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    • Society & Culture

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.

    Corporate sustainability with Nicki Lyons from Vodafone

    Corporate sustainability with Nicki Lyons from Vodafone

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. If you listened to last week’s show, you’d have heard from the wonderful Nicki Lyons, UK Chief Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Officer at Vodafone. 


    We're delighted to say she’s joining us this week for another episode so we can get to know more about her, and her fascinating work.






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    • 27 min
    Humans vs. Algorithms

    Humans vs. Algorithms

    Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. If you’re keeping count, today is something like our ten thousand and five hundredth episode or something. Who knows? The main takeaway is that this has gone on too long. 


    But this weeks show looks like it’ll be worth the price of admission. 


    Today we’ll be imagining a world where social media is ruled by people, not algorithms.


    In the US they’ve banned TikTok apparently, to some extent. So we’ll be talking about this and deciding if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. 


    Greg Aston is on hosting duties again, and he is joined by Tech For Good Live team member Paul Jakubowski.






    Our special guest for the next couple of episodes is Nicki Lyons, UK Chief Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Officer at Vodafone!


    Nicki became Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability in October 2021. She’s responsible for external communications, government and regulatory affairs, and sustainable business. Before this, she worked in senior roles at Walgreen Boots Alliance, Unilever, PepsiCo, in the UK government and in international development.


    We’ll be speaking to Nicki again next week all about her role as UK Chief Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Officer at Vodafone, so tune in again for that.






    Good story of the week:


    A lot of people think algorithms are the root of all evil with social media. What if we could have social media without it?:


    The Latest Online Culture War Is Humans vs. Algorithms - Wired 






    Bad news story of the week:


    The US government has voted to force Tiktok to sell their American part of their business. Is that good? What does this mean for fans in the US and globally?:






    The legal challenges that lie ahead for TikTok — in both the US and China - The Verge 






    US TikTok ban would be 'devastating', UK firms warn - BBC 






    And finally


    Apparently a good view can slow down time: 


    Try something new to stop the days whizzing past, researchers suggest - The Guardian 






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    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


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    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


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    • 33 min
    Bridging the digital divide

    Bridging the digital divide

    Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. We're your one stop shop for discussion on all things good and bad (normally very, very bad…) in tech and other stuff.


    Greg Aston is on hosting duties, and he is joined by Tech For Good Live team members Mille Vardheim and Paul Jakubowski


    Our guest this week is Lily Comlan, a masters student based in Norway who is currently focusing on digital inclusion but specifically for the elderly.


    In this episode we talk to Lily about her desire to help reduce the digital exclusion experienced by older people






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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.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.

    • 29 min
    Fully digital life events

    Fully digital life events

    Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. We're your one stop shop for discussion on all things good and bad (normally very, very bad…) in tech and other stuff.


    And this week's episode is no different! We're talking about Apple’s shoddy privacy, Estonia being a boss at digital transformation and ROBOTS!


    Greg Aston is on hosting duties, and he is joined by Tech For Good Live team members Mille Vardheim and Paul Jakubowski


    Our guest this week is Lilijean Comlan, a masters student based in Norway who is currently focusing on digital inclusion but specifically for the elderly.






    This week’s topics:


    Good story of the week:


    Estonian government continues it's digital transformation of services and sets a great example of for public services everywhere: 


    Tallinn tales: Estonia’s digital boss discusses the innovative country’s next wave of tech transformations - Civil Service World 






    Bad news story of the week:


    Apple has long pushed better design and security as a benefit but it seems Apple products are actually a security nightmare: 


    Privacy is ‘virtually impossible’ on iPhones, experts warn - Metro 


    And it seems the worm is turning for Apple with EU regulation forcing relaxing if the app store and antitrust investigations in the US:


    A first look at Europe’s alternative iPhone app stores - The Verge 


    US accuses Apple of ‘broad, sustained, and illegal’ smartphone monopoly - The Guardian






    And finally


    Atlas is dead. Long live Atlas. 


    Boston Dynamics' New Humanoid Robot Is Freaking People Out 






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    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


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    • 30 min
    Governance is a friend

    Governance is a friend

    Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast.


    Host Bex is joined by Tech For Good Live team members Paul Jakubowski and Mille Vardheim.


    Our special guest is Sarah Peña, Head of Emerging Technology & Business Improvement at Swindon Borough Council. We find out about her path to the role, her work on a generative AI Easy Read solution and why she loves governance.


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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.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.

    • 46 min
    Ethical shopping on the rise

    Ethical shopping on the rise

    Hello and welcome to yet another season of the Tech for Good Live podcast. 


    In this episode we’ll be talking about an increase in ethical shopping in the UK. Amazing! Sure we’re a nation of self-centred, awful, monstrous, racist muppets… but we do take our shopping seriously at least. 


    We’ll also be talking about two poverty porn influencers who are having a fight. 


    Host Bex is joined by Tech For Good Live team member Paul Jakubowski and taking Greg's place delivering the news is Mille Vardheim. 


    Our special guest to talk about the news this week is Sarah Peña, Head of Emerging Technology & Business Improvement at Swindon Borough Council. Tune in next week when we will be chatting to her in more detail about her work.






    Good story of the week:


    Ethical shopping increasing in the UK:


     Ethical shopping on the rise in UK despite cost of living crisis - The Guardian 


    The online marketplace saving ‘wonky’ beauty products from landfill - Positive.News 






    Bad news story of the week:


    When you thought things couldn't get worse with influencers, the popular “poverty porn” theme has led to a fight between 2 of them. As they argue over who gets to “help” one family:


    The latest drama in “poverty porn” YouTube, explained - Vox 






    And finally


    Turkish artist creates AI art with Brazilian tribe to merge data and culture - Instagram 










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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. 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.

    • 28 min

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