In this Tech Explorations podcast, Dr. Peter Dalmaris interviews Philip Mallon, a retired engineer and educator with extensive experience in technology. Philip discusses his work with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization (CSIRO) as an industry representative in their industry STEM program for schools. He manages STEM clubs in collaboration with local councils and emphasizes the importance of teamwork and networking with other educators, environmental engineers, and universities to broaden the scope of their work.
Philip Mallon shares his experiences working in education and technology, highlighting his work with edge AI and BirdNET, an AI tool used to identify bird species using microphones and security cameras. He also discusses his work with ChatGPT, an AI language model, to help with programming tasks. Philip emphasizes the importance of involving students in technology design and implementation, citing an example of a game called “Pick up the Plastic.”
Philip’s work offers valuable insights into the intersection of education and technology, showing how involving students in the design and implementation of technology and leveraging AI tools can create a more sustainable and equitable future.