Four Types of A.I., Exercise as a Treatment, Santa Claus

Four Types of A.I., Exercise as a Treatment, Santa Claus

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1062

  • Dec 15, 2016 4:31 pm
  • 2:29:43 mins

Understanding the four types of AI (18:29) Dr. Arend Hintze is an Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology & Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He researches the evolution of natural and artificial intelligence by using computational modeling to understand what environments and evolutionary pressures give rise to intelligence, and how cognitive mechanisms evolved.  Artificial Intelligence development has come a long way over the past few years, and some are wondering “what could be next?” In October, the White House released a report expressing their expectation that “machines will reach and exceed human performance on more and more tasks” in the next 20 years. Dr. Hintze explains. Chronic Illnesses and Exercise (1:07:56) Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Exercise Science from Old Dominion University. She is an internationally recognized authority on diabetes and exercise who has shaped physical activity guidelines for many professional organizations.  When we contract a disease or virus, many people’s first thoughts turn to doctors and drugs. New research, however, says that doctors are under prescribing one remedy that might be just as effective. According to a recent review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, exercise can deliver comparable benefits to drugs and surgeries with fewer side effects. Dr. Sheri Colberg-Ochs explains how exercise can help with chronic illness. Caitlin Thomas - Entertaining Kids During the Holidays (1:31:40) Well, it’s here folks. Christmas time is officially only 10 days away, which means our kids will soon be at home with us during the day again. All parents know that the worst thing in the world is bored kids- they make messes everywhere and spend most of the day whining about how bored they are. It can be a lot to handle. Caitlin Thomas teachs us about some ways that we can keep kids entertained while they are home for the holidays What Should Parents Tell Kids About Santa (2:10:09) Dr Chris Boyle is a pyschologist and an Associate Professor in Inclusive Education and Psychology at the University of Exeter. He is currently editor of the Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist and has many publications in psychology and education. Do you remember the moment someone told you Santa wasn’t real? You might’ve been angry, sad, confused, or disappointed. Most children are told from the time that they’re young that if they are good, a jolly fat man in a red suit will bring them presents, but could perpetuating this myth as parents be harmful to our relationships with our children? We teach our kids not to lie, but is teaching them about Santa being hypocritical? Christopher Boyle says “morality of making children believe in such myths has to be questioned.” He discusses the effects that perpetuating the Santa myth might have on our relationship with our kids.