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Critical Thinking in the Age of AI with Tannya Jajal (Founder, AIDEN Think Tank)
In this podcast, hosted by Richard Spurr, we will delve into the importance of developing critical thinking skills to navigate the landscape of AI.
Using a first principles approach, we’ll explore what AI really is, what we mean by intelligence, what aspects of intelligence can be automated, and whether AIs that exist today are really capable of creating new knowledge.
As we try to build and develop economies based on knowledge, discerning when and how knowledge is created becomes increasingly important. We’ll also touch upon what this means for the future of education and the jobs and industries that will exist 5, 10, or 15 years from now.
Tech for Good: The Mission to End Online Hate with Thierry Henry
Technology can be used for so many purposes – and now world-class footballer Thierry Henry has joined the mission to end online hate through the power of technology.
Hear from Thierry about how he encountered Game of Our Lives, a platform where social activists and public figures can champion causes of their choice with the help of their fans. Learn about what inspired him to join the cause, his future hopes for technology’s role in ending online hate, and why we need lots of captains in order to make the online world a better place.
The Metaverse: A Revolutionary Journey Into a New Economy with Keith Jordan
In this episode we are joined by Keith Jordan (Vice President Innovation, Mastercard).
As people look for immersive and creative ways to interact with brands and products in a digital-first world, we will see a revolution in digital clothing, virtual stores, gaming, and NFTs - all of which will create the backbone of a new economy.
As digital bleeds into the physical world, new methods of consumer interaction must be imagined. However, this next technology race will not only be for customer attention – it will be for reality itself.
Why We Must Invest In AI Skills with James Caan CBE
Artificial Intelligence is the buzzword of the decade. It has been near-omnipresent in the news, online, and most importantly for this conversation, in the workplace. However, getting employees, managers, and even directors to not only learn AI skills but just to understand the impact of AI has been markedly difficult.
Today, we will hear from James Caan (Entrepreneur, Television Personality and Former Investor on BBC’s Dragons’ Den) regarding what will happen if this skills gap remains unaddressed, how this skills gap could be mitigated, and what the future of the workplace might look like.
Empowering Women Founders of the Middle East with Baroness Karren Brady CBE
In a research piece conducted by the Wilson Center earlier this year, it was found that “the gap in ownership of established businesses between men and women in MENA is more than 40% - the largest worldwide”. Of course, there are several initiatives to try and close this gap, but ultimately, will they be successful?
In today’s podcast, British broadcaster Richard Spurr interviews Baroness Karren Brady CBE to ask about the issues that exist because of this gap, what can be done to greater empower women founders in the MENA region, and ultimately, through what means can the region reach greater parity between men and women founders and business owners, especially in technology.
How Tech Can Revolutionise Sporting Performance with Anthony Joshua
Much fanfare has been made of the impact technology has had on the world of sport. From VAR to detailed analytics, data-driven technology has revolutionised the way sport is perceived, discussed, and consumed by audiences worldwide.
However, what about technology’s impact on sporting performance, and what about the direct impact it has had on the athletes themselves? In 2021, after using their devices for almost five years, Anthony Joshua invested in Manchester-based percussion muscle therapy and recovery brand, Pulseroll.
Let’s find out with British broadcaster Richard Spurr interview Anthony, why this investment was made, what impact this has had on sporting performance, and whether tech, rather than humans, will be the primary means of supporting sportspeople in the near future.