The Cost of Living

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Welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast. What a week – there’s a heatwave afoot, mountains of ice cream are being consumed and we’ve all become starry-eyed by the photos coming back from the James Webb telescope.

We also have an action packed episode for you! This week we are talking about an AI translation project from Facebook, the cost of living crisis, Uber being shady and much more.

Host Fay Schofield is joined by TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Paul Jakubowski.

Our special guest for this episode is Sam Wheeler, Director, co-owner and ‘Admiral of Ops’ at tech for good app development and web design company, Big Lemon.

Stat of the week

Facebook open sources their AI universal translation project of over 200 languages including what are known as "low-resourced languages":

Meta open sources early-stage AI translation tool that works across 200 languages - The Verge

Charity news of the week

New NPC report warns funders of the impact of the cost of living crisis and calls for them to act:

Inflation could ‘engulf an already battered’ voluntary sector, think tank warns - Third Sector

Tech news of the week

Quick mention:

Match Group is bringing Tinder’s free background checks to more dating apps - The Verge

Main Story:

Uber broke laws, duped police and secretly lobbied governments, leak reveals - The Guardian

Sad of the week

Paul’s fundraiser to help give back to those who supported his sister in her battle against mitochondrial disease.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/in-memory-of-laura-jakubowski

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