18 episodes

The Importance of Being Human Podcast explores what truly makes us human and how we will need to adapt and thrive in the coming decades.

In this podcast we will explore how, as the world changes, being human will become more relevant in the way we work and live.

Tara be will interviewing a range of guests from all walks of life who will give you a peek into their world and their thoughts on the changing world around us and how we need to adapt to thrive.

The Importance of Being Human Tara Jacobsen

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The Importance of Being Human Podcast explores what truly makes us human and how we will need to adapt and thrive in the coming decades.

In this podcast we will explore how, as the world changes, being human will become more relevant in the way we work and live.

Tara be will interviewing a range of guests from all walks of life who will give you a peek into their world and their thoughts on the changing world around us and how we need to adapt to thrive.

    Connecting humans across the globe during a pandemic

    Connecting humans across the globe during a pandemic

    In 2021 we are re-launching the Importance of Being Human with a new season. Our first guest is Julia Steel. Julia is known for many...

    • 45 min
    Dr Natalie Rens - Autonomous Homes on Earth and Mars

    Dr Natalie Rens - Autonomous Homes on Earth and Mars

    Dr Natalie Rens is a self confessed space nerd, neuroscientist, and AI enthusiast. She is the founder and CEO of Astreia, building intelligent habitats for Earth and Mars.In this podcast, Natalie shares a window into her incredible mind and how she is taking on the wicked problems of the world.. including living and thriving on Mars.

    Natalie has worked as the Artificial Intelligence Specialist for the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, implementing strategies to advance AI capability in Queensland. She also built Queensland AI, an AI meetup with over 2,500 members.

    Natalie holds a PhD in Neuroscience, Master in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, and a Bachelor in Biomedical Science (honours).

    Get in touch with Natalie here:

    https://www.astreia.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-natalie-rens/

     
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    • 49 min
    Dr Patrick Scolyer-Gray - The delicate connection between you and your security technology

    Dr Patrick Scolyer-Gray - The delicate connection between you and your security technology

     

    We return in this episode with one of our favourite guests from last season - Dr Patrick Scolyer-Gray a cyber-sociologist. Having spent 5 years engaged as an academic, Patrick has now moved into a new role of supporting businesses with their human-computer interactions as  a consultant at the expert management agency 460degrees, where he holds the position of cyber security champion.

    As always with Patrick we dive down a human centred cyber security rabbit hole, Patricks egg story will tell all and you can get the link from the show notes.

    We also discuss how to protect your organisations information security during a global pandemic and the things we need to do to secure our corporate and organisational data when people are working from home. We also discuss the importance of cyber literacy for all Australians,  data after death and a whole lot of other pretty cool insights into how we live and work with technology that you really probably don’t think about as you go about your day.   

    If you would like to learn more about Patrick's work or are looking to achieve an improved security posture for your business, check out the human centric cyber security capability page on 460degrees.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-patrick-scolyer-gray/

    https://www.460degrees.com/the-egg-story-the-delicate-connection-between-you-and-your-security-technology/
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    • 46 min
    Dr Sue Keay - Unlocking the power of diversity in Robotics and STEM

    Dr Sue Keay - Unlocking the power of diversity in Robotics and STEM

    In this episode we chat with Dr Sue Keay. Sue is the CEO of Queensland AI Hub following her role as Research Director for Cyber-Physical Systems at CSIRO’s Data61. She is responsible for bringing the Grace Hopper Celebration to Australia and led the development of Australia’s first Robotics roadmap, outlining how robotics and automation will impact on every sector of the Australian economy.  

    Sue was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and has an MBA from The University of Queensland Business School. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, chairs the Board of Robotics Australia Group and is an Adjunct Professor at QUT.

    In this episode we hear Sue's thoughts and even concerns about the lack of diversity in the STEM industry not just from a gender perspective but how technology and the people designing it does not necessarily represent the society it will serve. She is passionate about advocating and supporting young girls and women into this industry.
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    • 47 min
    Derek Nielsen - Observing the impact of humans through the lens

    Derek Nielsen - Observing the impact of humans through the lens

    In this Episode we chat with Derek Nielsen. Derek is a nature photographer but is so much more. He has a fascinating view on the impact that humans have on the globe and the world around us. Derek comes from Chicago Illanois and is an award winning nature photographer. 

    Derek’s stunning photographs don’t just inspire, they connect—linking audiences and resources all over the world to wildlife, landscapes and people in desperate need of assistance, from Rwanda’s endangered silverback gorillas to the overfished waters of Antarctica.

    Derek was first moved to contribute to global conservation efforts while photographing the ominous splendour of Iceland’s Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, a haunting manifestation of climate change, Derek provides a portion of the proceeds from each of his sustainably framed and matted works to on-the-ground, local conservation efforts, including The Conservation Alliance and Borneo’s The Borneo Project.

    After 20 years behind the lens, Derek Nielsen’s journey to capture, share—and ultimately, help preserve—the fragile beauty of our planet has taken him to more than two dozen countries and every continent.

    Derek has also started his own podcast and youtube channel called “The Art of Actual Change” talking to people who are making a difference to the planet as leaders in their field in science, business and academia

    Join us as we get to piggy back on the places Derek has explored and photographed and the changes he is seeing in the world including the impact we are having on the planet and sharing his views on how technology and globalisation is shifting how we live on this gorgeous planet.

    If you want to know more about Derek check out the links below:

    https://www.dereknielsen.com  

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dereknielsenphotography/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DerekNielsenPhotography

    YouTube - The Art Of Actual Change - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBvZ7kg_nRj0GAI34hEE04Q

    Podcast - The Art Of Actual Change - https://open.spotify.com/show/798plxmxPKVdVFnI5ERsVQ?si=rvI98YUkSRikjwNaFXYFcA
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    • 43 min
    Michael Cowling - VR and AR in Education with Professor Tech

    Michael Cowling - VR and AR in Education with Professor Tech

    Associate Professor Michael Cowling (ICT, CQUniversity Australia) has been a leader in educational technology for over 20 years and was the 2020 recipient of the Universities Australia AAUT Award for Teaching Excellence (Physical Sciences).

    He is an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, and an Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Community Fellow.

    Tens of thousands of academics, teachers, and students have heard his mantra, 'pedagogy before technology', whilst learning directly and indirectly from him through his award-winning educator workshop series ‘Weaving Technology into the Fabric of the Classroom’, and his CSIRO-supported ‘Professor Tech’ K-12 student program.
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    • 51 min

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