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A Dash of Science is a podcast and Science Communication Initiative where we discuss science, engineering, technology, education and even history through the lens of science and logic in a way that everyone can participate and understand.

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A Dash of Science Christopher Birkinbine

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A Dash of Science is a podcast and Science Communication Initiative where we discuss science, engineering, technology, education and even history through the lens of science and logic in a way that everyone can participate and understand.

Often times we bring in experts in the field of interest to discuss with us to help get the right information to you!

You can view information about our community impact (which includes our pledge for social impact) here: https://cbirkinbine.info/community-impact/

Avantlink Affiliate #1299245

Guest host Bio's: https://cbirkinbine.info/contributor-profiles/

Music Credit:
Current:
The current music for the podcast was written and produced by GhostTube Music, which you can find at https://soundcloud.com/oscar-lindberg1
Past:
Episodes 1-14
The music used in these episodes is used under a Creative Commons license. If you like the music you can visit the musicians site, Brad Sucks at http://www.bradsucks.net/music/

    Unpacking AI Warfare

    Unpacking AI Warfare

    Show Summary
    In this episode, Chris and Todd discuss the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in military contexts, focusing on its integration into modern warfare, the ethical and legal dilemmas it presents, and public concerns about AI as a potential threat. They explore the intricacies of AI decision-making, the risks of misuse, and the urgent need for ethical guidelines and regulatory frameworks. The conversation draws comparisons between AI and nuclear weapons, considering AI's transformative impact on warfare and the complexities of regulating open-source technologies.



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    References




    TechXplore. (2024, April). Vienna conference urges new rules on AI weapons. Retrieved from https://techxplore.com/news/2024-04-vienna-conference-urges-ai-weapons.html



    TechXplore. (2023, November). Pentagon sees AI as key to making hard decisions in lethal scenarios. Retrieved from https://techxplore.com/news/2023-11-pentagon-ai-hard-decisions-lethal.html



    The Defense Post. (2024, February 12). Israel enhances military capabilities in Gaza with AI. Retrieved from https://www.thedefensepost.com/2024/02/12/israel-military-ai-gaza/



    Arab News. (2024, February 11). Israel deploys new military AI in Gaza War. Retrieved from https://www.arabnews.com/node/2457841/middle-east



    Just Security. (2023, October 3). AI and the Future of Drone Warfare: Risks and Recommendations. Retrieved from https://www.justsecurity.org/89033/ai-and-the-future-of-drone-warfare-risks-and-recommendations/



    Bloomberg Quicktake - YouTube. (2024, February 09). AI Warfare is Already Here. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra7Ph1EK5uQ



    TED - YouTube. (2023, July 10). War, AI, and the New Global Arms Race. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpipswT-LuE



    PBS News Hour -YouTube. (2023, July 9). How Militaries are Using Artificial Intelligence On and Off the Battlefield. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdgh1JuKeXI



    Wikipedia. (2024). Technological singularity. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity



    Wikipedia. (2024). Roko's basilisk. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roko%27s_basilisk



    InCyber. (2023, October 31). AI: A Potential Leviathan. Retrieved from https://incyber.org/en/article/ai-a-potential-leviathan/



    Military.com. (2024, May 3). AI-powered fighter jet takes Air Force’s leader on a historic ride: What it means for war. Retrieved from https://www.military.com/daily-news/2024/05/03/ai-powered-fighter-jet-took-air-forces-leader-historic-ride-what-means-war.html



    Conseil d'État. (2024, August 31). Artificial intelligence and public action: Building trust, serving performance. Retrieved May 6, 2024, from https://www.conseil-etat.fr/publications-colloques/etudes/intelligence-artificielle-et-action-publique-construire-la-confiance-servir-la-performance



    OECD. (2019, November 21). Hello, World: Artificial Intelligence and its use in the public sector. Retrieved May 6, 2024, from https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/hello-world_726fd39d-en;jsessionid=DQVWnRT3Jhlti3iI0U_nbam0v8PmeGg3GGwbhDHp.ip-10-240-5-165




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    A Dash of Science is written and produced by 5Hz Labs.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Shaping Tomorrow: 2023 Nobel Prize Winners

    Shaping Tomorrow: 2023 Nobel Prize Winners

    Show Summary
    This episode covers Chris's visit to the University of Idaho, the development of mRNA vaccines, and the winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, Physics, Chemistry, and Economic Sciences. They explore the work of the laureates and the impact of their research. They also touch on the importance of representation and diversity in scientific recognition.



    References




    "ADA170953 - [Title of Document]." Defense Technical Information Center. Available at: https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/citations/ADA170953



    "Heart Study Summary - Vieques." Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Available at: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/vieques/heart_study_summary.html



    Lindsay-Poland, John. "Health and the Navy in Vieques." Fellowship of Reconciliation, 2001. Retrieved on January 19, 2007.




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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Introducing Todd Jackson (Part 4)

    Introducing Todd Jackson (Part 4)

    Episode 39: In this final episode introducing new co-host Todd Jackson, we close out the final pieces leading to his current position at NASA, and talk a little about what is in store for the show for us moving forward!



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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Introducing Todd Jackson (Part 3)

    Introducing Todd Jackson (Part 3)

    Episode 38: This week we continue our chat with new Co-Host, Todd Jackson, Deputy Project Manager at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Todd discusses his his path to flight test, burning bridges, and the importance of networking and seeking mentors.

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    • 58 min
    Introducing Todd Jackson (Part 2)

    Introducing Todd Jackson (Part 2)

    Episode 37: This week we continue our chat with new Co-Host, Todd Jackson, Deputy Project Manager at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Todd discusses his dreams of becoming a fighter pilot, his time training for his pilots license, and the dramatic event the permanently change his path.

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    • 58 min
    Introducing Todd Jackson (Part 1)

    Introducing Todd Jackson (Part 1)

    Episode 36: This week we chat with new Co-Host, Todd Jackson, Deputy Project Manager at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Todd discusses what it was like growing up, how he bounced around between majors, and his experiences defining for himself what it means to a person of color in todays engineering fields.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Excellent podcast

Love the interesting subjects covered on this podcast! It’s a nice break from all the supernatural and true crime shows in my rotation. Keep up the good work!!

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Great podcast to satisfy the scientist in me.

This podcast is full of interesting science topics that keep the nerdy science chick in me very happy. Love these two hosts. They’re intelligent and down to earth. I became their biggest fan when Chris said all flat earthers were either trolls or had a mental deficiency that made them more susceptible to gullibility. That statement was so spot on!

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Smart and Fun!

I’m a science geek at heart, so this show fills that niche for me, but it is so much more than that! Chris’ expertise is far-reaching and so his interviews and discussions are always well-focused, based on logic and research and his guests and co-host are always just as bright and enjoyable. It’s a really special mix of good, hard science, with more popular social take on that, and also, light and approachable enough for even those not previously knowledgeable in the subject. Really glad I found this show!

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