AI Podcasts

Here’s all the AI podcasts (audio only), also available on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts.

The Christchurch company that makes the popular Shakti Mats were criticised by the Hindu community for using Hindu terms in their advertising. Air New Zealand attempted to copyright the phrase Kia Ora. When is it acceptable to use terms and images from other cultures or is it always Cultural Appropriation? Aaron spoke with Author and...
The digital currency known as Bitcoin seems like a recent development but has actually existed for over ten years. In that time it has made overnight millionaires and cost others their fortune. Those early adopters are convinced that Bitcoin and others like it will be the currency of the future and spell the end of...
Cannabis in Colorado has been legal for medical use since 2000 and for recreational use since late 2012. The public were told that this would reduce the harms associated with Cannabis use and create social benefits – particularly for communities of colour. Former Democrat US Attorney Bob Troyer says it has been a disaster and...
Earlier this year a British man discovered how several online companies were sharing data about him and had profiled him as a risk taker. Online gambling sites targeted him and ultimately cost him 80 000 pounds. Aaron spoke with futurist and technology expert Paul Spain about how we can protect ourselves from online exploitation.
In the UK and NZ Downs Syndrome babies can be aborted right up until birth. British mum Liz Crowter and her Downs Syndrome daughter Heidi are challenging this discriminatory law in the British High Court on 6 and 7 July. Aaron spoke to the campaigners as they prepared to take on the government and tell...
Few issues are as polarising in modern life than the issue of Climate Change. Some are convinced that humans have damaged the planet and that life as we know it is under threat. Michael Kelly is the former Prince Philip Professor of Technology at Cambridge University and despite believing that the climate has changed has...
All around the world governments are considering the introduction of a new minimum wage called the Living Wage. The Living Wage is concerned with finding a level of income that prevents those at the bottom of the wage economy sliding into poverty. Aaron spoke with Salvation Army lawyer Ronji Tanielu about whether this approach is...
McDonalds recently got it in trouble for saying the beef it uses in one of its burgers was “from the Naki”. Whilst most of us celebrate the increased use of Te Reo Maori in everyday life – some are wondering if the change is happening too fast. It’s great to have a go at new...
The recent conflict between Hamas and the Israel Defence Force exposed the media bias around peace in the Middle East. The Mainstream Media sees the Palestinians as victims of the nation of Israel. This simplistic polarisation of a complex geo-political issue prevents the public from learning the truth about the quest for peace. Aaron spoke...
Footballer Israel Folau thought he would never play in the southern hemisphere again – but was his exile too extreme? Folau was baited into posting a Bible verse online about his beliefs regarding the need of LGBTQ people to turn to God. Rugby Australia responded by ripping up his contract. American radio host Dr Michael...
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