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
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.
Since the beginning of time, well, maybe not that long, humanity has been making false assumptions about technology. In this episode of “The Jim Stroud Show,” Jim examines several erroneous predictions about technology and… has an impromptu modeling session. Tune in for all the fun. | Click here for links related to this episode.
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.
Amazon just patented a device that tracks their workers’ hands in order to nudge their hands back into a more productive direction. If you are surprised by that, you should not be. Why? Simply put, it is only one development in a long trend of how companies have collected and leveraged employee data for the past decade. Tune into this episode for the details. | If you like what you’ve seen, please support my work by buying me a cup of coffee.
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