I was on Monocle 24’s The Globalist programme this morning for another tech round-up, this time focused on tech stories related to Ukraine.
While social media’s incredible growth has fostered extraordinary new possibilities for human connection and creativity, it has also enabled – and at times even incentivised – a 21st century resurgence of extremism, disinformation, surveillance, and many other ills.
For the 15th anniversary issue of Monocle, I was commissioned to write a piece about the many changes to social media, and society, since 2007. The piece is now available in print and online.
Skeptechs, the podcast I host with Nayana Prakash, has been selected as one of the winners of Spotify’s Next Wave award from thousands of submissions. The competition set out to identify up-and-coming student podcasters, and the winners are currently featured atop Spotify’s student genre page. It’s great to have been recognised in this way and we’re looking forward to recording and releasing more episodes in the weeks to come.
I’m excited to announce OxPod, a new “conversational collective” of podcasts based here in Oxford. OxPod includes Nayana and my tech news podcast SkepTechs (formerly AlgoRhythms) as well as a number of other podcasts offering sharp insights about the big issues facing society.
OxPod can be found at www.oxpod.net, where you can also find a brand new page for SkepTechs which will host our episodes going forward.
I was live on the BBC World Service’s Newsday programme this morning to discuss the escalation of tensions between President Donald Trump and the social networking site Twitter. Listen here (48 minutes in).
I’ve launched a podcast! Co-presented with fellow Oxford Internet Institute PhD student Nayana Prakash, AlgoRhythms is a weekly show covering tech news and research, broadcast on Oxford University’s student radio station Oxide and released as a podcast. Each week, we cover the latest stories in technology and interview fellow researchers about their work.
I appeared on Monocle 24 earlier to discuss the hacking and release of EU diplomatic cables.
I was interviewed on the Monocle’s Globalist show this morning to discuss a new proposed watchdog set up to regulate the use of algorithms by technology giants like Google and Facebook.
I am delighted to be part of Digital Catapult’s new Machine Intelligence Garage Ethics Committee. The Ethics Framework created by the Committee is now also available.
I was interviewed on Monocle 24 Radio earlier to discuss the delayed launch of an emergency alert system in the US: