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Conversations about computation writ large, with Michael Littman and Dave Ackley.

Apr 1, 2020

Michael and Dave talk about pandemic models and simulation journalism, programming languages, and what people really want.

Washington Post's simulator is here


Mar 1, 2020

Michael and Dave talk to Brown University neuroscientist Michael J Frank about topics from brains and minds, to engineering and machine learning, to dopamine and Parkinson's disease and New Age woo.


Feb 1, 2020

Computer scientist and biologist Melanie Moses joins Michael and Dave in a conversation ranging from biology nerds vs computing nerds to the future of justice in the United States, with a whole lot of scaling along the way.


Jan 1, 2020

Michael Carbin, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, joins Michael and Dave to discuss neural net lottery tickets, computing with uncertainty and more.

[Cover photo courtesy of Michael Carbin]


Dec 1, 2019

Zander Furnas helps Dave get a clue about political science, in theory and in practice -- from authoritarianism to democracy, and from Congressional staffer's incentives to Elizabeth Warren's plan for lobbyists, and whether there's hope for society after all.

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