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- segment 1, Top of Mind–Carbon Tipping Point (0:00): Earth’s atmospheric carbon-dioxide concentration is now above 400ppm. Is there any way we’ll ever get back below that number? Scientists are pretty sure that for the immediate future, the answer is no.
- segment 2, Future File–Log In with Your Brain Waves (15:06): In the future, you might be able to authenticate into your computer by having your brain scanned. But will scanning your brain introduce even more of a privacy concern? One thing is sure, the way we do it now is wrong, all wrong.
- segment 3, Let’s Hash It Out–Google’s Hardware Launch Event (28:37): Google previewed it’s Pixel phones, a new Chromecast update, In particular, Google Home is here, and it’s ready to listen to your every word. They say they’re building a personalized Google for each individual. We say they’re making a big grab into privacy. What do you think?
- segment 4, What’s Your Take?–Digital Afterlife (45:10): When her friend Roman died in a tragic car accident, San Francisco entrepreneur Eugenia Kudya decided to task her AI start-up with creating a chatbot based on his personality. She saw it as a digital monument to him, and a way to deal with her loss. Some of her friends find it a “disturbing” and “half-baked,” but others found it therapeutic. Would you want such a monument left behind after your death? Can computers come anywhere close to capturing a human personality? What’s your take?
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