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With Cathy Macdonald

Author Elif Shafak and how to build peace with Monica McWilliams and Steve Killelea; tackling gender bias in Artificial Intelligence and hitting the road in a 'mobile manse'

Booker Prize shortlisted author Elif Shafak is trying to keep us balanced and wise by guiding us through life’s uncertainties in her latest work ‘How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division’. She’ll also join our discussion on striving for peace in turbulent times, alongside Monica McWilliams, who was involved in the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland and entrepreneur and philanthropist, Steve Killelea.
Alexa, Siri and Cortana - the names of the automated personal assistants in our homes but why have they been given female names and voices? Cathy looks at gender bias in Artificial Intelligence with Ivana Bartoletti, founder of Women Leading In A.I. and author of An Artificial Revolution: On Power, Politics and A.I. and Dave Murray-Rust, a researcher in human-algorithm interaction at the University Of Edinburgh.
Former River City actor Adam Robertson on how thinking creatively when it comes to Community Payback Orders can help turn lives around.
And we hit the road with the Reverend Fiona Ogg in her ‘mobile manse’ as she travels her parish making pastoral visits in her campervan. While people with faith turn to their religious leaders for comfort during these unprecedented times, we ask who is looking after the clerics?

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Sun 30 Aug 2020 10:00

Music Played

  • The O’Jays

    MUSIC Love Train by The O'Jays (VCS)

    • Shades Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Lou Reed

    MUSIC Perfect Day by Lou Reed (VCS)

    • Lou Reed - NYC Man.
    • BMG.
  • Aretha Franklin

    MUSIC Border Song by Aretha Franklin (VCS)

    • Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul.
    • Atlantic.
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap‐Kings

    MUSIC This Land Is Your Land by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (VCS)

    • Up In The Air (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • Rhino.
    • 1.
  • Walter Murphy

    MUSIC A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy (VCS)

    • Saturday Night Fever -The Original Movie Sound Track.
    • Reprise Records.
    • 006.
  • KT Tunstall

    MUSIC Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall (VCS)

    • (CD Single).
    • Relentless Records.
  • Richard Thompson & Linda Thompson

    MUSIC I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight by Linda and Richard Thompson (VCS

    • The Best Of Richard & Linda Thompson.
    • Island Def Jam Music group.
    • 5.
  • Belle and Sebastian

    MUSIC Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted? by Belle & Sebastian (VCS)

    • Days Of The Bagnold Summer.
    • Matador.

Broadcast

  • Sun 30 Aug 2020 10:00