Ep. 171: Preparing for the Robot Incursion

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By Daniel J. Glenn. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If science fiction has taught us anything, it’s that robots are coming for us. They will invade every part of our society, become self-aware, then enslave the human race. I call this The Robacalypse. How accurate is this bleak vision of the future? According to AI and Robotics expert David Gunkel, this is not very likely at all. His belief is that robots will slowly replace tasks that we find dangerous, tedious, or just plain annoying until one day we will look up and see a vast population of AI powered robots living all around us. We discuss how to prepare for this inevitable future, as well as the emergent properties of AI, sex robots as data collection units, and David’s time as a Milwaukee DJ.

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