A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

May 15, 2021

Robots go Rogue: When Artificial-Intelligence Malfunctions

Are robots dangerous? Is Artificial Intelligence destined to take over the world? 


The short answers: yes, and eventually. The robot apocalypse is inevitable. But there's no need to stress, because at least for now, machines are complete idiots. Anything that we currently refer to as "AI"--from Siri to Alexa to advanced machine-learning algorithms--are definitely artificial, but they aren't remotely intelligent. Listen to this episode to find out just how intelligent AIs aren't.


In this episode:

  • The Sad State of Artificial Intelligence
  • Alan Turing
  • The Turing Test (the Imitation Game)
  • Google Duplex
  • CPUs VS GPUs
  • Parallel Computing
  • Narrow AI VS General AI
  • Microsoft's "TAY" Chatbot
  • Watson and Urban Dictionary
  • Watson for Oncology
  • Solid Gold Bomb
  • Amazon "Rekognition" Facial Recognition
  • This (blank) Does Not Exist
  • NVIDIA's StyleGAN
  • Amazon's Recruiting Tool


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