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Episode 10: The Good, the Bad and the AI of It All

Danielle Bond and Anne Gregory | 11 September 2019 | 25:28

With the rise of artificial intelligence or AI, technology will play an even greater role in our lives. AI will significantly change not only the type of work performed in many professions but also the roles themselves over the coming years. But what about the ethical challenges that AI also bring? If AI is used for simulation of human intelligence processes, what role do professionals have as ethical guardians in the work they do?

In this final episode of Season 1, Professor Anne Gregory, a Professor of Corporate Communication at the University of Huddersfield and Danielle Bond, Global Head of Marketing and Communications at Aurecon, discuss some of the ethical risks and challenges that AI could pose.

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About Engineering Reimagined


Throughout history, engineers have been leaders in inventing and creating some of society’s most ground-breaking developments. Just think of the Egyptian pyramids, Roman viaducts, the aeroplane, skyscrapers – the list is endless!

But what role do engineers play today, and what does the future hold?

Welcome to Engineering Reimagined. In this podcast series we will explore how, like engineers, people from all walks of life are reimagining the future and their leadership roles in it.

Technology is disrupting our world at a faster rate than any other change in our history. To meaningfully contribute, and to continue to lead society in some of its greatest advancements, engineering needs to be reimagined. Humanity still depends on engineering to help solve the wicked problems our world faces. Not only can engineers make things ‘work’; they can use smart thinking, combined with digital technologies, and a focus on human-centred outcomes to co-create a future in which communities and individuals can thrive.

Each episode will feature an interviewer speaking to a different guest. What can we learn from their compelling and inspiring stories to help us reimagine engineering, to lead the world to a better future?

Meet podcast narrator, Kalay Maistry

Veteran broadcaster and the Africa Marketing and Communications Business Partner at Aurecon, Kalay Maistry, lends her voice-over abilities to Engineering Reimagined as the podcast series narrator.

Following a highly successful career in broadcasting, which included her role as Southern Africa Correspondent at global television network Al Jazeera English, Kalay now uses her natural storytelling expertise to enable brands to connect with their customers.

Kaly Maistry - Aurecon's Engineering Reimagined podcast narrator

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