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Join Max Sklar and guests in this podcast about AI, technology, and society. Email localmaxradio@gmail.com for questions and feedback.

Show notes page on the website: http://www.localmaxradio.com

    Ep. 142 - Marsbot for Airpods Launched!

    Ep. 142 - Marsbot for Airpods Launched!

    This week Max and the Foursquare Labs team launched Marsbot for Airpods, a personal assistant that plays contextual audio through your headphones about the specific spots you pass by as you walk throughout your town or city. Aaron interviews Max about the product, and Maryam Aly rejoins The Local Maximum for a more technical and insider discussion with Max. Then, we talk about a related announcement in the AR space.

    • 48 min
    Ep. 141 - Social Media Giants and the Election, 2016 vs 2020 vs 2024

    Ep. 141 - Social Media Giants and the Election, 2016 vs 2020 vs 2024

    Max talks about the recent blackout of a New York Post article on Twitter and Facebook in the larger context of the evolving approach that these companies are taking to controlling your information diet. Also, Max looks at potential sources of error in the presidential polling and where they might come from if they do indeed exist.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 140 - Why Polls are Tricky with Alex Andorra

    Ep. 140 - Why Polls are Tricky with Alex Andorra

    Max talks to Alex Andorra of pollsposition.com to discuss why election polling is so difficult, and what could go wrong with the polls in the US presidential election.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 139 - Coinbase Goes Apolitical, Libra Languishes, and Deepfakes Rise

    Ep. 139 - Coinbase Goes Apolitical, Libra Languishes, and Deepfakes Rise

    Max and Aaron do a tech update about Coinbase's controversial new policy of going apolitical, Facebook's Libra currency behind schedule, and what Deepfakes will mean for social media.

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 138 - Life on Venus, Viking DNA

    Ep. 138 - Life on Venus, Viking DNA

    On this science update on the Local Maximum, we discuss the possibility of life in the atmosphere of Venus, as well as a surprising finding about Viking genetics.

    • 50 min
    Ep. 137 - Bayesian Covid Tests, Topological Computation, and Electoral Systems

    Ep. 137 - Bayesian Covid Tests, Topological Computation, and Electoral Systems

    Today’s show features callers and emails from the Local Maximum Audience. One listenered learned about Bayesian inference and published a manuscript on Bayes Rule applied to Covid-19 Testing. Another listener introduced me to a topological approach to representing numbers in computer science. A third listener had some point to make on the Electoral College.

    • 33 min

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