Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 10/10/22

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled a list of the best new tech podcasts released in the last week (as of the time of writing):



“A Kenya-based venture studio with a focus on tourism, Purple Elephant Ventures (PEV), has raised $1 million pre-seed funding to build the next generation of startups that use technology to modernize the tourism sector.”



“People around the world are rallying to subvert Iran’s internet shutdown, but actually pulling it off is proving difficult and risky.”



“Physicians and medical experts are starting to incorporate algorithms and machine learning in many parts of the health care system, including experimental models to analyze images from X-rays and brain scans. The goal is to use computers to improve detection and diagnosis of patients’ ailments. Such models are trained to identify tumors, skin lesions and more, using databases full of reference scans or images. But there are also potential biases within the data that could result in skewed diagnoses from these machine learning models. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams spoke to María Agustina Ricci, a biomedical engineer who is pursuing a Ph.D. at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires in Argentina. She has studied how the disparities between low-income and developed countries could worsen, or create, these biases.”



“Web3 has been called a lot of things: the future of a decentralized web, the money layer for the internet, and the identity layer for the internet. Some see Web3 as a new patron model for the internet—a way for artists and creators to get compensated for their work through new communities and cooperative ownership, as well as the sale, trading and ownership of NFTs and other digital goods. Much of the gaming economy is centered around these types of communities, as are the half dozen or more versions of the metaverse, in which avatar-led facilitators act as the primary-user experiences, and digital goods can be acquired and communities formed. But web3 and the metaverse can mean a lot more for banking. In this episode of One Vision, Bradley hosts a conversation with Caroline Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Lifetise, a metaverse that is focused on financial education and helping people create the opportunity to be financially secure and create a life they love. You’ll be sure to love what they are doing.”



“To improve Data Literacy, organizations need high-quality data training programs that give their employees the most valuable and relevant data skills they need. Many companies fall into the trap of implementing training programs that are poorly designed or not relevant for the needs of their learners.

Sharon Castillo is the VP of Global Education at DataRobot, where she developed the DataRobot University, a self-service education portal that features both free and paid courses on AI and machine learning that are available to the public. With over 30 years of experience, Sharon is a leading expert in data training and employee upskilling programs, from development through execution.

Sharon joins the show to talk about what makes an effective data training program, how to ensure employees retain the information, how to properly incentivize training participation, why organizations should prioritize training, and much more. This is essential listening for anyone developing a training program for their team or organization.”



“In its effort to become a hub for all audio, Spotify launched an audiobook product. Jacob and Rob break down why they’re poised to compete with Amazon. Plus: Meta’s Horizon mandate, the loss of an advertising legend, and more.”



“This week our host Steve McGarry is joined by Ana Mineva, the CEO and Co-Founder at DGLegacy. Ana is an entrepreneur who is focused on important issues such as the ability to pass on your legacy in a digital world. Ana was born and raised in Bulgaria, and talks about how that shaped her mindset and motivation when it comes to business and entrepreneurship. Steve talks about the details around building the business with her partner, and how the conversations about the exit initially began. They talk about some of the challenges along the way like the bank they were using for the business going bankrupt, and Ana shares the advice she would give herself in the past if she could.”



“The Supreme Court takes on social media, why to delete Kaspersky, Facebook is in trouble, NFTs are over, pilotless air taxis, worst text scams and life-saving tech. Plus, how to make sure Amazon Alexa isn’t recording everything you say and find hidden spy cameras.”



“Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman thinks USB-C won’t last long on iPhone, and that Apple will make it a portless device in the relatively near future. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts agrees, while Ken is not so sure. Then, it turns out rollercoasters CAN set off Apple’s Crash Detection. We’ll talk about that on this happy Monday edition of The Mac Observer’s Daily Observations.”



“The U.S. took a big step toward reaching a data privacy deal with the European Union last week, with President Biden signing an executive order that would give Europeans more power over their data stored in the U.S. WSJ European tech reporter Sam Schechner joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why the move was crucial to the future of a trans-Atlantic data deal and what it could mean for big tech companies.”