In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

LATEST EPISODES

Podcast

Gender and AI

Why are so many digital voices female? Why do we ‘prefer’ female voices to male? In this episode, Mike and Josh discuss the question of gender and AI, and some of the many factors that have led us to a world dominated by ‘female’ digital assistants such as Alexa, Siri and Cortana.

Podcast

The death of the high street

Mike and Josh consider the death of the high street, and the impact of technology on the way we shop for goods. They also discuss the role of libraries, among other things, and how the market has slowly eroded the heart of many local communities. Is more regulation the answer? Download the latest episode to find out.

Podcast

Academic self-publishing

Mike and Josh turn their attention to the world of academic self-publishing, and whether the freedom granted by online platforms and print-on-demand technology can help overcome the many issues associated with academia and the dissemination of knowledge.