8 episodes

A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab

Zero Pressure Imperial College London and Saab

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A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab

    Is New Space lifting off?

    Is New Space lifting off?

    In this episode, Helen Sharman, Britain’s first astronaut, explores the New Space Economy. But what exactly is "New Space"?

    To find out, Helen is joined by Professor Andy Koronios, CEO and Managing Director of the Australian SmartSat Co-operative Research Centre, and Pekka Laurila, co-founder of Finnish New Space satellite technology company ICEYE.

    The Zero Pressure podcast series will be looking at how science and technology positively can contribute to solving complex, interrelated global challenges of today and tomorrow. We will be looking at pioneering technologies and speaking those on the thinking edge.

    Zero Pressure is a podcast from Imperial College London and Saab. A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab.

    • 45 min
    Human-Machine Teaming and Evolution: What is Next?

    Human-Machine Teaming and Evolution: What is Next?

    Helen Sharman, Britain’s first astronaut, explores how humans are building working relationships and trust with machines. From the oceans to the skies, this episode considers the current capabilities and potential future applications of human-machining teaming.

    Helen is joined by Captain Michael Brasser, commander of the 59th task force and air traffic management expert Associate Professor Sameer Alam.

    Zero Pressure is a podcast from Imperial College London and Saab. A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab.

    The Zero Pressure podcast series will be looking at how science and technology can positively contribute to solving complex, interrelated global challenges of today and tomorrow. We will be looking at pioneering technologies and speaking those on the thinking edge.

    • 46 min
    Quantum Computing: Will We Ever See a Useful Quantum Computer?

    Quantum Computing: Will We Ever See a Useful Quantum Computer?

    Helen Sharman, Britain’s first astronaut, explores quantum computing. What are these machines, how are they created and how can their calculations potentially change the world?

    Helen is joined by quantum computing experts professor John M. Martinis from University of California, Santa Barbara and Provost of Imperial College London, Professor Ian Walmsley.

    Zero Pressure is a podcast from Imperial College London and Saab. A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab.

    The Zero Pressure podcast series will be looking at how science and technology can positively contribute to solving complex, interrelated global challenges of today and tomorrow. We will be looking at pioneering technologies and speaking those on the thinking edge.

    • 48 min
    The Future of AI: The Implications of a Third Wave

    The Future of AI: The Implications of a Third Wave

    Helen Sharman, Britain’s first astronaut, discusses the future of AI, its uses in today’s world and the ethics surrounding its ever-expanding applications.

    Helen is joined by Finnish AI expert Tero Ojanperä and Dr Karen Haigh an expert in AI and machine learning.

    Zero Pressure is a podcast from Imperial College London and Saab. A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab.

    The Zero Pressure podcast series will be looking at how science and technology can positively contribute to solving complex, interrelated global challenges of today and tomorrow. We will be looking at pioneering technologies and speaking those on the thinking edge.

    • 45 min
    Autonomous Systems and the Rules of Right and Wrong

    Autonomous Systems and the Rules of Right and Wrong

    Helen Sharman, Britain’s first astronaut, hosts an expert-led discussion on autonomous systems and the ethics surrounding their use and development. How can autonomous systems help not just with dull or dangerous tasks but also improving decision-making? What about the serious ethical questions related to some of the decision making in autonomous systems?

    Helen’s guests this week are Virginia Dignum, Professor at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University, Sweden and Denise Garcia, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Northeastern University.

    Zero Pressure is a podcast from Imperial College London and Saab. A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab.

    The Zero Pressure podcast series will be looking at how science and technology can positively contribute to solving complex, interrelated global challenges of today and tomorrow. We will be looking at pioneering technologies and speaking those on the thinking edge.

    • 50 min
    Space in 2050

    Space in 2050

    30 years after becoming the first Briton in space, Helen sits down with Christer Fuglesang, the first Swedish astronaut. The two pioneers discuss their experiences in space, how humans will live on Mars, the potential threats we face from space, and what the future of space exploration may look like in the year 2050.

    Zero Pressure is a podcast from Imperial College London and Saab. A relaxed conversation with those on the cutting edge of science and technology - hosted by Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman - Presented by Imperial College London and Saab. 

    The Zero Pressure podcast series will be looking at how science and technology can positively contribute to solving complex, interrelated global challenges of today and tomorrow. We will be looking at pioneering technologies and speaking those on the thinking edge.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

MrPeanut01 ,

Super interesting!

You have to give the episodes a listen :)

user182757 ,

Insightful listen

Really great podcast - easy yet insightful listening!

bella.louise96 ,

Super interesting…

These podcasts are brill, would highly recommend giving them a listen! :)

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