The Gateway

by Dr. Amin Vahedian, Dr. Biagio Palese + Russell Devereaux

Casual conversation exploring the intersection of technology, business, and research. With industry-leading experts, these discussions will analyze the forefront of innovation, critique the implementation of technology, and ponder the pathway we are traveling upon, as a society.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Tech Bytes 6-20-2024

    Tech Bytes 6-20-2024

    A conversation about the brilliant, innovative and divisive mind behind Tesla.

  • Unpacking the Ethical Paradoxes in Human-AI Companionship

    Unpacking the Ethical Paradoxes in Human-AI Companionship

    For this episode Unpacking the Ethical Paradoxes in Human-AI Companionship, The Gateway is happy to welcome Raffaele Ciriello, a tenured Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems at The University of Sydney Business School. Raffaele specializes in compassionate digital innovation, focusing on decentralized governance and ethical/societal implications of emerging digital technologies. Raffaele gravitates toward dialectical inquiry and qualitative research but remains methodologically open-minded. Raffaele is deeply committed to mentorship, having guided dozens of research students across several countries, all while actively contributing to the academic community as a reviewer and editor. Raffaele has been recognized with teaching awards, Best AE Awards and as a Distinguished Member of the Association for Information Systems. Raffaele 's research appears regularly in leading journals and conferences. Raffaele live in Sydney with his wonderful wife and two mad scientists!

  • Staying Informed on Misinformation

    Staying Informed on Misinformation

    For this episode, Amin, Biagio, and Russ are excited to have to speak with Kolina Koltai! Kolina is a senior investigator and trainer at the open-source investigation outlet, Bellingcat. Kolina is an expert in sociotechnical systems especially in the intersection between misinformation and social media platforms. Kolina has focused extensively on scientific and health misinformation and currently focuses on non-consensual AI deep fakes and AI related misinformation. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Information Studies and a postdoc at the University of Washington's Center for an Informed Public.

  • Tech Bytes 5-24-2024

    Tech Bytes 5-24-2024

    A conversation about AI, content creation, and the implications new technology has. UPDATE: Here is a specific article regarding OpenAI and Scarlett Johansson: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/05/22/openai-scarlett-johansson-chatgpt-ai-voice/ Here are the links address in the episode: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C7DfaV0tKB-/?igsh=MTk3azk0MTc1MW9uMw%3D%3D https://www.bellingcat.com/ https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/22/24162429/scarlett-johansson-openai-legal-right-to-publicity-likeness-midler-lawyers

  • Artificial Tutors

    Artificial Tutors

    For this episode, The Gateway is excited to have Dr. Jalal Sarabadani! Jalal is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at San Jose State University. He is an active researcher, focusing on the dark side of IT. His main area of research includes technostress, its influence on individuals and the way they cope with this phenomenon in different contexts. As a passionate teacher, he is also deeply committed to pushing the boundaries of his knowledge and encouraging his students to do the same. Jalal is also the CEO and co-founder of WritingChex, a startup that aims to empower students overcome challenges with writing skills using an AI-powered writing tutor to better prepare them for the writing component of English proficiency exams such as the IELTS or TOEFL. Outside of academia, Jalal is an avid explorer, seeking out new experiences through hiking and networking. He is always looking to learn, expand his skills, and stay out of his comfort zone.