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Mystery AI Hype Theater 3000

Emily M. Bender and Alex Hanna

Artificial Intelligence has too much hype. In this podcast, linguist Emily M. Bender and sociologist Alex Hanna break down the AI hype, separate fact from fiction, and science from bloviation. They're joined by special guests and talk about everything, from machine consciousness to science fiction, to political economy to art made by machines.
Episode 36: About That 'Dangerous Capabilities' Fanfiction (feat. Ali Alkhatib), June 24 2024July 19, 2024
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Episode 35: AI Overviews and Google's AdTech Empire (feat. Safiya Noble), June 10 2024July 03, 2024
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Episode 34: Senate Dot Roadmap Dot Final Dot No Really Dot Docx, June 3 2024June 20, 2024
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Episode 33: Much Ado About 'AI' 'Deception', May 20 2024June 05, 2024
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Episode 32: A Flood of AI Hell, April 29 2024May 23, 2024
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Episode 31: Science Is a Human Endeavor (feat. Molly Crockett and Lisa Messeri), April 15 2024May 07, 2024
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Episode 30: Marc's Miserable Manifesto, April 1 2024April 19, 2024
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Episode 29: How LLMs Are Breaking the News (feat. Karen Hao), March 25 2024April 03, 2024
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Episode 28: LLMs Are Not Human Subjects, March 4 2024March 13, 2024
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Episode 27: Asimov's Laws vs. 'AI' Death-Making (w/ Annalee Newitz & Charlie Jane Anders), February 19 2024February 29, 2024
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Episode 26: Universities Anxiously Buy in to the Hype (feat. Chris Gilliard), February 5 2024February 15, 2024
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Episode 25: An LLM Says LLMs Can Do Your Job, January 22 2024February 01, 2024
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Episode 24: AI Won't Solve Structural Inequality (feat. Kerry McInerney & Eleanor Drage), January 8 2024January 17, 2024
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Episode 23: AI Hell Freezes Over, December 22 2023January 10, 2024
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Episode 22: Congressional 'AI' Hearings Say More about Lawmakers (feat. Justin Hendrix), December 18 2023January 03, 2024
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Episode 21: The True Meaning of 'Open Source' (feat. Sarah West and Andreas Liesenfeld), November 20 2023November 30, 2023
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Episode 20: Let's Do the Time Warp! (to the "Founding" of "Artificial Intelligence"), November 6 2023November 21, 2023
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Episode 19: The Murky Climate and Environmental Impact of Large Language Models, November 6 2023November 08, 2023
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Episode 18: Rumors of Artificial General Intelligence Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, October 23 2023October 31, 2023
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Episode 17: Back to School with AI Hype in Education (feat. Haley Lepp), September 22 2023October 04, 2023
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Episode 16: Med-PaLM or Facepalm? A Second Opinion On LLMs In Healthcare (feat. Roxana Daneshjou), August 28, 2023September 28, 2023
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Episode 15: The White House And Big Tech Dance The Self-Regulation Tango, August 11 2023September 20, 2023
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Episode 14: Henry Kissinger, Machines of War, and the Age of Military AI Hype (feat. Lucy Suchman), July 21 2023September 13, 2023
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Episode 13: Beware The Robo-Therapist (feat. Hannah Zeavin), June 8 2023September 07, 2023
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Episode 12: It's All Hell, May 5 2023August 29, 2023
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