My Hero (Ch. 42) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 042

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Bionic-Bug-Episode-42.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:08 — 24.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 42. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on January 26, 2019.  I’m sad to say that this is my final episode of the Bionic Bug podcast. This is somewhat bittersweet because I’ve grown fond of sharing my thoughts with you. If you’ve been listening from the beginning, thank you so much for Read more…

Beware the Jabberwocky: The AI Monsters Are Coming

I wrote this essay as part of A Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Periodic Publication entitled AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Technological, Political, Global, and Creative Perspectives edited by Nicholas D. Wright and Mariah C. Yager. For the full paper, visit the NSI website. Introduction In my recent reflections about the exponential growth in artificial intelligence and the potential implications for humanity and the global order, a pulse fired across the synapses in my brain. Seemingly out of nowhere, I began humming a familiar tune set to Lewis Carroll’s famous poem entitled Jabberwocky.  “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that Read more…

Anagram (Ch. 41) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 041

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Bionic-Bug-Episode-41.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:48 — 20.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 41. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on January 20, 2019.  Two episodes in one week? Yes, it’s true. This is my second to last episode of Bionic Bug. If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, I hope you’ll tune into my new podcast called Authors of Mass Destruction, which will be launching in Read more…

The Building (Ch. 38) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 038

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Bionic-Bug-Episode-38.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:35 — 14.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 38. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on January 13, 2019.  No personal update today except that we’re stuck inside in the middle of a beautiful winter snow storm.  Let’s talk tech. I have one headline for this week: “I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone,” published on Read more…

The Tank (Ch. 35) – Bionic Bug Episode 035

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Bionic-Bug-Episode-35.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:24 — 22.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 35. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on December 16, 2018.  Let’s talk tech: “Does AI Truly Learn And Why We Need to Stop Overhyping Deep Learning,”published on Forbes.com on December 15. This is great article that clearly articulates what today’s AI is and more importantly what it isn’t. The media hype Read more…

The Lab (Ch. 34) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 034

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Bionic-Bug-Episode-34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:18 — 18.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 34. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on December 9, 2018.  First off, a quick personal update. I’m now in the editing phase for Genomic Data, Book Three of the Lara Kingsley series. If you’re enjoying Bionic Bug thus far, you can order Project Gecko. I’m offering print versions on Amazon and Read more…

For Hire (Ch. 31) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 031

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Bionic-Bug-Episode-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:40 — 17.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 31. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on November 25, 2018. Let’s talk tech: My first headline is “Wanted: The ‘perfect babysitter.’ Must pass AI scan for respect and attitude” published in the Washington Post on November 23 Machine learning tools are beginning to impact our lives in big ways without us Read more…

The Remote (Ch. 29) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 029

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Bionic-Bug-Episode-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:24 — 23.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 29. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on November 4, 2018. Last week, I was at the United Nations in New York City where I spoke about the digitization of biology at a side event of the UN Security Council Committee on Resolution 1540 hosted by the Bolivian and Swedish missions. I’m Read more…