Tech Tea 011: Mistakes and Bad People

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Tea: Bai Hao Yin Zhen (“White Hair Silver Needle”), a white tea. Damon talks about a sea change in internet usage and recent attempts by bad folks to take down the web.  Michael goes over the basic ideas of machine learning and how you may already be using it.  Also: brussel sprouts, clean barns, the flavor of missing children, emotional buying, the slow motion vision in a moment of horror, the Facebook Pixel, violations of the Fair Housing Act, smart devices and the Internet of Things, installing antivirus software on your refrigerator, the start of Skynet, face recognition, figuring out who your “sweetheart” is, Westworld, and rabbit holes.

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Show notes

Our theme music was written by Lisa Purdy.

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