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  1. Four Thought: All The Music We’ll Never Hear

    Ian Brennan is a Grammy award-winning music producer. He and his wife have travelled the world discovering music that most people have never heard.

    He argues that the ‘West’ and in particular English speaking countries have dominated music for so long they have drowned out voices from around the world.

    This includes the incredible story of the Tanzanian Albinism Collective, from one of the most isolated places on earth. The members have suffered persecution for years for their condition. Brennan describes how music has brought them together with their neighbours.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bh5hp8

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  2. Four Thought: The AI Ethics Challenge

    David Reid warns of the dangers of encoding unconscious bias into artificial intelligence.

    "It’s tempting, but extremely perilous, to outsource our moral responsibilities to machines…I believe it’s important to keep people in the loop, but it may also be important to evolve nurturing AI to guide the underlying AI. When we link this to emotional awareness, we may be able to develop empathy, and this empathy may be able to mitigate bias."

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09yfnw8

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  3. BBC: Four Thought: Emily Bell: Cyberspace vs Real Space

    Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the economy, business, science, technology or the arts. Recorded live, the talks are given by a range of people with a new thought to share.

    We might think the web is something different, another world somewhere out there - or indeed in our devices - but Emily Bell of Columbia University’s journalism school argues the real and the virtual worlds are the same thing.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fourthought

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  4. BBC: Four Thought: Matt Locke: Empires of Attention

    Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the economy, business, science, technology or the arts. Recorded live, the talks are given by a range of people with a new thought to share.

    Matt Locke traces the stories of three ‘empires of attention’ to examine how our attention, and the way it was measured, has shaped our culture.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fourthought

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  5. Four Thought: Alice Bell

    Alice Bell argues that better engagement by scientists, rather than lessons in ‘scientific literacy’, is the solution to the lack of public understanding of science. She is frustrated how often this apparent panacea is rolled out as the solution to the problem. But on some controversial subjects the scientific evidence does not point in a single direction, she says. More than that, the specific bit of science needed to understand the subject at hand varies from issue to issue.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fourthought

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  6. BBC - Podcasts - Four Thought: Russell M. Davies 21 Sept 2011

    Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the economy, business, science, technology or the arts. Recorded live, the talks are given by a range of people with a new thought to share.

    After the internet and social media, what will be the next technological revolution? Writer, blogger and social entrepreneur Russell M. Davies argues that like the early days of blogging, we are about to witness another flowering of individual creativity. This time, he says, it will unleash "all sorts of interesting gadgety things", and determine our relationships with them. "It’s about making your own stuff, which might be a bit silly and a bit trivial and pointless, but you get the satisfaction of making it yourself," he says. This revolution in individual gadgetry - and designing our relationship with them - will prove "exciting, radical, life-affirming stuff". Four Thought is a series of talks which combine thought provoking ideas and engaging storytelling. Recorded in front of an audience at the RSA in London, speakers take to the stage to air their latest thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect our culture and society.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fourthought

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