37: Round up from WXG7 with Clare and Al [Something Inventive]
Ben Kinnaird, Clare Harris and Al Osmond chat about their favourite bits from tech conference WXG7 (Web Expo Guildford)
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Wirehive intro by Robert Belgrave
- AlexaSTOP podcast
- 20,000 times more energy from the sun that we don’t use
- How abundance will change our future: energy, transportation, communication
- Boston Dynamics dog
Mental Health by Dr Tamer Shahin
- 16 million attempted suicides a year
- 1 in 4 suffer from mental health
- Stigma around mental health
- Prevention over cure
- Mimi mirror, real-time measurements. Asked questions, measure response
- Reminds me of intro to The Island (great film)
- Ultimate goal is Mimi to give autonomous decisions
Accessible for all by Steven Woodgate
- iPhone app Seeing in Ai, reads world around us
- Make accessible for one person and that makes it accessible for everyone e.g. Captions useful when have no sound
- 1 billion people have disabilities. Many more have temporary disabilities such as a broken arm
- 10% children have dyslexia in UK
- Education needs changing
- Funny transcriptions 🙂
Saving the planet with SVG by Chris Dowling
- Allowing people to customise their garment online
- Saving CO2 because SVG is smaller than JPEG
- 15%of clothes are left unsold. 400 billion dollars wasted!
- We all need SVG in our lives
Creative for good buy Chris Tod Hunter
- Ethical agency, what does that mean?
- Don’t be a d**k!
- Sharing and giving
- Bcorp accreditation
Mobilising a billion people by Alice More O’Ferrall
- We are losing nature. Loss of biodiversity, rapid decline. When did a bee give you an invoice!
- Get a billion people to make nature matter by 2020
- Earth hour, switch lights off for an hour #connecttoearth
- If you audience are hard to reach communicate with those who do have influence with them
- “Thumb stopping content”
- Micro influencers to share their ideas in their own voices
- Our planet on Netflix
- Reduce consumption #meatfreemonday
- Invest money, such as your pension, into sustainable companies
The dystopia is already here by Daniel Harvey
- “the future is already here…”
- Algorythmically produced videos
- Australia, the capability, China pigeon drones
- Stochastic terrorism
- Obama deepfake video – We also spoke about this on our podcast
- Aldus Huxley, brave new world
- What can we do? Time well spent movement, reduce notifications. Put down your tools and take action, demand better from employers. Used he power of GDPR
- Make it easier to be kind. Tobias Stockwell designer
- The Dystopia is already here
Creating next gen. digital services by Ann Longley
- Tim Burners Lee, people controlling their own data. One Small Step for the Web…
- Finding the balance between freedom and control
- Providing opportunities and content for young people
Seb Lee, with lasers!
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