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Due to some real life(tm) issues, Bomb Shelter Radio for Thursday the 20th of February is cancelled.



"The paperclip maximizer is the canonical thought experiment showing how an artificial general intelligence, even one designed competently and without malice, could ultimately destroy humanity. The thought experiment shows that AIs with apparently innocuous values could pose an existential threat. " -- Less Wrong Wiki

To keep your brains lubricated for next week's show, may I suggest this article concerning AIs manufacturing the humble paperclip? The simulator (game) referenced in the article is amusing and makes you think.

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/10/11/16457742/ai-paperclips-thought-experiment-game-frank-lantz

And a link to the simulator's author...

https://twitter.com/flantz/status/917450884552036353

RELEASE THE HYPNODRONES!

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/me falls out of my chair laughing

Bomb Shelter Radio will be broadcasting at 8PM US/Eastern on Thursday. I hope you can join us.

https://bomb.shelter.radio.am/ for all the details

Cheers,
Illya


What will you use to listen to BSR?

So, in about seven days BSR will be back on the air.
For some folks, connecting to BSR will be old hat. The server is in the same location it was during our last million broadcasts, and they already have a streaming application they are familiar with. For others, this may be a new experience (and if so, welcome aboard!) or they need a refresher. Rather than try a one size fits all tutorial just yet, I figured I would start with some basic questions.
What listening tool would you like to use? (e.g. iTunes) What operating system are you on? (e.g. Windows)
This will help us develop a few tutorials to get folks started. Please let us know in the comments.
And now, your moment of zen… https://twitter.com/VirginAustralia/status/1118760531618172928

Cheers, Illya
PS: In theory this should post automatically to the slack channel as well. It is interesting to see the difference between a tool that encourages collaboration (slack), and one that is a closed system (facesplat). The welding of blog…