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MSP272 Weird Science: Chatbots Of The Apocalypse

Matt Armitage, Founder, Kulturpop

09-Feb-24 11:00

MSP272 Weird Science: Chatbots Of The Apocalypse

In today's episode, Richard Bradbury and Matt Armitage embark on a cosmic journey through the universe's habitable belt planets, with Matt sharing his peculiar hobby of halting emergent lifeforms. They journey into the complex world of artificial intelligence, debunking myths about AI's inherent evilness and highlighting its neutrality towards human existence.

They discuss the intriguing, if not entirely understood, decision-making processes of AI, likening their logical, amoral computations to the character Spock from Star Trek. Further exploration reveals the potential risks associated with AI in actionable tasks and military applications, emphasizing the importance of aligning AI recommendations with human ethical standards.

The conversation shifts to the fascinating concept of teaching AI to mimic human traits such as sleeping and dreaming, potentially improving their performance and learning capabilities. Additionally, they touch upon groundbreaking developments in biohybrid robots and bionic camouflage, showcasing advancements in integrating mechanical and biological technologies. Wrapping up the episode, Matt highlights Mozilla's new service aimed at protecting digital privacy, offering a glimmer of hope in the vast expanse of the digital universe.

Produced by: Richard Bradbury

Presented by: Richard Bradbury

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Categories:  technology

Tags:  futurismtechnologydigitalisationaiardigital privacymozilla

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