This Week on the Virtual Skeptics:
- Bob discovers a new disease;
- Eve finally admits she’s white;
- And Tim blurs the news…
The panel was (left to right) Brian Gregory, Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz and Eve Siebert.
Brian’s segment (at 7:32)
Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test http://www.technologyreview.com/view/538431/deep-learning-machine-beats-humans-in-iq-test
“In the future, every decision that mankind makes is going to be informed by a cognitive system like Watson” ~ IBM CEO http://www.businessinsider.in/The-CEO-of-IBM-just-made-a-jaw-dropping-prediction-about-the-future-of-artificial-intelligence/articleshow/47289655.cms
The Plan to 3D Print a Steel Bridge in Mid-Air http://gizmodo.com/the-plan-to-3d-print-a-steel-bridge-in-mid-air-1710882593
Eve’s segment (at 26:32)
Snopes: Rachel Dolezal http://m.snopes.com/2015/06/12/rachel-dolezal/
Daily Show: Whaaaaaaat?! Black-ish-ish http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/9pxi9w/whaaaaaaaat—–black-ish-ish
Tim’s segment (at 44:19)
Shaquille O’Neal is a 9/11 Truther – no, actually his social media intern is http://deadspin.com/shaquille-oneal-is-a-9-11-truther-according-to-his-own-1710755321/1710925546
European court decides websites are liable for comments http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/06/shock-european-court-decision-websites-are-liable-for-users-comments/
Etsy bans witchcraft spells http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/etsy-witchcraft-ban/
Bob’s segment (at 54:44)
Homeopathic Body Count at whatstheharm.net http://whatstheharm.net/homeopathy.html
Announcements (at 1:03:38)
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