In the FST podcast, weekly one to one interviews allow a more in depth discussion of both topics being explored in Foundation events, and one-off discussions with senior figures across science, research, technology and innovation. It's available here, and can also be accessed on the main podcast hosting platforms.
We would welcome ideas for potential podcast topics or interviewees - please contact Gavin Costigan (email@example.com).
In a special edition episode broadcast live from the NI Science Festival, we talk to leading expert on AI, Toju Duke. Toju is the founder of Diverse AI and author of “Building Responsible AI Algorithms”. She previously worked as Programme Manager for Responsible AI at Google.
We talk about what responsible and diverse AI looks like and why it is significant.
In this episode, we chat to Dr Melanie Garson, who is Cyber Policy and Tech Geopolitics Lead at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, as well as an Associate Professor in International Conflict Resolution & International Security at University College London. We look at cyber politics, conflict in the digital age, equal access, Artificial Intelligence as well as the challenges around physical infrastructure required for key digital technology.
In this podcast we are joined by Lord Clement-Jones, Liberal Democrats House of Lords spokesperson for Science, Innovation and Technology. Lord Clement Jones is the former Chair of the Lords Select Committee on AI, the current Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI, and a founding member of OECD’s Parliamentary Group on AI, amongst several other roles.
In this podcast, we talk with Jor-El Benjamin (JB)- tech entrepreneur and founder of Kryotech about his focus on digital privacy and equity. We also talk about his views on the regulation of Artificial Intelligence and his experience as a black CEO in the tech world.
In our first podcast of 2024, we discuss innovation in healthcare and in the NHS with Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor for Medicine at the University of Glasgow and Chief Scientist (Health) at the Scottish Government.
In this podcast we are joined by Beatrice Barleon, from Engineering UK, to discuss a recent inquiry into engineering and technology apprenticeships, led by Lord Willetts and Lord Knight.
The report set to investigate the reasons behind the worrying decline in engineering, manufacturing and technology apprenticeships starts seen over recent years in the UK.
Visit Engineering UK to find the report: https://www.engineeringuk.com/research-policy/fit-for-the-future-growing-and-sustaining-engineering-and-technology-apprenticeships-for-young-people/#:~:text=Led%20by%20former%20Labour%20and,recent%20years%20in%20the%20UK.
To coincide with National Engineering Day, we're joined by Stewart Edmondson, CEO of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, to discuss the electronics industry, and in particular how to tackle skills shortages in this sector.
This week we are discussing healthcare technologies and in particular the challenges of bringing data systems into life sciences and the NHS. Our guest is Professor Clive Badman who has had an extensive career in life sciences and the pharmaceutical sector.
This week we are discussing chemistry, the defence industry and things that go BANG! To provide an insight into this area is Professor Jackie Akhavan – Head of the Centre for Defence Chemistry at Cranfield University, and an expert is explosives chemistry.