Professor Anthony Elliott is an expert on the way humans interact with technology. He’s Executive Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of South Australia and he’s author of a book called The Culture of AI: Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution. Anthony is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
What I’m reading…
- Our Final Century by Martin Rees
Martin Rees, the UK’s Astronomer Royal and former President of the Royal Society, sees global pandemics, biological risks and terror threats as a major factor contributing to the likelihood of only a 50% chance of humankind surviving the 21st century. Gripping reading!
- Spillover, Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
Covers deadly viruses such as Ebola, SARS and HIV/AIDS at breakneck speed.
- The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris by Mark Honigsbaum
Honigsbaum is a medical historian and maps the 1918 Spanish Flu to modern-day pandemics, assessing how disease spread is influenced by health officials, scientists and other expert systems.
What I’m laughing at…
Robert Fripp has always been one of my favourite musicians – from his work with Brian Eno to David Bowie – and in this video, he shows us how to do Sunday Lock-down Lunch in style with his wife Toyah Wilcox.
Click here to read our Q&A with Anthony as he unpacks the world of big data, our issues with the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app, and reveals the unprecedented ways in which AI – usually invisible to most of us – is helping us fight the deadly Coronavirus on a global scale, from drones to supercomputers.
Tune in to S1E6 of Seriously Social podcast ‘Menace or saviour? Artificial intelligence and coronavirus’ for Anthony Elliott’s fascinating conversation on big data, AI and tech in the world of COVID-19 with host Ginger Gorman.