by Vittorio Esposito Introduction Smartphones, since the advent of the first iPhone back in 2007, quickly became more and more important in our everyday life, establishing themselves as being the largest electronic market in the past two decades, with 1.4 billion smartphones sold yearly worldwide, with an average lifespan of 2.7 years (Bento, 2016, PaianoContinue reading “The sustainability of Smartphones: Fairphone”
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Digital Inclusion and Health Inequalities
In this episode we are joined by Leah (Founder of The Peer Medical Foundation). We discuss the relationship between digital inclusion and health inequalities. The Peer Medical Foundation is a volunteer youth-led international not-for-profit committed to improving health equity, inclusivity, diversity and racial justice in medicine. We support marginalized patient populations (Migrants, 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC & more) and hopeContinue reading “Digital Inclusion and Health Inequalities”
Ed Bridges v South Wales Police: Facial Recognition and The Right to Privacy
By Agnes Leung Facial recognition has emerged as one of the most frequently utilized artificial intelligence technologies in law enforcement to achieve national security, public safety and prevention of crime. Facial recognition involves ‘automated extraction, digitisation and comparison of the spatial and geometric distribution of facial features’, which is a kind of biometric data, andContinue reading “Ed Bridges v South Wales Police: Facial Recognition and The Right to Privacy”
Predictive Policing: Is It Biased?
By Freya Graham It’s an action movie trope that everyone’s familiar with — a brazen police officer orundercover spy is entrusted with a host of gadgets and gizmos to help them fight crime.Often, it borders on the ridiculous — anyone remember the exploding chewing gum inMission: Impossible? Sophisticated police technology is no longer the remitContinue reading “Predictive Policing: Is It Biased?”
From Global Health to Human Rights: Impala Global, Ensuring Technology is at the Forefront of Innovation
On this episode of the Peer Med Podcast, we welcome Co-Founders of Impala Global, Maud Kadye & Tafadzwa Kadye to speak about their organization. As an independent Think Tank, this episode dives into the work the organization does, using research to develop and strengthen the human rights and global health frameworks within tech. Acknowledging thatContinue reading “From Global Health to Human Rights: Impala Global, Ensuring Technology is at the Forefront of Innovation”
Disinformation in the Digital Age
In this episode, we are joined by Isabella Garcia. We discuss the human rights/global health issues raised by disinformation in the digital age, including covid, vaccinations, the right to vote, and the role of governments and tech companies.