Thu, 21 February 2019
In our first segment from the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C., host Sarah Crespi talks with Cathy Binger of University of New Mexico in Albuquerque about her session on the role of modern technology, such as iPads and apps, in helping people with communication disorders. It turns out that there’s no killer app, but some devices do help normalize assistive technology for kids.
Also this week, freelance journalist Sarah Scoles joins Sarah Crespi to talk about bringing together satellite imaging, machine learning, and nonprofits to put a stop to modern-day slavery.
In our monthly books segment, books editor Valerie Thompson talks with Judy Gisel about her book Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction, including discussions of Gisel’s personal experience with addiction and how it has informed her research as a neuroscientist.
This week’s episode was edited by Podigy.
[Image: ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flickr; Music: Jeffrey Cook]
Authors: Sarah Crespi; Sarah Scoles; Valerie Thompson