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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The Apple vs FBI encryption case goes on, and will for some time. A former National Security Advisor has said that the FBI is looking for a precedent in the Apple case. What does that mean? And what could the implications be if the FBI succeeds in having Apple gut its security system under government order? Let’s speculate a bit.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    By now, pretty much everyone has heard about the FBI’s attempt to get Apple to write a new operating system to make it possible for the FBI to access whatever is on Syed Farook’s iPhone. There has been a lot of bluster and blather by politicians and self-proclaimed pundits. There’s a lot at stake in this case (really these cases – another has arisen in NY), so maybe it would be wise to begin with what we know as facts, as opposed to what we’ve heard as speculation.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    There is a lot going on centered around encryption these days, and a lot of it misses the real point. While court cases involving the FBI trying to force Apple to essentially write a custom operating system so the government can get into an encrypted iPhone have gotten most of the press coverage, several reports were released in Feb 2016 by people who really understand encryption, both here and in Europe, that didn’t get nearly as much coverage in the press. In this episode, let’s hear what people who actually know what they are talking about have to say about encryption.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Are you celebrating Fair Use week? Didn’t know it is Fair Use week? Aren’t sure what Fair Use even is? Listen up – it’s important to know about for anyone who creates or uses creative materials – in other words, all of us.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    There has been lots in the news about how encryption technology is making it possible for criminals to “go dark” and make law enforcement and intelligence gathering difficult if not impossible. The remedy suggested is to make decrypting messages at the command of government into law. Is that a good idea? A spate of reports issued in February of 2016 don’t think so.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Today, let’s look at some recent developments that highlight the intersection of digital and life sciences technologies and some of the implications of those technologies worth thinking about.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    LAWS – Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, or, as they are more commonly known, killer robots – are technically closer than we may think. But what about legally or morally? Will killer robots be the third great revolution in warfare after gunpowder and nuclear weapons? 20,000 scientists, including 3000 artificial intelligence researchers, think that answer should be “no.” Here’s why.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    There have been two main streams in the development of artificial intelligence which John Markoff, in his book “Machines of Loving Grace” describes as AI – Artificial Intelligence, and IA – Intelligence Augmentation. The two are very different approaches and have very different implications for the future of humanity. Here’s why.

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