280: Hot tub hijinx, and a sentient AI
Internet-connected jacuzzis find themselves in hot water, and a Google engineer claims that their AI has developed feelings.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.
Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
- Hot Tub Time Machine trailer — YouTube.
- Hacking into the worldwide Jacuzzi SmartTub network — Eaton Works.
- SmartTub — Apple iOS App Store.
- SmartTub — Google Play store.
- Hot tub hack reveals washed-up security protection — BBC News.
- Google engineer Blake Lemoine thinks its LaMDA AI has come to life — The Washington Post.
- Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient — The Guardian.
- AI's most convincing conversations are not what they seem — The Register.
- Blake Lemoine's blog.
- Van Gogh Bristol Exhibition: The Immersive Experience.
- Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience — YouTube.
- The Inquiry — BBC World Service.
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