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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. 183 - The Metaverse and Digits

    Ep. 183 - The Metaverse and Digits

    Max and Aaron discuss Facebook's plan to develop a metaverse, and Max shares his thoughts and theories on our number system

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 182 - Focal Points and Written Constitutions

    Ep. 182 - Focal Points and Written Constitutions

    Max talks about a concept in game theory called a Focal Point. Also, looking at US history, talks about ways in which written constitutions can succeed or fail.

    • 36 min
    Ep. 181 - Redacting your Secrets

    Ep. 181 - Redacting your Secrets

    Patricia Thaine, CEO of Private AI, talks to Max about using AI for redaction, and preserving privacy.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 180 - Branson, Bezos, and Musk dash to Space

    Ep. 180 - Branson, Bezos, and Musk dash to Space

    Today's discussion centers around the space race among privately owner companies. This includes Richard Branson's first voyage to with virgin galactic. Also - the proposed flying car!

    • 45 min
    Ep. 179 - New York attempts Ranked Choice Voting

    Ep. 179 - New York attempts Ranked Choice Voting

    New York City's democratic primary is in the midst of a vote-counting debacle that may go on for weeks. This is their first time using ranked choice voting, but criticism of RCV can be conflating with other problems in the electoral process. Max and Aaron break it down with inside knowledge of NYC politics, social choice theory, and potential solutions.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 178 - How Design Makes the World with Scott Berkun

    Ep. 178 - How Design Makes the World with Scott Berkun

    Author Scott Berkun joins the Local Maximum to talk about his new book How Design Makes the World. We cover the relationship between design and engineering, design ethics, failure modes, and organizational behavior.

    • 37 min

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If you're committed to growing as a professional, boy have I got a podcast for you! The Local Maximum is easily the best podcast I've discovered in at least 5 years. Max's insights help you develop the mental models necessary for success in a world of algorithms and seeming uncertainty. While the show is not focused on a single programming language or software, you will not find a better "sherpa" for the journey into backend development thinking. 5-Stars for Max!!

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