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Digital IDs, Digital Rights & Artistic Jellyfish

Program regular, John Payne, Chair of the Board of Electronic Frontiers Australia, joins the Byte team for a forecast into the digital rights agenda for 2024. They delve into AI, privacy acts and…

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Tully Water and the Future of Dating Technology and AI Romance

Tully Water, futurist, trend forecaster, & cultural strategist at 'Soon Futures', joins the Byte Into It team to discuss all things AI and dating. From Tinder to ChatGPT, we hear a well-researched and…

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Playstation pulls access to some streaming services and Narrm Ngarrgu Library opens with a suite of new technologies

Lily and Dan discuss issues with accessing Playstation online store content, following the video game brand's decision to pull titles.

They also chat with City of Melbourne Councillor Jamal Hakim about the new…

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AI's contribution to medicine and how the Australian government plans to tackle cyber security

Lily and Dan get stuck into applying AI to pharmaceutical processes with Professor Sally Gras, Director of ARC Digital Bioprocess Development Hub. And, John Pane, Electronic Frontiers Aus Board Member helps to pick…

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The Man behind The Sizzle

Joining Vanessa and Jo this week is Anthony Agius, independent tech journalist behind the daily newsletter The Sizzle.

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Productivity Paranoia & the Disaster Map Foundation

Vanessa Toholka and Rowena Murray tackle spying workplace managers with Swinburne University's Professor Peter Holland who says productivity paranoia is at an all time high with the prevalence of working from home setups.

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Byte Into IT – 8 November 2023

In this podcast we interview Jongkil Jay Jeong, Senior Research Fellow in Cyber Security at Deakin University on the national digital ID scheme.

We also discuss the Optus outage, cryto currency, Elon Musk…

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When Bio-Medical Engineering meets Video Games

Dr Sam John, a senior lecturer in neural engineering at the University Melbourne, joins our hosts to talk about his work with a group of biomedical engineering students to develop gaming consoles for…

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Rent-Tech: The Intersection Between Technology and Renting

Sam Floreani joins Dan & Ash to talk about the various rent-tech platforms that collect and use renters data, their (lack of) obligations under the privacy act, the expense of these tech apps…

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The complicated ins and outs of Artificial intelligence & Digital Wallets

Vanessa and Jo are joined by author Tony Walsh. Together they dive into his newly realeased book Faking it: Artificial Intelligence In A Human World - plus Adjunct Professor Steve Worthington (Swinburne Uni)…

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Australian video game music is miles beyond the rest of the world

Dan and Ro chat with Associate Professor Dan Golding (Swinburne Uni) on how well video game sound tracks do on streaming platforms outside of the games themselves - plus his huge new co-authored…

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Dr Thao Phan on AI, Race & Art, and Nico King from Chaos Theory Games

Thao Phan is a feminist technoscience researcher who specialises in the study of gender and race in algorithmic culture. She joins Lilly and Dan to chat about the upcoming event she's co-curated, Study-In…

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Rose Bishop on Fringe and Fenella Kernebone on SXSW

Hosts Vanessa Toholka and Jo Eaton speak with Rose Bishop about her Melbourne Fringe Festival show 'two stories about going on the internet', and chatted to Fenella Kernebone who is the Head of…

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World's First Menstrual-Focused Smart Ring from Femtek and RMIT's Future Play Lab

Femtek founder Olivia Orchowski and developer Ray Yamamoto Hilton join the team to talk about the world's first menstrual-focussed smart ring and app. Plus, Dr. Troy Innocent drops by to talk about RMIT's…

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It's Educational! Byte Into Radiothon

Join us this week with the entire Byte Into It team & alumni to talk Radiothon, the presenters' favourite things about Triple R, and what they've learnt through their broadcasting careers.

Hosts: Jo…

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Sam Barlow on Immortality, Game Development & Interactive Media

Vanessa Toholka & Daniel Morganti speak to game designer Sam Barlow who is behind projects like Her Story, Telling Lies, and most recently Immortality.

They also talk about the IGEA’s 2023 ‘Australia Plays’…

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Tech News, Twitter Update & Post Carbon Infrastructure.

Jo & Vanessa discuss NBN Co to refine its prices with small business providers in mind, Mediback Cops strict operating conditions from insurance regulator over cyber-attack, Google adjusts privacy policy, Adobe’s $20 Billion…

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A Student Satellite, Twitter and Hate Speech, and Snapchat Usernames

Hosts Lilly Ryan, Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon are joined by Swinburne University postdoctoral researcher Sam Pinches and Bachelor of Mechatronics student Rohan Ford to discuss launching student hardware into space. The team…

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The Life and Death of Solar Panels, Satellites and Twitter Rivals

Hosts Vanessa and Dan Mulganti are joined by UNSW solar expert Dr Richard Corkish, who unpacks Australia’s solar panel waste problem and makes the case for bespoke tech solutions to keep old panels…

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Cherry blossoms, climate change. social media and AI, Mini Melbourne

Hosts Rowena Murray and Jo Eaton are joined by Adrian Dyer to chat about Cherry blossoms, climate change. social media and AI. Afterwards. Michelle Chen calls in to talk about Mini Melbourne, the…

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The 'National Electric Vehicle Strategy' & Tech Redundancies with Shannon Roe

Hosts Dan Mulganti and Lilly Ryan are joined by Natalie Thompson, a Senior Policy Officer from Australia’s ‘Electric Vehicle Council’. Together they explore Australia’s recently published National Electric Vehicle Strategy and how its…

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'AI The Next Generation' with Dr. Linda McIver & Dr. Dimitrios Salampasis

Hosts Vanessa Toholka & Jo Eaton are joined by Dr. Linda McIver, executive director of the Australian Data Science Education Studio. Together they discuss ‘AI the Next Generation’, a forum event held by…

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The ethical implications of suing Chat GPT with Geoff Webb and 'SXSW'

Professor Geoff Webb from Monash University’s ‘Department of Data Science & AI’ joins hosts Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon to discuss the world’s first defamation lawsuit against ‘Chat GPT’, emerging from a local…

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The Heart at Melbourne Connect; Gender Dimensions in Cyber Security

Hosts Ro Murray, Dan Morganti and Lily Ryan speak with RMIT's Dr Lina Wang on the university's recent report, Gender Dimensions of the Australian Cyber Security Sector, and some of the approaches…

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The Ethical Implications Of Technology On The Battlefield; Cart Life Game Re-Release

Our hosts Dan Morganti and Ro Murray speak with Professor Robert Sparrow from Monash Data Futures Institute about his recent paper, Mintoaurs, Not Centaurs -The Future of Manned-Unmanned Teaming, which looks at…

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Limiting The Impact of Data Breaches; Is TikTok The Threat Governments Think It Is?

Hosts Lily Ryan and Dan Salmon hear from Faculty Lead of UNSW Business School and UNSW Institute of Cyber Security, Dr Rob Nicholls, on preventing and limiting the impact of data breaches.
Also…

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Helping Communities Make Podcasts; DragonBear Studios Releases Innchanted

Hosts Jo Eaton, Dan Morganti and Dan Salmon are joined by audio engineer, podcaster producer and author of The Podcaster's Audio Handbook Cory Marie Green to talk about empowering community groups with the…

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IWD Special; Data Informed Design Conference

Our hosts Vanessa Toholka, Ro Murray and Lily Ryan are joined by Bonnie Shaw and Dr Alison Kealy to discuss data driven decision making and the built environment. Bonnie is the co-founder of…

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The LGBTQIA+ Twitch Streamer Experience; Developments in AI

This week, our hosts Vanessa Toholka, Paul Callaghan and Rachel Connor dive into the latest in AI developments; LGBTQIA+ twitch streamer Luna aka Luminumn is on the show to speak about her experience…

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Privacy Act Review Report; The Emergence of The Digital Nomad

Presenters Warren Davies and Jo Eaton are joined by James Clark, executive director of Digital Rights Watch, to discuss the federal Attorney General's Privacy Act Review Report and what could come of the…

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First Nations Tech Opportunities, Shared Logins Locked Down

Hosts Vanessa Toholka and Dan Morganti discuss the recent changes to the Attorney General's definition of piracy and its effects on streaming service account sharing; Malcom Kinns, CEO of education and employment not-for-profit…

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Interactive Games Fund Revival and Data Protection Day 2023

Hosts Rowena Murray and Warren Davies hear from senior specialist advisor in privacy and data protection, and Electronic Frontiers Australia board member, John Pane on Electronic Data Protection Day 2023. Also, Ron Curry…

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Indie Media Bootcamp Recap

On their first show back for 2023, hosts Lily Ryan, Rowena Murray and Vanessa Toholka are joined by Fishburners CEO Martin Karafilis, and founder of The Defrag and Lawson Media, Kristofor Lawson, to…

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2022: The Year in Tech

Our hosts Vanessa Toholka, Lily Ryan and Rowena Murray break down the year that was with 2022's biggest winners and losers in the tech space, plus the latest local and global tech news…

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Videogames and Real World Violence; Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

Hosts Dan Salmon and Warren Davies speak with Liam Esler from Summerfall Studios about their new interactive musical experience game, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical; Laura Crawford, Swinburne University lecturer and co-course director…

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Meena Thamarajah's Huey Books Bookbot, and The Field Job Hiring Service

Meena Thamarajah, CEO and founder Huey Books, an ed-tech start-up using machine learning to create a bookbot to make it fun for kids to find books they love; and our hosts are joined…

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Comparing Mastodon to Twitter

Hosts Ro Murray, Lily Ryan and Warren Davies are joined by Shlee, maintainer of aus.social Mastodon instance, and Aurynn Shaw, maintainer of cloudisland.nz Mastodon instance, to delve deep into the differences between Mastodon…

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Get to know about Gubbins, Frog Detective 3 Review

Our hosts Dan Morganti, Lily Ryan and Adam Christou interview Darcy Smith from Studio Folly, creator of Gubbins - a friendly puzzle game described as Solitaire meets Scrabble with a psychedelic visual component…

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Catering to Dietary Requirements with Foodini; The Budget Rundown

Our hosts Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon speak with app developer Dylan McDonnell about Foodini, the app that connects the 1 in 3 people with food intolerances and allergies with the restaurants that…

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Ethical Use Of Facial Recognition Tech, and Dishbrain Plays Pong

Hosts Paul Callaghan, Laura Summers and Jo Eaton speak to Professor Nicholas Davies from The Human Technology Institute at UTS, on building Australia's capability in ethical and responsible use of AI and facial…