The sustainability of Smartphones: Fairphone

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”

Digital Inclusion and Health Inequalities

In this episode we are joined by Leah (Founder of PeerMed Foundation). We discuss the relationship between digital inclusion and health inequalities. Peer Med Foundation is a youth-led international not-for-profit organization. Through health advocacy, research and education, the Peer Med Foundation is committed to raising voices for marginalized patient populations (Migrants, 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC & more).Continue 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

Peer Med by Leah Sarah Peer welcomes 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 in conducting using research to develop and strengthen the human rights and global health frameworks within tech. Acknowledging that disciplinesContinue reading “From Global Health to Human Rights: Impala Global, Ensuring Technology is at the Forefront of Innovation”