Euronews Tech Talks: The podcast unravelling the big questions shaping Europe's digital landscape

Euronews Tech Talks explores how new technologies and policies impact Europeans' lives.
Euronews Tech Talks explores how new technologies and policies impact Europeans' lives. Copyright Euronews
By Marta Rodriguez Martinez
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Euronews Tech Talks goes beyond discussions to explore the impact of new technologies on our lives.


From AI regulation and digital sovereignty to blockchain and net neutrality, we delve into the big questions shaping Europe's digital future. But we don't stop at talking - we hit the streets.

Our team explores how these technologies and policies impact Europeans' lives. With clear explanations, Q&As, and lively debates, our English-language podcast is a must-listen for those interested in the impact of technology on European society.

Stay ahead of the curve! New episodes are released every other Wednesday.

Listen to all Euronews Tech Talks episodes

1 - Generative AI: The Creature, the Tool and the Plum cake

In the months since, ChatGPT emerged, Europeans have become newly empowered. In this first episode of Euronews Tech Talks, an Italian programmer delegates code-writing, a French artist reinvents her practice, a Cypriot student brainstorms, and a German teacher ignites minds.

But as the AI revolution unfolds, and the stuff of sci-fi becomes reality, we wonder if we’re in for a happy ending, or something else.

2 - Generative AI: Terminator's Nuclear Winter or Wall-E's Robotic Paradise?

The risk of apocalyptic scenarios and human extinction has been an unavoidable part of the conversation around AI programmes like ChatGPT since their release. But are these concerns being blown out of proportion?

In this episode, we hear from two experts: Dr. Sabine Hauert, a robotics-specialised scientist who envisions a future reminiscent of Wall-E rather than Terminator, and Dr. Matthew Glanville, an education-focused mathematician who is less concerned about students cheating than he is about them underutilising the technology.

3 -Q&A: Will Generative AI surpass human minds?

How is ChatGPT affecting the workforce? Can it tell us where to buy illegal drugs? Will artificial intelligence become smarter than humans?

Our team attended VivaTech, one of Europe's largest tech and start-up fairs in Paris, to gather concerns and questions surrounding generative AI technology. Then we asked experts to respond to those queries.

4 - Blockchain: Crypto Valley

Cryptocurrency has been talked about for years. You might even know someone who has invested in Bitcoin or one of the thousands of other ‘cryptos’ that exist. But has cryptocurrency and its blockchain technology fully landed in Europe?

In this episode, we look at Europe's so-called “Crypto Valley”, discuss trust in decentralised banking systems and see how renewable energy sources are changing Bitcoin mining in Europe.

5 - Blockchain: What are Web 3 and NFTs and do we actually need them?

Blockchain is more than just Bitcoin. It has applications across various domains, including paying taxes and creating art. One of its most ambitious proposals is a censorship-free Internet, where our privacy is not compromised while browsing.

We hear from two tech experts in this episode of Euronews Tech Talks: Maria Paula Fernández believes that Web 3 holds the promise of a superior Internet and Dr Alex Preda discusses whether it is already a reality or still in the realm of utopia.

6 - Q&A: Will blockchain ever become mainstream?

If all their processes are so secret and protected, how can we ensure blockchain is not used illegally? What is blockchain competing against? What is the purpose of Web 3? And how much do blockchain technologies pollute?

Our team attended one of the biggest theatre festivals in Europe, the Festival d'Avignon, and answered these questions while exploring blockchain through theatre. Please take your seat and enjoy this far-fetched comparison.

7 - Space Exploration: Very down to Earth

It's been more than 50 years since humans first stepped onto the Moon—a landmark moment that remains unmatched. But even though we’re not all taking weekend trips to the lunar surface, don't think for a second that space exploration has slowed down. In fact, it's picked up steam. 

In this episode, we're journeying through Spain, France, Germany, and the UK to uncover how the work being done up there is making our lives better down here. 

8 - To the Moon and beyond, with astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and scientist Angelique van Ombergen

“Whenever we expand our capabilities, we want to go places.”


While in conversation with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and Lead for Life Sciences, Angelique Van Ombergen, India made history by becoming the first country to land near the lunar south pole.

With that space exploration milestone in the backdrop, we envisioned a near future with the Lunar Gateway already operational, serving as the first international station on the moon, as we delved into a captivating topic: Can humans feasibly hibernate for long-duration space travel?

9 - Q&A: Life exists outside of Earth with astronaut Matthias Maurer

Will humans ever be born on the Moon? Until then, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer answers questions about life on the International Space Station, humanity's last frontier. From daily routines to his deepest fears, from his diet to his daring first spacewalk. The questions come from France's largest planetarium at Vulcania Theme Park.

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