Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include iPhone encryption, the privacy implications of widely-available reverse image search for faces, deep-learning-powered algorithmically-generated faces, and Jeopardy’s “Greatest of All Time” tournament.
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This is Jeopardy:
- Jeopardy’s Greatest of All Time Tournament.
- Glenn’s analysis of matches 1–3 for Motherboard .
- Glenn’s archive of articles regarding Jeopardy.
- Prisoner of Trebekistan, by Bob Harris.
- Ken Jennings’s excellent Twitter account.
- Jack Nicas’s New York Times column on how iPhone encryption works.
- My link to Nicas’s column, with a few additional thoughts.
- The Washington Post: “Dating Apps Need Women. Advertisers Need Diversity. AI Companies Offer a Solution: Fake People”.
- Glenn on deep fake faces, last year for Fast Company .
- Facebook removes profiles with fake pics .
Facial recognition search:
- Kashmir Hill’s stunning report for The Times on Clearview AI, a Peter-Thiel-backed company that supplies law enforcement with facial recognition search, build on a library of billions of photos uploaded to the web.
- Nelson Minar on Yandex’s reverse image search for faces, which is startling accurate, and available to anyone.
- Screenshot of Yandex search results for my own face.
- Tiny Type Museum.
- Election Ride Home podcast.
- The intense concentration required by grandmaster-level chess burns thousands of calories per day.
- YubiKey 5Ci — 2FA dongle with Lightning and USB-C jacks ($70 though).
- Loyola Maramount’s 1990 high-scoring men’s basketball team .
- Have I Been Pwned? — Fantastic resource where you can search to see if you have an account that was compromised in a data breach. Spoiler: you probably do.
- Kashmir Hill, writing for Gizmodo last year: “I Cut the ‘Big Five’ Tech Giants From My Life. It Was Hell”.
- The New York Times: “One Nation, Tracked”.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.