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TFGL2019 - S2 - Ep8 - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Tech for Good Live
TFGL2019 - S2 - Ep8 - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
07/06/201951:31
Episode Info

This week we are talking about the exceptional turnover of socially responsible tech companies in the UK, a startup has launched an AI to help detect parkinsons and Twitter is doing research to work out if Nazis are bad. Yep. 2019 everyone. It’s 2019. (definitely not 2009)

We have a guest! Co-Founder and design partner at Hactar, Jonty Sharples. Find out more about Hactar at http://hactar.is/

SPONSOR ALERT:

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This weeks topics:

Stat of the week:

Socially responsible technology companies in the UK have a turnover of £732 million opposed to £634 million from the manufacture of consumer electronics:

https://bit.ly/2XzAswq

Charity news of the week:

Startup launches ai app detecting parkinson’s:

https://bit.ly/2EVRqOi

Tech news of the week:

Twitter isn’t sure if nazi’s are bad:

https://bit.ly/2wQpMhf

Rant of the week:

Does politics need to change? And we’re not just talking about parties:

https://bit.ly/2HNl9KV

Similar 2017 study

https://ind.pn/2ikrJLS

Is this the answer in the US:

https://bit.ly/2wwDeql

And finally...

Gotta catch em all, and by all we mean sheep cause Pikachu is gonna help you sleep:

https://bit.ly/2KwxAfR

Thanks to podcast.co for hosting us in a beautiful mirrored studio. Which you can’t see. But it is pretty.

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