Can Cultured Meat Save the Planet?

Can Cultured Meat Save the Planet?

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Peter Singer
Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University, and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Author, co-author and editor of fifty books on a range of topics, he is best known for Animal Liberation, widely considered to be the founding statement of the animal rights movement, and for The Life You Can Save, which led him to found the charity of the same name. His other books include Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do, and, with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction. In 2005, TIME named him one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People. He divides his time between New York City and Melbourne, Australia.
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Today’s podcast guest is Rosalind Picard, a researcher, inventor named on over 100 patents, entrepreneur, author, professor and engineer. When it comes to the science related to endowing computer software with emotional intelligence, she wrote the book. It’s published by MIT Press and called Affective Computing.

Dr. Picard is founder and director of the MIT Media Lab’s Affective Computing Research Group. Her research and engineering contributions have been recognized internationally. For example, she received the 2022 International Lombardy Prize for Computer Science Research, considered by many to be the Nobel prize in computer science.

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Matt Fuchs
Matt Fuchs is the host of the Making Sense of Science podcast and served previously as the editor-in-chief of Leaps.org. He writes as a contributor to the Washington Post, and his articles have also appeared in the New York Times, WIRED, Nautilus Magazine, Fortune Magazine and TIME Magazine. Follow him @fuchswriter.
Hidden figures: Five black women that changed science forever

Dr. May Edward Chinn, Kizzmekia Corbett, PhD., and Alice Ball, among others, have been behind some of the most important scientific work of the last century.


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Sarah Watts

Sarah Watts is a health and science writer based in Chicago.