world of weird things podcast: greg accidentally builds baby skynet

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Politicians and older voters insist that worries about the robot job apocalypse are overblown, and while computers are getting smarter, they’re not smart enough to take so many jobs that they’ll create an honest to goodness crisis. But they’re wrong, and we know that because one of the hosts just built a prototype for Skynet-style robots and got a glimpse into the future in the process. And while that future is scary, the reality is that it doesn’t have to be with just a little political will and basic understanding on what’s on the horizon…

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

A Peek Into The Minds Of Your Future Robot Overlords
The Trump Administration Is In Denial About Jobs And Artificial Intelligence
Why Universal Basic Income Won’t Save Us From Mass Automation
How Automation Is Stealing Jobs And Accidentally Empowering Populists
How Old MacDonald’s Farm Might Just Get Automated
All Your Jobs Are Belong To Us

Related articles and further reading…

The Automation Paradox In Developing Nations
World Of Weird Things Podcast: Why Jobs As We Know Them Are Dying
Are New Computers Really After Your Desk Job?
Robots Just Might Take Your Job. And Keep It.
Why The Silicon Holler Is Such A Target For Scammers And Broken Promises

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

# podcast // artificial intelligence / computer science / jobs


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