The Rundown: Mon 7/24/17 - Bitcoin and blockchain; Grady Booch on AI

UPDATE: Jared Kushner's statement to congressional committees prior to his testimony. For the record, I believe him:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/24/politics/jared-kushner-statement-russia-2016-election/index.html

At 7:06, we'll talk with Jeff Roberts of Fortune magazine about Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and how these technologies are changing the world out of sight of the vast majority of humanity. His most recent article raises some interesting questions about the intersection of cryptocurrencies and government regulation.

I'm so excited for our 9:06 AM guest, Grady Booch. Grady's bio makes it clear that he's one of the most important figures in the history of computer science. We'll speak about some of the same issues contained in his recent TED talk, namely whether people should fear the rise of very intelligent computer systems and "Artificial Intelligence." 

 

I watched the commissioning of the US's newest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R Ford, this weekend. As a "Navy brat," I found it a very moving experience.

 

Here's more about this incredible ship:

 

So far, the one person to refuse to testify before Congress in the so-called "Russia investigation" is Glenn Simpson, the head of Fusion GPS, the organization reportedly hired by pro-Clinton partisans to smear Donald Trump.

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The reaction to the idea of a bicycle tax in Colorado was very mixed when I raised it at the end of Friday's show. We're going to spend some more time on the question, including getting your opinions, and I'll give you some info about some of the history of bicycle licensing. A bunch of listeners sent me pictures of their old license plates or stickers on their old bikes.

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We got a lot of great questions from Friday's "I've been wondering" segment. We'll go over some of the questions and I'll have answers for at least some of them for you today!

And finally: Seriously, people are mad that Michael Phelps didn't get in the water with a great white shark?

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2723331-michael-phelps-loses-race-vs-great-white-shark-on-shark-week

 
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