Episode 25 - The Future Of Work pt3 - When There Are No Jobs

This week we run down a few possibilities of what life might be like if we didn't need jobs at all (and didn't need money).

Also, paralyzed monkeys walk, and the James Webb space telescope. And a few thoughts about Trump.



New Paralysis Treatment

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James Webb Space Telescope

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http://jwst.nasa.gov/about.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/webb/main/index.html
http://www.space.com/34593-james-webb-space-telescope-complete-2018-launch.html

No Jobs Needed


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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/will-guaranteed-income-ever-come-america/
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Womens-empowerment-Education-as-a-tool-for-achieving-equality-329260
http://www.space.com/6656-star-trek-utopia.html
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Episode 23 - The Future of Work pt 1 - Technology, Scarcity, and Music

This week we look at how technology can impact economic scarcity, and how my industry, music, was turned upside down by tech almost two decades ago.
Also, a quote from the Outer Limits, Carbon sequestration, and Tabby's Star back in the news.

And, listen to the show on Youtube



"The planet Earth is a speck of dust, remote and alone in the void. There are powers in the universe inscrutable and profound. Fear cannot save us. Rage cannot help us. We must see the stranger in a new light - the light of understanding. And to achieve this, we must begin to understand ourselves, and each other." - The Outer Limits, The Galaxy Being

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Charles Hyland/Provided

Tabby's Star

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The Future Of Work



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http://singularityhub.com/2016/10/24/how-the-disruptive-power-of-technology-is-redefining-work/
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/productivity
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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 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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Episode 14 - Artificial Intelligence pt 2

In this episode I give you an overview of a number of examples of AI in use right now, and not just in scientific research. You've probably got an AI in your pocket right now.

Also, reasoned discourse in the 21st century, and OSIRIS-REx



Reasoned discourse in the 21st century

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Artificial Intelligence around you now

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Game AI gone rogue
Watson's cancer diagnosis
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A bunch of links about robo-written articles, including a quiz to see if you can guess if it was a human or robot.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/03/08/opinion/sunday/algorithm-human-quiz.html
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/07/automated_insights_to_write_ap_earnings_reports_why_robots_can_t_take_journalists.html
http://singularityhub.com/2014/03/25/more-news-is-being-written-by-robots-than-you-think/
https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/28/meet-articoolo-the-robot-writer-with-content-for-brains/

My article from articoolo
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Episode 13 - Artificial Intelligence pt 1

In the first of several shows we get an intro to artificial intelligence, a brief history of the field, and some examples of how AI affects our lives right now.

Also, a poem written by an AI, and a mysteriously dimming star.




Show notes:

Poetry written by computers

Tabby's Star continues to be a mystery

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Some links to get you started on AI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_intelligence
http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/whatisai/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_artificial_intelligence

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