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I am Panagiota Pimenidou (PhD- hydrogen production, MEng- Chemical Engineering), with over 15 years in international academia. The Global Greek Influence podcast brings together technology through research, innovation, the economy, geopolitics, entrepreneurship and (yes) history, which define and address our current and future challenges on earth and (possibly) in space. Inspiring views, unchartered perspectives, that make the difference.

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Back in June 2024 with more compelling content!
I am Panagiota Pimenidou (PhD- hydrogen production, MEng- Chemical Engineering), with over 15 years in international academia. The Global Greek Influence podcast brings together technology through research, innovation, the economy, geopolitics, entrepreneurship and (yes) history, which define and address our current and future challenges on earth and (possibly) in space. Inspiring views, unchartered perspectives, that make the difference.

Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/panagiota-pimenidou/subscribe

    Reflecting on Four Years of Global Greek Influence: A Year-End Journey Through Science, Engineering, and Technology- part 2

    Reflecting on Four Years of Global Greek Influence: A Year-End Journey Through Science, Engineering, and Technology- part 2

    As we wrap up the last part of our season finale at the Global Greek Influence, we have embarked on an enlightening journey through materials science, chemical and mechanical engineering, healthcare, cybersecurity, blockchain, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, climate change, sustainable economy, education, and AI. The discussions with distinguished guests have illuminated the profound impact of Greek professionals in these fields, showcasing the intricate tapestry of their contributions to global scientific and engineering research.

    Although this marks the end of our current season, it signifies a celebration of a four-year journey, a testament to our dedication to exploring cutting-edge science, engineering, and technology research since December 2019.

    But our journey is far from over! Join us in June 2024, when more compelling conversations and insightful perspectives from an array of distinguished guests await you.

    Thank you all for being a part of this incredible journey. Stay tuned for our return in June 2024. Until then, keep exploring, stay curious, and embrace the ever-evolving world of science, engineering, and technology.

    Episodes Topics and Guests Curated and Investigated by Panagiota Pimenidou.


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    • 25 min
    Reflecting on Four Years of Global Greek Influence: A Year-End Journey Through Science, Engineering, and Technology- Part 1

    Reflecting on Four Years of Global Greek Influence: A Year-End Journey Through Science, Engineering, and Technology- Part 1

    Join me for a special season-end two parts episode as we journey through four impactful years of the Global Greek Influence podcast.

    From unravelling the threads of science, engineering, and technology to exploring the influence of Global Greeks, we revisit, through my outlook, key moments and discuss the interplay of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability.

    Explore topics ranging from history's impact on perceptions to questioning Roman propaganda's effects on Greek culture.

    We have delved into automobility, decision-making in crisis times,
    chemical engineering's role in space exploration, and more.

    Thank you for embracing diverse perspectives. As we bid farewell to 2023, stay tuned for a fresh format in June 2024.

    Grateful for an amazing four years—see you in the season finale on December 31, 2023!

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    • 22 min
    Journey Through Genocide: Unveiling Denial, Fascination, and Recognition- Part 1

    Journey Through Genocide: Unveiling Denial, Fascination, and Recognition- Part 1

    Stefan Ihrig, a Professor of History at the University of Haifa and the director of the Haifa Center for German and European Studies in Israel, has dedicated his career to unfolding the complex tapestry of European and Middle Eastern history. While our discussion might not (seemingly) be of direct interest to Hellenism, we explore what shaped the landscape and our understanding of the late Ottoman Empire and the early days of the Republic of Turkey: the threads that wove through the lives of Greeks during those times. The often overlooked German support to the Ottoman Empire, later to Atatürk, emerges as a significant external factor that also influenced the fate of Greeks in that turbulent period.

    Through Professor Stefan Ihrig’s research and books, including “Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination”, we explore genocides of that era and geography, the denial of genocides, historical lessons of illiberal democratic leaders within deficient leadership environments applicable also today. The fascination with totalitarian historical figures adds another layer to the intricate fabric of a nation's founding principles.

    Stay tuned for the remaining part of our discussion with Professor Ihrig, focusing on the Pontic Greek genocide, to be released in 2024. Join us as we shine a light on these lesser explored aspects of history, delving deeper into the narratives that often escape mainstream attention.

     

    Featuring the work of my former Chemical Engineering student

    Music: “Winter” by Antonio Innocente

    Source: Spotify

     

    Episodes Topics and Guests Curated and Investigated by Panagiota Pimenidou.


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    • 34 min
    Watts Up with Energy: Behind Rising Prices and Renewable Realities

    Watts Up with Energy: Behind Rising Prices and Renewable Realities

    Let's explore the details of rising electricity prices, examine the grid's adaptation to renewable energy, navigate the industry's objections through the spectrum of geopolitical shifts and technological advancements, also the prism of work experience vs learning experience.



    Missed the episode 'The Hybrid Electrification Transition and Future
    Uncertainties' that I referred to in this episode? You can catch up and never miss an episode by following the 'Global Greek Influence podcast' to be alerted and exploring the rich episodes' library with distinguished guests!

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    Some sources used in "Watts up with Energy: Behind Rising Prices and Renewable Realities" episode:

    UN on renewable energy

    World Economic Forum on renewables cost

    Climate Council (Australia) on renewable energy prices

    Stabilising renewable energy prices in the EU, also here



    Host: Panagiota Pimenidou




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    AI Horizons: Forecasting Tomorrow

    AI Horizons: Forecasting Tomorrow

    With Professor Dimitris Drikakis, VP for Global Partnerships and Executive Director for Research and Innovation at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, and the Defence and Security Research Institute President, we explore the frontiers of artificial intelligence (AI) through the fields of safety, the potential environmental impacts of intensified space exploration in the upper layers of our atmosphere, and the transformative intersections of AI with physics and health crises. Occasionally, we drift away by discussing correlation and causation in scientific research and life, nuclear power in geopolitics, and healthcare in politics.

    As we draw our discussion to a close, Professor Drikakis, who was also my guest in the episode 'The AI Age of Predictions', offers a glimpse into the key factor in the future application of AI set to revolutionise the field.



    Episodes Topics and Guests Curated and Investigated by Panagiota Pimenidou.



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    • 41 min
    Mastering the 4th Industrial Information: Navigating the AI Landscape of Today and Tomorrow

    Mastering the 4th Industrial Information: Navigating the AI Landscape of Today and Tomorrow

    In this episode, we dive deep into "Mastering the 4th Industrial Information: Navigating the AI Landscape of Today and Tomorrow"

    Ever wondered why AI is not a new concept? Tune in to discover the 1940s AI roots & the emergence of programmable digital computers.
    Curious about the evolution of AI-assisted chat? What's new in AI? How does AI impact our daily interactions?

    Now, there is more! Let's explore the groundbreaking insights from experts in the field!


    How different are programming languages and machine learning? Nikos Sarantinoudis, a researcher at the Technical University of Crete (Greece), gives us a comprehensive breakdown.




    Professor Alexandros Nikitas from the University of Huddersfield (UK) explains why Artificial Intelligence is paving the way for more sustainable transport and enhancing the safety of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).

    With Professor Ioannis Athanasiadis from Wageningen University (Netherlands) as we explore how farmers can benefit from AI. Discover the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence on agriculture and the future of farming products.




    Dr. Spyros Kasapis from NASA Ames Advanced Supercomputing Division (USA) shares insights on how machine learning accelerates space travel. Learn how AI is revolutionising data analysis for space exploration.




    Professor Vasilis Katos, Head of BU-CERT (UK), discusses the key areas where AI could enhance cybersecurity. Explore the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and cyberdefense to safeguard our digital landscape.



    Extras
    And as a special treat, we offer additional episodes for your listening pleasure:

    Dr. Constantine Stratakis, a leader in precision medicine, explains how AI is transforming healthcare. Listen to "Precision Medicine and Circular Healthcare" for insights on how AI aids in prevention, prediction, diagnosis, and treatment:

    Interested in the intersection of gaming, social media, and AI? Professor Marinos Themistocleous in the episode "Blockchain: Revolutionising the Future Digital Economy and Society" delves into the revolution brought about by decentralising AI and NFTs in Blockchain. Explore the future of the digital economy and society.



    Ready for a mind-blowing journey through the AI landscape? Don't miss out on these insightful conversations! Tune in on Spotify and let's navigate the future together.



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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

cyberlina ,

Excellent

A wonderfully varied program focused on science and solving significant problems, with a Greek scientists and practitioners flavour. Well done - keep it up.

nikos67D ,

Excellent podcast

This is an awesome work by Panagiota. I am not that experienced with podcasts but I like listening to these again. I strongly encourage Panagiota to add more podcasts in the future.

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