Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 6 “Artificial Intelligence”

Is Artificial Intelligence the future of human development or the potential downfall of human civilization?

What is the state of Artificial Intelligence today?

What are the pro’s and con’s of artificial intelligence?

We address these and many other questions in this episode of Insights Into Tomorrow. We’ll take a look at the four different levels of Artificial Intelligence and where today’s rudimentary AI has the potential of going.

Then we’ll ask the tough questions about AI. Should we allow AI to develop self awareness? Should AI be able to make life and death decisions? Will AI rob humans of jobs and safety.

There are a lot of questions and a lot of concerns about AI that need to be asked and answered before we get too far down the rabbit hole and reach a point of no return.

Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 5 “SETI”

What is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, when did it start, is it worth what it costs and what happens if we find something?

We’ll investigate these questions in this edition of the podcast while also looking at a history of SETI, radio astronomy and how academics, enthusiasts and the cold war drive America’s efforts with SETI. We’ll ponder the philosophical question of whether there is intelligent life in the universe and we’ll talk about the Drake Equation and how many of it’s guesswork variables are quickly forming up to be factual estimates based on current findings in our understanding of the universe.

We will also take a look at the costs of SETI, it’s research and the bureaucracy that it depends on. We’ll explore the benefits that we’ve seen from the efforts of people like Carl Sagan and Paul Alan to deepen our understanding of life in the universe. And we’ll ask you the audience to decide if the investments have been worth the benefits.

In our final segment we’ll talk about the various scenarios facing the human race should we encounter other intelligent life. We’ll it be a peaceful and beneficial first contact like that depicted on Star Trek. Or do we face an apocalyptic Independence Day style catastrophic first contact? Are we as a civilization even ready for first contact and what impact could it have on us as a species?

We’ll explore all this and more on this episode of Insights Into Tomorrow!

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 39 “Leadership”

This week we’re talking about teens and leadership. We’ll look at what leadership is, the traits of a good leader and why leadership skills are so important to teens as the grow up. We’ll also take a look at how parents can help teach their kids leadership skills and learn how to cope with the challenges of life both in their youth and as the progress into adulthood.