I am a fan of your show and have been following your articles regarding the use of robots in the military. For me there is no debate required. We are making a mistake if we only use these creations of our genius for such purposes. Robots should not be allowed to destroy anything and it is a misuse of their great potential to help mankind survive and thrive.
I could go one but I am going to get off my soap box now. I have a humble request. All your shows are available to me and I have great fun listening to them. They are entertaining and thought provoking. However in the past two weeks when I try to listen to your podcast I get an error message stating that you are not on my server. This is very odd since I can get all the other shows.
Could you please help me clear this mystery up.I am so sorry to complain. I ,as a robot builder find your show as very, very helpful. I will keep listening!!!
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The show has a number of regular Slots that cycle around but not every week: Science in the News, Movers and Shakers, Features, History of 20th century robots, Weird Science and a monthly insert from Cafe Scientifique
Prople interviewed on the show include:
Professor Lord Winston
Joel Conrad Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Professor Antony Ryan CBE
Sir Harry Kroto: winner of the nobel chemistry prize 1996
Rear Admiral Chris J. Parry CBE: Ministry of defence director of Development, Concepts and Doctrine
Professor Yorick Wilks: World authority on Artificial Intelligence for lnatural anguage processing
Kathy Sykes, Collier Professor of Public Engagement at University of Bristol and TV regular (Rough Science, Saturday Kitchen, Alternative Theraphies)
Aejaz Aahid, award winning biomedical engineer and well know DJ with a NESTA fellowship to bring the two together
Malika Andress, National Space Centre
Professor John McCarthy – The father of Artificial Intelligence who gave it its name.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili CBE – particle physicist and BBC4 science presenter
Professor Marcu De Sautoy – Academic, Author and Broadcaser – known as an Oxford mathematician.
Marc Abrahams – founder of the ig Noble awards and writes a regular column for the Guardian on Improbable Science