Tag: Hype

  • #94: The Impatient Society and Technological Revolutions

    Ian and Michael ponder the current AI hype and whether our instant gratification society has made us all too impatient when it comes to technological breakthroughs and the speed of development. Plus, the pair discuss a recent court case where a customer service chatbot "hallucinated" a refund policy - much to the dismay of the customer when the company refused to honor the policy! Who's responsible when we've automated the human out of the loop? (This episode features AI-generated content and speech)

  • #80: Bags, NFTs, and the Value of Things

    Ian and Michael delve into the intriguing landscape of value and worth. They embark on a lively exploration of the significance of brand names, delving into the intricacies of perception and pricing. Their conversation doesn't stop there. The hosts also examine the realm of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), and the dramatic drop in value over the past years. Join their discussion as they unravel the curious intricacies of value in both the physical and digital worlds. (This description has been generated with ChatGPT)

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    #44: The Next AI Winter

    AI research and development have over the years fallen prey to hype cycles, resulting in two longer so called AI winters in the 1970s and the late 1980s/early 1990s. Is there a risk that we are heading towards another AI winter, or a bubble akin to the dotcom bubble of the early 2000s?