“People not only have an affinity for NPR but an affinity for each other, as listeners,” Kinsey Wilson, NPR’s general manager of digital media told me.“We’re the only news organization where public trust has increased over the last decade.” While there is as yet no dating site for public radio nerds — though Wilson said the idea come up — his development team recently whipped up a way for listeners to show off their support and discover friends with similar passions.At the top of the Facebook app is a Twitter-inspired #gopublic stamp, which the network uses as branding on all social platforms.Local stations can also use the stamp and embed the Facebook app on their own sites.But, the man accused of sexually assaulting more than 60 women has already been tried in the court of public opinion.Today on the show, we’ll talk with GRAHAM BOWLEY of about the timeline of events leading to this point and the specifics of the trial that Cosby will face.Secret games will be “unlocked” with every 100,000 new users, Wilson said.and what it represents to them — the NPR personalities, the weekend rituals, the shared values that bring together like-minded people on a first date.
You search for people to meet by body type, age or even zodiac sign.Then, five intrepid kids help us test a hypothesis about a toy designed to push our buttons, and play on our human empathy. Perhaps if you combine the What Does Technology Want? It was good fun back then -- a nice break from Norton Commander, ya' know? But real intelligence, that humans will not be able to create through mechanized means. Failing to even mention Ray Kurzweil and laughing off his work as "those people who think computers are going to grow legs and walk away. Been listening to your podcast everyday at work for the past month. Congratulations to Robert Krulwich on the recent Radiolab "Talking to Machines". For those who think that a chatbot is unusual or unique, I assure you that it is not. Cleverbot: My favorite game ever is 'The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time'. It can also be the process of determining the best interface for a new website.And we meet a robot built to be so sentient that its creators hope it will one day have a consciousness, and a life, all its own. and Emergence episodes you could make a case for empathy and imagination emerging from mechanical production. Its interesting, as I listen to the section about the Furbies, my mind is mixing public radio shows. And props to him especially for the improvements he has made to his AI project "Java Application for Discursion Analysis and Biologically-Unassisted Mechanical Response Delivery". There is a business reason for these chatbots on dating sites: Men far outnumber the women, and in order to keep these men active (and paying), the sites use the chatbots to ensure that every man achieves some level of success. And artificial intelligence is not just about modeling sentience.But there’s a big difference between Badoo and sites like JDate or e Harmony.Mark Brooks is a consultant to the online dating industry.NPR executives have been known to brag that theirs is just about the only news organization to show up in people’s personal ads.For example: “I am in need of some intelligent male company…I am an avid reader, , talkative, curious and always up for trying something new.” Media companies salivate over that kind of loyalty and identification with the brand.He soon found himself in Vermont, sitting across from what's purported to be the world's most sentient robot: Bina48. I felt like that experiment only showed that the children were human. You're so good at explaining and making complex concepts digestible, I wish you'd pursue that challenge rather than just making the show for high schoolers who dropped out of science class. So I wonder if what kind of connections we can show between psychopathy and our empathetic responses to robots? And those that are considered truly original, those that "break the mold", I would bet in analysis even that is still predictable. The articles are published under the names Seth Jayson, Dan Dzombak, Anand Chokkavelu, and others. the furby was in the back seatand every time we went down a hill and back up the furby seriously made a weee or AHwoo O sound IT was CREEPY- so we put little furby inthe trunk and i have to admit feeling slightly abusive :) we coudl still hear it in the trunk. But that takes the processes of homeostasis, the ability to adapt, the ability to reproduce, and all those other biological traits that constitute life out of the equation.Guests: Graham Bowley, Annette John-Hall Philadelphia-born comedian Bill Cosby went on trial earlier this week.You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) The episode is, for the most part, an economist’s guide to dating online. ) You’ll hear tips on building the perfect dating profile, and choosing the right site (a “thick market,” like Match.com, or “thin,” like Glutenfree Singles.com? You’ll learn what you should lie about, and what you shouldn’t.Also, you’ll learn just how awful a person can be and, if you’re attractive enough, still reel in the dates. Kai Ryssdal: The world of romance just ain't what it used to be. There's speed dating, group dating and online dating.Social networks got popular and we got much more comfortable sharing our personal lives online. The dates she liked didn't write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse).