Tag: Creativity

  • #99: Making Money in the Digital Era, Materialism Banter

    Ian and Michael discuss ways to make money in our modern digital society, as well as why people form emotional attachments to physical objects (whether a car, a house or a tamagotchi). Plus: is banana really a good pizza topping?

  • #97: Card Games, Board Games and AI, Collectibles

    Ian and Michael discuss card games in the context of language learning, use of AI in creating board games, and collectible items. (This episode contains AI-generated speech)

  • #89: Deepfake Tourism

    In this riveting episode, Ian and Michael embark on a journey into the "Deepfake Tourism" concept. They explore how AI could allow us to virtually insert ourselves into various destinations. But it's not all sunny landscapes and tourist hotspots; the hosts also delve into the darker side, discussing how deepfake technology can be used to create misinformation for unsuspecting travelers. Amidst this exploration of the digital frontier, they sprinkle in some delightful travel banter. Join them for an episode where technology meets travel, and the world is your digital playground.

  • #81: Is Streaming Broken?

    Ian and Michael take a critical look at the streaming landscape and ask the pivotal question: Is the current model for video streaming fundamentally flawed? They dive into the challenges of an oversaturated market, dwindling viewership, and the dire financial struggles faced by streaming services, leading to content removal as a cost-cutting measure. But as they navigate these complexities, they also confront the nostalgia for the bygone era of VHS tapes, ultimately pondering whether a return to the past is truly the solution (it isn't). Join the conversation for an exploration of the future of video streaming. (This description was generated with ChatGPT)

  • #78: The Encrapification of the Interwebs, AI and Comedy

    Ian and Michael venture into the tumultuous waters of the internet, exploring the potential chaos that could ensue as the digital realm becomes inundated with AI-generated content. And just when you thought it definitely could get more exciting, the hosts ponder the future of AI and comedy, revealing how machines are starting to tickle our funny bones. Join the laughter, the languages, and the limitless potential of AI in a thought-provoking and entertaining episode that promises to expand your digital horizons. (This description was generated with ChatGPT)

  • #57: Image Generators and the Deepfake Dilemma

    Get ready to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of image generators! Join Ian and Michael, your dynamic duo, as they delve into the cutting-edge developments shaping this rapidly evolving field. In this enthralling episode, they explore groundbreaking methods for achieving pinpoint precision in image generation, the captivating story of a photography competition dominated by an AI-generated masterpiece, the high-stakes legal battles waged against image generation companies, and the potential perils unleashed by deepfakes.

    Prepare to be enlightened and entertained by their thought-provoking analysis and engaging banter! Don't miss this captivating journey into the future of imagery! (Episode title and description was automatically generated with ChatGPT)

  • #54: AI as a Force for Good or Greed

    Ian and Michael discuss AI and its impacts on jobs, especially the potential destruction of high paying jobs in favour of lower wage and clickwork types of jobs. Will AI be a force for the betterment of humanity or a force for greed and selfishness?

  • #53: AI in Creating Narratives

    Ian and Michael discuss the potential role for AI in creativity, in for example video editing, in creating games, and in using AI to create narratives. And with our ever shrinking attention spans, will we in the future even have the patience for content that requires more than a few seconds concentration?

  • #51: AI-Generated Content and the Future of Creativity

    Join Ian and Michael as they delve into the controversy surrounding a children's book that was entirely AI-generated. Moreover, the duo discusses the concerning trend of AI companies using artists' and authors' work as training data without permission, credit, or compensation. Discover the impact it has on the audience and the future of creativity. From animation to British sitcoms to replacing the annoying overflow of (human-generated) reboots and sequels with truly original content, there's no telling what intriguing insights will be unveiled in this must-listen episode! (This text was generated with ChatGPT)

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    #50: The 50th Episode Spectacular

    Our first 50 episodes are in the can! In this milestone episode, Ian and Michael discuss AI-guided road trips, using AI to create the perfect beer and the perfect chocolate (and what else do you need in life, really?) and an AI-created utopia, as well as looking forward to the topics to be covered in the next 50 episodes!