And we talk to the man who coded Cleverbot, a software program that learns from every new line of conversation it receives…and that’s chatting with more than 3 million humans each month.
Producer Lulu Miller talks to Richard Neureither and Regine Hauch about what they’ve done in Düsseldorf.”“Animals rescue people all the time, but not like this.
Jim Eggers is a 44-year-old man who suffers from a problem that not only puts his life at risk–it jeopardizes the safety of everybody around him.
I also want to give a shout out to producer Lulu Miller, who seems like someone I want to befriend but is mysteriously difficult to Google.
This bio describes her as follows: “Miller studied history at Swarthmore College, and first fell for radio while working as a woodworker in Sunset Park.
But in this hour, we wonder whether there might also be a logic behind sharing, niceness, kindness … Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest? Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?
”“When an Alzheimer’s or Dementia patient wanders, they can end up too far from home, frightened, or hurt. But what else are you supposed to do if you want to keep them safe?
And we examine claims that some parasites may actually be good for you.”“When we gaze into the eyes of a wild animal, or even a beloved pet, can we ever really know what they might be thinking?
Is it naive to assume they’re experiencing something close to human emotions?
Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow.