Original Ideas

Original Ideas is a new podcast from the University of Liverpool - highlighting our ground-breaking research and its real-world impact. Hosted by Gavin Freeborn, the series explores different areas of our research activity, why it’s so important and how it can benefit society in the future. Gavin talks to inspiring academics, students, and key partners of the University who are striving to shape a better tomorrow.

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Episode 1: Air Pollution

Episode 1: Air Pollution

Over 3 billion people use smoky polluting stoves and fuels inside homes for cooking and heating. In the UK, a third of childhood asthma cases are related to poor air quality. Air pollution is one of the biggest threats we have to global health – how is research at the University of Liverpool driving change for lower to middle income countries? In the city of Liverpool, what research is taking place around the measurement of air quality, that could benefit the wider world?

Episode 2: Artificial Intelligence

Episode 2: Artificial Intelligence

Regarded as one of the most transformational technologies we’ve ever seen, AI is developing at an unprecedented rate. So what impact is AI making in academic circles? How is AI being used now to transform research across Chemistry and Computer Science, and what are the hopes for the future?