On this episode, Basil is sick, China has a Flippy army restaurant, Norcal has a new Flippy burger joint, AI decodes rat speech with DeepSqueak, Trump signs AI EO, AI discovers hybrid in human genome, and Russia plans to exit the regular Internet for their own. Go follow us on our new Twitch channel and stay tuned, as we will soon announce the date of our first live stream! And we know it’s not the best platform right now, but join us on Patreon to get MORE!

AGG for the WEEK of FEB 7-13

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST, FOLKS!

AncestryDNA genetic test review ancestry update – Business Insider

FLIPPY’S FAM!

Robot-made coffee, burgers in SF: on automation and jobs

TECHNOLOGY, ROBOTS, AND AI! OH MY!

Can AI love? Two robots just fell in love over talk of humanity’s demise | Verdict

Artificial intelligence used to decode rodent chitchat – Science Focus – BBC Focus Magazine

Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness | WIRED

What Games Are Humans Still Better at Than AI?

AI gets carded, China and US agree on robot wars, Amazon claims Rekognition is just fine

BBC – Future – The robot that learned how to skate on ice

They Asked if People Would Rather Kill a Human or a Sentient Robot

China is unleashing killer robots and stealth drones that carry out targeted airstrikes without a human pressing the fire button

DARPA wants smart bandages for wounded warriors | TechCrunch

Robots and virtual reality are the future of sex | The Independent

Baidu made a smart cat shelter that uses AI to tell cats and dogs apart – The Verge

IBM’s AI competed against a human in a debate. The results are telling. – Vox

Google and Microsoft Warn That AI May Do Dumb Things | WIRED

Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Artificial Intelligence – The New York Times

This art has been created by AI. Will collectors want it? – Art & Culture – The Jakarta Post

Meet Ai-Da, the world’s first humanoid robot portrait artist | TechRadar

Europe must avoid ‘over-hasty’ regulation on AI or risk missing out on economic benefits

“Catastrophic” hack on email provider destroys almost two decades of data | Ars Technica

CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND SOMETIMES FACTS!

QAnon Finally Returns. What’s Next For His Rowdy Followers?

Why so many people believe conspiracy theories – BBC News

BECAUSE SCIENCE!

US Geologist REVEALS How Fast-Shifting North Magnetic Pole Will Affect Humanity

Earth’s magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE TECNOCHALYPSE

Bill Gates Gets Why People Are Doubting Billionaires—And He Has A Defense (Even For Mark Zuckerberg)

SpaceX: Elon Musk Reveals Future Price Plan for a Return Ticket to Mars | Inverse

Remember When Jeff Bezos Told Peter Thiel To ‘Develop a Thick Skin’?

Bill and Melinda Gates letter on at-home DNA tests like 23andMe – Business Insider

SPACE/ALIENS/ETs/UFOs

NASA to find aliens ‘IN YEARS’: Shock study reveals countdown to alien discovery

Bible ALIEN SHOCK: Ancient ‘religious remains’ fuel extraterrestrial claim

Tell RoboCallers you were abducted by aliens

BIOMEDICAL/GENETICS/TRANSHUMANISM

Gene Editing Tools Like CRISPR May Help Us Cure Herpes One Day

UC Berkeley Team to Be Awarded CRISPR Patent | The Scientist Magazine®

The Genetic Case for Monogamy | Psychology Today

The FDA Is Trying to Figure out How to Regulate Smart Pills

Artificial Intelligence Has Found an Unknown ‘Ghost’ Ancestor in The Human Genome

CRYPTOCURRENCY AND B-B-B-BLOCK CHAIN!

Software Giant Oracle Expands Its Enterprise Blockchain Platform

SOCIAL MEDIA/GOOGLE/AMAZON

Facebook Investor Roger McNamee Is Now a Company Nemesis

Google, Facebook, Apple news should be regulated: UK government report

Here’s What Amazon’s Eero Acquisition Means

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9 COMMENTS

  1. "Disqualificated." That's almost as good as strategery for Dubya! 🙂 Gonz, I don't know if you guys have reported on this but do you know that Amazon has pulled out of resettling their headquarters in New York? Apparently it's a pretty big deal in the business world….would love to know your thoughts!

  2. You guys easily have the best show intro ever … don't ever change it … it's awesome and perfect the way it is … and get well Basil … and Christina's son Nathan I heard about that on Facebook poor kid getting cancer … yeah totally … prayers go out

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