Educational video games, Artificial intelligence moratorium, AR-15 rifles

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A man tests a Sony PlayStation Virtual Reality headset.
In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, a man testing a Sony PlayStation Virtual Reality headset at the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Martin Meissner/AP Photo

We talk to one of the directors of a UW-Madison lab designing educational video games. Then, we learn more about an effort to pause research and development of artificial intelligence. Later, two Washington Post reporters join us to share their work looking at the role the AR-15 rifle plays in American society.

Featured in this Show

  • Video games as educational tools

    The Field Day Lab in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research is creating online video games to be used as learning tools for students. We talk to the lab’s creative director about their latest games and how they work.

  • Tech leaders call for moratorium on AI advancement

    Last week, tech leaders including Elon Musk released a letter with over one thousand signatories calling for a moratorium on further development of artificial intelligence for at least 6 months. A tech reporter explains why some of the biggest names in AI are worried about what will happen if it keeps advancing.

  • America's relationship with the AR-15

    The Washington Post spent seven months interviewing over 200 people who have expertise or relevant first-hand experience with the AR-15. We speak to two of their reporters about the weapon’s role in American life.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sarah Gagnon Guest
  • Sigal Samuel Guest
  • Alex Horton Guest
  • Robert Klemko Guest

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