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Gary Smith: The AI Delusion

6/13/2019
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Pablo Picasso said “Computers Are Useless. They Can Only Give You Answers.” Picasso didn’t go far enough. The answers that computers give must themselves be questioned. This is especially true of AI. Questioning AI is the topic today on Mind Matters. Show Notes 01:27 | Introduction to Gary Smith 02:40 | The AI Delusion 04:50 | Stocks and Data 07:00 Read More ›

Duration:00:19:40

How Tongue Stimulation Accelerates Brain Healing

6/6/2019
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The human brain can both adapt and heal itself. Can this healing be accelerated without brain surgery? Using stimulation, of all places, to the tongue can result in incredible changes to brain functions. Can this technology help rewire the brain of those with disorders like Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy? That’s the topic today on Mind Matters. Show Notes 00:50 Read More ›

Duration:00:20:27

Bingecast: Yuval Harari’s Silly Dystopian Ideas

5/30/2019
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Will infotech and biotech erode human agency, subvert human desires, and render free-market economics obsolete? At first glance, there looks to be a wide gap between the future of AI and the destruction of democracy. Some futurists claim to have jumped that chasm. In a cheery little column published by the Atlantic, Yuval Noah Harari posits AI will ultimately destroy Read More ›

Duration:01:02:36

How the Injured Brain Heals Itself

5/23/2019
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You get a paper cut and over time your body heals it. The brain can also both adapt and heal itself. How can we facilitate this healing in patients with brain challenges? We address that question today on Mind Matters. Show Notes 01:15 | Introduction 02:25 | Brain Healing and Repair 04:50 | Neuroplasticity 06:00 | Nature of Addiction 07:45 Read More ›

Duration:00:15:32

Advice for Budding Inventors and Entrepreneurs: Hal Philipp Shares His Experience

5/16/2019
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If you used a touchscreen, an automated door opener or automated faucet today, it is probably based on the technology of inventor and entrepreneur Hal Philipp. We continue our conversation with Hal on the Mind Matters podcast, revisiting his ambivalent relationship with Apple. Show Notes 01:20 | Advice to budding entrepreneurs 03:30 | Don’t Do This At Home 06:35 | Read More ›

Duration:00:18:06

I Sued Apple for Patent Infringement

5/9/2019
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If you used a touchscreen, an automated door opener or automated faucet today, it is probably based on the technology of inventor and entrepreneur Hal Philipp. We continue our conversation with Hal on the Mind Matters podcast, revisiting his ambivalent relationship with Apple. Show Notes 01:15 | Mixed emotions about inventing the touchscreen and creating “a planet full of zombies” Read More ›

Duration:00:24:21

In Patent Disputes, the Bigger They Are, the Harder They Hit

5/2/2019
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If you used a touchscreen, an automated door opener or automated faucet today, it is probably based on the technology of inventor and entrepreneur Hal Philipp. We continue our conversation today with Hal on the Mind Matters podcast. Show Notes 01:30 | History of the Touchscreen 04:20 | Making Touchscreens Cheap and Reliable 06:00 | Defining a Patent 09:20 | Read More ›

Duration:00:17:24

Hal Philipp: Formula One Racing Tech & Keyless Cars

4/25/2019
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“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” Today, this is far from true. Small entrepreneurs fall in the shadows of large corporate giants like Google, Microsoft and Amazon. So what does it take to bring a clever idea to market? We talk to Hal Philipp, the inventor and entrepreneur who made touch screens Read More ›

Duration:00:12:21

Hal Philipp: Inventor of the Modern Touch Screen

4/11/2019
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“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” Today, this is far from true. Small entrepreneurs fall in the shadows of large corporate giants like Google, Microsoft and Amazon. So what does it take to bring a clever idea to market? We talk to Hal Philipp, the inventor and entrepreneur who made touch screens Read More ›

Duration:00:17:53

John Lennox on AI: What is Trans-Humanism?

4/4/2019
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Show Notes 00:46 | Introduction; Dr. John Lennox 01:47 | Trans-humanism 03:00 | Kurzweil and Human Enhancement 06:24 | Chips and Biometrics 07:35 | Trans-humanism and Gnosticism 09:25 | Nothing New Under The Sun 11:15 | More Than Exceptional 13:50 | Forthcoming Book 14:30 | Economy and Personal Security

Duration:00:18:52

Bingecast: The Successes and Limitations of A.I.

3/28/2019
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What is an algorithm and could a computer ever perform a non-algorithmic task? Computers are getting faster, algorithms are getting more complex, and our computing power is growing. With all these advancements, are there limitations that computers can never overcome? Show Notes 01:00 | Roger Penrose – The Emperor’s New Mind and Shadows of the Mind 01:30 | Meet Eric Read More ›

Duration:00:33:00

John Lennox on AI: Downloading the Mind

3/21/2019
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The topic of Natural and Artificial Intelligence can be discussed from a number of viewpoints, including philosophically, technically and theologically. Our guest today, Dr. John Lennox, can address AI from all of these points of view. We’ll explore his multi-spectral perspective today on Mind Matters. Show Notes 01:00 | Introduction; Dr. John Lennox 01:50 | Downloading Immortality 03:44 | Non-algorithmic Read More ›

Duration:00:13:43

JOHN LENNOX ON AI: BUILDING THE TOWER OF BABEL

3/15/2019
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The topic of Natural and Artificial Intelligence can be discussed from a number of viewpoints, including philosophically, technically and theologically. Our guest today, Dr. John Lennox, can address AI from all of these points of view. We’ll explore his multi-spectral perspective today on Mind Matters. Show Notes 01:17 | Introduction; Dr. John Lennox 03:34 | What is your Bacon number? Read More ›

Duration:00:16:41

A Heart for Uganda

3/7/2019
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How can business intelligence based data analytics help medical centers in developing countries like Uganda operate more efficiently? We continue our discussion today, on Mind Matters. Show Notes 00:40 | Introduction; Dr. Peter Kulaba 01:15 | The pronunciation of Uganda 02:20 | How data analytics changed Ugandan medicine 11:09 | Making forecasts with business intelligence 12:15 | Graduate work in Read More ›

Duration:00:17:53

Bingecast: Blockchain and Bitcoin

2/28/2019
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Robert J. Marks and Will Fullerton discuss what changes await as we enter the implementation phase of a foundational technology: blockchain. While China is making a multi-billion dollar investment, IBM is betting on countless blockchain projects. And by promising to disintermediate financial institutions, blockchain holds the promise of radically reducing obstacles and overhead from human transactions. Still, challenges remain to Read More ›

Duration:00:34:54

Ugandan Data Analytics

2/21/2019
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How can business intelligence based data analytics help medical centers in developing countries like Uganda operate more efficiently? That’s the topic today on Mind Matters. Show Notes 01:30 | Introduction; Dr. Peter Kulaba 02:00 | Cellphones in Uganda 05:10| Doctor’s wages 08:20 | Medical research 10:00 | Realizing how data makes a difference 12:00 | Data analytics for improving medical Read More ›

Duration:00:17:46

AI in Uganda

2/14/2019
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How can business intelligence and data analytics help medical centers in developing countries like Uganda operate more efficiently? Governance in developing countries is hindered by inefficiencies born of corruption and an uncaring bureaucracy. Dr. Peter Kulaba from Uganda knows about this from first hand experience. 01:33 | Introduction; Dr. Peter Kulaba 02:10 | Medical challenges facing Uganda 06:37 | Ebola Read More ›

Duration:00:16:52

Robotic Accounting Department

2/7/2019
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Technology has almost entirely replaced the travel agent as well as many brick and mortar stores. But high tech tools like bots are replacing employment in, of all places, accounting. Show Notes 01:30 | Introduction; Jeremiah Marks 02:00 | Forbes and AI accounting prime time 03:00 | What is Mint? 04:48 | Natural language recognition in accounting 06:15 | What Read More ›

Duration:00:13:53

Military Technology and AI

1/31/2019
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Technology, including AI, needs protection. Intellectual property of corporations needs protected from espionage. Military technology needs protection from foreign agents. Show Notes 01:10 | Introduction; Daniel M. Ogden, J.D. 02:20 | Technology in the military history 08:00 | WWII technology; Norton Gun Site 12:20 | Banning AI autonomous weapons 16:48 | Slaughterbots 18:13 | Military AI endgame 18:55 | Other Read More ›

Duration:00:23:01

Exporting and Securing Technologies of Today and Tomorrow

1/24/2019
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Technology is vital in commerce and war. Corporations spend billions in development and don’t want to get ripped off. Technology and AI, more than ever, determine military superiority. What are the laws that protect technology and how are they enforced? Show Notes 01:20 | Introduction; Daniel M. Ogden, J.D. 03:06 | Reasons for protected technology 04:00 | Determining what needs Read More ›

Duration:00:23:48