Season 5 of The Future, This Week is almost here. Sandra Peter (Sydney Business Insights) and Kai Riemer (Digital Disruption Research Group) meet weekly to put their own spin on news that is impacting the future of business in The Future, This Week.

All episodes from Seasons 1 – 4 of The Future, This Week are available on our playlists.

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Intro: We'd like to advise the following may program contain real news, occasional philosophy and ideas that may offend some listeners.

Kai: Ever wondered why artificial intelligence is stupid?

Sandra: Why owls disappear when societies go cashless?

Kai: How Instagram changes coffee shops?

Sandra: Why your boss likes bots? I'm Sandra Peter. I'm the director of Sydney Business Insights.

Kai: I'm Kai Riemer, professor at the Business School and leader of the Digital Disruption Research Group.

Sandra: Join us for Season 5 of The Future, This Week.

Kai: We look behind the news of the week.

Sandra: Every week.

Kai: We discuss technology, hype and the future of business.

Sandra: We explore the crazy, the weird and the wonderful.

Kai: And call bullshit where we see it.

Sandra: From the University of Sydney Business School, The Future, This Week on Sydney Business Insights and your favourite podcast app.

Kai: Unapologetically critical, with a human touch.

Both: <Laughter>

Kai: No seriously. Join us for Season 5 of The Future, This Week.

Sandra: And tell all your friends.

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