Artificial Intelligence, In Good Faith, Loneliness, Family Movie Night
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 36
- Nov 5, 2018 4:00 pm
- 1:40:22 mins
Important conversations and encouraging words to help you make every day a great one. Artificial Intelligence (00:00) In 1956, artificial intelligence officially became an academic field. Whereas at first it described a computer learning how to play checkers, today artificial intelligence is loosely used to describe anything from Siri to the self-aware HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. In her book Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World, Meredith Broussard seeks to eliminate misconceptions about artificial intelligence and explore a concept she calls, “technochauvinism.” Meredith Broussard teaches at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, and you can learn more about her here. Hygge and Curiosity (15:55) Carrie Ann Rhodes and Lisa talk about the Danish concept of hygge, a sensation of coziness or simple contentedness that has grown more popular globally in recent years. Then they talk about the benefits of curiosity, the barriers to curiosity, and five ways to encourage curiosity in their lives. In Good Faith (49:52) In the face of inhuman tragedies like last week’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, it is possible to find and recognize the humanity of people who are different from us if we sit with them, listen to them, and know them. Steven Kapp Perry, host of the show “In Good Faith” heard every Sunday at 10 am on BYU Radio, joins Lisa to share parts of an interview with Rabbi Sam Spector from Congregation Kol Ami in Salt Lake City. Find the full interview with Rabbi Samuel Spector at www.byuradio.org/ingoodfaith beginning next Sunday. You can give well wishes at www.conkolami.org. Loneliness (1:07:50) One issue today that seems to affect everyone at some point, without any obvious cure, is loneliness. At some time or another we all feel lonely, and often we feel lonely even when we’re surrounded by people who care about us. Our challenge is to figure out how to be alone without feeling lonely. Dr. Tracy Asamoah is a psychiatrist at Texas A & M, who specializes in adolescents and family relationships. You can visit her at her website. Family Movie Night (1:24:03) British comedian Rowan Atkinson is starring in his third spy spoof, Johnny English Strikes Again. The movie released a little more than a week ago and has already blasted past the 100 million dollar mark in Europe. Meanwhile, here in the U.S., poor Mr. English is struggling to get past 3 million. So why don't American audiences love Johnny English? Here to help us understand the subtle differences between American and British comedy is our film critic, Rod Gustafson.