Tag: AI

Episode 171: This Unit Must Survive (Trek and AI)

We’re joined by Dr. Rumman Chowdhury for an in-depth look at many of the different depictions of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the Star Trek universe. Why are malevolent AIs always susceptible to logic problems? Why gender an android?…

Episode 162: The Viability of Trek Tech

Astrophysicist, aerospace engineer, and Star Trek science consultant Dr. Erin MacDonald stops by to help us reverse the polarity of the neutron flow and understand Trek tech. We talk about current technology inspired by Trek – like Bluetooth, 3D printing,…