The Bob & Kevin Show
Ep. 036 - The great A.I. debate with discussion on Alan Turing’s contributions to artificial intelligence, Lex Fridman’s thoughts from Joe Rogan #1188 and a multitude of paradoxes

Ep. 036 - The great A.I. debate with discussion on Alan Turing’s contributions to artificial intelligence, Lex Fridman’s thoughts from Joe Rogan #1188 and a multitude of paradoxes

May 1, 2019

Okay, these will most likely be our most robust show notes to date... and yes we pretty much discussed each and every point below. In this episode, Bob & Kevin take sides in a friendly debate on AI and where it is going. Below, please find all our research points and feel free to call us out on social media (https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow )

Kevin's References: 

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7284/what-is-turing-complete (bob used this one too)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liar_paradox
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undecidable_problem
http://www.clockbackward.com/2009/01/18/is-math-true/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_mathematics
https://ai.stackexchange.com/questions/1768/could-a-paradox-kill-an-ai
https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Paperclip_maximizer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halting_problem

And Bob's references:

https://www.livescience.com/62656-when-will-ai-be-conscious.html 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andreamorris/2018/03/13/we-need-to-talk-about-sentient-robots/#243a2c7f1b2c 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphex 
https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-build-a-self-conscious-ai-machine/ 

https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/strategy-and-management/artificial-intelligence-can-diagnose-ptsd-by-analysing-voices-study/69003250 

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/language-understanding-intelligent-service/ 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/text-analytics/how-tos/text-analytics-how-to-sentiment-analysis 

https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/07/18/a-beginners-guide-to-ai-computer-vision-and-image-recognition/ 

https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2017/09/21/ai-should-be-treated-like-a-curious-toddler-not-a-killer-robot/ 

https://www.quantamagazine.org/clever-machines-learn-how-to-be-curious-20170919/ 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlphaGo_versus_Lee_Sedol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5FOumrXyww 

Ep. 035 - Facebook in 5 years and Sam Harris “The Trouble with Facebook” recap with guest Roger McNamee

Ep. 035 - Facebook in 5 years and Sam Harris “The Trouble with Facebook” recap with guest Roger McNamee

April 19, 2019

Show Notes Galore for this Episode! We started things off sharing our thoughts about a Sam Harris podcast episode where special guest Roger McNamee discussed his book "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe" You can catch that episode in full here: https://samharris.org/podcasts/152-trouble-facebook/

We also discussed what facebook might look like in the next five years. That conversation was sparked by this article: https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-15-months-of-fresh-hell/

We also had some discussion around youTube and Twitter regarding content and responsibilities sparked by a tweet from one of our favs - Tim Pool https://twitter.com/Timcast/status/1118140799676506112 - of course this got us talking AI and the Achilles Paradox - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Achilles-paradox 

We wrapped the episode with a little PSA about our friends Microsoft and their apparent security risk of a browser - IE11... read more here: http://flip.it/9WMBiv

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Ep. 034 - Carl Sagan’s 1995 prediction, IOT Security and Sean Carroll and artificial intelligence stock market battles

Ep. 034 - Carl Sagan’s 1995 prediction, IOT Security and Sean Carroll and artificial intelligence stock market battles

April 11, 2019

The latest episode of the Bob & Kevin Show can best be summed up by the following quote:

"I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and whats true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness. The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), the lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance."
- Carl Sagan 1995, The Demon-Haunted World

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Ep. 033 - Mark Zuckerberg Wants More Internet Regulation and Article 13 is now Article 17?

Ep. 033 - Mark Zuckerberg Wants More Internet Regulation and Article 13 is now Article 17?

April 2, 2019

This week, your dynamic duo of Bob & Kevin discussed Mr. Z's 4 simple rules - or the biggest corporate cop out we have seen in quite some time. Anyway, we digress. In addition to discussing the op ed that appeared in the Washington Post, we discussed the recent events surround Article 13, or is it now Article 17? Anyway, we talk master copyright databases mixed in with a little bit of Star Trek governmental wisdom and we finally end up talking about Google's ethics committee for AI that apparently can't even sit at the same table with each other. As usual, you can find us on twitter as the @bobandkevinshow and we are instagram as @bobnkevinshow (not sure why they limit those characters... grrr) - drop us a line! You can also email the show directly at [email protected]. Thanks!

Ep. 030 - Ethics of encryption backdoors and Joe Rogan Experience recap with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool

Ep. 030 - Ethics of encryption backdoors and Joe Rogan Experience recap with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool

March 8, 2019

Well, in this week's episode, Bob & Kevin kick things off discussing a recent Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool because, well, it was an amazing cast on an amazing show. The funny thing is, when we listen to shows like that, we get a TON of validation of our topics for discussion. At about the midway point... we actually broke into the INTENDED topic for the show - encryption backdoors... and the ethics of such things!

The conversation was kicked off by a published paper that Kevin found online and our on-going debate about tech and ethical choices. The paper can be found here: https://digitalcommons.spu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1062&context=honorsprojects and the discussion is in the audio file attached with this episode... so what are you waiting for? Hit the play button already!

Ep. 024 - The gender dropdown discussion

Ep. 024 - The gender dropdown discussion

November 15, 2018

I wish we could say we were sorry for the click bait, but one of the topics we covered tonight was the dropdown menu for gender. You will have to listen to the episode to hear how we covered it, but trust us... it is something worthy of discussion. We also discussed how our combined journalistic talents are on par with the rest of the world of tech news, in our humble opinions... LOL

As always, give it a listen and let us know what you think! Until next week...

Ep. 015 - Throwback Episode! When will the robots take over?

Ep. 015 - Throwback Episode! When will the robots take over?

August 10, 2018

Bob & Kevin throw it back to an episode when we were on that video platform... so glad we are podcasting now... The topic of the show is still very timely - when will robots take over the world?

We dig deep into AI, machine learning, autonomous weapons and more. How does a machine know right from wrong? Check it out and let us know what you think... we will be back next week with another FRESH BK Show episode!

Ep. 010 - Is any of this new technology actually new? Well, Bob & Kevin definitely have thoughts!

Ep. 010 - Is any of this new technology actually new? Well, Bob & Kevin definitely have thoughts!

July 12, 2018

Bob & Kevin discuss five technologies that are getting lots of buzz these days. We start with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning then we transition into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality... then we finish with our old favorite... Good ole Blockchain. We approach each "New" technology, by defining it and then exploring its roots... some of which go WAY WAY BACK!

Join us for a magical journey were we learn a lot and make some pretty bold statements!

Ep. 003 - Did Google redefine the robocall and we discuss tech companies like family members

Ep. 003 - Did Google redefine the robocall and we discuss tech companies like family members

May 10, 2018

We are just cranking out the content as fast as tech is spitting out the headlines! In this episode, we discuss the recent demo of Google Duplex and just how creepy robot calling could get. Then we try to identify any of the tech giants that we are okay with... it was hard to find any, but the banter is hilarious. We even talked some flying cars, the Turing Test and a bunch more. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @bobandkevinshow - https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow