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Episode 2 - We are what we code, with Dr Marcus Tomalin

In this episode we talk tech with Digital Democracy expert Dr Marcus Tomalin. Can our computing systems be better and do better? How can we – everyday users and professional coders - spot the hidden biases and fleeting programming decisions that make a lasting difference in ‘real’ life? And can we even imagine what we’ll be asking Alexa ten years from now? (This episode was recorded before Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and when face to face teaching at the University of Cambridge was still occurring) LEARN MORE: To hear Marcus Tomalin talking more about Artificial Intelligence and Social Change please click here: To read Marcus Tomalin's journal article on 'Quarantining Online Hate Speech', discussed in this episode, please click here:

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Thoughtlines brings you the best academic thinking outside the box from CRASSH at the University of Cambridge. The podcast is presented by Catherine Galloway and produced by Carl Homer at Cambridge TV. The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Cambridge. Founded in 2001, CRASSH came into being as a way to create interdisciplinary dialogue across the University’s many faculties and departments in the arts, social sciences and humanities, as well as to build bridges with scientific subjects. It has now grown into one of the largest humanities institutes in the world and is a major presence in academic life in the UK. It serves at once to draw together disciplinary perspectives in Cambridge and to disseminate new ideas to audiences across Europe and beyond. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.