"Okay Google, what is artificial intelligence?"

About This Episode

Artificial Intelligence, more commonly referred to as AI, is the study of the creation computers and computer software that are capable of intelligent behaviour. Danial and Shubham look at the ways in which AI could make our lives easier and also spend some time understanding the not-so-pleasant implications of an AI-powered future.  Danial, excited to try out his shiny new Fitbit, challenges Shubham to  see who can maximize their step-count. He gets destroyed. 

0:00 - Intro
0:58 - Catch-up
3:27 - Follow-up & News
14:08 - Artificial Intelligence
28:09 - Byte of the Week: Soylent
41:50 - Wrap-up


  • Twitter improves the logged out Twitter experience - Twitter
  • Twitter to introduce algorithmic timeline as soon as next week - BuzzFeed
  • Jack Dorsey’s response to algorithmic timeline rumours - Twitter
  • Alphabet Q4 2015 Results - Alphabet
  • Alphabet passes Apple as most valuable firm - CNBC 
  • Google-parent Alphabet's moonshots lost $3.6 billion in 2015 - Business Insider
  • Why Google’s Artificial Intelligence Boss Is Taking Over the Search Empire - ReCode
  • AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next - WIRED
  • Introducing OpenAI - OpenAI
  • Microsoft Is Acquiring London’s AI-Driven SwiftKey For $250M - TechCrunch
  • Ex Machina - Film4 / DNA Films
  • The End of Food is Finally Here - The Wall Street Journal
  • Simple, healthy, affordable food - Soylent

Episode Details

February 8th, 2016

42 mins 34 secs

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