How we use nostalgia, Artificial intelligence in elections, Tips on advice

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Jake Rohrer of the consulting firm Wipfli talks about AI
Jake Rohrer of the consulting firm Wipfli, second from the right, gives a presentation to northeast Wisconsin manufacturing officials about generative artificial intelligence, like ChatGPT, on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. Joe Schulz/WPR

We learn more about how nostalgia works. Then, we check in on the use of artificial intelligence in our elections. And we talk to an advice columnist about how to give and take advice.

Featured in this Episode

  • How nostalgia can push us forward, not keep us in the past

    Nostalgia is all about reliving the past, but that process can actually move us forward with an eye toward the future. We talk to an existential psychologist about his new book on the science and application of the feeling of nostalgia.

  • The impact of artificial intelligence on elections

    The Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill that would would require political candidates and groups to be transparent about using artificial intelligence technology in their advertisements. We learn more about the bill and what role AI can play in our political systems.

  • How a longtime advice columnist finds the answers

    Veteran advice columnist Carolyn Hax talks about the most difficult questions she’s received, how she approaches helping people with tough moments in life, and where she goes when she needs advice.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Clay Routledge Guest
  • Rep. Clinton Anderson Guest
  • Robin Zebrowski Guest
  • Carolyn Hax Guest
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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