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

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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Dec 31, 2017

From evolution to proxy fitness to generalized drugs and back again.

[Title image combines a public domain CC0 book image plus a version of Ernst Haeckel's 'Tree of Life'...


Nov 18, 2017

Dave finds out how Michael ended up doing two TEDx talks in a month and a half.

[Title image using screengrabs from Michael's talks at TEDx Providence and TEDx...


Nov 4, 2017

Professor and author Melanie Mitchell discusses artificial intelligence with Dave.

[Title photograph courtesy of Melanie Mitchell]