The Department of Nerdly Affairs
The Department of Nerdly Affairs
DNA Podcast 137 - AI in Popular Culture

In this episode, Rob and Don look back at the past of humanity’s relationship with Artificial Intelligence and ponder where it will be going in the future. The duo discuss recent innovations in AI, how people’s concept of what AI is has changed over the years, and why AI might not want to wipe us out after all. All this, and why sexbots may herald humanity’s doom, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Artificial Intelligence
Google Engineer Claims Google AI is Sentient
BF Skinner
Dr. Susan Calvin (Robopsychologist from Issas Asimov stories)
Queensryche- The Warning (Album)
GREY (manga)
The Turing Test
Understanding Comics
Cognitive Dissonance
The Singularity
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Is the Internet Conscious? If It Were, How Would We Know?
Colossus: The Forbin Project
Electric Dreams (movie)
Lawnmower Man (movie)
Max Headroom
Gamma World
Tay Microsoft Chatbot
Korean Mukbang Videos