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Terrifying Robot Dog

A weekly podcast about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. Hosted by Jonathan Stark and Kelli Shaver.

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Infinte Interns

Is machine learning the new relational database? Titles We Considered Infinite Interns Unstructured Query Language Links We Mentioned Ways to think about machine learning

37mins

13 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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Circuit du Soleil

Robot cats, flying androids, and motorcycle drones, oh my!

31mins

6 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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April Fools Year

A fake photo is worth a thousand fake words.

43mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #3

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Duster Diamonds

Plants in space, a psychotic AI, and cringe-y WWDC news. Titles We Considered Schrodinger's Lawnmower Angry Canadian Martian Fanzines Just Draw It Out Sympathy Logic Loser AI Duster Diamonds Links We Mentioned Nasa Mars rover finds organic matter in ancient lake bed Scientists created a psychopathic AI using Reddit images WWDC App Stores are for Suckers Cheers! —J&K

40mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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Rat Fingers

Rat Fingers Yeah... robots coated in rat flesh is now technically a thing. Links We Discussed New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscles to Move Jeff Bezos saved The Expanse TV show Anon Black Mirror: The Entire History of You Where the heck is Peace Talks? Oculus Go review by Swizec Part 1: Ready Player One - GenCon Cosplay Part 2: Ready Player One - GenCon Cosplay Titles We Considered Finger Bot Cheeseburger Slot Rat Fingers Blockchain Lawn Drip Dry Tusks

33mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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Yelling At Robots

WARNING: This is our most epic wafflecast yet After lawn care, lame warrantees, and stacking hay, we do eventually get to talking about tech :)

54mins

25 May 2018

Rank #6

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Placebo VR

Can VR be used as a legitimate medical therapy? Links We Mentioned A French hospital is using VR as a drug-free pain solution Distraction isn’t only way virtual reality might ease pain How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan Michael Pollan — Exploring The New Science of Psychedelics

39mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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From The Comfort Of Our Hovercouch

What would happen if you were being controlled by an anonymous internet hive mind? Titles We Considered Shall We Play A Game? From The Comfort Of Our Hovercouch Five Bocks Under The Diaper Related Links

30mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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The Terror That Flaps In The Night

Gadget week review of the Rocketbook Everlast connected notebook. This week, we geek out about notebooks - in particular, digital workflows that involve pen and paper. Rocketbook Everlast Rocketbook Wave Rocketbook One Levenger Circa Notebooks iPad Pro + Apple Pencil Links Rocketbook Website Introducing Rocketbook Everlast Levenger Circa Notebooks The Dignitary fountain pen from Allegory Writing Instruments Blackwing Pencils Apple Pencil Why legal pads yellow? Satchel & Page Slim Mailbag Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag These New Worlds Titles We Considered Terror That Flaps In The Night Pencil Person Shadow Wing Damp Tongue The Perfect Notebook Quest Credits This week's episode was edited in part by Cooper Stark. Don't forget to like and subscribe ;-)

38mins

7 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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2000 Square Foot Waffle

Everything from cybergeddon to summer jobs to yarn bombs. You've been warned. Links We Mentioned The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

42mins

31 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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School of Hot Pockets

A discussion of the book Driverless by Hod Lipson

36mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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The Cooper Show

JS is on vacation this week, so we uploaded this short interview with Cooper talking a bit about making animations. For the record, he also edited the episode and created the outro music. See you next week! Related Links Cooper's YouTube Channel Cooper on Twitter Cooper on Newgrounds Cooper on Hyun's Dojo

7mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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Nerdvasion at the Arena

Kelli's Gencon recap Related Links Kelli's Gencon Haul Kelli's Game Collection These New Worlds The Terminology of Modern Boardgames

37mins

10 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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Self-Driving Segue

Mmmm... a short stack of waffles Talking Points Liquid water on Mars? Connected hoodies tracking your location Destination specific self-driving cars Links We Mentioned These New Worlds TNW Part 5 - Taking a moment to work on story Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars Tommy Hilfiger smart clothes track wearers Omega Speedmaster Moon Watch Google Latitude Nike+ Shoes Walmart will chauffeur shoppers in self-driving Waymo cars The Expanse Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Cooper's Twitter Cooper's YouTube Titles We Considered Very Small Tools Problematic Hot End Not Unfun Martian Santa Dumbclothes Self-Driving Segue

28mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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Kissy Teenage Stuff

Are computers better at entertaining us than we are? Links We Mentioned Uber Car Seat These New Worlds website These New Worlds story - part 1 The Iron Giant Star Wars Trivial Pursuit The nightmare videos of childrens' YouTube — and what's wrong with the internet today Voxel Finger Family Song Titles We Considered Brain Off Kissy Teenage Stuff Lazy Electrons

36mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #15

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Needlecast

Hello, dear listener! Kelli and I are back with episode 1 of season 7 to review the book Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan. It's a very good book with lots of cool technology that holds all sorts of implications for future society. Enjoy! Links We Mentioned Altered Carbon on Amazon Altered Carbon on Audible Altered Carbon on Netflix #SaveTheExpanse Petition on Change.org Peace Talks (Book 16 of the Dresden Files) PPG from Babylon 5 John Legend is your new Google Assistant Titles We Considered Sleeve Death Organic Damage Needlecast Boyfriend's Ex-Body Nudal Frontity Twin Of All Twins Git Merge Brain Season X Thanks —JS & KS

43mins

17 May 2018

Rank #16

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Your Lyin' Eyes

Who do you trust? LINKS Deep learning technology is now being used to put Nic Cage in every movie We Are Truly Fucked: Everyone Is Making AI-Generated Fake Porn Now People Are Using AI to Create Fake Porn of Their Friends and Classmates People Can Put Your Face On Porn—and The Law Can't Help You

37mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Immortality As A Service

Ray Kurzweil's three bridges to immortality. Links CeBIT 2017- Ray Kurzweil Keynote: The Future is Brighter Than We Think. Ray Kurzweil - Human-Level AI is Just 12 Years Away Three Bridges to Immortality Nick Bostrom

31mins

8 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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Fade To Black

Fade To Black INTRO Hello and welcome to Terrifying Robot Dog! I'm Jonathan Stark - and I'm Kelli Shaver - and we are here to talk about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. This week we talk about Max Jesus. Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is next... HOUSEKEEPING Oops! JS said the Lore TV show is on Netflix, but it is actually on Amazon. FEATURE The Church of AI LINKS Third Order Lore Podcast Lore TV Series God Is A Bot And Anthony Levandowsky Is His Messenger SmarterChild Chat Bot Max Headroom DeeplyAI TITLES WE CONSIDERED Max Jesus Fade To Black Old Man Yells At Cloud God Is On AWS CLOSING That's our show for .... ever. Cue our awkward goodbye.

31mins

13 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Keep Getting Differenter

Keep Getting Differenter INTRO Hello and welcome to Terrifying Robot Dog! I'm Jonathan Stark - and I'm Kelli Shaver - and we are here to talk about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. This is TRD Book Club with Brave New World by Aldus Huxley. Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is next... HOUSEKEEPING Missed last week due to illness - sorry! Shoutouts - Jeremy Caudle Nov 20th for Third Order FEATURE TRD Book Club with Brave New World by Aldus Huxley LINKS Brave New World - Read it online for free! TITLES WE CONSIDERED Humans Factory Cake or Death? The Feelies Scent Organ Keep Getting Differenter Bonanza of Hedonistic Pleasure Normtopia CLOSING That's our show for this week. I'm Jonathan Stark - and I'm Kelli Shaver - and we hope you join us again next week for Terrifying Robot Dog. Bye! POST-SHOW Would you like to see Kelli and I in your inbox once a week? Get new episodes delivered straight to you with show notes, links to additional content, and more... Plus, you can reply to any message to suggest topics for future episodes. To get the inside track, go to terrifyingrobotdog.com and look for the KEEP ME IN THE LOOP button. That url again is terrifyingrobotdog.com.

55mins

22 Sep 2017

Rank #20