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The PanFuture Society Podcast

Sep 24, 2016

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. 

Sep 17, 2016

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. 

Sep 3, 2016

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. 

Aug 20, 2016

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

Aug 13, 2016

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.