Swipe Left? Swipe Right? | AI & Dating Apps

One third of marriages are now the result of dating apps. With dating apps becoming the baseline for finding a new beau, what’s going on behind the swiping left and right? Tay and Vicki tear out the algorithms behind dating apps by setting up a profile for Alice. To explain how it all works, they are joined by experts Dr Martin Graff and Jordan Harrod, who explore what’s going on in the AI behind Bumble, Tinder and Hinge.

Find out more about this topics in our bonus episodes, with the full interviews with our guests, which will be released after this episode.

My genes, my future | Emma Yhnell

BONUS EPISODE: No one should be told that they have the gene for a life threatening illness through the post, but that is what is happening with at-home genetic testing kits. Dr Emma Yhnell explains how breaking the news about genetic disease shouldn’t be done via a letter and what consequences through-the-mail genetic tests are having on people concerned about their predisposition to genetic conditions.

Your ancestry through the post | Michael Rivera

BONUS EPISODE:  Unraveling your genetic code may help you map your family tree. But genetic ancestry testing through the post could have serious, real world implications – from a lack of diversity in datasets to reinforcing racial stereotypes. Dr Michael Rivera takes us on a tour of how anthropology and genetic testing overlaps and how these at-home tests could be damaging.

You’ve Got Mail | Genetic Ancestry Testing

Spit in a tube and in a few weeks you could be cracking the code to life. You can now get an in-depth look at your genetics through the mail, dissecting your family tree and the future of your health. Genetic testing through the post has become a revolution, but their ethics and accuracy have come into question. Alice, Tay and Vicki are joined by experts to find out more about the consequences of giving your genetic code to a faceless organisation.

Find out more about this topics in our bonus episodes, with the full interviews with our guests, which will be released after this episode.

Keep On Keeping Bees | Helen Obee Reardon

Bonus Episode: Helen Obee Reardon lifts the lid of a beehive to tell us what it’s like to be a bee keeper. She also explains some of the negative sides of beekeeping, and how it would be more of a benefit if more people became ‘beegrowers’.

THE CRISPR ARMS RACE | Dr Maryam Khosravi

BONUS EPISODE: Dr Maryam Khosravi tells us about the urgent need for legislation to inform scientific use of CRISPR, especially in light of the CRISPR babies born with and edited genome. Are scientists, enthusiastic to make scientific discovery, going to make immoral decisions with CRISPR technology?