143 episodes

Each episode explores how today's technology is transforming tomorrow - from our biology, habits, relationships, spaces to our place in the universe.

Think: Digital Futures 2SER 107.3

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Each episode explores how today's technology is transforming tomorrow - from our biology, habits, relationships, spaces to our place in the universe.

    Are Digital Mental Health Services Working?

    Are Digital Mental Health Services Working?

    Which groups of Australians are benefiting most from digital mental health services? And how are psychologists adapting their practice to incorporate these new tools?

    Featured:
    Richard Mason, Batyr Lived Experience Speaker
    Bethany Wootton, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, UTS

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 15 min
    3D Printing Hearts, Ears, and Skin

    3D Printing Hearts, Ears, and Skin

    The technological capabilities of 3D printers continue to advance. In this episode, we explore the capability of 3D bio-printing, the printing of biological structures, such as heart tissue, bones, and skin. Could 3D printed heart tissue replace heart transplants in the future? What hurdles are there to implementing this technology in hospitals in Australia?

    Featured:
    Dr Carmine Gentile, lecturer at UTS School of Biomedical Engineering, group leader of the cardiovascular regeneration group at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney

    Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee, an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon, ENT lead for research from Royal Prince Alfred's Institute of Academic Surgery, Clinical Associate Professor of surgery at the University of Sydney, Adjunct Professor at the University of Wollongong and the current chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons NSW.

    Professor Matthew Rimmer, Professor of intellectual property and innovation at the Queensland University of Technology.

    Presenter/Producer: Marlene Even
    Music: Epidemic Sound
    Sound: 3D bio-printer recording, by Dr Carmine Gentile, second recording by Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee, Professor Gordon Wallace AO, Director ARC Centre for Electromaterial Science and his team.

    • 28 min
    Automation and Redefining Work

    Automation and Redefining Work

    Machines are beginning to replace human judgement and other cognitive tasks, not just physical labour, seeing millions of unemployed in coming decades. What will become of the unemployed masses? Idleness and depression? Or bountiful travel and leisure? And how will we distribute welfare equally?

    Featured:
    Dikai Liu, Director, Robotics Institute, UTS
    Benjamin Hunnicutt, historian, professor of work and leisure, Iowa University

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Music: Epidemic sound

    • 17 min
    NFTs and the Future of Digital Art

    NFTs and the Future of Digital Art

    How are NFTs redefining the art world? Are blockchain powered marketplaces empowering artists or harming the the environment?

    Featured:
    Craig Blackmoore, digital artist, founder House of Blackmoore
    Jaysson Guerrero, senior research consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

    Producer/presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Music:
    Epidemic sound
    Some of us, Craig Blackmoore

    • 19 min
    Google and Ethical AI

    Google and Ethical AI

    Why has Google fired members of its ethical AI team? How pervasive are problematic algorithms in society? And who is holding developers of new technologies to account? We speak to leading AI researchers about current challenges facing the industry.

    Featured:
    Tiberio Caetano, Chief Scientist, Gradient Institute
    Professor Fang Chen, Executive Director of Data Science, University of Technology Sydney

    Producer/presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Music: Epidemic sound

    • 19 min
    Online devices and privacy

    Online devices and privacy

    Online devices are becoming ubiquitous in our lives. Some of them are convenient, or even essential- others are just fun novelties. But many people haven't considered the security risk of, for example, having a camera connected to the internet in their home- or a doll that records their children's voices.
    In this episode we're looking at the risks and benefits of Internet of Things technology- and how you can make sure your devices aren't giving away your personal information

    • 19 min

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15 Ratings

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Enjoyable listen

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