21 episodes

From Sydney's 2ser 107.3 and the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion UTS, series 3 of All Things Equal is here: Digital Divides.

The investigative podcast continues its interrogation of equality in our modern society: first the #metoo movement, then fairness in education, and now... human rights and technology.

Technology has reshaped all aspects of life on the planet. Every advance offers exciting possibilities, but also unintended consequences... This series goes behind the tech hype, to hear the real human stories of Australians living through the upheaval of the fourth industrial revolution

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From Sydney's 2ser 107.3 and the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion UTS, series 3 of All Things Equal is here: Digital Divides.

The investigative podcast continues its interrogation of equality in our modern society: first the #metoo movement, then fairness in education, and now... human rights and technology.

Technology has reshaped all aspects of life on the planet. Every advance offers exciting possibilities, but also unintended consequences... This series goes behind the tech hype, to hear the real human stories of Australians living through the upheaval of the fourth industrial revolution

    Digital Divides: Artificial Intolerance

    Digital Divides: Artificial Intolerance

    Artificial Intelligence is the holy grail of technology. But the dawn of AI has already broken: we see it in algorithms that predict what you want to buy, decide what news you see... even judge whether or not you should go to prison. But should we trust these algorithms to make our choices for us? Do we have the right to a human-made decision?

    • 25 min
    Digital Divides: Nothing to hide

    Digital Divides: Nothing to hide

    Who's watching?

    When was the last time you read all the Terms and Conditions before clicking "I agree"? We sign away our right to privacy on a daily basis, often for no more than a game. High-profile hacks have put the vulnerability of our information in the headlines.

    But is it foreign actors we need to beware of, or a threat closer to home? As governments ask for ever greater surveillance capabilities, should we more urgently question powers taken in the name of security?

    • 28 min
    Digital Divides: Hacking the human genome

    Digital Divides: Hacking the human genome

    When it comes to medicine, we can see some of the most obvious benefits new technology offers human kind. But equality of access to these expensive technologies will prove problematic, especially when it comes to our greatest, and most terrifying, feat: gene editing.

    • 20 min
    Digital Divides: Nothing about us, without us

    Digital Divides: Nothing about us, without us

    Technology offers incredible, life changing opportunities to people with disabilities... but only if they can use them. Otherwise, the discrimination they already face could only get worse.

    • 29 min
    Uniform: History

    Uniform: History

    In 'History' we look at an Indigenous primary school which is taking a holistic, community driven approach to learning. And then we look to the future; at an institution that could transform the way Indigenous knowledge and culture is shared in universities.

    • 29 min
    Uniform: Sunshine and Israel

    Uniform: Sunshine and Israel

    Israel was born with Down syndrome, but his mum Sunshine can't see why that should exclude him from a mainstream classroom. The problem is, lots of local schools think he'd be happier "with his own kind". This is the story of Sunshine and Israel's fight for inclusion.

    • 26 min

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Excellent and informative

Brilliantly researched podcast covering a gamut it urgent contemporary themes. Highly recommended.

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