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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.

    Where does the agency lie? (NUI Galway Special)

    Where does the agency lie? (NUI Galway Special)

    Hello and welcome to the Tech for Good Live podcast. This is a podcast all about how we might use tech for positive social impact. This is a special episode featuring recordings from the Tech for Good module run at the National University of Ireland Galway in 2020 by Bex and Jonny from our team. 


    In the podcast you’ll be hearing from the students on their thoughts on dealing with propaganda misinformation, data and privacy. 


    The show is produced and hosted by Kristiana Zunde. She is joined by Bex-Rae Evans. Bex is a Tech for Good Live podcast regular and she ran the module for the students at NUI Galway. 


    And they’re joined by Sheila Malone. Sheila is a lecturer in Marketing at NUI Galway. 










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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. 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.

    • 38 min
    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep9 - The Big Quit

    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep9 - The Big Quit

    Hello and welcome to yet another, in a seemingly endless stream of Tech for Good Live podcasts. It’s a show where a bunch of friends get together and talk about how to use technology to have a positive social impact.


    In this episode we’re talking about how you can’t trust anything you see on Instagram, especially if someone is telling you they’re going to plant a tree.


    We discuss the extraordinary demand that’s going to be placed on charity services this winter. And we chat about a new digital project to help support people with “atypical” speech.


    Joining host Bex Rae-Evans we have podcast regular Greg Ashton and Tech For Good Live team member Harriet Pugh.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week 


    4 million people posted a picture of their pet to Instagram with the sticker "we'll plant tree for every pet picture" and as we now know, zero trees will be planted - Twitter






    Charity news of the week


    Tough days ahead for charities?


    Charities facing a 'perfect storm' as demand rises - BBC News






    Tech news of the week


    An actually great project from Google to help people with atypical speech


    Google's Project Relate Aims to Help People With Atypical Speech Communicate - PC Magazine






    And finally…


    Chinese farm uses facial recognition tech to stop goats getting incestuous - Metro






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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.

    • 49 min
    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 8 - Misinformation By Design

    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 8 - Misinformation By Design

    Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. We’ve an action packed agenda this week. We’re talking about Stop Funding Heat and climate misinformation on Facebook. 


    In charity news of the week we discuss the way that terror attacks are reported on the news.


    Facebook is overhauling the facial recognition on its platform due to fears of “misuse”. If Facebook is worried, it must be bad.


    And we end on a heart warming story about a soothing radio for dogs on bonfire night.


    Host Bex is joined by Tech for Good Live podcast team members Greg Ashton  and Jonny Rae-Evans.


    Our special guest is Andrew Wilding-Smith, Product lead at Parkinsons UK.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week 


    An estimated range of 818,000 and 1.36 million daily views of climate misinformation on Facebook. Up to 13.6 times more views of misinformation than Facebook claims to send to its Climate Science Center:


    #InDenial – Facebook’s Growing Friendship With Climate Misinformation - Stop Funding Heat 






    Charity news of the week


    Survivors against terror call for changes to the way the media report on terror attacks - The Guardian






    Tech news of the week


    Facebook ends facial recognition on its platform and deletes records citing the potential risks of misuse - The Guardian






    And yet they can't protect children - MSN






    And finally…


    Soothing music for our furry friends over bonfire night - Oxford Mail






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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.

    • 41 min
    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 7 - What Matters is What Happens Next

    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 7 - What Matters is What Happens Next

    Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. Much like the climate crisis, we just keep getting worse and no-one in power seems to have the appetite to stop us, but this episode looks like it might be an alright one really. Above average anyway.


    COP26 is happening in Glasgow, where all the world leaders get together and decide to doom us all because of, well, their own profit margins. So, we’re talking about a load of environment related stories.


    We discuss the economic impact of climate change. Because we’re fun, cool people.


    We also talk about an international attempt to stop deforestation, making Green Tech cheaper, and of course, we find time to laugh at that stupid Facebook rebrand.






    Jonny Rae-Evans has taken on the hosting duties and he is joined by Tech for Good Live podcast regular Greg Ashton.






    Our special guest is Sandra Pallier, Co-organiser of ClimateAction.tech and interaction designer at Microsoft


    You can find loads of great content from ClimateAction.tech and their conversations about using tech to tackle climate change on their YouTube channel.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week 


    Of the 438 empirical studies of the impact of climate change since 2010, zero have been included in the established Economic models






    Whilst 58% of people want decisive action worldwide:


    Climate change: Polls shows rising demand for government action - BBC News 






    Charity news of the week


    At least £1.25bn in funding to be given to indigenous people and local communities as part of the aim to stop deforestation by 2030 - The Guardian










    Tech news of the week


    The new name for Facebook is Meta






    World leaders pledge to make green tech cheaper:


    World leaders announce plan to make green tech cheaper than alternatives - The Guardian 






    And finally…


    Lego surveyed children to understand how to tackle climate change and made their ideas into a leaflet for cop 26 attendees






    Books mentioned by Sandra:


    The Ministry of the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson


    Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World by Jason Hickel






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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.

    • 37 min
    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 6 - Our Truth

    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 6 - Our Truth

    Welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast.


    If you’re new here we’re a podcast that talks about what’s new on the Tech for Good scene, but more often than not we end up talking about how tech is being used for evil  - quite timely for Halloween!


    Talking of Halloween, the agenda this week is pretty scary! We talk about the fact that Trump is making a comeback. The world is heating up and campaigners are keeping a close eye on global leaders ahead of the UN’s climate change conference COP26. And surprise, surprise Facebook is back to its dodgy dealings. 


    Fay Schofield is your host and she is joined by TfGL regular Greg Ashton.


    Our special guest this week is Ana Zarraga, Head of Digital and Content at Global Witness, an organisation that challenges the abuses of power to protect human rights, the environment and secure the future of our planet.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week 


    From zero to 12 billion trump's media venture kicks off in typical hyped style:


    Analysis: From zero to $12 bln; investors chase Trump stock hype - Reuters 






    But not without issues:


    Donald Trump to launch social media platform called Truth Social - The Guardian 






    Charity news of the week: COP26 special


    UK must postpone Cop26 because poorest nations being shut out, say campaigners - Independent  






    Last line of defence - Global Witness 






    COP26 sponsors cause 350m tonnes of climate pollution - The Ferret 






    UN sounds alarm on missing climate pledges - Reuters






    Tech news of the week


     The reality of Facebooks damaging activities is brought more into light:


    Facebook crisis grows as new whistleblower and leaked documents emerge - The Guardian






    A whistleblower’s power: Key takeaways from the Facebook Papers - Washington Post  






    And finally…


    Hilarious Alan Partridge-esque interview where the interviewer can't understand why trees are more sustainable than concrete. - Indy100






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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.

    • 51 min
    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 5 - Waiting Till The Last Minute

    TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 5 - Waiting Till The Last Minute

    Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. In this episode we’re talking about the effect of social media on the spread of conspiracy theories. One expert says that actually, you’ve always been a weirdo and social media didn’t make you this way. 


    Charities are changing their behaviour to improve their cyber security since the pandemic, we discuss why this has come about.


    And Prince William has announced the winners of Project Earthshot, which are five ideas to try to save the planet.


    Host Bex is joined by Tech For Good Live regular Greg Ashton


    Our special guest this week is Joe Dix, Head of Digital at WWF 






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week 


    World's most prominent expert in conspiracy theories says social media is not making more people believe conspiracies like QAnon - Rolling Stone






    Charity news of the week


    Four out of five charities have changed their attitude or behaviour to cyber security since the pandemic. The less good news is that a quarter of these changing attitudes were down to experiencing a breach firsthand - Charity Digital






    This comes as the charity commission tells charity leaders to protect their organisations following 8.6 million of lost funds in the last financial year - Gov.uk






    Tech news of the week


    The first five "Earthshot" prize winners are announced - Positive.news






    And finally…


    Viewers fall for John Lewis' trap and give them more coverage following their latest advert, morons. - The Independent






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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.

    • 43 min

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