanandmachine   Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast
34:02
August 06, 2018
Health
Health and technology in the modern world Julia Hobsbawm is joined this week by Jessica Morris, Founder & Chair of Our Brain Bank and Dr Natalie Banner, the ‘Understanding Patient Data’ Lead at the Wellcome Trust. They talk technology, healthcare data and the importance of hope in medicine. For afters, we’ve got Alice Thwaite, of the Echo Chamber Club, Carl Miller of Demos and Geoff Mulgan of Nesta on techno-heaven, techno-hell and techno-shabbat. Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Key thinkers discuss health and technology ‘Health data can be used for purposes beyond individual care.’ ‘When it comes to health data, unlike other data that we share, you know, social media and so on, your health data is collected in the context of a very trusted relationship between the doctor and the patient. It’s characterised by confidentiality, that is the absolute bedrock of our healthcare system – you have to be able to trust that when you are talking to your doctor, that information is being held in confidence…so your health data is very sensitive, people feel very protective over it. And so I do think it does feel slightly different to other forms of data.’ ‘To use the power and the influence that patients have and the desperation patients have to power through and make tech our servant in finding a way through.’ ‘My data will be pooled with that of everybody else using the app. And that will be de-identified in a secure database, and aggregated, and made freely available to any qualified glioblastoma medical researcher in the world. And as we know increasingly, patient data is the sort-of medical currency of our age. It’s very problematic in many areas, and many people are trying to crack this nut. The way that we’re cracking it, and we think this has a good chance of working, is that it’s going to be patients taking charge of their data, patients accessing it, and patients making the decisions.’ ‘The solution for people like me lies absolutely in the human, but also absolutely in the tech.’ Follow updates on Twitter @technoshabbat #humanandmachine
36:10
June 26, 2018
MIT Special
MIT Special: How essential is the internet? What’s going to change? Georgina Godwin and Julia Hobsbawm speak with; Professor Sandy Pentland – Director of Connection Science & Human Dynamics Labs, MIT; Professor César Hidalgo – Director, Collective Learning Group at MIT Media Lab; William Newton – President & EMEA Managing Director, WiredScore; and Tom Redmayne – Director of Business Development UK, WiredScore. Click here to subscribe on iTunes  Click here to subscribe on Acast Key thinkers discuss the internet and what MIT labs have been working on… ‘In the modern world, you can work without air conditioning, and you can work without sewage, but you literally cannot work without the internet’ ‘We could build a system in which you can sign up, you can create an avatar, you can train that avatar, and that avatar can start voting on the things that the Congress in your country is voting on’ ‘Unfortunately, it’s sort of flattering to be called rational and in charge of yourself, and so it’s really taken off and it’s the way policy makers, business people, everybody thinks about humans – but of course humans are really elements of a network, it’s the social fabric that matters.’
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May 18, 2018