Tag: Social Media

  • #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?

  • #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)

  • #92: Banter about Banter, Social Media, Climate Change, Subscription Models

    Ian and Michael discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from the latest on social media to news reporting on climate change, our need to be distracted in a world of chaos, digital subscription models, and the English language itself!

  • #90: Software as a Service

    Ian and Michael delve into the evolving landscape of software consumption, comparing the prevalent software-as-a-service and subscription models with the traditional approach of purchasing software outright. From the convenience of SaaS to the ownership perks of traditional methods, they navigate the pros and cons from a consumer's standpoint, offering valuable insights into the shifting paradigm. The hosts pivot to the recent US Senate hearing, where the CEOs of the five biggest social media companies faced scrutiny. Tune in for a stimulating discussion that bridges the gap between consumer preferences and the societal impact of tech giants.

  • #87: Crowdfunding New Stuff, Buying Old Stuff

    In this insightful episode, Ian and Michael explore the dynamic world of crowdfunding, where innovation meets passion in the quest to bring new ideas to life. Join the conversation as they also delve into the heart of consumerism, pondering the choices we make between investing in products built to last for years versus the allure of cheaper, short-lived alternatives. And how does the Die Hard movie series figure into all of this? Plus, a brief appearance by our newest AI-generated contributor, Deepfake Michael! (This description was generated with ChatGPT)

  • #86: Rabbit and AI-Powered Devices

    AI Unfiltered is back for season 3! In this exciting episode, we dive into the cutting-edge world of AI-powered devices, spotlighting the recently announced Rabbit R1. Join Ian and Michael as they unravel the potential and implications of these remarkable creations, exploring how AI is transforming our everyday lives. Plus, our AI-generated contributor, Emma, returns with a new instalment of "Emma's Artificial Reflections"! (This description was generated with ChatGPT)

  • #84: Bits and Pieces

    In "Bits and Pieces," Ian and Michael bring together a captivating collection of conversations that have been waiting in the wings and which didn't quite fit in other episodes through the year. These engaging dialogues touch on a wide range of topics, from the concept of green and red AI, to safeguarding your car against theft in the digital age. The episode also delves into the murky waters of deepfakes and the evolving landscape of a post-truth society. Join the hosts as they navigate the challenges posed by bot infestations on social media and the enduring magic of fairy tales. And to round things off, they explore the tantalizing prospect of escaping into virtual reality. Tune in for a thought-provoking and entertaining journey through these "Bits and Pieces" of contemporary discourse that keep our digital world buzzing. (This description was generated with ChatGPT)

  • #72: The Hidden Social Credit Score

    In this thought-provoking episode, "The Hidden Social Credit Score," Ian and Michael delve into the shadows of data privacy and its real-world implications. Join them as they unravel the unsettling concept of a concealed social credit score, calculated from the vast troves of personal data amassed by private companies. Explore the profound impact of this clandestine metric on our lives, raising critical questions about surveillance, autonomy, and the ever-evolving landscape of privacy in the digital age. Don't miss this eye-opening discussion that shines a light on the hidden forces shaping our world.

  • #69: AI in Hollywood, AI Debuggers, ChatGPT Alternatives, Reading in the Digital Age

    Dive into a captivating podcast episode that weaves through an array of thought-provoking topics. Join Ian and Michael as they dissect the multifaceted role of AI, from its intriguing presence in Hollywood to its transformative impact on coding and testing, reshaping software development's landscape.

    Hold on as the discussion takes an unexpected turn into the realm of imagination: AI-generated fake film stars. The hosts then shift gears to provide an insightful report on alternatives to ChatGPT, opening a window into the dynamic world of AI evolution. Stepping into the literary world, they ponder the age-old question of classics versus contemporary reads, contemplating the relevance of timeless literature in our fast-paced era. (This description was generated with ChatGPT)

  • #68: Media and Weather Reporting, Clickbait, AI Revolution or Evolution

    Get ready for a captivating podcast episode where Ian and Michael traverse a spectrum of intriguing subjects. From media's portrayal of "the storm of the century" in Finland, which turned out less dramatic than anticipated, to a probing examination of our clickbait-infused society – they uncover the layers beneath the headlines.

    The hosts take on the future with a discussion about the ever-evolving landscape of AI. Will the latest innovations deliver groundbreaking transformations or merely incremental upgrades? Join the conversation that navigates the blurred lines between the revolutionary and the evolutionary. (This description was generated with ChatGPT)