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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.

    Horrific/Terrific

    Horrific/Terrific

    Welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast.


    If you joined us for last week’s episode you’ll have heard from Georgia, a freelance writer specialising in tech and we’re super excited to have Georgia back on the podcast this week to chat with us a little bit more.


    We talk about being a content writer in the data ethics and civic tech spaces, working in the content moderation space, and how social media is effed right now. 






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    Georgia Iacovou is a freelance tech policy writer and creator of the excellent Horrific/Terrific newsletter


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


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    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.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.

    • 44 min
    Driven to apathy

    Driven to apathy

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech For Good Live podcast! 


    The world is on fire, so of course we’re spending our time talking about tech for good. That’s fine. We’re all making good choices here.


    This week's show is what they call “a real humdinger”.  We’re going to be talking about “Introspective Inner Development Goals”. Not sure what that means, but they’re all pretty powerful players on a Scrabble board. 


    The US Supreme Court, also tentatively titled “Rent-a-Fascist Inc.” have passed another judgement and in other news, Japan has launched a wooden satellite. That sounds fun.


    Host Bex is joined by Tech For Good Live team members Greg Ashton and Paul Jakubowski. 


    Our special guest joining us this week to talk about the news is Georgia Iacovou, a freelance tech policy writer and creator of the excellent Horrific/Terrific newsletter. 


    Georgia will be with us again on the next episode, where we will be talking about being a content writer in the data ethics and civic tech spaces, working in the content moderation space, and how social media is effed right now.






    Discussed in this episode:


    Good story of the week


    Could the introspective Inner Development Goals help to break down the barriers for the UN Sustainable Development Goals:


    Can the Inner Development Goals help us create a more sustainable future? - Positive.News 






    Bad news story of the week


    It's unclear whether this is bad news yet but the US Supreme Court heard arguments on whether laws on Texas and Florida could come into force. These would allow the states to force social media companies to not take down certain content:


    Justices sceptical of Tex., Fla. laws that bar platforms from deleting content  - Washington Post






    And finally


    Japan to launch world’s first wooden satellite to combat space pollution - The Guardian  


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    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. 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.

    • 31 min
    Outcomes Matter

    Outcomes Matter

    Hello and welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast. It’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive social impact.


    Jonny Rae-Evans is your host this week and he is joined by Fay Schofield.


    In this episode we learn more about our special guest, Emma Ockleford. 


    Emma runs a company called Outcomes Matter, who support Local Authorities through leveraging emerging technology, focusing on strengths, and driving innovation. She tells us about the Local Government AI Summit and some positive outcomes using AI tools.


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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.

    • 25 min
    Data-Harvesting Horror Show

    Data-Harvesting Horror Show

    Hello and welcome 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.


    In this episode we are talking about the steps that Meta is taking around political content in what is an astoundingly important year across the world for elections. Is Zuck continuing on his mission to destroy the world, or are there some positive steps? 


    We recorded this on Valentine’s Day, so this means we are talking about AI partners… which is a thing apparently.


    And we’ll be talking about a law that Australia passed that forbids employers from contacting workers after hours, with penalties including jail time for bosses who do the wrong thing. 


    Jonny Rae-Evans is your host this week and he is joined by Fay Schofield.


    Our special guest for this episode is Emma Ockleford. Emma runs a company called Outcomes Matter that supports Local Authorities through leveraging emerging technology, focusing on strengths, and driving innovation. Emma will join us again in the next episode to talk more in depth about the work Outcomes Matter do.










    This week’s topics:


    Good story of the week: Meta sorting their shit out ahead of an election?!


    Instagram will stop recommending political content - NBC News 


    Meta says it will label AI-generated images on Facebook and Instagram - AP News 






    Bad news story of the week:


    Valentine's Day special… Your AI Girlfriend Is a Data-Harvesting Horror Show - Gizmodo 


    Mozilla study mentioned in article 


    EVA AI Chat Bot & Soulmate 






    And finally


    Australia’s “Right To Disconnect” law.






    Australia passes Right To Disconnect law, including (for now) jail time for bosses who email after-hours - The Register






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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.

    • 31 min
    Library Love

    Library Love

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. If you’re new here, it’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive impact on the world.


    Uncanny valley resus-puppet Mark Zuckerberg stood up in congress, turned to face the parents of children that Meta has allowed to come to harm, and apologised to them. It was a rare opportunity to see the humanity in Zuck’s programming. Normal service has now returned and Meta is back to harming your children.


    Taylor Swift continues to be a successful, powerful woman, so of course X (Twitter…) was flooded with AI porn featuring her likeness because oh my god the worst people on earth own and live on that platform. 


    And in some positive news, we’ll be talking about the social media star helping people fall in love with libraries.






    This week’s topics:


    Good story of the week:


    Mark Zuckerberg apologies to parents for what Facebook/Meta did to their children:


    Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg apologises to families in fiery US Senate hearing - BBC News






    But does this change anything?:


    5 key takeaways from Meta, TikTok, X, Snap’s Congressional hearing on kids’ online safety - The Drum


     


    Bad news story of the week:


    More from the hellmouth also known as X. Taylor Swift continues to be attacked purely for being a successful woman. This time with AI porn images shared on the platform:


    X is blocking Taylor Swift searches... barely - The Verge 


    Taylor Swift deepfakes spark calls in Congress for new legislation - BBC News






    But the culprit is doxxed after bragging he would never be caught:


    Taylor Swift Fans Track Down ‘Culprit’ Who Shared ‘Explicit Pictures’ - Womansera 






    And finally


    The social media star helping people fall in love with libraries - Positive.News 


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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.

    • 33 min
    Working in Digital Forensics

    Working in Digital Forensics

    Content Warning:


    This podcast includes discussion of Child Sexual Exploitation, listener discretion is advised.






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


    If you joined us for the last episode you’ll have heard from the wonderful and very lovely Roy.


    A long time design and tech entrepreneur, he had a second career as a Higher Ed educator teaching in UK, Europe and China.


    His third career was as a Senior Digital Forensic Investigator, using tech skills to recover and interpret digital data for use as prosecution evidence.


    We’ll be talking about a topic that was the main part of Roy’s work, which is Child Sexual Exploitation, so it might be a tough, but important listen. 






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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.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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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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