Episode 258 - TikTok, Robots that Feel Pain, and Phallic Forearms

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This week on Mind Gap Podcast, the boys dive into a story from Japan about a robot created to feel pain in order to teach it empathy and ponder if teaching a robot to feel pain is the best way to go about teaching anything empathy. They move into the story of a man who lost his penis to a blood infection and has a new one currently being incubated on his forearm. Finally, the dorks talk about Microsoft’s intent to buy Tik-Tok and the startling revelations brought up by one software engineer about how much of a data mining monster the app really is. Let’s just say, it makes Facebook look like an honest company.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down pitting the Master of Dungeons, Chef Mike Haracz, against the Master of Dinners Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy Fieri.

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