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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

From rampant AI's and gamification to social fundraising and new ways of donating. Join us on a meandering ramble through the ever changing landscape of tech that makes the world a better place.

    Improving pathways to support

    Improving pathways to support

    Hello and welcome back to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! It’s a podcast all about using Technology to have a positive social impact.


    If you listened to our last episode you would have heard from special guest Arielle Tye.


    Arielle is Head of Development at ProMo Cymru, a youth and community organisation specialising in digital services.


    She’s back for an interview where you get to hear less nonsense from us, and more good stuff from Arielle. We’ll be talking about her work in the Digital youth space, and upskilling the Welsh Third Sector in Digital.






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 34 min
    Making the outdoors more accessible

    Making the outdoors more accessible

    Welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. It’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive social impact. Basically just a bunch of cool people talking about all the cool stuff that all the cool kids love. We’re super popular and have happy and fulfilling lives.


    In this episode we’re talking about how the world has gotten a little more accessible. And we’ll be talking about spies. But apparently not in an exciting and fun way.


    Bex is on hosting duties and she is joined by TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Paul Jakubowski


    Our special guest is Arielle Tye, Head of Development at ProMo Cymru, a youth and community organisation specialising in digital services.






    Good story of the week


    Great round of accessibility wins:


    Greece makes nearly 200 beaches accessible with adaptive chairs - Independent.ie






    And more wilderness will be accessible to wheelchair users thanks to this tank looking wheelchair:


    These All-Terrain Wheelchairs Are Making Nature More Accessible (and Enjoyable) for Those With Mobility Issues - Nice News






    And moving away from wheelchairs, the already brilliant 'Be My Eyes' is due for an AI upgrade:


    Be My Eyes: Popular App Tests “Life-Altering” AI Tool to Help Visually Impaired People - Nice News 






    Bad news story of the week:


    The NSO and Pegasus story isn't over and it looks like the US government have been struggling to kill it because they keep buying it:


    A front company and a fake identity: How the U.S. came to use spyware it was trying to kill - Japan Times 






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 27 min
    Who's Firing Who?

    Who's Firing Who?

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good podcast. We talk about tech that does some kind of social good, but we also like talking about how tech could maybe be a little less evil.


    In this episode we’re joined by Thomas Young, Creative Director for Looking Glass Creative, a Partner of Flannel & Blade, the Director of Artistic Planning for ReThink Theatrical, and a Co-Founder of Vital Little Plans. 


    On the agenda is the impact of AI on creativity and the art world at large.






    Book mentioned: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 35 min
    The Devaluing of Human Talent

    The Devaluing of Human Talent

    Welcome back to the Tech for Good Live Podcast, a podcast that is about doing good with tech, or… at the least,  doing less bad.


    In this episode we talk about how old tech is helping Ukraine and how AI is screwing over writers. Cool cool cool. 


    Bex is on hosting duties, and she is joined by Tech For Good Live team members, Fay Schofield, Paul Jakubowski and Mille Vardheim






    Good story of the week:


    Ukraine war: How old tech is helping Ukraine avoid detection - BBC News 






    Bad news story of the week:


    Writers Guild and AI:


    Hollywood writers go on strike: Here is what to know - Aljazeera 






    'Plagiarism machines': Hollywood writers and studios battle over the future of AI - Reuters


    WGA Would Allow Artificial Intelligence in Scriptwriting, as Long as Writers Maintain Credit - Variety


     


    As Writers Strike, AI Could Covertly Cross the Picket Line - Hollywood Reporter 






    Hollywood screenwriters don’t want robots taking their jobs, either - NBC News 






    Justine Bateman Tweet






    And finally…


    Mille’s mood ring: Oura Ring 






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 32 min
    Mark Walker and the Tech4Good Awards

    Mark Walker and the Tech4Good Awards

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast.


    We talk about tech that does some kind of social good, but we also like talking about how tech could maybe be a little less evil.


    In this episode, we have an interview with our old friend Mark Walker from AbilityNet, an accessibility consultancy.


    We talk about what’s changed since we last spoke (pre-pandemic!) and also about their upcoming Tech4Good Awards.


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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 36 min
    A Pause With A Purpose

    A Pause With A Purpose

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good live podcast. We talk about tech that does some kind of social good, but we also like talking about how tech could maybe be a little less terrible. This may be our 240th episode, which is very silly. In one we are talking about the news, including Internet Ninjas and Elon Musk doing something new involving AI. Oh, good.


    Joining host Bex is Tech For Good Live team members Greg Ashton and Paul Jakubowski, and we are also joined by an old face/voice, Mille Vardheim.






    This week’s topics:


    Good story of the week:


    Internet 'ninjas' fighting misinformation on Twitter. But are they in danger of becoming the trolls they hunt:


    The 'ninjas' fighting climate change denial on Twitter - BBC News 






    Bad news story of the week:


    After co signing the recent letter to demand a pause in AI development Elon Musk had started a project to develop his own competitor to ChatGPT:


    Elon Musk plans AI startup to rival OpenAI, Financial Times reports - Reuters 






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    Next week we have an interview with our old friend Mark Walker from Ability net, an accessibility consultancy. We’ll be talking about what’s changed since we last spoke (pre-pandemic) and also about their up and coming Tech 4 Good Awards. 


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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

BexWho ,

Better than I expect

So, hands up, it’s Bex. I host on this podcast a lot. However, I rarely listen to them when I’m on them because I was there, so I don’t need to listen again. Also what kind of weirdo likes to listen to themselves? NOT ME. I realise it might be good practice to listen to ones I’m on, you know, to learn and improve… but what kind of weirdo likes to learn and improve!?

But, occasionally, I’m not on the podcast, so I listen. And I’m always genuinely surprised by how great they are. What a brilliant, educated team we have and definitely five star guests.

I do realise that the ones I’m on very well may be pants, but you know, if I don’t listen, I can just pretend they didn’t happen.

Soapiewater ,

Love this!

Really enjoying this brilliant podcast. Not listened to the whole back catalogue yet but have really enjoyed all the episodes I have heard. The 2 special series on the Circular Economy & WorkerTech were particularly excellent - really informative, but engaging & accessible at the same time. The weekly shows are good too, bit more freeform with good banter between the presenters & covering some really important topics in an absorbing way. Give it a listen, you won’t regret it :)

munkeh70 ,

Bloody Marvellous

I love listening to these folks chat about tech and goodness. Nicely done show where they don’t take themselves overly seriously but get elbow deep into some fascinating aspects of the world we live in.

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