Curious Minds Podcast

Curious Minds Podcast

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Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Pt. I | Curious Minds Podcast
October 27, 2017

What is Deep Learning, and how can computers learn 'skills' and 'intuition'? Ran Levi & Nate Nelson tell the story of Artificial Intelligence.

The Awful and Wonderful History of the Mir Space Station | Curious Minds Podcast
September 02, 2017

The Mir Space Station was a true Soviet engineering wonder, an achievement comparable with the US landing on the Moon. Yet in its later years, Mir survived some horrific & hair-raising accidents...

The Lost Manuscript of Archimedes | Curious Minds Podcast
July 27, 2017

How a random discovery - a Palimpsest found in an old church in Turkish Istanbul, casts Archimedes' genius in an even more surprising light.

The Dark Avenger [From: Malicious.Life] | Curious Minds Podcast
June 29, 2017

A computer virus discovery in 1989 led a young Bulgarian security researcher on a hunt for the prolific creator of the Eddie virus: The Dark Avenger. 

Are Software Bugs Inevitable? Part 2: The Most Expensive Failed Software Project Ever | Curious Minds Podcast
February 04, 2017

The story of the FBI's VCF project - perhaps the most expensive failed software project ever - and Dr. Fred Brooks' classic book, 'The Mythical Man-Month'.

Are Software Bugs Inevitable? Part 1: FORTRAN and the Denver Airport Baggage Disaster | Curious Minds Podcast
January 23, 2017

Are Software errors inevitable? we'll tell the story of FORTRAN and the sad, sad tale of the Denver Airport Baggage Disaster.

Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense (SDI) Initiative, AKA – “Star Wars” | Curious Minds Podcast
December 18, 2016

In 1983, Reagan shocked the world when he announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Was Reagan’s Initiative the reason for the USSR collapse?

The History of File Sharing, Part 2: Grokster & BitTorrent | Curious Minds Podcast
November 16, 2016

Grokster's legal battle against the Record Companies, the sinister poisoning of file sharing networks by OverPeer - and the rise of BitTorrent.

The History of File Sharing, Part 1 (of 2): The Rise & Fall of Napster | Curious Minds Podcast
November 02, 2016

Napster, a revolutionary Peer-to-Peer file sharing software, was launched in 1999 - and forever changed the media world.

Heroes Of Podcasting #5: Aaron Mahnke, Lore Podcast | Curious Minds Podcast
October 04, 2016

Heroes of Podcasting: An interview with Aaron Mahnke about the role of storytelling in podcasting, his inspirations and how he started Lore.