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53 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
010 Katharine Kemp – what is big tech doing with all your data?
Katharine is an expert on the legalities of what big tech companies can do with our data, what those terms and conditions statements that none of us actually read mean and who else will use all the data that is collected about each and everyone one of us. Katharine is a senior lecturer at Faculty of Law, The University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on competition law (particularly misuse of market power), consumer protection and data privacy in financial and tech services. Katharine is the Co-Leader of the "Data as a Source of Market Power" research stream for The University based Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation. She has also practised as a commercial lawyer and as a barrister and consulted to the Competition Commission of South Africa.
59 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
009 David Sinclair – How to reverse aging and live forever
David is a Professor at Harvard Medical school, has founded or co-founded around 15 companies, his new book Lifespan: Why we age and why we don't have to, has just come out and is already a best seller. David is a high-profile scientist that is famous for his discoveries of the effects of resveratrol and its effects of Sirtuins and is now one of the top go-to people for all things anti-aging, with specific focus on NAD precursors, nicotinamide riboside or NMN. He is famous for taking these supplements himself and talks about this openly, although he doesn’t make any recommendations to others.
59 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
008 Emma Johnston – Going from Science to government policy
Emma Johnston is the Dean of Science at the University of New South Wales, the president of Science and Technology Australia, the host of the TV show Coast Australia and Professor of Marine ecology. Professor Johnston is a high-profile science communicator, winning the 2015 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research. She is a regular media commentator and, as co-presenter for the Foxtel/BBC television series, Coast Australia, has helped take Australian marine science to an international audience. Her research investigates the ecology of human impacts in marine systems, combining the diverse disciplines of ecology, microbiology and ecotoxicology to expand fundamental understanding and provide recommendations for management. Her research is conducted in such diverse field environments as Antarctica, the Great Barrier Reef and temperate Australian estuaries.
43 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
007 Amantha Imber – from Innovation to how we work
Amantha Imber is an innovation psychologist, founder of Inventium, an innovation consultancy, and co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list. Amantha has a PhD in organisational psychology from Monash university and has helped companies such as Google, Apple, Disney, LEGO, Virgin Australia, to innovate more successfully. Amantha has written two books the “The Creativity Formula” and “The Innovation Formula” and many popular articles on innovation and how to work better.
63 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
006 Adam Alter – What addictive technology is doing to you
Adam is the New York Times bestselling author of two books: Irresistible, which considers why so many people today are addicted to so many behaviours, from incessant smartphone and internet use to video game playing and online shopping, and Drunk Tank Pink, which investigates how hidden forces in the world around us shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Adam is an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Adam has also written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Huffington Post, and Popular Science, and many others.
62 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
005 Toby Walsh – The Future of Artificial Intelligence
Toby is a leader in Artificial intelligence, he is a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, he is the author of multiple books, including It's Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots and 2062: The World that AI Made. He is the co-chair of the Effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence working group that consults with the Australian government on how to deal with Artificial Intelligence. He helped write an open letter arguing for the ban on autonomous weapons and is a sought after speaker and consultant on all things Artificial Intelligence and the ethical implications it is having. This episode is a great introduction to the current state of Artificial intelligence.
81 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
004 Alex Holcombe – Is Science broken? And how to fix it.
Alex is a leader in the field of meta-science, the science of science. He is doing important and interesting work on the science replication, author contributions and generally how to make science more open and transparent. In this episode we discuss: Meta-science, The Replication crisis, pre-registration, replication vs discovery science, agile science, funding, the file draw problem, publishing science, Elsevier, science communication, the role of tech and radical new models of science.
74 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
003 Emad El-Omar – Your microbiome and how to optimise it for physical and mental health.
Professor Emad (@emadelomar) is a world expert on the microbiome and the Director of the Microbiome Research Centre in Sydney Australia. In this episode we discuss: How to repair your microbiome after antibiotics, Biohacking and the gut, the links between the gut and the brain, commercialisation of microbiome research, health, diet, intermittent fasting, centenarians, ketogenic diet and microbiome, diversity of microbiota, genetics of the microbiota, stomach acid, probiotics and using probiotics as the new gene therapy.
65 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
002 Stephen Kosslyn (President and CEO of Foundry College) on the future of education, applied psychology, commercialization, and going from Harvard to a startup.
Stephen Kosslyn (@skosslyn) is the President and CEO of Foundry College (https://foundrycollege.org/) an online two-year college designed to help working adults develop skills and knowledge that will not be automated by AI in the foreseeable future. Before that, he was the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Minerva University (https://www.minerva.kgi.edu/ ), prior to that he was a Professor of Psychology and Dean of Social Science at Harvard University. Steve is a prolific writer and has written over 15 books and many psychology papers. Stephen got his degree at UCLA and went to graduate school at Stanford University getting his PhD in 1974. He then worked at Johns Hopkins University, then Harvard, then Brandeis University, and back to Harvard in 1983, then in 2011 he moved to Stanford, as director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Stephen has too many awards to list, he was an early pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience and applied Psychology, writing books on using psychology to make better graphs and powerpoint presentations. In academic circles, he is well known for effectively being one side of what is known as the imagery debate, but nowadays he works in startups in the area of education. I have known Stephen for over 10 years and we have written papers together. Over that time I have continually been impressed with his energy, enthusiasm and hard work. In this episode, we discuss: Why Applied Psychology and neuroscience isn’t everywhere? What happened to it? What kind of jobs AI will and won’t take (The so-called soft skills- but they really aren’t that soft.) For-profits vs not-for-profits and why for-profit education is often considered “bad”. Visualizing progress for motivation in startups and for writing books. Mental imagery eg. the human imagination, the so-called imagery debate. Going from university research to startups and why university professors don't often do startups. Minerva University, Foundry College The future of education and what that might look like. I really think there is something for everyone in this episode, academics, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, universities and well anyone interested in the future of work and education. Please Enjoy!
91 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
001 Ed Catmull (Pixar) on creativity & innovation at Lucas Films, Pixar & Disney.
Ed Catmul (@edcatmull) was the president of both Pixar and Disney studios up until 2019, and was a co-founder of Pixar with Steve Jobs, before that he ran Industrial Light and Magic for George Lucas at LucasFilm. Ed is a real-life Renaissance man, Ed got his undergraduate degree and PhD from the University of Utah, while still at university he made some pioneering discoveries in computer animation and texture mapping. He then ran the computer graphics lab at the New York Institute of Technology. In 1979 George Lucas approached Ed and asked him to head up a group to bring computer graphics into the film industry – Industrial Light and magic at Lucasfilm. In 1986 Steve Jobs bought this digital division from Lucasfilm and Pixar was founded, where Ed became CTO and co-founder. In 2006 Disney bought Pixar and Ed became president of both Pixar and Disney studios. In July 2019 Ed retired from Pixar and Disney Animation. So Ed is a computer engineer with a PhD, a leader and manager and an Academy award winner. Ed is also an author of the bestseller Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration. In this episode we discuss; Art vs technology as a driver and passion Ed's love of animation, moving into computer graphics and how art and tech belong together How badly art and math are taught at school The fundamental floor that people don't think of creativity in their daily lives - creativity exists in all types of work Corporate governance and creativity Career risk as impediments to creativity Clear, practical steps to create a company culture of creativity and innovation Pixar’s strong stance on Publishing everything they do (Steve Jobs was ok with this at Pixar, but not at Apple) Displacing your own products Mindsets against change and heuristics that destroy companies Shielding the creative process from the need to feed the hungry beast George Lucas' early vision for the potential of what tech could do for film Aphantasia and mental imagery - how to be creative with animations and images without images in your mind How Steve Jobs designed the Pixar building to boost interactions between people. Please Enjoy!
1 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
Joel Pearson is a university professor in cognitive neuroscience and innovation, with a background in art, he is an author, public speaker, entrepreneur and public intellectual working at the forefront of science, innovation, agile science and biohacking. Prof. Joel Pearson and his guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, science, health, performance, longevity, education, biohacks, critical thinking, art and technology. With a theme of what drives people to do the amazing things they do.
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