10. SENSUALITY, SEX TECH & PLEASURE / Stephanie Alys

 
In this final episode of the series, I talk with sex tech founder, Stephanie Alys, about the changing landscape of sex tech… Join us as we discuss how a focus on sensuality and pleasure is helping to re-orient the industry, and redefining some of the ways in which we seek out and experience our sexual selves.

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9. POPULISM, PROGRESS & PERCEPTION / Dr Tom Chatfield

 
What does philosophy, decision-making and citizenship have to do with data, biases and populism? Tech philosopher and author, Dr Tom Chatfield, takes us on a fascinating exploration of our approaches to life and technology, and examines how the paths we choose may make the difference between surviving and thriving as a species.

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8. PSYCHOTHERAPY, NEUROSCIENCE & RELATIONSHIPS / Dr Gillian Isaacs Russell

 
Take a walk into the world of psychotherapy as I talk with Dr Gillian Isaacs Russell about the ways in which technology is mediating our relationships both with ourselves and with others. We touch on some of the insights that neuroscience is shedding on how we empathise with, perceive, and relate to the world around us, and discuss what this may mean for the ways in which technology can degrade or enhance our experiences.

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7. PSYCHOMETRICS, ETHICS & BIG DATA / Dr David Stillwell

 
You’ll have heard all about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but do you know about the ground-breaking research that led to some of the profiling practices hitting the headlines today? Join me as I talk with Dr David Stillwell about the fascinating and sometimes frightening world of psychometric segmentation and data-mining – how it’s done, what it can reveal, and where responsibility for ethical practice may lie.

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5. FAKE NEWS & THE DARK WEB / Geoff White

 
Dive into the murky world of the dark web and the manipulative power of fake news with Geoff White, Tech Journalist for the BBC and Channel 4. In this episode we’ll explore the impact of tech on democracy and freedom, what actually gets sold on the dark web, and the bizarre role of “neg ferrets” in shaping a more optimistic future.

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4. SURVEILLANCE & THE STATE / Silkie Carlo

 
From surveillance, privacy and biometrics to human rights, the government, and the criminal justice system, Silkie Carlo (Director of Big Brother Watch) takes us on an shocking and illuminating journey through some of the ways in which technology is shaping our public and private lives.

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3. POWER, DEMOCRACY & AI / Jamie Bartlett

 
In this episode, we take a rollercoaster ride with Jamie Bartlett (author and Director of CASM at Demos) through politics, persuasive technology and the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Listen in as we explore the dystopian potential of surveillance, AI, and inequality to corrode the foundations of democracy…

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2. ETHICS, AI & HUMANITY / Nell Watson

 
We hear a lot about how robots are poised to take over our jobs and how AI might wreak havoc on humanity… But what about the huge potential that exists for positive impact? I talk with AI specialist and tech philosopher, Nell Watson, about the relationship between ethics, AI and empathy, and how values-based technologies could potentially enhance and enrich the fabric of human society.

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1. VALIDATION vs RECOGNITION / Dr Aaron Balick

 
In the first episode of this series, I talk with psychotherapist and author, Dr Aaron Balick, about how technology is impacting our sense of self, society and the quality of our relationships, and what it means to be caught in the battle between validation and recognition.

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