Tag: Metaverse

  • #103: AI Twins

    Ian and Michael discuss Reid Hoffman's demo of a completely AI-generated version of himself - an AI twin. But as cool a technology demonstration as it was, are there any actual use cases for AI twins?

  • #102: Word Origins, Old Buildings, Clickbait, Business Books

    Ian and Michael take on a variety of topics in this far reaching episode, tackling the origins of certain expressions, the value of old buildings, the prevalence of clickbait, and the deluge of business books that provide little value. Plus, appearances by our AI-generated contributors, Sarah and Emma! (This episode features AI-generated content and speech)

  • #98: Metaverse Madness and My Friend The Chatbot

    Ian and Michael come back to one of their favourite topics, figuring out uses for the metaverse. And, if we all end up plugged into the metaverse, would it matter if our metaverse friends and acquaintance are actually AI-generated?

  • #60: Your Own Personal Metaverse

    The metaverse is dead, long live the metaverse? Join the animated discourse between Ian and Michael as they navigate the turbulent waters of the metaverse hype, dissecting its sensational rise and seemingly swift plunge into the abyss. Discover their riveting insights on the intriguing concept of an ultra-personalised metaverse experience. Contemplate the metaverse as an innovative platform for unfiltered self-expression, a digital Eden to manifest your authentic self.

    Fasten your seatbelts for a journey into the heart of the metaverse - a world of endless possibilities, paradoxes, and perturbations. A voyage you don't want to miss! (This description was automatically generated using 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!

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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?

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    #41: The 2022 Retrospective

    AI Unfiltered is back from holiday break! Ian and Michael kick off 2023 by looking back and discussing some of the biggest stories of 2022, including text and image generators, the metaverse hype, Twitter, and much more!

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    #40: The Christmas Episode

    'Tis the season to be jolly! In the last episode of 2022, Ian and Michael discuss virtual Christmas presents, virtual Christmas decorations, and the idea of a Christmas metaverse.

    AI Unfiltered will be back with new episodes in January 2023!

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    #30: Reviving the Dead, Virtual Friends, Virtual Bands

    Ian and Michael revisit the Metaverse and discuss the idea of creating virtual replicas of deceased loved ones and famous historical figures, virtual bands, spending money on virtual real estate, and even the possibility of hosting a podcast in the Metaverse.

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    #26: The Metaverse

    Is the metaverse more than a buzzword? And considering how much time we spend in the digital realm through smartphones and computers, do we really want to double down on a semi-digital reality? Ian and Michael discuss and deconstruct the metaverse concept - with a healthy dose of skepticism.