Fragmentation: a divided research world?
Research has the power to change lives, break down barriers and create unity & equity. When the research community solves problems together extraordinary breakthroughs can happen. But post-pandemic, fragmentation in the research ecosystem remains one of the biggest challenges to the ability of researchers to make a real-world difference. We want to challenge the status quo, highlight the issues, and share positive ways to create better synergy and collaboration, helping to unite a divided research world.
A multi-dimensional approach to assessing the impact of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In this short, informal interview, Dr Briony Fane and Dr Juergen Wastl explain some of the methods behind their work on assessing how global research ties into the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. If you're new to SDGs and want to get a quick idea of how to look at them through a number of different lenses, this is the introduction for you.
Digital Science Speaker Series
The Digital Science Speaker Series is back, and this time we're sharing the opportunity with the broader research community and the sci-curious public. We're partnering with the Royal Institution (the Ri) to sponsor two of their public lectures in 2023. We're kicking off with Dr Chris Van Tulleken's talk on Ultra-Processed People on Tuesday 19th September, followed by Dame Athene Donald's talk entitled Not Just For The Boys on Thursday 16th November. Read on to find out more about our Speaker Series.
A good time to be working on AI: an interview with Professor Sue Black
"Because of my background, I'm always interested in how technology can serve the underserved in society, and how it can empower people to live their best lives. With AI, I'm not worried about robots taking over the world. I'm more worried about people using technology to do bad things to other people, rather than the technology itself. One of the biggest issues we've got with technology is that most people in society, particularly those who aren't in tech, think that they can't understand it. I want to help change that, on a global scale."