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  1. Don’t Fall for the AI Hype w/ Timnit Gebru - Episodes - Tech Won’t Save Us

    A left-wing podcast for better technology and a better world.

    | Paris Marx is joined by Timnit Gebru to discuss the misleading framings of artificial intelligence, her experience of getting fired by Google in a very public way, and why we need to avoid getting distracted by all the hype around ChatGPT and AI image tools.


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  2. 85. Timnit Gebru Looks at Corporate AI and Sees a Lot of Bad Science - Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure

    Timnit Gebru is not just a pioneering critic of dangerous AI datasets who calls bullshit on bad science pushed by the likes of OpenAI, or a tireless champion of racial, gender, and climate justice in computing. She’s also someone who wants to build something different. This week on Reimagining, we talk to the thrilling, funny… Continue reading 85. Timnit Gebru Looks at Corporate AI and Sees a Lot of Bad Science


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  3. A History of Porn | Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society on Acast

    What did porn look like before the internet? Who was it for? And how has it changed since? In this episode, Kate chats to Kathleen Lubey, a professor at St. John’s University and specialist in eighteenth-century literature. Kathleen talks us through the history of pornography … that is, the type of history that can’t be deleted. WARNING there are adult words and themes in this episode Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Anisha Deva. Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit. For more History Hit content, subscribe to our newsletters here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


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  4. VCF East 2019 — Brian Kernighan interviews Ken Thompson

    In the 1960s-1970s, Ken Thompson co-invented the UNIX operating system along with Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs. He also worked on the language B, the operating system Plan 9, and the language Go. He and Ritchie won the Turing Award. He now works at Google. He’ll be interviewed by Brian Kernighan of “K&R” fame.

    This talk took place May 4, 2019. Videography courtesy of @thegurumeditation (Facebook), @thegurumeditate (Twitter)

    Vintage Computer Federation: https://vcfed.org VCF Discord: https://discord.gg/u4ybsBK

    0:00 Start of Video, Introductions and Updates 8:13 Start of Fireside Chat 11:02 How Ken got to Bell Labs 17:25 Origins of UNIX 22:40 Three weeks away from an OS 29:27 The PDP-11 32:48 Pipes 35:42 GREP 38:40 Languages and Evolution 46:25 Chess Computers 1:02:40 End of Chat

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY6q5dv_B-o
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Thu Aug 18 05:25:53 2022 Available for 30 days after download

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  5. BBC Desert Island Discs: Douglas Adams

    The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Douglas Adams, creator of the anarchic world conjured up by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how, as a child, he found it difficult to communicate with the adult world, and didn't speak until he was four years old. But as his confidence grew, he set his sights on being a nuclear physicist - an ambition later replaced by a burning desire to be John Cleese in Monty Python's Flying Circus. In fact, he has become a hugely-successful author, a passionate amateur naturalist and a rock star manque.

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  6. Historian Uncovers The Racist Roots Of The 2nd Amendment | Fresh Air | NPR

    In her new book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, Anderson traces racial distinctions in Americans' treatment of gun ownership back to the founding of the country and the Second Amendment, which states:

    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    The language of the amendment, Anderson says, was crafted to ensure that slave owners could quickly crush any rebellion or resistance from those whom they'd enslaved. And she says the right to bear arms, presumably guaranteed to all citizens, has been repeatedly denied to Black people.


    Transcript: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1002107670

    June 2, 202111:40 AM ET

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