61: Fluffy Ones That Don't Hurt Each Other

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By spinnerproof@gmail.com, Sam Hutchins, and Ryan Bratley. 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.
  • Front matter
  • 'Fixing' the Battlebots meta
    • Spinners bad
    • Weight bonuses for non-spinners?
      • Are weight bonuses effective?
      • How do you decide how much is enough?
    • Removing Battlebots' extra barriers to non-spinner success
  • A general discussion about AI and Machine Learning
    • A conversation driven by the sordid tale of Apple's 'sexist' credit card
    • Defining AI, Machine Learning, and AGI (for the purposes of this discussion)
      • AI: A decision-making system designed by a human. Can be debugged.
      • Machine Learning: A system which produces a decision-making system. Built and then trained, can't really be debugged.
      • Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): Sci-fi version of AI which is, or appears to be, a human-level intelligence. Don't worry about it. Yet.
    • Current uses of AI/ML
      • Image/video processing
      • Social media
        • How it all works
        • The wonderful, wholesome, entirely benevolent Netflix algorithm
        • Sam's experiences with Reddit
        • Promoting controversy/outrage
        • Bad technology vs technology being used by bad people
          • Setting 'goals' for ML systems
      • Finance (and other stuff)
        • How bias can develop within an ML system
      • Medicine
        • Cancer detection
        • What happens when the machine causes a human death?
          • The impact of one life lost vs x lives saved
        • Potential bad implementations of the technology
      • Crime 'prevention'
    • How to be better

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