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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.

    Pushing for the Metaverse

    Pushing for the Metaverse

    Happy new year and welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast!


    It’s our very first episode of the year and what a great one we've got lined up for you. We're talking about why it’s so hard to regulate algorithms, a new government backed disabled passenger charter, the world’s obsession with Wordle and the inspiring story of Preet Chandi and her trip to the south pole.


    Joining host Fay Schofield on this voyage into 2022 we have TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Hera Hussain


    Our special guest is Alex Blandford. Alex is the Lead Product Manager at the University of Cambridge.






    Links from the show:


    Stat of the week 


    Of 40 bills designed to regulate automated decision making in the US, only 1 has passed. And that was a task force whose recommendations have been ignored:


    Why It’s So Hard to Regulate Algorithms - The Markup






    Charity news of the week


    Government teams with charity Scope on Disabled Persons Passenger Charter for bus, coach, taxi, private hire vehicle and rail


    Government teams with charity Scope on Disabled Persons Passenger Charter - Gov.uk 






    Tech news of the week


    Are tech marketers desperate to make the metaverse a thing?


    Samsung’s CES 2022 showcase includes a metaverse experience we didn’t ask for - The Verge 


    Metaverse Hype Permeates CES 2022 Tech Show - Investor's Business Daily






    And finally…


    Preet Chandi, first woman of colour to make a solo trip to the south pole - Channel 4






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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.

    • 48 min
    Saving lives by sharing data - GM-THINK Special

    Saving lives by sharing data - GM-THINK Special

    Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. In this special episode we chat to the people behind GM-THINK. There’ll be talk of commissioning tech, data collection, and collaborating between multiple cross sector organisations. All of this is to ensure we can support those who need it most.


    GM-THINK is a multi-agency database that lets services across Greater Manchester share information quickly and securely. The system makes it easy for organisations to coordinate the work they do with people who have multiple and complex needs.


    Host Rebecca Rae-Evans is joined by: 


    Abbie - Development Officer at Inspiring Change Manchester


    Jackie - ICM Programme Manager


    Neil - GMThink Co-chair


    Grace - RealSystems Customer Success Lead.






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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.

    • 47 min
    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

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