Pinball popularity, Sexual assault and abortion, Artificial intelligence morals

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Ryan Clancy playing pinball
Ryan Clancy, center left, of Milwaukee played a pinball machine for 32 hours and two minutes as part of a fundraising event. Photo courtesy of Becky Cooper

We talk to the editor of a magazine all about pinball and its sustained popularity. Then, we explore the mental health impacts of abortion bans on survivors of sexual assault. Later, we ask a technology philosophy professor about the morals and ethics of artificial intelligence and algorithms.

Featured in this Show

  • A passion for pinball

    Pinball machines gained popularity in the 1930s and still speak to pop culture today (take, for example, this “Stranger Things” pinball machine). We talk all things pinball with the founder and editor of “Nudge Magazine,” which covers the classic game.

  • The ethics of algorithms and artificial intelligence

    A Google engineer raised concerns about artificial intelligence having sentience. We explore the ethics and morals of these types of emerging technology.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Ian Jacoby Guest
  • John Basl Guest

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