Artificial Intelligence podcasts


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    Philanthropy and empathy

    11 December 2018 - In episode 39 of the Giving Thought podcast we ask if empathy leads us to prioritise giving to those who are sufficiently “like us”, at the expense of others?
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    Charities, technology and storytelling, with Vinay Nair

    15 January 2019 - We chat to Vinay Nair, co-founder and CEO of social good tech startup Lightful about how charities can use technology to tell their stories more effectively, and some of the key opportunities and challenges.
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    Philanthropy, risk and innovation

    30 October 2018 - The ability to take risks and innovate is often claimed to be on of the key strengths of philanthropy, but is this really true?
  • charity law

    Chris Willis Pickup on charity law, regulation and technology

    4 September 2018 - We chat to Chris Willis Pickup, Partner at Taylor Vinters law firm and former Head of Litigation for the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
  • artificial intelligence Ai

    Philanthropy, civil society and artificial intelligence

    22 May 2018 - Rhod looks at the impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to have on philanthropy and civil society. Topics covered include: What are we talking about? AI for good, the wider operating environment and negative consequences of AI.
  • death and taxes 1

    Philanthropy, death and taxes; part 1

    13 February 2018 - We consider the influence of mortality on giving with topics including; the history of death and philanthropy, giving while living vs. waiting 'til you are gone, and the future of death.
  • philanthropy and technology

    Philanthropy and technology

    30 January 2018 - This podcast discusses the relationship between philanthropy and technology, including supporting technology, harnessing technology and challenging technology.


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Machine-made goods: charities, philanthropy and artificial intelligence

What implications will Artificial Intelligence have for civil society and the work of charities?

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Artificial intelligence and the future of charity

We are campaigning for new technologies to have a positive impact on the future of charity and philanthropy.

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The future of doing good

Our world is changing rapidly. What will new technologies and social trends mean for giving? Read our blog series about the key trends that aim to disrupt.

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Rhodri Davies

Rhodri Davies

Head of Policy

Rhodri leads Giving Thought, our in-house think tank focusing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. Rhodri has spent nearly a decade specialising in public policy around philanthropy and the work of charities, and has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics. He has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.   Read more about Rhodri