E33 – The Future of A.I.? (w/ Leo Allen Jr.)

“Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make…” – Nick Bostrom

Episode 33 – Erik Slader and Justin Ache are joined by Leo Allen Jr. from the Voluntary Input Podcast – to talk about the history, ethics, potential dangers, and hopes for the future of Artificial Intelligence systems. Will A.I. destroy the world? Find out today!

And be sure to check out all the amazing / hilarious “A.I. History Artwork” that our listeners and fellow podcasters sent in!

Also on this Episode:

  • Epik WINS of History: Alan Turing
  • The Rise and Fall of Google’s “Stadia” (2019-2023)
  • Elon Musks’s “Star Link” satellite internet

For More on the History of Computers / AI:

Pop-Culture Clips / Music / References:

“2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), “Blade Runner” (1982), “WarGames” (1983), “Star Trek: The Next Generation” – S2E9: ‘The Measure of a Man’ (1989), “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (1991), “The Matrix” (1999), “Battlestar Galactica” (2004-2009), Disney’s “TRON: Legacy” (2010), “Watson and the Jeopardy! Challenge” – IBM Research (2013), “HER” (2013), “West World” (2016 – 2022), “M3GAN” (2022), etc

⁠⁠Outro Music / Segment Jingles by DeftStroke Sound!⁠⁠

Listen to our previous ‘Digital Age’ episodes: ⁠⁠E15 – “The 20th Anniversary of Y2k”,⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠E22 – “A History of Hackers and Digital Heists” ⁠⁠for more!

Listen to “Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson on Audible (click here for a free trial)!


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Erik Slader

Erik Slader is the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails middle grade book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff. His latest book, “2299” is a sci-fi / noir novella. Erik is also an editor on Podcasters Assemble and a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek, as well as a contributor to Geek to Geek Media and ComicZombie.net! He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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