Ep 14: Bio Engineering Part 2

Sam and guest host Whit continue their discussion on Bio Engineering, talking about the bad stuff that might happen. You know, like genetically engineered super soldiers, killer super disease, and human brain reprogramming. Sam also gives an update on two previous tech discussed: Virtual Reality and Drones. 

Articles- 

Good, Bad, Future of GMOs- https://chrisvogliano.com/my-blogs/gmo-opinion/sustainability-future

The Future of GMO Food- https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-future-of-gmo-food/

Terminator Seeds- https://gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org/FAQ/whats-controversy-gmos-terminator-seeds/

Terminator Seeds Monsanto- https://monsanto.com/company/media/statements/terminator-seeds-myth/

Biohacker Injects CRISPR- https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/biohacking-stunts-crispr/553511/

Virtual Reality Theme Park- https://kotaku.com/massive-virtual-reality-theme-park-opens-in-china-1825676929

Drones used Against FBI- https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/05/criminal-gang-used-drone-swarm-obstruct-fbi-raid/147956/

 

Ep 13: Bio Engineering Part 1

Sam is joined by guest host Whit of This is Why We're Friends and Cinecats fame to talk about Bio Engineering. They discuss how to grow bigger salmon, cure disease, and fundamentally change how humanity lives.  

Articles- 

What is CRISPR- https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/genomicresearch/genomeediting

Questions and Answers on CRISPR- https://www.broadinstitute.org/what-broad/areas-focus/project-spotlight/questions-and-answers-about-crispr

Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR- https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-crispr-gene-editing/

How the DNA Revolution is Changing Us- https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/08/dna-crispr-gene-editing-science-ethics/

CRISPR Modified Pigs- https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/23/559060166/crispr-bacon-chinese-scientists-create-genetically-modified-low-fat-pigs

CRISPR on a Chip- https://singularityhub.com/2018/05/02/crispr-on-a-chip-for-diagnosing-cancer-may-soon-be-a-thing/#sm.00001bb63208nndj0104cd5zwoc4s

Ep 12: Machine Learning Part 2

Jeremy and Sam discuss the bad things that machine learning can be used for, including state surveillance, enhanced cybersecurity attacks, and automatic targeting. They also discuss possible ways to deal with bots online. 

Articles- 

Machine Learning Anti-Virus: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/542971/antivirus-that-mimics-the-brain-could-catch-more-malware/

Six Ways Hackers will Use Machine Learning: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3250144/machine-learning/6-ways-hackers-will-use-machine-learning-to-launch-attacks.html

Swarm Bots: https://www.fortinet.com/corporate/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/2017/predicts-self-learning-swarm-cyberattacks-2018.html

Azure Sheep Image Recognition: http://aiweirdness.com/post/171451900302/do-neural-nets-dream-of-electric-sheep

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-cambridge-analytica-explained.html

April Fools Days Pranks created by a Neural Network: http://aiweirdness.com/post/172345256807/april-fools-pranks-written-by-neural-network

 

Ep 11: Machine Learning Part 1

Jeremy and Sam discuss machine learning. Topics include what is machine learning, what can we use machine learning to do, and what might we use machine learning to do in the future. Hint: it has to do with the economy. 

Articles- 

Mediums Guide to Machine Learning- https://medium.com/@ageitgey/machine-learning-is-fun-80ea3ec3c471

Google uses Machine Learning to ID Ramen- https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/4/2/17189736/google-automl-vision-machine-learning-ramen

ReCaptcha- https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/

Neural Network Created Paint Colors- http://aiweirdness.com/post/160985569682/paint-colors-designed-by-neural-network-part-2

Ep 10: Smart Cities Part 2

Jeremy and Sam continue their discussion of Smart Cities, looking at the problems that smart cities might cause. Topics include surveillance threats, minority oppression, and personal data security. 

Articles- 

Stop Calling Them Smart Cities- https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/stupid-cities/553052/

London Shows the Janky Future of Smart Cities- https://boingboing.net/2018/02/14/gnu-urbanism.html

Palantir Surveillance Company Secretly Tested Software in New Orleans- https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/27/17054740/palantir-predictive-policing-tool-new-orleans-nopd

Free Wifi Kiosks Abused in New York- https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/nyregion/internet-browsers-to-be-disabled-on-new-yorks-free-wi-fi-kiosks.html

Ep 9: Smart Cities Part 1

Jeremy and Sam discuss smart cities. Topics include what is a smart city, what do smart cities provide, a discussion of a project happening in Toronto, and a discussion of some unanswered questions concerning smart city tech. 

Articles- 

Three Layers of a Smart City: http://www.urenio.org/smart-intelligent-cities/

What is a Smart City?: https://www.expatriatelifestyle.com/life-and-style/What-Is-A-Smart-City

IEEE Smart City Page: https://smartcities.ieee.org/

Google's Sidewalk Labs Signs Deal with Toronto: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/google-sidewalk-toronto-waterfront/article36612387/

A Smarter Smart City: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610249/a-smarter-smart-city/

23 Questions we have for Sidewalk Labs: https://torontoist.com/2017/10/civic-tech-list-questions-wed-like-sidewalk-labs-answer/

 

Ep 8: Virtual Reality Part 2

Jeremy and Sam discuss the bad side of virtual reality. Sam explains a racist meme. Jeremy breaks down why VR prison is a terrible idea. 

Articles: 

VR Chat in a Nutshell- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MjnbFl4Tmc

VR Prison- https://blog.shanesnow.com/how-soylent-and-oculus-could-fix-the-prison-system-a-thought-experiment-e26be8b21a42

Military uses VR for Cyber Warfare Training- https://www.cyberscoop.com/cyber-command-training-raytheon-lockheed-martin-pcte/

16 Experts Predict the Future of VR- http://arkenea.com/blog/virtual-reality-expert-roundup/

 

Ep 7: Virtual Reality Part 1

Jeremy and Sam discuss the good of Virtual Reality. Topics include virtual reality headsets available now, some of the innovative uses for virtual reality, and where virtual reality will fit into our culture.  

Articles: 

10 Best VR Headsets- https://www.lifewire.com/best-virtual-reality-headsets-4060322

Google Daydream- https://vrsource.com/daydream-release-date-price-games-features-1631/

How does VR Work- https://www.androidauthority.com/virtual-reality-work-702049/

The Future of VR is in the Mall- https://www.forbes.com/sites/charliefink/2017/03/07/the-future-of-virtual-reality-isnt-your-living-room-its-the-mall/#108c0b3a3f36

VR Theme Park- http://wgntv.com/2018/02/01/6000-square-foot-virtual-reality-gaming-facility-opens-this-weekend-in-schiller-park/

Medical Uses for VR- https://wire.ama-assn.org/education/virtual-reality-taking-dummies-out-medical-simulation

Ancient History- http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/Ancient-history-with-new-virtual-reality

Virtual Reality Brains- https://futurism.com/virtual-reality-brains-assemble-memories/

16 Experts Predict Future of Virtual Reality- http://arkenea.com/blog/virtual-reality-expert-roundup/

VR and AR- https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/20/vr-and-ar-in-2018/