Episode 18 - Artificial Intelligence concerns

In this episode we discuss some of the fears and concerns over AI, such as those raised by Elon Musk and others. Also, issues AI might have with rewards systems, and the trolley problem.

Also, Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist party presidential candidate.



Transhumanist presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan

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The Transhumanist Bill of Rights

http://futurism.com/meet-the-the-presidential-candidate-who-loves-science-and-technology-artificial-intelligence-and-immortality/

The Trolley Problem

AI Dangers?

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Various articles on the concern over and dangers of artificial intelligence

http://futureoflife.org/ai-open-letter
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a13584/stephen-hawking-elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-warning-17637242/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertadams/2016/03/25/is-artificial-intelligence-dangerous/#279e93281d01
http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/26/technology/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-demon/index.html
http://observer.com/2015/08/stephen-hawking-elon-musk-and-bill-gates-warn-about-artificial-intelligence/
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Episode 17 - Artificial Intelligence pt 4 - AI in the Arts

This week we explore some of the impact artificial intelligence is having on the arts, specifically in literature, visual art, and music.

Also, transparent aluminum for space station windows, and twitterbot generated D&D maps.



Science Friday's favorite twitterbots, including Uncharted Atlas

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NASA examines use of transparent aluminum

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A selection of art links as mentioned on the show

Literature:


http://curatedai.com/poetry/connected/
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/25/7276157/nanogenmo-robot-author-novel

Visual Art:


The Next Rembrandt
Google's Deep Dream
Why dogs?
A Deep Dream program you can try

My original photo, the acid trip dog version, and a less weird variation:

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Music:



Melonomics AI generated music
Melonomics story

Trio Pedal

Georgia Tech's Shimon
Shimon in action

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Episode 16 - Interview with author A.C. Hachem

In this episode I do my first interview, this with author A.C. Hachem (achachem.com). His first book, Dawn of Legaia, a near future story set on Earth and in a station in near-earth orbit, will debut on November 11th 2016. We talked about the book, the creative process, realism in science fiction, The Matrix, and more. Also, check out his great blog for daily sci-fi news, movies, gaming, and more.

Also, quick news: Star Trek turns 50, and a great Mars panorama from Curiosity.



Trek at 50

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Mars panorama from the Curiosity rover. Go full screen, or even better, VR if you have it.

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A.C. Hachem and Dawn of Legaia

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A.C.'s blog

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Episode 15 - Artificial Intelligence pt 3

This week we get into some of the core concepts and terminology behind current AI research. AI can be a rabbit hole of words that will make your head spin, I'll cover a few broad areas you'll hear most when people talk about AI.

Also, what is happiness, and new battery tech and the EmDrive in the news.



The Oatmeal on Happiness

New Battery Material

The EmDrive in a peer reviewed journal?
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A selection of links on AI research areas and terminology
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~bolo/shipyard/neural/local.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_learning
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_neural_network
http://techjaw.com/2015/04/08/deep-learning-for-dummies-carey-nachenberg/

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