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Oct 31, 2021

Cybernetics meets anthropology - Professor Genevieve Bell loves blended disciplines. She is a renowned anthropologist, technologist, and futurist. She spent more than two decades in Silicon Valley. Her passion - making tech work better with humans and social systems. Too often technologists forget human needs or exploit...

Oct 24, 2021

Artificial Intelligence is proliferating so how deep will it penetrate society. Are Robot domestic helpers, interpreters, navigators, lawyers or judges on their way?  What about autonomous nuclear submarines? Should we be drawing lines? AI expert professor Toby Walsh has answers for Dr Karl's questions.

Oct 17, 2021

Artificial Intelligence is here and embedded in modern life. So how best to traverse those “uncanny valleys” between robots and humans? Can computer Art or Sculpture express human feeling? Could AI math (re-factorable numbers) keep us safer?  Professor Toby Walsh is an expert and has answers for Dr Karl.

Oct 10, 2021

October 15th is Ada Lovelace Day and celebrates women in science, tech, engineering, and math.  Ada was Lord Byron's daughter but most significantly she realised the potential of computers two centuries ago. Ada is now believed to be the first person to publish an algorithm. She is one of many women forgotten by...

Oct 3, 2021

Doctor Karl talks with the Chief Scientist of Australia. Superconductors, Sunscreen, LEDs, Phonons, Vaccines  - is anything off limits? In an age where science is everywhere how does a Chief Scientist operate ?

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