The Robotic Moral Code – Programming Ethics into Machines – with guest Dr. Don Howard (rerun)

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SparkDialog Podcasts is currently on break until February 6th with Season 3.  In the meantime, enjoy this best of episode. A robotic moral code may seem like an odd thing to talk about. But there are now instances when robots, machines, and artificial intelligence will need an ethical framework. From self-driving cars to autonomous weapons […]

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Getting a Second Chance: Space Ethics, Mining, and Colonization – with guest Dr. Tony Milligan

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Living among the stars has long been a dream of humanity.  But as we begin to step off this Earth and colonize other planets, many will argue: do we deserve a second chance? With climate change, over-exploitation of natural resources, and man-made ecological problems on this planet, we should stop and wonder – what can […]

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Women in Science – Ruby Payne-Scott – with guest Dr. Miller Goss

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https://media.blubrry.com/podcasts_sparkdialog/p/api.spreaker.com/download/episode/12776648/women_in_science_ruby_payne_scott_with_guest_dr_miller_goss.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Within the last century, things have changed significantly for women in science.  At the beginning of the 20th century, women rarely were educated in science, and seldom became professional scientists.  Yet there were a few brilliant women who rose to the top.  Today we are […]

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Teaching Science with Animals and Travel – with guest Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune

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Science is all around us, but sometimes, it is easy to be intimidated by the formulas, math, and terminology.  That’s why today’s guest, Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune (or Minu for short), goes about teaching science using things we see in everyday life and things we can relate to – namely, animals.  Growing up in India, she had […]

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Autism Therapy and Zen – with guest Anlor Davin

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https://media.blubrry.com/podcasts_sparkdialog/p/api.spreaker.com/download/episode/12481665/autism_therapy_and_zen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Autism hasn’t always been well understood in the community.  In fact, no more than a few decades ago, people were frequently misdiagnosed or even institutionalized.  Today in the podcast, we talk to Anlor Davin.  Anlor has autism, and she discusses her own autism therapy. Anlor […]