Telepathy, Sumatran Rhino, Mongolian Falconry, Creativity Code
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 206
- Jul 9, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:42:07 mins
DARPA Investing Millions into Telepathic Headsets Originally Aired on: June 3, 2019 Guest: Jacob Robinson, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University What if you could know what they know, and they know what you’re thinking, and you both have utter confidence that you’ve shared information and you’re not even in the same room or space, or maybe you're even miles apart? That would indeed be telepathy. Is telepathy possible? As in science and nothing New Age-y or mystical. Can science help two brains connect over distances with no sensory contact, at least not in the usual way? The Last Male Sumatran Rhino in Malaysia Dies Originally Aired on: June 3, 2019 Guest: CeCe Sieffert, Deputy Director of the International Rhino Foundation Tam, the last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia has just died. After unsuccessful attempts to have him breed in captivity, what does his passing mean for the state of rhino conservation efforts worldwide? The Loudest Underwater Sound Vaporizes Water Originally Aired on: June 3, 2019 Guest: Claudiu Stan, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Rutgers University Newark Scientists have found the loudest possible underwater sound, and it's so loud vaporizes water. Photographing Mongolia’s Eagle Trainers Originally Aired on: June 3, 2019 Guest: Palani Mohan, photographer, author of "Hunting with Eagles: In the Realm of the Mongolian Kazakhs" If there was an edge of the earth, or an end, it would be the Altai mountains at the intersection of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia. Here the last of an ancient group of falconers still hunt foxes and wolves with trained Golden Eagles . . . while on horseback . . . on the top of the mountains. Palani Mohan is a photographer who flew to Mongolia to document the last 50-60 of these men and their extraordinary lifestyle. "The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI" Originally Aired on: June 3, 2019 Guest: Marcus du Sautoy, Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University, and author, "The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI" Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has dedicated the last few years of his life to studying creativity and artificial intelligence. Is artificial intelligence truly creative? What does it mean to be creative? And what would the future look like if our algorithms could really create art?