Conversations in Science: Robot Ethics

When I hijacked Jessie's POV, I spoke about Sophia, the robot that was granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia. There was a lot of discussion about various ethical issues surrounding robots. I knew right away it was time to phone a friend.

On this month's episode of Conversations in Science, Jessie and I had a blast talking with Sean Welsh, who is at the forefront of this new field of science that crosses into philosophy. The field is known as Robot Ethics.


The Nuts and Bolts of Robot Ethics
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, December 11, 2017)

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Oopsie. At least I didn’t burn the house down.

Anyone who knows me will know that I lead a VERY busy life. Mom’s taxi is often called into service, and there are many a nights when I have no clue whether I’m coming or going. As such, I’ve mastered the art of cooking quickly, making tasty meals that are full of flavor and make people fight over the leftovers. However, when things go up in flames — literally — plans instantly get derailed, and it’s ALL hands on deck.Read More

Dimming the Sun: Insanity or Brilliance?

There has been many different solutions to various environmental issues proposed over the years. Some are brilliant (like plastic roads). Others were discounted years ago for a reason, yet they keep coming back to haunt us. The latest proposal from UK scientists probably falls into the latter category.

On this month's episode of Conversations in Science, Jessie and I spoke about how UK scientists want to dim the sun.


Dimming the Sun
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, November 6, 2017)

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I hijacked Jessie’s POV… Mwahaha…

There is one topic that I've been wanting to cover on Conversations in Science, but my producer Jessie Sanders wouldn't let me do it. The topic was steeped in politics, and Conversations in Science is meant to be politics-free. However, she said that if I could find a show where I could talk about politics, then I could do it. Well...

Jessie has gone on holiday, and she asked me to upload an episode for her. Little does she know... I have found the show where I can cover the one topic that I've been wanting to cover.

So, I've hijacked Jessie's POV to discuss the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and why I think President Trump is wanting to pull out.


Doc Hijacks Jessie's POV
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Thursday, November 11, 2017)

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Can we zap the day out of existence?

I think many will agree that yesterday (November 1st or October 31st, depending on where you are in the world) was just a crappy day. It was crappy everywhere, and for so many reasons. For me, for a brief moment, it felt like the cosmic energy that rules the world was out to get me. It was just one of those days: the kind where you have to laugh and take it with good spirits or you’ll break down in tears.

The way I started my day: being hit by a garbage truck.

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