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Hal Philipp: Inventor of the Modern Touch Screen

Boxing Robots and Automatic Door Openers Too

Show Notes “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 Read More ›

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John Lennox on AI: What is Trans-Humanism?

Nothing is New Under the Sun

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

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Bingecast: The Successes and Limitations of A.I.

With Eric Holloway

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 ›

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John Lennox on AI: Downloading the Mind

Reducing the Mind to Bits

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 ›

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JOHN LENNOX ON AI: BUILDING THE TOWER OF BABEL

Separating A.I. Religion from Reality

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 ›

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A Heart for Uganda

Providing a Way Forward for Ugandan Medicine

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 ›

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Bingecast: Blockchain and Bitcoin

With Will Fullerton

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 ›

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Ugandan Data Analytics

How Data Analytics Improves Medical Care in Uganda

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 ›

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AI in Uganda

How business intelligence and data analytics help medical centers in developing countries

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 ›

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Robotic Accounting Department

The future of number crunching

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 ›

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Military Technology and AI

Past, Present, and Future

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 ›

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Exporting and Securing Technologies of Today and Tomorrow

U.S. Export Control and Research Espionage

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 ›

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Appropriate Technology for the Developing World: Part III

Responding to Satya Nadella and Internet Access for All

How do we prevent technology from destroying us? In the case of developing countries the answer is not what most think. We give the answer today on Mind Matters.

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This Year’s Top Ten AI Exaggerations, Hyperbole, and Failures: Part I

To end the year, here is our Top Ten Exaggerations, Hyperbole, and Failures list of hype news in artificial intelligence.

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Appropriate Technology for the Developing World: Part II

Will developing countries be positively impacted by AI and the newest technology? Not always, what is needed is appropriate technology. Today we explore the question, “What is appropriate technology?”

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Appropriate Technology for the Developing World

The impact of artificial intelligence and new technologies on culturally diverse developing countries

Will developing countries be positively impacted by AI and the newest technology? Not always, what is needed is appropriate technology. Today we explore the question, “What is appropriate technology?”

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The End of Human Drama

Part 3: Yuval Harari on the end of democracy, volition, religion, and art?

In this third part of their reflection on Yuval Harari’s Atlantic piece anticipating technology’s march toward tyranny, Jay Richards and Robert J. Marks discuss the many assumptions therein. At the root of these speculations is an overestimation of the power of information processing systems and an underestimation of the human ability to be the true governors of their creations, not their docile “pets”. Harari rightly points to a better understanding of the mind as the way forward, but fails to appreciate its true nature, resulting in a dismal prognosis for art, religion, and democracy. Read More ›

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Forecasting About the Future

Deconstructing Yuval Harari’s Silly Forecast of AI’s Future Impact: Part two

Will A.I. ultimately make free market economics obsolete and destroy democracy in favor of digital dictatorships? Well, forecasting, “especially about the future”, is hard. Jay Richards returns to further discuss Yuval Harari’s prognosticating and along the way gives reason to hope for a far more promising future, grounded in the resilient and reinventing human self. Show Notes 01:33 | Creativity and chess Read More ›

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Does Technology Favor Tyranny?

Part One: Deconstructing Yuval Harari’s Silly Forecast of AI’s Future Impact

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 ›