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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.

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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.

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    Some words, roughly in order

    Welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast. If you were listening last week, you’ll know we were joined by the lovely Harry Harrold, Head of Neontribe, a digital agency committed to tech for good!


    We are delighted to say that Harry is back to talk to us in more depth about himself and his work! We talked about how he got started, his love for user research and because it's 2024, we of course chatted more about AI (sorry everyone!)






    UKCharityCamp:  ukcharitycamp.com






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    • 41 min
    Usable and useful

    Usable and useful

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. It’s a podcast all about using technology to make a positive social impact, or how more often than not, it’s making a negative impact.


    Chat GPT and Google have made some improvements to accessibility – so now even more people can plagiarize stuff. Google has introduced some new AI updates to the way search works. And finally, we’ll be looking into a study that says that Grannies are the answer to mental health issues.


    Host Bex is joined by TFGL team members, Greg Ashton, Mille Vardheim and Paul Jakubowski.


    Our special guest this week is Harry Harrold, Head of Neontribe, a digital agency committed to tech for good!






    Good story of the week:


    ChatGPT and Google went head to head with their AI updates. And that seems to be good news for accessibility…not that they realised it though: 


    OpenAI GPT-4o — breakthrough voice assistant, new vision features and everything you need to know - Tom's Guide 






    Bad news story of the week:


    At Google I/O last week Google introduced a ton of AI including updates to search. Is this a death knell for the internet or an evolution in the way the internet work?


    Google remains focused on its long quest for your eyeballs - The Guardian 






    And finally


    Turns out grannies are the answer to mental health: 


    It’s easy, it’s everywhere: the simple solution improving mental health around the globe - Positive.news 






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    • 30 min
    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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    • 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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    • 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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    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.

    • 30 min

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