3GT Episode 26: Technolatry

Barry the old guy is still uncomfortable with technology, especially when it looks like a pretty woman. Aaron and Kyle dodge the ball a bit at first, waxing philosophical about technology and warning about being  too Amish. But then Aaron starts tackling AI humanoids and the Turing Test. Kyle warns against the danger of the Tower of Babel mentality. Creators as well as consumers are warned. Movies like Ex Machina and Her get referenced. Can the Larger Catechism and the Ten Commandments save the day?

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2 Comments

  1. Joel Hart February 22, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    Thanks for the discussion. The recent movie “The Imitation Game” depicts Alan Turing (of the Turing Test) forming a close relationship with the computer with which he solved the Enigma. This component of Turing’s story is, at the least, exaggerated in the movie, and the producers use it in a backhand way to promote Turing’s devious lifestyle. That said, the movie and Turing’s life of despair offer another demonstration of the hopeless of artificial intelligence bringing satisfaction.

    • Barry York February 23, 2017 at 9:39 am #

      Interesting to hear of this movie and helpful reminder. Thanks for sharing!

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