The Algorithmic Futures Podcast

The Algorithmic Futures Podcast

We talk to technology creators, regulators and dreamers from around the world to learn how complex technologies may shape our environment and societies in the years to come.

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August 31, 2022 44 min

In this episode, co-hosts Zena and Liz share some of their experiences on creating podcast episodes in support of the Social Responsibility of Algorithms workshop series and discuss the potential futures of the Algorithmic Futures podcast. Along the way, they have a wide-ranging discussion covering everything from how assumptions get embedded in technologies deployed at scale to what it’s like being a woman working in a male-domina...

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In today’s episode, we get a sense of what it’s like to manage a water system here in Australia with the help of our guest, Sam Yenamandra, the manager of Asset Performance at Murrumbidgee Irrigation. Murrumbidgee Irrigation has been going through something like a technological revolution for the past 20 years -- driven by the need to deliver water more efficiently and reliably, and provide greater flexibility to customers they ser...

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In this episode, we explore the way technology scales in times of rapid change – such as the time in which we currently live. We’ll use a single piece of technology to shape our exploration: the South Australian Home Quarantine app. This was rolled out as a trial to enable home quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The app was the focus of intense debate in Australia, and drew attention from commentators in the US, because it us...

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In this episode, Katherine Daniell and Flynn Shaw from the Australian National University (ANU) join us to talk about the ways Australia and the EU governments approach artificial intelligence policy. This episode is designed to provide attendees of the Social Responsibility of Algorithms 2022 a brief overview of the approaches both sets of governments use to shape the present and future of artificial intelligence.

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In this episode, we chat with Dan Jermyn, Chief Decision Scientist for Commonwealth Bank of Australia, about an artificial intelligence-enabled digital system the bank uses to communicate with its 15 million+ customers. As you’ll hear in the episode, Dan has a track record of leading teams involved in creating groundbreaking data-driven tools for the financial sector in both the UK and Australia. We invited him to join us today...

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In this episode, we chat with Pia Andrews, a self-described “open government, digital transformation and data geek” with a passion for making the world a better place.  She predominantly works in the public sector transforming public services, policies and culture through greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design, open data and emerging technologies in the public sector and beyond. For more about Pia, visi...

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In this episode, we chat with Dr Lyndon Llewellyn, Research Manager for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), about the past, present, and cyber-physical future of AIMS's work on the Great Barrier Reef.

As you'll hear in the episode, Lyndon is a multidisciplinary scientist, with expertise in biology, pharmacology, biotechnology and data science. He has a track record of creating and leading multi-organisational...

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In this episode we chat to Fred Roberts, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University, and Alexis Tsoukiàs, a CNRS research director at LAMSADE, PSL University, Université Paris Dauphine, on how they came to be prominent researchers within their respective fields, complex real-world systems, and how the Social Responsibility of Algorithms workshop series (2022, 2019, 2017) came to be.

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