Your smartphone is spying on you! (…and I can prove it!)

You ever get the feeling that your smartphone is eavesdropping on you in order to send you advertising based on what was just said? Well, it’s true and it’s not just your phone. On this episode of “The Jim Stroud Show,” proof is offered on how our personal tech is spying on us.

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Do robots have the right to free speech?

When you are speaking to someone online or over the phone, do you ever wonder if you are talking to a machine instead of a human being? It may seem far-fetched, but science fiction is science reality as AI continues to evolve. In this episode, Jim Stroud asks the question, “Should bots, by law, have to identify themselves as machines when engaging human beings?” Some people are already demanding that robots be made to self-identify whereas others say machines have freedom of speech too. Tune in to find out more and where you fall in the debate. | Links related to this episode

How To Fix a Bad Online Reputation

Student presents thesis in underwear after professor says her ‘shorts are too short.’ Can you believe that? (And that’s not the only thing the student did.) Such outrageous behavior incentives Jim Stroud to give advice on how to fix a bad online reputation. Tune in for reputation management tips that (hopefully) you will not have to use.

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Are dogs replacing children? Looks that way.

More and more couples are opting to claim their pets as children and forego having children of their own. What is the cause of this trend and more importantly, what are the ramifications? Jim examines it all and comments on a global battle for the next generation; something he describes as… “Puppies vs Babies!” May the cutest win. (The fate of the world is at stake!) | Click here for links related to this episode.