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

Jul 31, 2018

God exists in a perfectly real sense that is sure to please almost no one.


Jun 30, 2018

Michael and Dave talk to Professor Richard Gerrig about the power and the computation and cognitive science of stories and narrative worlds.  Watch out! There be monsters!

[Title photograph courtesy of Richard...


May 27, 2018

We are in the bronze age of the internet.

[Title background image is a 2005-era partial internet map, created by Matt Britt using data from the OPTE project, licensed under


Feb 11, 2018

Michael talks to Professor Charles Isbell about computing education and topics ranging from Sebastian Thrun to whether computer science is a lame name.

[Title photograph courtesy of Charles Isbell]


Jan 15, 2018

Discussing the immediate and ultimate causes of these latest horrible predictable computer vulnerabilities.

But note that Dave the big expert confuses his facts at least twice: Austria is not Germany, and Heartbleed is not Shellshock

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