What does the future of transport look like? with Professor Phil Blythe

In this episode, we talk to Professor Phil Blythe CBE, Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems at Newcastle University, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and former Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport.

Learn about intelligent transport systems, COVID-19’s impact on transport, the shift from fossil fuel-powered to electric-powered cars and the future of driverless vehicles, which may include flying cars.

Find out more about Phil’s research and follow Engineering at Newcastle University on twitter @EngineeringNCL. Also mentioned in this episode, Newcastle Urban Observatory.

AI-Powered Learning: Using AI as an educational tool with Dr Ahmed Kharrufa and Dr Tiago Sousa Garcia

In this episode, we talk to Dr Ahmed Kharrufa, senior lecturer in human-computer interaction in Open Lab and Dr Tiago Sousa Garcia, from the research software engineer team at Newcastle University. 

Learn about the rapid rise of artificial intelligence, how AI can be used as a tool in education and how we can address concerns around safety and privacy for children and young people using AI.

You can find out more about Ahmed’s research and follow him on twitter @ankharrufa. Learn about fascinating topics with the Kinnu app.

You can find out more about Tiago’s research and on his website follow him on twitter @tiagosousagarci. Kickstart your children’s creative writing experiments with the Creativity Engine.

Other useful links:

Seven Stories: https://www.sevenstories.org.uk/
Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuhri/

Find #FromNewcastle podcast at https://podcasts.ncl.ac.uk/fromnewcastle/ and on twitter @FromNCLPodcast