Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 11: 6.11: Very Thoughtful Ethics Dogs

Reflecting on the limits of AI, and the limits we should put on AI.

Show Notes

AI is coming and it’s going to take all of our jobs! …or, not, depending on who you ask and how optimistic they are or aren’t about the limits of AI as we understand it today. Regardless: how should we think about roboticizing all the jobs?

  • A telling quote:

    OH (from an awesome Lyft driver): “Today has been great. I’ve been blessed by the algorithm.”

    Immediately had an eerie feeling that this could become an increasingly common way to describe a day.

  • Hyperion AI – truly independent AI in sci-fi

  • AI in Healthcare

  • Boston Robotics Dog

  • The polar bear problem paper

  • A popular-level discussion of teh generalization problem

  • And the same applied to roadblocks for automated cars

  • The DeepMind papers

  • AirBnB’s machine learning-powered sketching tool

  • Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics

Previous episodes reference on the show:

  • 6.10: The Future of Something Like Work

  • 6.06: A Kind of Blindness

  • 3.08: Juice of the Weird Edges of the Ecosystem

  • “Knocking” by Basement Revolver. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.

Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:

  • Daniel Ellcey
  • Kurt Klassen
  • Jake Grant
  • Jeremy W. Sherman

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 2018-08-31  37m