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Archive for July 2016

 This was a really fun episode to record with rising star Pete Van Dyk creator and host of Live from the Dutch Hall Podcast. Pete was in a mid-life slump. He turned 40 and the only thing he was gaining was inches to his waistline and dissatisfaction with his professional career. So, what does everyone do whilst in a mid-life crisis? Quit your job and start a podcasting/stand-up comedy career. We talk about the pitfalls and successes of starting a podcast, the brutal world of comedy and what it takes to balance life with the horribly addicting hobby of vomiting your thoughts out for the rest of the world to hear. If your interested in getting into podcasting, this episode is a must listen. Pete's success has led him to obtaining a personal bartender, a house band and a cult following among introverted recluses located in the Canadian tundra. I tried to bleep out all the cursing but it got too time consuming! Warning explicit language!

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James Barrat is a writer, director and producer of documentary films. He is also author of the nonfiction book Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human EraTime Magazine named him one of the 5 smartest people who believe AI could bring on the apocalypse and his book was named on of the 8 definitive tech books of 2013 bu Huffington Post.

Mr. Barrat joined me for a frank discussion on how real the negative impacts of AI will be on the future of humanity. He states that the development of this technology should be the most important conversation of the current era and yet we rarely hear of it beyond the novelty of self-driving cars, personal digital assistants (Siri, Echo) and simplified online personal shopping. However, bringing an intelligence online which is smarter than humans drops us down a rung on the hierarchy of life and may lead to our eventual demise... in unpleasant ways.

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